Kardi chops it up with SFA and does one of the things he does best: kicks knowledge.
Jo’el Douglas of Remy Creative/Stolen From Africa Media interviews Kardinal Offishall at the 2012 Reelworld Film Festival held here in Toronto. Kardi offers secrets to success for up coming artists and as always shows love for his hometown! Kardinal is getting ready to release his new mixtape A.M.T.R.M follow him on twitter for updates!!
Dunno how I missed this last month but here’s the actual download for Minty‘s latest tape. Visuals for “I’m On” below too. More info:
JR Mint presents ‘The Vacation Mixtape’. This project is a prelude to his upcoming album in the summer of 2012. Mint takes his fans on a vacation with production from Beat Merchant, Star Slinger, Pro Logic, and The Showboiz. | Follow on Twitter: @planetminty #TheVacation | www.planetminty.com | Belvia Records, 2012
Features by Shi Wisdom, Luu Breeze, O’Sound, Daniel Daley and more.
1. MARLON’S INTRO (Prod. by Ron Dias) 2. PUBLIC APOLOGY (Prod. by Daniel Daley & Ron Dias) ft. T-Sean 3. NEVER LET UP (Produced by Nineteen85) ft. Shi Wisdom & Luu Breeze 4. YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW ME (Produced by Nineteen85) ft. Daniel Daley 5. LAY ME DOWN (Produced by Ron Dias) ft. O’Sound, Daniel Daley & Mark Mckay 6. I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME (Produced by Daniel Daley & Ron Dias) HOME (BONUS) (Produced by Ron Dias)
Here comes L! Also known as The 12th Letter, this Toronto native releases the video for “Follow Me” off his mixtape Just Rap. “Follow Me” focuses on the tough decision many young men have to make between selling drugs and surviving. Tapping his own personal experiences, L deftly illustrates the trials and tribulations of this reality. Paranoia, anxiety and adrenaline are all heard in a flowing narrative that puts the audience inside the mind of a young man who’s turned to drug dealing. This is a story about lifestyle, hope and the shattering reality of what can happen when the street life takes a wrong turn.
The video is arguably L’s most ambitious effort to date and was shot by Jason Matos inside an old Toronto metal shop. Matos is best known for his work alongside artists like The Roots, Nelly, Trey Songz and Vado, with his videos charting on BET and MuchMusic.
“I attack the mind state of being on the street,” says L, who is currently working on his debut LP. “You have to be in a certain headspace to step out on the street and try to make money. With this song, I wrestle with this thought process and show you every step of my journey.”
The twins drop their highly anticipated video for “Cool Boyz”. Since 1988 b*tches. Cameos from Starting From Scratch, Harvard, hustleGRL, some cute girls and some bike riding muggafuggas. Produced by T-Minus and directed by Cazhmere!
P.s. No convenience store clerks were harmed during the filming of this video.
Complex.com chops it up with the homies Bon Voyage and Beck Motley from The Airplane Boys during their trip to the sunshine state for their performance at Coachella. Shouts to these guys man. Considering that they have no co-sign, no radio play and no major label situation (that I know of) they’re definitely getting a lot of exposure south of the border.
The One of a Kind Access bus, presented by Dr Pepper, made a stop in Santa Monica, California, one of the L.A. area’s best known beach communities. Santa Monica also happens to be known as a place where numerous musicians got their start, thereby earning its place on the One of a Kind Music Access road trip, which includes layovers in 23 different musical hubs across the country.
Complex will be posting video from the bus throughout this unique adventure. We got to sit down with rap duo The Airplane Boys, straight out of Toronto, who are spreading their bold sound throughout the world. Click the above video to hear them talk about the challenges of just starting out, and what keeps them going today. You can also keep up with the #alwaysoneofakind hashtag on Twitter for the latest and questions from the Complex Twitter account. Answer correctly and you could win a trip to the last stop on the One of a Kind Music Access trip.