Before Keyz passed away last year he had started work on a compilation album called Keyz of Life. The plan was for him to work on that while his partner, Burd, started work on his comp, Burd’s Eye View. In tandem they were to complete both projects and further solidify themselves as new producers in the game.
…it is with great pleasure that I present to you the first single from Keyz of Life! They actually gave this beat to Shi over a year ago and she had the song written before he passed. She was generous enough to contribute the song to the album which (based on the vibe and content) is a perfect lead single for the project (imho). This is also Shi’s debut solo single and if you’ve been following what’s been going on in the city then you know that Shi Wisdom is a name that a lot of people have been talking about (and for good reason as you’re about to find out).
Anyways, if you didn’t catch this on Scratch‘s mixshow or over Stylus weekend…enjoy! Here’s more perspective from Burd also:
I’m proud to present the lead single off of Keyz of Life to you all today. This track has a special place in my heart, because it was the last track I got to show Keyz before he passed. I remember when Shi sent me a rough copy of the track I was blown away. I immediately sent it to Keyz and he called me back saying, “YOOOOO!!!!! Who is this Shi Wisdom girl?!!! She’s touggggggggh!!!”. The track is also special because it really is a Burd & Keyz production, we both touched this beat, and you can tell it has that signature Anthony “Durty Keyz” James bassline that gives it that groove.
Enjoy this chunne and bump it all summer long! – Burd
Via TOFLO! Footage from last Sunday’s Stylus Pre-Awards Show party. Shouts to Untitled mang. Great having the DTP/Def Jam signees back in the city for the weekend. Stay up to date with them at www.untitleddtp.com.
Toronto, ON – The 2011 Stylus Awards went down at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Monday, May 30th. The high-energy event featured some of the best hip-hop artists and DJs our country has to offer. George Stroumboulopoulos was there and presented an award for Electro DJ of the Year. That award went to Deadmau5, an artist who has been featured on George’s The Strombo Show on numerous occasions.
The Strombo Show caught up with many of the biggest names at the event (Russell Peters, Jully Black, Reema Major, Michie Mee, Maestro Fresh Wes Williams, Lissa Monet, etc.), and asked them to share their favourite Summer anthems, best new releases, last albums purchased, and best tweeters out there… check out the video after the jump. CLICK HERE for a full list of Stylus winners.
Yo I have no idea how we missed these viral videos before the Stylus Awards last week BUT they’re still very relevant (minus the plugs for the show at the ends of course). Anyways…here’s the A-Game joint. JRDN, Kim Davis and others on the way too…