VIDEO: #In24 w/ SonReal (MTV Feature)

rez | Video | Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Until next year, summer.

2:40 is too funny, lol.

#IN24 is a web series that follows six artists on ridiculous road trips – all in 24 hours. Musicians call their friends, grab the keys, and hit the road in a Ford Fiesta.

In this episode we spend a day with @TheRealSonReal, facing his very real fear of roller coasters at Canada’s Wonderland, playing carnival games, sneaking in an MTV News interview, and celebrating his birthday with friends.

Follow the artist journeys on Instagram and Twitter: #IN24
And visit for more.

Music featured in this episode: 
“FamJam” by Shad


EVENT: Manifesto – Live At The Square (Sunday, September 22nd)

rez | Events | Sunday, September 22nd, 2013


This is the only place you need to be today. Shouts to the entire Manifesto team!

NEW VIDEO: The Weeknd “Pretty” (Directed by Sam Pilling)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Directed by Sam Pilling.

Get the “Kiss Land” album @  and get tickets for his Fall tour @

Canadian Tour Dates:
9/6 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
9/7 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre

10/17 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/19 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/20 Toronto, ON Massey Hall

Previously: NEW VIDEO: The Weeknd feat. Drake “Live For”

NEW VIDEO: Crown A’ Thornz “Summer Time” (Directed by Store House Media)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Directed by Store House Media.

Crown A’ Thornz (Eklipz, J-Wyze and Kolor Brown) drop proper music and visual vibes off their “Core – A – Nation” album.

The video was shot in locations in Toronto and Hamilton. Thanks to Baranga’s on the Beach for giving us access to shoot at your location. Mega Love to the peoples who came through and jumped in the video for us, we appreciate your time and support. I choose to keep the effects simple on this one as I think the sun colored the footage just right and the shots presented have that good feel of summer. Big Up all crew who represents the Crown A’ Thornz movement and share the music and video’s as always we value your effort!

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Eklipz – Here We Go Again (Round & Round)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: J-Wyze feat. NewBreedMC & Vinny Diablo “I Got The Word (Like A Dollar)” (Prod. Kolor Brown)


NEW VIDEO: Merna “Better Run” (In Session)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Merna “Better Run” (Prod. Makai Black)

NEW VIDEO: Harvey Stripes – Penny X Nightmare feat. Shi Wisdom (Directed by Cazhmere)

rez | Video | Friday, September 20th, 2013

Possibly Cazhmere’s best visuals to date. Murderation by Shi. Harvard‘s crazy video push for A Penny And A Nightmare continues…

Directed by Cazhhmere for The NE!
Produced by Deli

Download Harvey Stripes “A Penny and a Nightmare” Mixtape featuring Jeremih, Jadakiss, Travis Porter, Tory Lanez & more!

[Direct Download]:




NEW VIDEO: Kayo – Don’t Bring Me Down (Directed by Mad Ruk Entertainment)

rez | Video | Friday, September 20th, 2013

Newness from Kayo.

Official Music Video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ 

Featuring Lisa Scinta

Produced by Young K & Yogidaproducer

Directed by Mad Ruk Entertainment

Supported by Much Fact

Off Kayo’s upcoming EP entitled S.L.A.V.E. (Serenity Lives Around Virtuous Energy)

Available on iTunes NOW:…
Via Black Box Recordings 

Follow Kayo at:


NEW VIDEO: Corey Fila – Gone

rez | Video | Friday, September 20th, 2013

Corey Fila push continues with “Gone” off his upcoming tape Blue Jays Dream Vol. 3.

Blue Jays Dream Vol. 3 Coming Soon… Follow @coreyfila and for bookings and features hit up


NEW VIDEO: Dan-e-o “Immortal” (Directed by XCON)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Friday, September 20th, 2013

Directed and edited by XCON of Will X Movement, “Immortal” is the lead
single and video from Toronto supa emcee, Dan-e-o’s new EP of the same
name. Available for FREE download from URBNET Records, “Immortal” is
produced in its entirety by Charisma a.k.a. Skizzz. Also featuring guest
performances by Nigerian up-and-comer Dice Ailes as well as Canadian
lyrical legends, Moka Only, Big Kish and Maestro Fresh Wes, “Immortal”
serves as the “appetizer” to Dan-e-o’s full-length album “Inevitable”
which is being released 11/12/13!

The “Inevitable” album release party goes down at #BIGTICKET, Friday,
November 8 inside Toronto’s Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. West. Be

Download Dan-e-o’s “Immortal” EP!


Previously: NEW MUSIC: Dan-e-o “Immortal” (EP)


rez | Interviews | Thursday, September 19th, 2013


Push for Shad‘s latest offering is in full swing. Flying Colours October 15th!

Shad is kind of a big deal. He may be a relative newcomer in the minds of most US rap fans, but North of the border, in between complaints about the cold and apologizing for bumping into your fellow countryman on the street, they know Shad. The Kenyan-born, Toronto-bred, Vancouver-residing rapper is already three albums deep, but his skills are still being honed and it feels as though he has yet to even hit his stride. His last album was shortlisted for a Polaris Music Prize and it beat out Drake’s Thank Me Later for the Juno’s Best Rap Album award. His self-deprecating style may be somewhat unique to Canada, but his laid-back flow and ability to seemingly effortlessly tell stories over the beat has universal appeal.

Now, with his fourth album, Flying Colours, arriving October 15 via Black Box, the mild-mannered rapper is poised to make his mark on the industry. RESPECT. sat down with Shadto discuss his new album, “conscious rap,” his life post-music and more.

RESPECT: I remember a while back, you mentioned the difference between making your mark in Canada and in the US. Mainly, you said touring was the focus here and in the US you need to put out free music. You dropped Melancholy last year and you recently put out the Spring Up EP for free. How do you think that impacted your profile in the US?

Shad: It’s really hard for me to say because I’m not there much. It’s hard for me to get an impression as far as who is where listening to my music, if anyone at all. Those projects for me were more like, I was in the studio working hard on my full-length and I had these little opportunities to work on different things. Melancholy was just an idea I had on tour and I was like, “Ok, we’re just not gonna work on the album for five days and do this.” The Spring Up was just after I had finished [Flying Colours] and I still had some creative energy and banged out those tracks fast. So I wasn’t thinking about those as far as an exposure to the States kind of intention.

CBC ranked you as the second greatest Canadian rapper of all-time, right behind Maestro. To put that in perspective, the three that preceded you on the list were K-Os, Drake and Kardinal Offishall. What was your reaction when you found that out?

That was tremendous. I’m always amazed when people listen to my music that closely and put me in that category. That was great. Maestro is like our Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One all-in-one. And, of course, Drake is Drake. So, to be put in that category is really special.

And your album TSOL also beat out Drake’s Thank Me Later for the Juno’s rap album of the year in 2011. So it’s safe to say that it’s you and not Kendrick who’s murdering Drake, right?

[Laughs.] I feel like Drake beats me 364 days a year so that was my one day.



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