Directed by Don’t Sleep Productions.
Directed by Don’t Sleep Productions.
This Friday July 16th at Augusta House, another 8 of the city’s dopest beatmakers will take it to the stage to flip, cut, mix, chop, and do whatever it takes to win $1500 cash and the title of Toronto’s hottest producer. The never done before, live production event Sound Battle Royal, kicked off their 5 part series last month, providing Toronto and it’s talent a new platform for appreciating a very important aspect of the production process: CREATIVITY! And who better to judge his fellow beatmakers on how to make it hot (literally!!), than T-Dot’s own Rico Suave on the boards, Rich Kidd. Producing for some of hip hop biggest talents such as Drake, Frank and Dank, Ill Bill and more, Rich knows a thing or 2 about making music for the masses and shares this knowledge with up and comers in the production game.
Full interview after the jump!
You’ve never seen a contest like this before. T-Dot producers are challenged to take their skill from the basement to the stage for a chance to wear the crown of Toronto’s hottest producer and $1500 cash!
Deadline June 1st.
Check out www.soundbattleroyale.com for more deets!
This year, Toronto’s long standing institution for promoting female talent “Honey Jam” turns 15! Auditions for the August 15th Showcase will take place Sunday June 13th at the Mod Club, 722 College Street.
After many years of providing a platform for female vocalists to gain local and international exposure, Phem Phat Productions continues to support women in the music industry by going beyond the stage. Honey Jam finalists will get industry insight from international recording artists, as well vocal training and development support through artist workshops. The event also offers an opportunity for people interested in getting into the music scene a great chance to network and build with the many professionals who have been involved with the event over the past 15 years.
For more information or to volunteer, email: email@example.com
Official press release after the jump! (more…)
I have to admit this interview might seem bit short for such a huge talent. Not because there aren’t enough amazing things to say about the lovely Tanika Charles, but more because when you’re in her presence, it’s not even about her. Tanika, aka Mz. Chawls, has a way of looking you straight in the eye and knowing exactly how you’re feeling. And she called out my forever aching heart right away. “You’re a cancer, aren’t you?” she pinpointed me. “How did you know?” I replied surprised. And with that signature twinkle in her eye she responded with an, “ooh girl, I just know … Trust me when I say, I KNOW”.
Full interview after the jump! (more…)
Caught these vids on TOFLO. Drizzy chops it up with Sway from MTV to talk Thank Me Later‘s release date (June 15th), his new joint “Fireworks”, how it feels to be back on tour and more. 2nd clip is after the jump!
Full tracklist after the jump!
Directed by Yolande Geralds.
Canadian Rapper Ricky J Set To Make Return To Music In 2010 With New Single “Whatta Night” from the Forthcoming CD, Paint The Town
Canadian hip-hop sensation Ricky J announces his return to making music with the release of a brand new single, “Whatta Night,” six years after opting to move behind the scenes to focus on building his business enterprise.
The Billboard chart-topping entrepreneur positioned his events company in 2009 as Canada’s most sought-after entertainment production agency, and has lent a hand as a manager, booking agent, producer and writer for other artists over the years. But after getting back into the studio in 2009, Ricky discovered a brand new sound and is poised to use his business and industry experience to join peers both past and present in bringing his music across international borders.
Ro Deezy drops a verse on Glasses Malone’s “Sun Come Up” featuring Rick Ross, T-Pain & Birdman.
Last night I checked out a hilarious play starring my good friend and awesomely talented actor Ravi Jain, co-starring equally impressive Adam Paolozza. This play goes through the trials and tribulations of the corporate world and it’s totally out of whack stance on our world economy. Be prepared to ride a roller-coaster of emotions as you follow these two on their journey from the top of the ladder to the bottom…