Audio reminder + some behind the scenes pics from Promise‘s next release off The Awakening. Pics under the hood!
After receiving well over 10,000 views in his first week Promise sets up for his 2nd official video release March 9th! Here are some pics from behind the scenes. This song is straight sex, drugs and rock n’ roll I wonder how the people gon’ react to the visuals. Promise shows himself to be a true “artist” playing the producer role alongside Andre Rehal for his short. For those who haven’t heard it yet, stream it in full here:
I don’t play video games but I guess part of the deal when you get a song placed on the soundtrack is you also get a character in the game. Pretty dope! Shouts to Burd on the screen caps and for his analysis of the characters lol:
We all know there’s the “Create-A-Player” option in NBA 2K11. But when the makers of 2K11 MAKE YOU!!! Your doing something right in my opinion. And how rare is it to have 2 of Toronto’s dopest rappers, Drake and Promise are both featured on this yearss soundtrack and video game. It was so #epic I had to take it to the blacktop for a 1 on 1 match up.
From my analysis, Drake was much faster and dunks were way more “fancier”. While Promise had a smoother crossover and better pull up j…. FINAL SCORE: Promise 21 – Drake 18
“Take It Slow” video drops this evening at 7:30! Here’s a likkle peek at what looks to be a pretty sick video! Shouts to 1LoveTO! One more look after the jump! Video’s directed by David F. Mewa!
On September 1st 2010, at 7:30pm eastern time, the premiere will take place right here on 1LOVETO.com.
This is the first video for superproducer/mc Rich Kidd and the debut is heavily anticipated. Kidd himself says “Working on my first video…WOW…that was what I said, how I felt, the look on my face. WOW! I know it ain’t nothing new for other artists but it was the moment where I felt I was going in the right direction with my life and career.”
Those who came out to the Toronto Boiling Point sold-out release party in July got to witness a sneak peak and since then, a buzz has been about within the movers and shakers. To continue in the tradition of building hype for local talent, we’ve decided to post a few stills from “Take It Slow”. Enjoy the sneak peek until tomorrow’s video premiere!
Nice photo/video retrospective piece on the Ghanian-Canadian kid we now know as Spek Won.
Benjamin Nii Kpani Addy is the first of his family to have been born in Canada after his father immigrated to Toronto from Ghana in the 1970s. He grew up in the Ghanaian neighbourhood near Martin Grove Road and Eglinton Avenue, where he was surrounded by a supportive, tight-knit community and instilled with the morals and language of his family’s culture. But Benjamin rebelled against these traditional values as he entered his teens, like many who feel their parents cannot understand the challenges they face, having come from a different country and grown up in a different time. He says he absorbed gang mentality deeply, that he “went from a kid who was afraid of his own shadow to being used to extreme violence.” Benjamin moved away from this as he got older, realizing it wasn’t going to lead anywhere worth going, and instead focused on his musical ambitions. Under the moniker “Spek Won”, Benjamin has used hip hop to find a middle ground between his Ghanaian roots and his Toronto upbringing.