NEW MUSIC: Drake “Back To Back Freestyle”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

“Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers – you gettin’ bodied by a singin’ ni**a.”

NEW MUSIC: Yuri Koller – Who You Gonna Call Now (For Sandra Bland)

rez | Music | Wednesday, July 29th, 2015


Yuri flips the bassline for “Tyrone” and speaks some truth on “Who You Gonna Call”. Nice. Shouts to all artists using their talent / reach to speak on issues that matter.

Recorded, Produced, Mixed, & Mastered by Yuri Koller
Additional Vocals by Erik Flowchild

– Lyrics –
Everyday I see em goin thru the same thing
Pointing fingers but who’s gonna take the blame
It’s not black or white, it seems like there’s more than 50 shades of grey
Tryna make it through the night, aren’t the red and blue supposed to save the day? Well ok

Tell me who you gon’ call now?
Tell me who you gon’ call now? Who you gon’ call now?

At the end of the day? Either way they say it’s our fault
But we ain’t ever take it that far, or break that law
We don’t need them at all
But if they ain’t the ones we gon’ call

Tell me who you gon’ call now?
Tell me who you gon’ call now? Who you gon’ call now?


NEW MUSIC: k-Os “Spaceship”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Tuesday, July 28th, 2015


“Toronto legend k-os has been one of the most prominent voices in Canadian hip-hop for over a decade, and an advocacy for intelligent and critical discourse is a defining theme in his music and lyrics.”Complex

“`Spaceship,’ an uplifting, self-affirming track that has K-OS recalling a great many of the reasons that lead him to hip-hop in the first place.”Okayplayer

Toronto legend k-os’ insightful approach to music making has proven he is an artist with boundless limits, and certainly not one that appeases to fluctuating mainstream trends, in which his 2005 Grammy Nomination can attest. It’s been 10 years since k-os’ transformative sophomore release, Joyful Rebellion, and the artist has spent the past decade trying to explore the movement of hip-hop into infinite new possibilities. Now, k-os is proud to reveal his new albumCan’t Fly Without Gravity out on August 28 via Dine Alone Records. In anticipation for the full release, we are now getting a preview with single“Spaceship” which premiered on Okayplayer.

“Spaceship” is a self-affirming track with spirited choruses and confessional verses that offer a glimpse of what youth was like for the hip-hop visionary and what lead him to music in the first place. The MC makes a firm pledge to truth and ideals and accepts the isolation that may come with it.

Can’t Fly Without Gravity captures all of the different sides that make up k-os’ musical DNA. It’s an affirmation that “the forces which pull you down are simply put there to inspire you to rise above them’ and promises to be a more stripped-down, holistic effort than its highly conceptual predecessor, Black on Blonde. However, the rock vs. rap dialectic at that album’s core still guides k-os on a more philosophical level. It’s not just a question of reconciling disparate musical styles, but of different workflow strategies. To be k-os in 2015 is to find the happy medium between hip-hop’s penchant for rapid-fire releases and perpetual stylistic mutation with a more measured approach and timeless aspirations of rock n roll artists—all while engineering his music for a post-EDM pop landscape that has not only changed listeners’ tastes, but their very physiology. Welcome to the great beyond.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

August 8 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Music Festival 2015
September 5 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom Festival (Harbourfront Centre)
September 6 – Calgary, AB – X Fest
more tour dates to be announced soon

Join k-os at:

For more on k-os or to set up any sort of feature,
please contact Chelsea at Cut Above ||

VIDEO: Honey Jam 2015 Audition Highlights

rez | Video | Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Shouts to Honey Jam which is celebrating it’s 20th year this year! Amazing! The actual show is coming up in August but for now here’s a taste courtesy of the auditions that took place recently at The MOD Club.

NEW MUSIC: PARTYNEXTDOOR – No Feelings feat. Travi$ Scott

rez | Music | Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

OVO Sound Radio premieres PND’s “No Feelings” feat. Travi$ Scott.


RALLY: Black Lives Matter Toronto – Day of Action: Justice for Andrew Loku & Jermaine Carby! Today @ 5pm @ Eglinton Gilbert Parkette

Ty Harper | Community,Events,News | Monday, July 27th, 2015

Andrew Loku

The highly questionable and tragic killings of Andrew Loku and Jermaine Carby by Toronto police are just two of the more recent incidents that inform the city’s Black communities’ turbulent relationship with the TPS. The Toronto chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement are holding a rally today to bring awareness to the need for more accountability, transparency, diligence and action from our law enforcement agencies and political institutions.

From Black Lives Matter Toronto:

Members of the Black community and their allies will hold a public protest at the Eglinton-Gilbert Parkette demanding justice for community members who have been victims of police brutality. The rally was called by Black Lives Matter-Toronto, who are specifically calling for justice for Jermaine Carby and Andrew Loku, both of whom are Black men who were slain by police in the Greater Toronto Area.

What: Rally demanding justice for Andrew Loku and Jermaine Carby

Where: Eglinton Avenue and Gilbert Street Parkette- 504 Gilbert Ave

When: Monday, July 27th 2015

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Black Lives Matter-Toronto have delivered these demands to the Mayor of Toronto and Chief Police Saunders:

  1. The immediate release of the name(s) of the officers that killed Andrew Loku & Jermaine Carby.
  2. Charges to be laid against the officers who killed Mr. Loku and Mr. Carby.
  3. A confirmation that the police officers who killed Mr. Loku and Mr. Carby are off the streets.
  4. The immediate and public release of any video footage from the apartment complex where Andrew Loku was murdered.
  5. A date, no longer than four weeks, confirming when the SIU will conclude an initial investigation.
  6. Monetary compensation for the families of Andrew Loku and Jermaine Carby.


Black Lives Matter-Toronto is the Toronto chapter of #BlackLivesMatter, an international organization and movement fighting anti-Black racism all over the world.

For further information: For inquiries, contact Sandy Hudson at or 416-722-8842.

NEW MUSIC: Shing Shing Regime “Hollywood”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Monday, July 27th, 2015

New attempts to stimulate mass critical thought and reflection from the Shing Shing Regime.

In light of all the civil unrest and mass destruction goin on in the world, the Almighty Shing Shing Regime release this new single “Hollywood”. The focus is business as usual, in the waking up of the masses by shedding light on the smoke & mirrors which are being projected in the film and music industry.

Produced by Dawm
Scratches by Dj Akiin
Mixed & Mastered by DJ Mercilless
Recorded in the Shingrallah Studio

NEW VIDEO: Solar-C “Good Foot” (Shot & Edited by Oscar Campos)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Monday, July 27th, 2015

Shot & Edited by Oscar Campos.

New sights and sounds from Solar-C off his upcoming “Sunshowers” EP.

NEW MUSIC: Drake “Charged Up” (Bozack Re-Edit) (Prod. Maneesh x Frank Dukes x Noah “40” Shebib)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Sunday, July 26th, 2015

If you’re from this city you know (or should know) these attempts to slight OVO’s pen game are laughable… at least imho.

That said there are very real, critical discussions we can have about ghost writing and the legitimacy of collaborative writing relationships in rap-writing, and the valid expectations a client (whether it be another artist, producer or entity) should have when hiring an artist to give them a rap verse (these are the times I miss OTA Live! smh).

…. anyways, we’ve all heard “Charged Up” by now but here’s a nice refix produced by mans like Bozack, still.

NEW VIDEO: Exclaim! x King Reign “Sweet 16s” feat. Maestro Fresh Wes

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Catching up with Exclaim! and King Reign’s “Sweet 16s” series – this time with mans like Maestro!


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