Wow, this is f*cked up news. Met dude a couple times at the Core DJ retreats on his grind. Seemed like a real down to earth guy. Condolences to his friends and family. R.I.P. From HHC:
Montreal, QC – Another sad day for Canadian hip-hop… a sad day for music. While Montreal police have yet to confirm the identity of the man that was found dead in Little Burgandy early Saturday, Bad News Brown aka Paul Frappier’s brother Louis Frappier has confirmed that it was in fact the body of the talented rapper/harmonica player that was recovered. He was found at Richmond and William Sts. close by Lachine Canal and was pronounced dead on the scene. Police cited violence to his upper body but would not confirm if the death was a result of a gunshot wound.
Bad News Brown had become a fan favourite in Montreal and he had been opening for some of the biggest names to come through the city including Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kanye West and most recently, New York’s Red Café (January 9 ). His unique harmonica-only based music video “Reign” has picked up over 300,000 views and it’s a great demonstration of his musical ability. Click here if you haven’t seen it. His 2009 album Born 2 Sin was well received and fans were anticipating his new material. This past summer he was featured on the huge “Expos Fitted (Remix)” by Magnum 357 along with the rest of the who’s who of Montreal hip-hop. Just a few examples of the many things that had made Bad News Brown one of the most promising artists to try and “make it” out of Real City. He was only 33. The world has been robbed of an extremely talented and hard working artist and we’re very saddened by the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Frappier family during this difficult time. Click the jump to read the article from the Montreal Gazette.
Bob Marley room at The Rehearsal Factory = so dope.
Viz of Lincoln and the fam rehearsing their new song “You+Me” (which is very dope btw). This likkle live taste is cool and everything but the actual song is still doin’ it. Speaking of which, get the MP3 below…
LIVE REHERSAL FOOTAGE DIRECTED BY CHAR LORO ON LOCATION AT REHEARSAL FACTORY TORONTO. LINCOLN BLACHE AND HIS LIVE BAND HARD AT WORK PREPARING FOR AN ONSLAUGHT OF LIVE PERFORMANCES IN PREPARATION FOR THE RELEASE OF HIS DEBUT E.P ” LINCOLN HIGH “ THE OFFICIAL YOU & ME VIDEO COMING SOON TO A TV AND RADIO STATION NEAR YOU !!!!!
Frameblender and The Stylus Group have officially announced the launch of Ultimate MC, a multi-platform celebration of Canadian hip hop that includes a 16-part documentary television series, a national MC battle tournament built around four regional launch events, and an interactive website dedicated to Canada’s diverse hip hop scene.
The one and only Adam Bomb, renowned Emcee and original member of the Empire crew, delivers a scorching one verse commentary on the state of the game and his ever evolving position in it. Never one to stand still, Adam Bomb matches the twists and turns in his complex rhyme patterns with similar shifts in his World view and state of consciousness. The deadly clean up hitter on the recent FREEDOM WRITERS smash buzz release ‘Wake Up’(DJ Eclipse RIOC, DJ Kingstun Main Ingredient show, DJ Sage Urban Renewal Project) Adam Bomb is ensuring that with every verse he laces and track he blesses, his talent is displayed to the fullest! Famous for his long list of quotables and seemingly never ending catalogue of features (Elzhi, Rich Kidd, Tona) Bomb has traded verses with the best Emcees across the country while flattening countless productions from Internationally respected beat makers such as Soundsmith, Tone Mason, 40 and Big Sproxx.
‘Wasted Talent’ boasts clever, unrelenting flows matched with a hard driving rhythm from Freedom Writers colleague and producer Big Sproxx (Kardinal Offishall, TRA, Mathematik) who crafted the visual effects as well. This is the latest in an upcoming assault of diverse, powerful and out of the box music from the FREEDOM WRITERS collective (Frankie Payne, Math, Tona, Theo3, Progress, Adam Bomb, Big Sproxx). The city is buzzing, the country is anticipating and the World is soon to witness the birth of an exciting and unified movement of Toronto’s biggest and brightest talents! It’s clear there’s no time for wasted talent.