Dope cover from Unbuttoned of Baby Girl’s “One In A Million”. I like that it didn’t come on her birthday or anniversary of her death either. Just pure homage where homage is due. RIP Aaliyah.
Unbuttoned – One In A Million (Originally Performed by Aaliyah)
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New G Milla touches on a past near-death experience. Produced by Tycho.
New project – “Inner City” – drops July 29th.
Previously: NEW VIDEO: G MILLA “PSYCHO” (DIRECTED BY GLENN MICHAEL)
Definitely BEEN a Lord Quest fan. Wishing nothing but the best for dude. Oh, and if you’ve been sleeping, check out his dope solo project while we’re at it: Still Shopping.Via 2DBz:
If you keep up with the site you’ve probably noticed the slight increase of new content from DOM surfacing. All in hopes that Get Home Safely is just around the corner. And while we sit and wait for that announcement, the left coaster hits us with a short-but-sweet jam, produced by Toronto’s own LordQuest.
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New visuals from Elcee. First visuals from his latest project, LEOISM.
Elcee releases the first visuals from the most recent mixtape release LEOISM, with help from KFresh of Goldmine Media as the Director/Camera Man. “Focus” was produced by TEAM BEAR CLUB & BEAR CLUB MUSIC GROUP Co-Founder Tom Richman. WSDM snapback hat & Let The Dollar Circulate TShirt provided by Life & Wisdom.WWW.LIFEANDWISDOM.NET
Elcee is working on his new project titled “Nature’s Coarse”. The concept behind the title is playing on the phrase “Nature’s Course” but using the word Coarse, which identifies with the realities of life being rough, but nonetheless inevitable, hence Nature.
For those unknowing of who Elcee is, he is a Recording Artist based out of Toronto, working with the Virginia Beach based collective JetPacks. At 23 years young with close to a decade of musical experience, Elcee is focused on being the next big thing out of Toronto, and as a household name Nationwide.
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Another lesson in MC’ing from THEO3. Psycho Les from the legendary Beatnuts on production. The homie Grizzouch on the cuts. New project’s shaping up lovely.
THEO3 – That’s Why I Came
Cuts by DJ GROUCH
Production by PSYCHO LES (Beatnuts)
Mixed by Blaow and @Big_Tweeze
Theo3 drops the second joint “That’s Why I Came” from his upcoming ENTICEMENT FreEP with a powerful collaboration of Toronto and NYC legends. The Beatnuts assassin Psycho Les provides an in your face, bass heavy assault while turntable wizard Dj Grouch gets busy on the decks. Theo3 mixes punchlines with politics for a non stop, energy infused song. Share and Enjoy.
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So a couple weeks ago I was chillin’ outside on a bench having lunch, taking in a book and just catching some sun. Across the little square I was sitting at I see a female rapper recording what looked to be a small-scale music video (the entire crew was one dude). I just watched for a little bit (noticed the Wu t-shirt and was amazed at their legacy, but I digress) and then went about my biz. Doubt they even noticed me and I just forgot about it after to be honest.
So I check the Cityonmyback email today and see a random email from someone named Krash, click on the video and have a “ahhhhhhhh, it’s all coming together now” moment when I see the shot I witnessed in real life (in front of the waterfall). Cool!
I’m not posting this because of this coincidence but because I can feel the purity in the music and can see the potential. Consider it the intro.
KRASH – ORANGE OFFICIAL VIDEO off her debut mixtape THE SPECTRUM
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Produced by Kelly Portis
Darren Anthony chops it up with AnancyMag.com in preparation for his 2-show run of Secrets of a Black Boy on July 27th.
DARREN ANTHONY: FROM DYSLEXIC TO SUCCESSFUL WRITER
Four years ago Darren Anthony staged his first play The Secrets of a Black Boy. It was a success. The play was directed by his sister Trey Anthony, the creator of the hit play and TV series Da Kink in My Hair. This month Mr. Anthony is re-staging his play. In a telephone interview, we talked about his road to success.
Q: How do you stay grounded when your first play was so successful?
A: I surround myself with my peers and the people who I grew up with. I stay connected to my sister Trey. They uplift me. They make sure I don’t get too big headed. When you are successful you suddenly have a lot of new friends. You need to know who is real and who is not. Your old friends tend to be true.
Q: What is pulling you more these days, the acting or the writing?
A: I love writing and creating content. I have a lot to tell. The power of the pen means that I can have several different voices to tell stories. I find that acting is a bit one-dimensional – you have to be the character that is written on the page. You can’t vary it. Acting is also a roller-coaster. You have to be ‘on’ when you are playing the character, and then it can be hard to come back down. For me the pen has more power.
Q:You work with young people as a child and youth worker. How do you encourage black boys to stay in school?
A: I share my story with them. I wasn’t always successful. I was labeled as dyslexic in school and I had to repeat a grade. I tried to use sports to define myself, as it was easier than trying to keep up with my academically smart sisters. I stayed in school thanks to my sisters and my mother. They believed in me and knew I could do better. Now I travel around with Trey, and her plays. I would never have gotten that opportunity if I had not stayed in school. When I meet new people or situations, I know I can handle it, because I can think. I have school to thank for that.
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Previous: VIDEO: DARREN ANTHONY – SECRETS OF A BLACK BOY (PROMO)
Nice surprise watching this trailer and “Waving Flag” comes on. Huge. Really looking forward to seeing this.
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