Tag along with OZONE Magazine’s Julia Beverly backstage @ OVO Fest 2010 in Toronto, which featured live performances by Bun B, Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Mack Maine, Kardinal Offishal, and many more.
Rich Kidd lets off Volume 4 of his “We On Some Rich Kidd Shiiit” series to the masses.
This one’s sub-titled “The Boiling Point” (props to Concrete Mob!) and quite frankly I don’t know how much longer the kid can go without being the next artist/producer out of The Mega to blow the f*ck up.
The features and co-production credits read like a contemporary list of the city’s high grade, on-the-come up talent, which is in itself a crazy accomplishment.
Full credit and tracklist after the jump!
Oh, and for those that missed the last three installments in the series, get up-to-date HERE!
Siiiiiiiick! More (including tour dates) under the hood!
SHAD ANNOUNCES U.S. RELEASE OF LATEST ALBUM ON BLACK BOX RECORDINGS/DECON RECORDS OCTOBER 5TH
JUNO AWARD AND POLARIS PRIZE NOMINATED MC TO WIN OVER STATESIDE AUDIENCES
Vancouver based MC Shad prepares to storm the northern border with his highly acclaimed LP TSOL on October 5, 2010. The album, released earlier this year in his native Canada, will see a US release on Black Box Recordings/Decon and has already garnered wide praise including a nomination for the prophetic Polaris Music Prize. Moving forward, he sets his sights on American audiences, eager to connect with existing fans, and tell his story to virgin ears.
The son of Rwandan immigrants, Shad invested time into his craft while growing up in London. Reared on the sounds of American hip-hop while diligently pursuing an education, his character is an even-keeled amalgam of these influences, glaringly manifested on the introspective, multi-faceted TSOL.
While an initial listen to TSOL will immediately lead one to believe that it’s an immense hip-hop achievement, such sentiments merely scratch the surface. Shad’s third album is a self-effacing commitment to the art of rhyme, as evidenced on the soulful singles “Rose Garden” and “Yaa I Get It.” Later, he culls input from some of Canada’s most talented, notable musicians. Brendan Canning and Lisa Lobsinger of indie-rock mega-conglomerate Broken Social Scene to lend vocals and instruments to “Lucky 1’s” while Canadian hip-hop staple Classified offers up a brash slab of a beat on “A Good Name”.
Shouts to MadRuck Entertainment for bringing a different perspective to Rich Kidd’s Vol. 4 release party last week at Revival. In this clip we get a look at the green room before the show (cameos from Tanika Charles, Tona, Boi-1da, Jordan Croucher, Rich Kidd and more) and catch Sinotra warming up before hitting the stage. Look for Sinotra to start dropping material real soon (right Adi? lol).
Artwork for A-Game‘s new single “Watchu Saying?” No word on the official date when the track is dropping yet but look for it soon. Design work by hustleGRL!
I have attached the artwork for A-Game’s 3rd single “Whatchu Saying” off the highly anticipated “Pilotmode Muzik” mixtape. This would be the second of many collaborations between the twin rappers and mega-producer Bass Line. The single is due to release mid-August.