Been watching Class of ’93 since their debut and kinda feel like the duo’s (emcee KZARAW – producer Mega) potential is just sitting there waiting for more people to finally notice. Not to mention, seeing three great female Toronto emcees together on a cut is still such a frickin’ rarity, I’d even argue that their chemistry with A. Harmony and pHoenix might be worthy of a bit more official and strategic exploration (no pressure tho!).
Take in this crew’s previous releases and the formula they’re building with is pretty clear – good hops, rooted in the art’s fundamentals, and the experiences of the city they live in, with no real sign of pretense.
Honestly, it’s singles like this and this that make me miss doing OTA Live! sooo much. *tear drop*
Sooo…I’m dumb. I knew that was PG on the Melanie Fionaflyer for the show last night. But on it it said someone named LeiLa Dey was opening. Without thinking I just assumed someone messed up on the flyer and added PG’s picture (because maybe she was another opener) without adding her name to the titles.
Bah! No faith right?
So I bump into her last night and she set the record straight. PG now = LeiLa Dey. Got it.
Oh yea, and the video above is the reminder why you should care. Still a really dope joint! Definitely looking forward to what LeiLa’s got cooking…
In anticipation of his new project “CLARITY”, Frankie drops a dope compilation of visuals for “Children of the Ghetto”. Take it in and delete 3 trash rap songs about money and b*tches and cars and sex for every listen.
A week away on a beach and come home to this all up in my timeline. Really looking forward to hearing this new ELMNT project.
ELMNT decides to unleash one more track off of his upcoming project “Stara-Nova”. Self-produced by ELMNT, RI$KS features a prominent sample originally performed by Adele, ELMNT paints a picture of an individual ready to do what it takes to reach his full potential. The Toronto native has expressed an unwillingness to release a lacklustre project and for keeping his and waiting so long offers up another free download.
“Decided to put out something new.. wrote this 8-9 months ago when I was living in my manager Jay’s basement, remember it being a weird coincidence that I got a call out of the blue that same afternoon and asked if I was interested in recording in Europe. Strange experience. Decided not to take the contract, came back with 22 euros strong & rebuilding, $hit happens. RI$K$.”
Two-time Grammy Award-winning songstress Melanie Fiona hit the stage at SOB‘s in New York City this week for a rare acoustic set. She followed with a 30-minute a capella encore for the packed house. The intimate performance was a stripped down version of the full band show fans have come to expect from Fiona. During an interview with SOB’s she cites a desire to connect with the crowd as her motivation to change the format a little. She also touches on the ways in which her Caribbean lineage informs her sound and live performance.
Another dope episode of On Point. Shouts to the local youngins making some serious noise in the hoops world.
“Canadian talent has never been this high.”
The On Point Crew drove down to Brooklyn to document the Jordan Brand Classic game, featuring the top high school basketball players in the world. Brooklyn Ballin’ tells the story of #1 ranked Andrew Wiggins, Syracuse bound Tyler Ennis and top ranked Americans, Jabari Parker, and Julius Randle.
Produced by Drew Ebanks & Jay Irving Music by Blaaow Additional Sample by Shallay Bhatia