DOWNLOAD: KemiKAL – It’s About Time
DOWNLOAD: KemiKAL – It’s About Time
Told you there were nuff goodies coming out today. New joint from Flowchild. I dig chicks too.
Full tracklist under the hood.
DOWNLOAD: Erik Flowchild – Chixtap Vol. II
The one and only Strizzzy cam captures Kardi doing what he does best…running around the floor of the ACC yelling, lol. Seriously though, who brings more energy to the stage, court, whatever, than Kardi?
And shouts to Strizzzy mang (the hardest working man in show business). SO GOOD hearing him and Jem back on the radio. Can’t lie, I hardly catch the show live in the mornings but hearing the promos later on makes my day.
Let me preface this post by saying that this is a ballsy release considering the amount of love this city has for New Jack Swing. You will thus be subjected to the highest form of scrutiny. Good luck amigos, lol!
Spek Won, GMF, and new comer Marty McFligh team up to pay homage to new jack swing, one of the greatest eras in urban and rnb music, on “Jack Newton Swing”. Song also feature on the upcoming mixtape SAINT TAINTED.
R.I.P Heavy D
New tape from the Chef featuring his new signees JD Era (on 4 joints) and Camo (on 2). Oh ya…Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep and that Raekwon guy are on it too. Shouts to Pro Logic and MoSS with the production credits also. Side note, I’m happy Camo is back to being called Camoflauge.
DOWNLOAD: Raekwon – Unexpected Victory
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Directed by Mark Valino for AHR Films.
Another dope one!
Produced by: Giles Monette
Starring: Steffan “Mr.Wiggles” Clemente & Tony “YNot” DeNaro
Write up by: Tyler Rothmar
Photos by: Jerisse de Juan
“Art Honour Respect Crew ups the bar with a crisp piece featuring legendary hiphop veterans Mr. Wiggles and YNot. [Living] Super-conductors on a mission to ground hiphop’s current in its past, they speak on what the scene was like when they first came up, how things have changed, and their desire to bring back a positive, funky and social element to the cut-throat [/competitive] world of hiphop dance. Ever the stethoscope monitoring hiphop’s inner breath, AHR catches [/evokes] these renaissance men disseminating their art in Toronto, set to pow tunes by Mr. Wiggles himself, Fresh Kils and The Extremites.”
This was shot over 3 days during the 2011 Manifesto Festival and everything was really on the fly with these guys. The Interview and the show elements were shot at Manifesto’s “The Movement”, where Mr Wiggles and YNot were special guest performers. I caught Mr Wiggles’ performance and social popping session during the “All Style Dance Showcase”. Giles had caught YNot wandering around the “Floor BBoy Awards” and we decided to shoot him against the a Manifesto mural from one of the previous years. My favourite part of shooting this piece was the “Top Rock City” workshop where I could really take my time in setting up my shots and capturing all the angles I needed. The time of day couldn’t be more perfect. I used the natural light streaming from the window. As a bonus Mr. Wiggles busted out his sketchbook and started writing while YNot took over his portion of the workshop. I didn’t really set anything up. Many of the elements just fell into place, including the piece Mr Wiggle’s painted at Manifesto’s “Live @ the Square”. On top of all the other projects I was shooting for that day, I made sure I captured a couple shots of him during his process. What really tied this piece together was the music! Mr. Wiggles donated a track and I found a couple tracks that Fresh Kils had given us to use.
Check out the Timelapse of the “Top Rock City” Shoot:
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Pretty sure there’s gonna be ’nuff albums/mixtapes dropping on Jan. 1st so here’s the jump-off courtesy of Crown A’ Thornz. Full tracklist under the hood!
DOWNLOAD: Crown A’ Thornz – Core -A- Nation
Welcome to 2012!
Dope look and well deserved! Congrats to Son and the whole team (aka Byron, lol).
Hailing from Canada, SonReal has found a way to make an impact on various U.S. Hip-Hop critics in a profound way. His honesty, and his sometimes hypnotic flows, will make you both bop your head and smile. SonReal, while versatile, disengages from the bandwagon rapper phenomenon. He doesn’t need to be someone else, which is a great thing for the listener, as his ability to tell a story as himself is the best part of this artist.