Friday, 11 September 2015

Just Blaze - "Rhythm Roulette" Live From The Sprite Corner

Just Blaze steps into The Sprite Corner and takes a stab at the Rhythm Roulette challenge. This is one of my favourite producers and he did what he usually does lol. Check it!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Exile - "Rhythm Roulette" Live From The Sprite Corner

Sprite invaded Mass Appeal's Rhythm Roulette and invited people who had money. This shit's still pretty dope tho.. Check it!

Scott Jackson ft. Alexandria 90's R&B Beatbox/Singing mix

Canadian beatboxer Scott Jackson and singer Alexandria team up to revisit some hot tracks from the 90's. This is some raw talent.. Check it!

Hopsin - Fort Collins ft. Dizzy Wright (Official Video)

Man, my options for pussy are unrealistic
There's bitches who'd give up a lung for this dick
My music be leaving 'em sprung and twisted
The average nigga would have fun with this shit

Hopsin released a video yesterday for another one of his Pound Syndrome tracks. Fort Collins revisits both Hopsin and Dizzy Wright's memory of one of their 2014 concerts. Check it!

Friday, 28 August 2015

Horseshoe Gang - "Same Day" (Funk Volume Diss) Prod. by Tabu

"Horseshoe is hella dope, nigga ask Jarren/
We rapin' you little kids nigga, ask Jared/
I'ma call you niggas Kylie Jenner's dad/
Cuz y'all lookin like a bitch now, and you transparent/"

Horseshoe Gang stays quick to pull the trigger, immediately responding to Funk Volume's "Free Meal" diss. The way I see it, Funk Volume's gonna have to pull a rabbit out of a fuckin hat if they respond lol. Horseshoe Gang seems to be impregnable. Check this shit!

Funk Volume – Free Meal (Horseshoe Gang Diss)

"My girl's 'gram has more likes than yours does/
How does it feel to have never been on a tour bus/
It's probly similar to alcohol on a sore cut/
You niggas suck, in other words niggas, you're fucked/"

Funk Volume stands true to their bold statement (aside from the $500,000, so far), and made a response to Horseshoe Gang's diss track to them. This shit is gettin heated lol I love it. Check it!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Horseshoe Gang "Half A Meal" (Hopsin & Funk Volume Response)

"You won't be able to stop it nigga I promise, you will die
You may wanna watch it like ya job is to supervise
Tryna spar with my silly ass similies
 and syllables are certainly similar to suicide"

Days after Hopsin's claims that Funk Volume could take on any label/group in hip-hop, and would put $500,000 on it, someone worthy has responded. Horseshoe gang drops some fire that'll probably make Hopsin think twice about what he got his crew into. Hopefully this leads into something interesting lol. Check it!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

The Hierophant (prod. Black Milk) - Asher Roth

"By the time this verse is over I will self destruct
And fuck it up like I tripped to kick the bucket
Right before the party jumps yell surprise, good retirement
You're fired old timer, a 65 year old fireman"

Asher Roth just dropped this track over some Black Milk production. They got weird on this one. I can't say I don't dig it tho lol. Check it!

Jered Sanders - "Be Myself"

"Truth is a luxury we can't afford
Ain't nothing wrong with no Honda Accord
Skip all the Grammys
I gotta ticket to paradise better than all them awards"

Virginia emcee Jered Sanders has an album dropping on August 28. This is one of the tracks from "Daylight Savings Time". Check it!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

¡MAYDAY! - All The Time - Official Music Video

"I'll be glad to get on down
If you'll be down to come and break some ground
Shit I've been drinking too much, and I've been hittin the blunt
Shouldn't have kicked it this much, I'm so addicted to love"

This ain't a love song. It's just a piece of each of their minds. And things would be so much better if you weren't a bitch all the time. This one's from "Future Vintage" which comes out on September 18, 2015. Check it!

Mad Men Jam Boys ( MMJB ) - Black Thought x S.T.S. x Truck North

"And all my hoes say he's psycho
And all my weed better be hydro
The beat get ate like two times four
When I do my show I'm a Jihad pro"

Just heard this track by Sugar Tongue Slim and Black Thought & Truck North of The Roots. Not sure if it's from a project at all but they all killed it. Check it!

Method Man - "2 Minutes Of Your Time"

"I ain't tryna bring the city back/
And all that pretty boy rap ain't where I'm really at/
Really, how silly's that?/
Besides, rappers don't really ride, they piggy back/
I'd trade em all to have Tupac and Biggie back/"

Another Mef joint has surfaced with just two days until "The Meth Lab" hits stores. This is one of the few songs on the project with only Method Man on it. Check it!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Sway In The Morning: Horseshoe Gang Interview + 5 Fingers of Death [Video]

After just dropping "Knocking on Rap's Door", Horseshoe Gang is keeping steady with promotion. Here's a recent interview they did with Sway along with several verses over several beats. These guys kill it. Get their EP here.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Russ - Longevity Freestyle (Prod. Russ)

"But fuck the love and affection, I got this buzz that I'm building
I just want plugs and connections, that's why I'm drunk off the feeling
of being me
Ain't nobody bout to sober me up
Understand me, everybody's looked over me once"

New track from emcee/producer Russ. This one's gotta laid back beat and over 3 minutes of straight rapping. This is the first track I've heard from this dude and it's pretty dope. Check it!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

50 Cent - 9 Shots (Live Premiere)

"7 grams of cocaine, 3 grams of dope/
St. Mary medallion hanging from my rope/
Try to punk me and.... my gun smoke/
Look I'm outta control..... my gun go/"

Here's a live performance of a new track from 50, entitled "9 Shots". Along with the title reference, the vibe of this track revisits a previous version of 50 Cent. I love how this track sounds. The song starts at about 1:00 in. To hear the full track in CDQ, click here.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Verbal Kent - Notes [Music Video]

"She told me in the first week of March she suspected/
The cause of nausea was that she was pregnant/
Heh, deep breathing/
Extreme joy mixed with depression/"

Mello Music Group presents the "Notes" music video by Verbal Kent. It's from his album "Anesthesia" which can be purchased by clicking here. Check it!

Epidemic "Bout That Time" (Produced by Loop.holes) Music Video

"I'm fresh as an umbilical cord/
Before the physician snips and stitch it the minute it's born/
Fresher than my Givenchy kicks I just signatured off/
They're delivered straight to the crib before it ships to the stores/"

Epidemic just dropped this video to promote their fourth-coming full length LP, "4 Dimensions on a Paper". There's no official date yet, but it's set to drop sometime this autumn. Check it!

Styles P Ft. Jadakiss - My Party

"She was just layin there, I picked her up to twist her/
Somebody said, "put my weed down mister"/
This is my party, I could do the most here/
"Who the fuck invited you?", shit, I'm the host here/"

Styles P and Jadakiss brought 2004 back, and that's not a bad thing in this case lol. This shit has that classic D-Block vibe in my opinion. Check it!

Mac Miller - Pet Sounds (feat. Sean Price)

"If I woulda done my schoolwork/
I coulda been to Oklahoma sooner with a golden retriever I named cooper/
A part time at Bruegger's/
Workin' on securing me a future/
The American dream"

Mac Miller drops a track he did with the late Sean Price. This one's produced by Nottz, and merges both Mac and P's goofy styles together perfectly. Check it.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Method Man - The Purple Tape (feat. Raekwon, Inspectah Deck)

"Young buck, I'm just tryna toughen you up/
Can't let you hustle with us, y'all ain't struggled enough/
Y'all been cuddled too much, maybe mothered too much/
So the burner giving up lungs, here's a couple of bucks/"

Method Man releases another joint from his upcoming album, "The Meth Lab". This one hits heavy and brings the Wu-Tang vibe in full effect. You can pre-order the album by clicking here.

Mac Miller - 100 Grandkids (Official Video)

"Tell me what you wanna be, what ya dreams is/
A hundred Gs in my jeans, I'm a genius/
Sin every day, someone save me please and/
Get schooled, homie, change degrees/"

Mac Miller dropped a new video today, along with word of a new album. His first major label release, "GO:OD AM" will be released on September 18.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

¡MAYDAY! - Fuel To The Fire - Official Music Video

"So I go to where the people are/
Tryna climb up high to an equal bar/
Walk round in the heat all breathin' hard/
Until the scars all heal on a bleeding heart/

Mayday dropped some visuals for their latest single from "Futue Vintage". The album comes out on September 18. 2015 and can be pre-ordered by clicking here.

Atmosphere - Sunshine (Official Video)

Atmosphere decides to wait 8 years (if I'm correct) to release a music video for this track. Staying true to the title, this video was created using 100% solar-power. Real shit!

Behind the Beat: Statik Selektah "In The Wind" feat. Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T., Chauncy Sherod

Statik Selektah takes you through the process of how me made the beat for track 6 off of his "Lucky 7" project. Check out the project by clicking here.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

16 year old Rapper named TOKEN spits for R.A the Rugged Man [Video]

RA The Rugged Man presents a 16 year old rapper named Token, who although doesn't look to be a threat, will melt your face off when you watch this video.

Atmosphere - Behind the Scenes of "Sunshine" [Video]

Not too many artists would make a video for a song 6 years after the original release. Being that Atmosphere usually takes a unique approach, it's no surprise that it'd be them to do it. Check the behind the scenes!

"Summer's Mine" by Horseshoe Gang ft. K-Young & Kobe Honeycutt [Music Video]

"Please, don't leave/
Don't give me back that ring, I'ma be in magazines/
Like Dr. King, I had a dream/
But I will never not need my Coretta Scott King, that's on everything/"

These spitters just released a new summer banger for the COB fans. This one's got that mellow-evening time vibe perfect for the BBQ season. Horseshoe Gang's new EP, "Knocking On Rap's Door" is out now and can be purchased by clicking here.

N.B.S. & Snowgoons feat. Termanology, Reks and Sicknature

"On the doctor table with a lot of cables/
From ya nostril to ya ankles, singing gospel with the angels/
I'm impossible to anger, I'll drop your shit, it's fatal/
Tomahawk you with a blade, you won't be poppin, you'll be painful/"

This is a dope collab. Snowgoons always manage to get some dope emcees together over some old school hip hop shit. Check it!

B-Real presents: The Smokebox ft. Hell Rell & Duke Da God

B-Real invites 2 Dipset members into the whip for another addition to his web series, The Smokebox. It's gonna be a long interview based on the size of that joint haha.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

"Blinded" by Locksmith feat. Jarren Benton & Futuristic [Music Video]

"Never been a path I would take but mine/ 
Dealing with the past is a waste of time/
Never knew a mask would replace what's dying/
Whether you adapt is a state of mind/"

This shit is sick. Locksmith's prepping to release his forthcoming album, "Lofty Goals", and provided these visuals for a collaboration with Jarren Benton and Futuristic. Stay in the loop @

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

"On The Bible" by Tech N9ne ft. Zuse & T.I.

"Let me calm my nerves/
I'mma simply put this on the word/
If ya hella aggravated cuz of a song you heard/
From the nina, I smoke a nigga like my ganja erb/"

Tech just dropped another single from his upcoming album, "Special Effects". This one seems like a new approach from Tech, to me at least. The beat's extremely heavy with a solid hook from Zuse to make it hit even harder. Both Tech and T.I. killed this shit. Check it.

Friday, 27 March 2015

"Aw Yeah? (Intervention)" by Tech N9ne [Music Video]

"Yelling this to my superior, degrading of love is inferior/
Upon this earth a lot of people jerked, around about 300,000 in Syria/
Are you serious? I could never think of burying my children p-p-period/
Nigeria, I'mma yell while I'm walking through this hell cuz I'm furious/"

Tech N9ne just dropped a video for his first single from "Special Effects". I fell in love with this track the day it was released. It's sick hearing Tech involve some political opinions in his lyrics. Sometimes Strange ruins their songs with their videos, but I think this one's pretty dope. Check it.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Music Video: "Hold On" by Komodo [prod. by TheCratez]

"Stuck with work that I could do in my sleep/
Living like this isn't what I view as a dream/
So is life a nightmare from which mutiny streams?/
People tellin' me what to do but I refuse it with glee/"

The homie Komodo just dropped his latest set of visuals from his recent project, "The Beast Within". In this video, Komodo takes you through a typical workday while using his lyrics to vent his thoughts about it. Anyone who thinks there's more to life than working a 9-5 should be able to relate to this! Check it.

Friday, 6 March 2015

CBC Music presents Juno Awards Cypher 2015 [Video]

This shit is dope. I'm glad to see Canadian hip hop receiving support from probably our biggest media outlet. CBC hosts this cypher which features the likes of Saukrates. Naturally Born Strangers, Marco Polo, and a few others. You gotta check this shit!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

"Actin Crazy" by Action Bronson [Music Video]

"All I do is eat oysters/
And speak six languages in three voices/
It's Adriatic summers on a sail boat/
Don't even try to call, I'm not available for nothin'/"

Action Bronson dropped a unique set of visuals yesterday. This track's from his upcoming label debut album, "Mr. Wonderful", and it's dope as hell. In both the video and the song, Bronsolini appears to be just having a fuckload of fun. Something you also get in return for watching this video. Check it!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

"Only When I'm High (La La La La)" by B-Real

"Dabbin' the wax out, I'll be damned if I pass out/
I'm all in the paper, smokin' the vapour, she got her ass out/
Taking the cash route, then I'm going home/
Smoking weed while I'm on the road, that's what you call a rolling stone/"

B-Real released a new mixtape a couple weeks ago, and just posted the tracks to YouTube. I checked a few but this one is catchy as fuck. This one makes me wish it wasn't so fuckin wintery here in Ontario so I could go blaze in the sunshine... I might have to save this track for summer lol. Check it!

"The Strangest" by MURS

"Rappers coming at me, guns blaze and won't smoke nothing/
They need to turn em in, it's journalists tryna quote sumthin/
Murder they careers, I'm America's most wanted/
Sprinkling they ashes on a blunt, yea, let's smoke sumthin/"

Another recent Strange Music release that I'm diggin. This one's gotta sick classic hip-hop vibe with some simple drums, keys and scratching that work to make this song as good as it is. Sometimes less really is more. Shit makes me feel good! Check it..

"Hood Go Crazy" by Tech N9ne ft. B.o.B. & 2 Chainz

"Down there they got the hair that's missin'/
Keep it bare, I promise I'll never tear that kitten/
I'm aware sex hittin' is to care when I share that stickin'/
So good I might impair that vision/"

I've been trying to be more open minded and embrace new school shit lately. So Tech's timing is impeccable to help me adjust lol. Tech got B.o.B. and 2 Chainz to hop on this repetitive club beat with him and I could definitely vibe to this in a club if I was sippin'. Special Effects will be in stores May 5th.. Check it!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

"Killin My Soul" by Jarren Benton ft. Locksmith & Hopsin [Music Video]

"I don't know a nigga livin' in his right mind that could probably stop me/
Nigga shook like a young bitch in the room fucking Bill Cosby/
Mach 5 nigga, high speed in his face, watch his fucking eyes bleed/
Pull the plug from the life support and the IVs nigga try me/"

This is a dope track. It's from Jarren Benton's recently released project, "Slow Motion". I'm glad they called up Locksmith to get on this track because he fits in perfect. 3 heavy spitters over a dope beat, can't ask for much more. Check it.

"Like Me" by Joey Bada$$ ft. BJ The Chicago Kid [Music Video]

"So we burned the mary jane to the third degree/
Some niggas biting flows yo, that's burglary/
Same niggas actin like they never heard of me/
A fuck nigga could get clocked yo that's word to me/"

Finally got a chance to pick up B4.Da.$$ and I haven't listened to anything else since. It's one of those albums that drops you straight into the artist's environment. This video does the exact same thing. Check it!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

"Unlistenable" by The Palmer Squares [Music Video]

"I'm known to chatter with hoes at a local tavern/
Grope a clam with no potassium, homie I go bananas/
Die hard, old habits control me, cognac and a stogie/
Been bestowed a gold plaque and a trophy/"

Videos like this are why I'm a fan of The Palmer Squares. There's not really much more I can say, you just gotta listen.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

"Fuck Em" by JD Era

"Too many switch-siders, dick riders/
Rap liars, information providers/
Probly wearing wires, hate violence, love sirens/
You police speed dialers/"

Not usually a fan of this kinda music but I thought this song was pretty good. Canadian Ice H20 artist, JD Era posted this track to his SoundCloud a couple of days ago to get one simple message out there. "They ain't fuckin with us then fuck em!".

"Lie, Cheat, Steal" by Run the Jewels [Music Video]

"Teabag a pirhana tank, heart barely beatin'/
A wild one, who'll swim like directly after he's eaten/
While holdin' a toaster oven that's plugged with a fork in it/
Cuz death by electrocution's like life in New York, isn't it/"

Killer Mike and El-P just dropped some visuals for track 6 of their October 2014 release, "Run the Jewels 2". Haven't heard much from that project yet, but I like how this song/video turned out. They definitely have a unique sound and some fresh ideas. Check some previews of their album by clicking here

"Change Gonna Come" by Shuko ft. Saigon, Vinnie Paz & RA the Rugged Man

"OK, now for my last election/
I'm under pressure like Manning without the pass protection/
Television is just a weapon of mass deception/
Why you think all these women is gettin' ass injections?/"

German producer, Shuko, is releasing an album on February 3, which features the likes of Masta Ace, Evidence, B-Real, Blu, Talib Kweli & much more. I found this track from the project which features 3 artists that I really enjoy listening to. It's weird hearing these 3 vicious emcees collaborate over such a pop-sounding beat, but their verses are still dope and the message is strong. Check it!

"Paper Trail$" by Joey Bada$$ [prod. by DJ Premier]

"Balenciagas, Badass, my saga with the Henny agua/
Me and my niggas tryna eat, you pussies empanada/
The flow like plenty lava, with just a penny I could/
Multiply my wealth and make you work for me for twenty hours/"

I haven't yet had a chance to check Joey Bada$$' latest album, but DJ Premier shared this joint (which he produced) on social media. I decided to check it out and it's pretty dope. I really like Joey's idea for this song and it compliments the title of his album perfectly. Not to mention he's mastered his lyrics and delivery. Gotta give props to this man for keeping the real essence of hip-hop alive. Check it!

Friday, 30 January 2015

"Dreamin" by Wax [Music Video]

"You rat bastard, rap's a task that Wax mastered/
Shut the fuck up I won't pass the last word/
Gotta homie who's a fat ass nerd/
That'll crash your website after he hacks your password/"

Wax dropped a set of visuals for the first track from his 2013 project, "Continue...". Haven't heard much from Wax up until this video, but I assume he's been busy with a combination of touring and creating new shit. I really like this song and video... straight spittin' and the visuals are done really well. Check it!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

"Aw Yeah? (interVENTion)" by Tech N9ne

"They gotta suffer the penalty cuz of a education/
Nobody wanna say nothing but I gotta call an abomination/
Pissed off, thinkin' what this cost/
What these babies blood drippin for, so I say in Latin 'listen Lord'/"

Tech took to social media a couple of days ago to gain confirmation from his fans as to whether or not he should leak a new song. The fans have spoken and Tech released Track 1 from his upcoming album, "Special Effects", which drops May 5th. This track's amazing in my opinion and provides some angst toward current situations in the world. Some different shit from Tech. Check it!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

"Media Midgets" by RA The Rugged Man [Music Video]

"Who's to blame when the brain of the next insane psycho flips/
Brain cells are programmed like they're membrane micro chips/
I'm guns and bible, I'm pro-life and pro-war, pro-fighting/
Profanity, writing, reciting, gambling, tossing the dice/"

This video reminds me of Borderlands or some shit. Pretty creepy and it's a very well done set of visuals. I really like this track, it has a nice smooth vibe to it and RA goes in n says some shit. Check it!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

"Mural" by Lupe Fiasco [Audio]

"You gotta treat your vocal chords like it's a fortress/
And treat every single one of your words like reinforcements/
And especially when you recording cuz that's the portion that's important/
When I was reporting it I was poor, but now I'm more than/"

I really haven't heard much about Lupe's upcoming album, "Tetsuo & Youth", but it seems like that's how it always happens for me. I always end up getting his albums a bit late and regretting that I wasn't there to pick it up day one. These (pretty much) 9 minutes will prove to anybody that Lupe definitely hasn't lost it. Dope shit... check it!

KOTD Battle: Arcane VS Cortez [Video]

KOTD dropped a few new battles from Flatline 3 in the past few weeks. I checked this one out and thought it was pretty dope. Both Cortez and Arcane had a bunch of good lines. Ontario VS New York right here folks!

"Deja Vu" by Alyssa Marie [Live Performance]

"No backbone strong enough to hold this weight/
Wait.. who's controlling my fate?/
Did the lasso break? Is all of this a bad joke?
Did I plateau and fall flat onto my face?/"

This is fucking sick. Alyssa Marie has always been a beast, and probably one of the most lyrical female emcees I've ever heard. To top it all off, she has a band playing the music behind her and they absolutely kill it too! Such a dope video, this girl deserves more recognition. Check it!

"Stand Up" by Chali 2na [Music Video]

"I survive cuz I breathe underwater, people call me Aquaman/
Easy muscle with a little bit of greezy hustle like I owned a taco stand/
Treat a brotha like a nacho man, everybody covered in melted cheese/
With the lifestyle, hip hop is so iced out, the wealthy emcees they're ????? to freeze/"

DAMN. Chali 2na rode this beat with finesse. Not used to hearing him spit this fast and he killed it. He always spits some dope lyrics but this is a step up from what I expect from him flow-wise. Dope shit.. you definitely gotta check this one!

"Mental" by Madchild ft. Demrick [Music Video]

"Involuntarily solitary confinement/
No one to confide in, quiet in my environment/
Mentally I'm way off balance and off kilter/
Brain's way out of whack that's why I rap without a filter/"

Madchild recently introduced Philly native, Demrick into his Battle Axe Warrior family. This track sets the tone for the beginning of their partnership, and it sets it off with a bang. C-Lance produced this beat which is a perfect fit for Madchild's style and Demrick adapts flawlessly. This one's a banger... Check it!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

"Left Home, Write Home" by Ngajuana

"You could say that his genesis, started with being senseless/
Evolved into being censor-less through passion and relentlessness/
Resulting in the birth of a rapper, who through his pen it lives/
Sitting at the bed of hip-hop with straight attentiveness/"

More dope Canadian shit for ya. This track's from London, Ontario's own, Ngajuana. This one's got some rural funk to it, and NGA kills it as usual. I really dig the chorus with that acoustic beat. Check it!

"Human" by emoceans.

"Cuz it's 4am and I'm drunk, like what the fuck am I doing?/ 
I'm tryna get more fucked up to the point that I am spewing/ 
I smoke one and I sit down and start thinking the truth is truant/ 
Then I'm like fuck it, all I know is we're all human/"

New shit from emoceans. This guy's always gotta strange, trippy sound that I don't hear too much of. Definitely a unique sound that suits him and he kills it. Here's some dope shit from my city for yall!

Friday, 2 January 2015

"January On Lake Street" by Atmosphere [Music Video]

"Claim that you ain't afraid to die/
Then why are you afraid to fly, you better face the heights/
Get your bravery stripes or get your name denied/
Cuz you was waiting for a safer ride/"

More dope January 1st visuals, this time from Atmosphere. Although I didn't like Southsiders as much as a lot of Atmosphere's past projects, it was still pretty dope. This was one of the better songs in my opinion. The visuals are a little abstract which suits Atmosphere perfect. Check it!

"Trapazoid" by Dope D.O.D. [Music Video]

"I draw the borderline again,
Hella bad, the devil laughs/
Passin' me a Heineken,
Shadow cast on my mellow half/"

Dope DOD isn't waiting to get 2015 on the go. Being that their visuals are always on point, it's no surprise that this video is done really well. These European savages are fucked up but for some reason I dig em. Check it!