Out August 16th.
Ian Kamau in conversation with Bob Marley’s granddaughter?! I’m down.
This Friday, August 5th (in Toronto) I am organizing an informal Gathering on youth and spirituality with Rita & Bob Marley’s granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast. This session is connected to a film called RasTa coming out this September; the session on Friday is called RasTa Sessions: Reasoning On Youth and Spirituality, it is a FREE and informal conversation in Alexandra Park in partnership with Scadding Court Community Centre (where I worked for years in my teens and early twenties). The session will explore tradition, spirituality, culture and knowledge and give young people the opportunity to speak with Donisha about their own spirituality, ask questions and contribute to the conversation. You can find more information about the film at www.rastaonline.ca
Aug 5 | 6pm in Alexandra Park (PO)
South of Scadding Court Community Centre
(707 Dundas St. at Bathurst)
Visuals after the jump!
Directed by Oui Self Made Eric Tao.
I’ll have to go back to be sure but right now I’m saying this is RT!‘s best video to date. Salute.
Umm…this is pretty random lol. If you ever wondered what you would get if you mixed TO + NY + Greg Nice + the ’70′s…now you know.
The checkered taxi cab and dashiki may pay homage to the throwback vibe of the Sheen Bros’ “It’s So Hot,” but directors The ICU keep this party clip fresh and focused. This red hot blast of disco rap from 4th Pyramid, Cosmo Baker and special guest Greg Nice stays lit from dusk ’til dawn. You’re going to need to keep those shades on, y’all.
DOWNLOAD: Sheen Bros – It’s So Hot EP
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Producers…nothing wrong with releasing an instrumental album. There’s a whole lane for that kind of thing. Nuff producers tour and do club gigs just off their productions. You just gotta be creative with it. Anyways…Element is doing just that with his project Days of This. Here’s more info:
FRMTHEGRDUP is proud to release “Little Ocean“, the second single off of LMNT’s forthcoming instrumental project titled “Days of This“.
LMNT – “Little Ocean” Soundcloud Link:Blessings,El.
Lol @ “Straight Out Of Brampton”.
JStaffz is a young Hip-Hop producer from Brampton, Ontario. That’s in Canada, near Toronto, if you’re not familiar with the Great Lakes region of the Western hemisphere, North America to be specific.
JStaffz has produced for the likes of Wiz Khalifa and Tony Yayo, as well as a plethora of other up-n-coming artists across the globe. J is on his grind, period. He has 80,000 or more followers on Twitter, makes new beats every day, and even aspires to be a spokesperson for either Ray-Ban or BlackBerry. Hell, BlackBerry could use some JStaffz hustle the way those darn RIM stocks are looking…
Just the other day, Yo! Raps sat down with JStaffz, beside a very shiny and expensive-looking German piano at Number 9 Recording Studios in downtown Toronto. We spoke about a great number of things, enough to write a book about, and every few minutes he would effortlessly caress the keys of the big German machine. Hell, it’s probably the same piano Atom Egoyan and his composer used to score that spell-bounding film, The Sweet Hereafter, the one with Sarah Polley in it. I’ve read Atom frequents Number 9 Studios when he’s working on a new project. Nevertheless, I’m more drawn to JStaffz’ kind of movie, the symphonic punch of Brampton-esque swag. Hell, if J’s beats get any more epic he might just topple Drake for next year’s Juno Award.
VIDEO: Rich Kidd – 15 Bottles feat. Junia-T & Gudini Live @ Revival (We On Some Rich Kidd Shii*iit 5 Release Party)
How’d I know this night was going to end up with Ritchie on the bar….? Lol.
Footage courtesy of Mark Valino from the We On Some Rich Kidd Shiiiiit 5 release party last week!
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Directed by G-Dot.
Beat by 2oolman.
YFRWN2 – August 16th.
Previously: NEW MUSIC: Sese “I’m A Boss” (Freestyle)
Man, what can I say…!??!?! REALLY happy to make this post today because I KNOW how long Boothe‘s been wanting to let it out. But see, he’s a smart dude and someone that really cares about his artistry. So if he has to re-work (RIP Hip-Hop in 3D), re-plan, re-record, re-edit (shouts to Chris G. lol)…whatever…he’ll do it to make sure the product is proper. So, for that, I salute you amigo. Congrats on the release!
Is it late? Nawwwww b….it’s right on time!
Album features Kardi, Amanda Diva, Kweli, Cyhi, Kim Davis and more. Shouts to Nineteen85 who holds down most of the produce. Full press release and tracklist under the hood!
DOWNLOAD: Shaun Boothe – Waiting Room
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