“Come Pick Me Up” is a teaser video from Concrete Mob – new project with Outlawz coming in August 2012. twitter @concretemob22
Taking on the most fearsome fighters in Hong Kong is no challenge for a trained mixed martial artist and the fighting knowledge which Georges St. Pierre has brought to the development of Sleeping Dogs has ensured that United Front Games’ combat system empowers players to take on the toughest the city has to throw at them. Brutal bone-crunching combos are only a button press away. However as GSP points out, patience is key. Wait for your opponent to make a mistake; wait for that strike to miss and take your shot. Losing is not an option…
Sleeping Dogs will be available from 17th August 2012 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC
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Justice did not hold back on this one – their new video is a big budget masterpiece whose closest analogs are major motion pictures (Escape From New York, Rollerball, Any Given Sunday are immediate parallels).
They tapped the Spanish collective Canada for this one and the results are stunning.
From the band/Ed Banger:
“First, there are tense bodies, focused looks… locker room tension. Out of thick smoke, fighters wearing helmets and armor emerge into the arena. The crowd roars. The combat promises to be merciless. These gladiators practice a new sport that defies all known rules while including them all: baseball, hockey, motorcycle racing, American football, boxing… To illustrate their new video for ‘New Lands’ – the fourth from their latest album Audio, Video, Disco – Justice chose the young Spanish collective Canada.
Together, Canada and Justice imagined a dangerous game of cinematographic inspiration. A one-eyed fighter captures our attention (resembling Snake Plissken in John Carpenter’s seminal Escape From New York). The game fought on a tilted track with motorcycles zigzagging past each other recalls Norman Jewinson’s ultra violent science fiction film Rollerball in which James Caan acquires supreme authority over his opponents through strength and self-sacrifice. The powerful directing rendering the extreme vitality of the sport has nothing over Oliver Stone’s in Any Given Sunday… But the Canada collective didn’t get drowned in these iconic references and imposed its own subjective point of view to embark on a voyage through a certain ultra-referenced fetishism familiar to the Justice imagery. New Lands, new landscapes, new territories. Welcome to another world… ours!”
Urijah Faber has warned UFC® 149 opponent Renan ‘the Baron’ Barão that he will tear up the stats sheet when the pair collide for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on July 21.
At 28-1-0 (1NC) with the longest unbeaten streak in the sport, Brazilian sensation Barão has the most intimidating record in all ofmixed martial arts. The 25-year-old has turned back the challenge of his last 29 opponents – dating all the way to 2005 – stopping 19 inside the distance and has yet to lose a single round in the UFC while walking through elite contenders like Brad Pickett and Scott Jorgensen.
The FightMetric statistics on the Baron make for terrifying reading for UFC fighters who weigh 135lbs.
· In the five bouts Barão has had in the UFC and WEC, the Brazilian has been taken down just once, stuffing 13 of 14 attempts to grapple him to the floor. That is a takedown defense average of 93% and, in his last fight against top contender Scott Jorgensen at UFC 143, the Baron stuffed all seven takedown attempts.
· Barão is the most active striker in the history of the bantamweight division (both in the UFC and WEC) – landing an average of 4.3 significant strikes per minute in the Octagon.
· He is the most effective striker in bantamweight history at kickboxing range: fully 85% of his strikes are thrown from distance, way above UFC average of 56%.
But former featherweight world champion Faber, who is vastly experienced with a 26-6 MMA record, believes he will drag Barão into deep waters in their five-round fight.
“Barão has a good record and is obviously very talented – but I’ve been fighting at a different level,” Faber said. “He’s got this great record, but I’ve fought better guys and beaten better guys than he has. A lot of people seem intimidated by this guy, but I’m not. He’s got skills and he loves to brawl, but none of that worries me. I’m dragging him into deep water. Like I’ve said, I’m the best he’s ever fought but he’s not the best I’ve fought – and I will prove that to him in the first round of the fight. One round in, he will realize the difference between me and the rest of the guys he’s fought.”
The 135lbs contenders meet for the Interim Title created when UFC bantamweight king Dominick Cruz was sidelined for the rest of the year with a serious knee injury. Faber is 1-1 against bitter rival Cruz, but said he is equally motivated for this fight at UFC 149.
“This is personal, too,” he said. “I don’t know Barão, I know nothing about him personally and I don’t dislike him as a person like I do Dominick Cruz, but every fight is personal to me. Barão is trying to harm me, to mess me up and take away my dream of being the UFC world champion. What’s more personal than that?”
Faber added: “This is a better match up for me and the fans than me against Dominick would have been. This guy comes forward and clearly loves to fight, where Dominick likes to find his range and go in and out. This is more my type of fight – this will be a war.
“This is to decide who is No.1 in the division. I feel I won both fights against Dominick, and we will get to that when his knee is healed. But I feel the winner of this fight (with Barão) will be the No.1 in the division.”
NevR & Whole Wheat Brothers Music Present! Brotha J in His Debut video “Shine” From His long anticipated Mixtape entitled: “You Already Know Me” set for release this Fall. This Juno award winner and resident vocalist of NevR known by some as Toronto’s “King of Hip Hop Soul, after Writing and Singing hooks for many of Toronto’s MCs is ready for his solo Hip Hop Soul Project release.
“The UFC thanks Senator Bob Runciman for introducing Bill S-209 and the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs for their work on this bill,” said UFC® Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright. “We are now one step closer to providing a consistent legislative framework for Canada and its provinces.”
The proposed bill is an amendment to Section 83(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada, regulating prize fighting. The suggested amendment would clarify the propriety of promoting mixed martial events throughout Canada. The bill must now pass through the House of Commons in the Fall before it can come into force.
With an amazing, immersive 5.3”super AMOLED screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note will expand the boundaries of the smartphone category, while still maintaining portability with a light and thin 9.5mm design. But that’s not all that’s different about this smartphone: it also features the digital “S pen” – a unique tool that allows users to sketch, create, and enhance their experience on that huge screen with the precision and accuracy of a real pen.
Powered by Android 2.3, the Samsung Galaxy Note offers a powerful 1.4GHz dual core processor for a powerhouse performance users expect from a top of the line Galaxy device. Equipped with an 8MP rear facing camera with flash and a 2MP front facing camera, the Samsung Galaxy Note allows users to enjoy video calling as well as HD photo and video recording.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is an LTE device that will also run nationally on TELUS’ coast-to-coast HSPA+ network (which covers 97% of the Canadian population), so TELUS customers across Canada can enjoy it virtually anywhere and will be future-proofed for the LTE network.
“Inside The Music”: The brand new documentary series from (Toronto based rapper) Peter Jackson www.peterjacksonmusic.ca
The web series will follow PJ throughout the last 4 years of his rise into the music Industry. Viewers follow Peter on tour with Akon, Naughty By Nature, Slaughterhouse, Busta Rhymes & more! Some exclusive footage includes: Behind the scene video shoots with Royce Da 5’9 (Shady Records), studio sessions with D12 & Cali Swag District as well as interviews with press from around the world.
This series will give you an in depth look at what it looks like…………..Inside The Music.
The documentary series was edited & produced by Dan Garrity Photography
Executive Producer’s – Chris Mckee & Peter Jackson
FOLLOWING A NUMBER OF AMAZING JORDAN DROPS SO FAR THIS YEAR, WE HAVE YET ANOTHER LIMITED RELEASE HERE IN THE SOUGHT AFTER JORDAN RETRO 7 “CARDINAL” (304755-101). THIS MOSTLY WHITE TUMBLED LEATHER OFFERING USES HITS OF THE “CARDINAL” RED THROUGHOUT THE SIDING, TONGUE, AND THE SOLE WITH BRONZE ACCENTS ADDED ONTO THE HEEL TAB AND JUMPMAN.
Calling all Hip Hop lovers! Ultimate MC is a groundbreaking new television series that will explore the evolution of MC culture through the eyes of 32 rappers competing in a national MC tournament. The documentary series will also feature exclusive interviews with the most respected names in Canadian and American Hip Hop culture. Ultimate MC will launch on June 2, 2011 at 10 pm on AUX TV, Canada’s only true music TV station.
“Ultimate MC is an exciting new addition to our TV line-up. It’s a documentary series that digs deep into hip hop culture to examine what makes a good MC,” says Cullen Fairfield, Executive in charge of Production. “It’s especially interesting to see the range of MC competitors that truly represent the diversity in Canada’s emerging hip hop landscape. The interviews with hip hop veterans and current stars provides an interesting perspective on the past, present and future of MC culture.”
The series follows 32 freestylers as they compete for a record deal with Canada’s leading independent record label, CP Records and a $5000 cash prize. The rappers represent all walks of life – from all across the country. Two finalists from each regional battle in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal will compete in the finals in September 2011 – which coincides with the series finale. Celebrities including Royce Da 5’9, Planet Asia and Sean Price helped to select the finalists and also performed at each battle event.
Produced by Frameblender and The Stylus Group, the Ultimate MC TV series is hosted by Scarborough native “Bishop” Brigante. Bishop’s videos have topped the Much Music video charts and his profile went international after taking home Video of the Year at the Urban World Film Festival in 2002. He’s toured with 50 cent and Busta Rhymes and is considered to be one of the most respected names in the MC culture.
“Ultimate MC is different from any other music show out there,” says Bishop. “It’s raw and authentic and the documentary style coverage of the tournament combined with the hard-hitting interviews makes it so compelling to watch. The series holds a magnifying glass up to freestyle rap battles, considered by many to be a dying art form in today’s MC culture.”
Royler Gracie shows off his eight step Bear Hug defense with Gracie Humaita Canada Director, Chris Robinson, of Robinson Karate.
Please feel free to check out the newest release from Primitive Element Ent. Canadian Grind Volume 2. With a new look, sound and taking it back to the underground is what this album is about. With 13 of the hottest tracks to come out of Canada.
Canadian Grind Volume 2
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CBC Hip-Hop Summit celebrating 25 years of Canadian Hip-Hop did it up big last night live on the stage inside the Glenn Gould theatre and available international via http://radio3.cbc.ca/. Here’s a glimpse of what went down.
The most important three hours for hip-hop in Toronto has always been Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. on CKLN 88.1 FM. The impact of this musical institution is captured in the brand-new short documentary, “1 to 4.”
It all began back in 1983, when legendary radio host/concert promoter Ron Nelson first broadcast The Fantastic Voyage from Ryerson University’s campus, making it the first hip-hop radio show to exist anywhere in the nation. The timeslot continued to gain historical significance and cultural relevance with the three shows that followed – The Power Move Show, The Real Frequency and Mixtape Massacre. CKLN’s been rocking the airwaves and our eardrums for nearly 30 years, making it the longest-running source for hip-hop music in Canada.
On Saturday, February 12, 2011, a monumental gathering took place when all four generations of radio shows came together for a single broadcast. Thinking it would be their last, Mixtape Massacre invited their predecessors to each play one hour dedicated to the era of hip-hop they represented while they were on the air.
CKLN had its license revoked by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) at the end of January due to problems with how the radio station conducted its operations (Decision 2011-56). But the day before its last broadcast, CKLN was granted a stay, allowing the station to remain on the air pending a decision by the Federal Court of Appeal. The mood that Saturday quickly turned from somber to celebratory.
“1 to 4” is a six-minute documentary capturing the historic radio show that took place on February 12, 2011. It features footage and interviews with Canadian hip-hop legends Michie Mee, Ron Nelson, Thrust and DJ X, along with P-Plus, Arcee, DJ Linx and Big Jacks. Fans are taken into the studio and treated to interviews with the on-air hosts and DJs who helped shape our city’s musical identity.
We hope that this timeslot lives on forever. Without it, Toronto hip-hop will never be the same.
Timeline of Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. on CKLN 88.1 FM
Fantastic Voyage: 1983-1988
The Power Move Show: 1988-2000
The Real Frequency: 2001-2005
Mixtape Massacre: 2005-present
BEATFACE members Paul and Book started out wanting to be songwriters. Based in Toronto, they began crafting music for other artists but as time progressed a distinct sound emerged and they grew attached to their songs. Soon they decided to forego the songwriting route and keep their creations for themselves.
The BEATFACE sound can best be described as a mix of electronic, rock and pop music. Their influences run the gamut from Esthero and Dallas Green to Portishead and Deadmau5. They will be releasing their debut EP and touring later this year.
Earlier this year they held a listening session with a few local bloggers and have had some amazing response.
They have just released “A Bottle Of Wine” and would love to share it with you and your readers.
DOWNLOAD NOW: Beatface – A Bottle Of Wine
Motorola ATRIX will be available exclusively to Bell Mobility clients on Canada’s Best Network with the fastest 4G speeds and largest 4G coverage starting March 17 for $169.95 on a three year term with a minimum $50 voice/data plan or for $599.95 with no term. For more information, go to Motorola.ca, or to pre-register please visit Bell.ca/ATRIX
This is Classified. If you’re from Canada you know he’s a big name there – think somewhere in between Snoop and Bieber (work with me here). Decon is putting his album out at the end of March and here’s the video for his single ‘That Ain’t Classy’
CBC Radio today announces THE HIP HOP SUMMIT, a month-long celebration of Canadian hip hop throughout March 2011. Canada’s pre-eminent artists, community groups and advocates join forces to showcase Canadian hip hop with special programming, interviews, artist spotlights, performances and much more.
THE HIP HOP SUMMIT presents an unprecedented and historic event– an exclusive gathering of the biggest names in Canadian hip hop performing on one stage including: k-os, Kardinal Offishall, SHAD, Saukrates, Classified, Maestro, Michie Mee, Red1 of The Rascalz, Choclair, Ghetto Concept, Reema Major, Cadence Weapon, Skratch Bastid and many more. The event will be broadcast live on CBC Radio 3 and will be taped for future broadcast as well as online streaming. Throughout the month of March, tickets to the taping will be made available through contesting by various community partners and CBC Radio 2.
“Hip hop is such a vibrant part of contemporary culture,” said Mark Steinmetz, director of radio music for CBC. “We are incredibly excited to honour Canadian hip hop as both an art form and a movement with The Hip Hop Summit – a celebration of this magnitude has never been experienced by Canadians before.”
Highlights of THE HIP HOP SUMMIT include:
- March 1 – April 1: cbc.ca will feature an interactive timeline, podcasts, playlists and interviews exploring the cultural force of Canadian hip hop over the last 25 years.
- On March 28, 2011, a week-long series of profiles, concerts and interviews begins on all three national radio networks (Radio One, Radio 2 and Radio 3).
- On March 29, 2011, a live taping of the performance by the biggest names in Canadian hip hop will take place at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto and broadcast live on CBC Radio 3.
- Highlights from the performance will be featured on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2 as well as on cbc.ca.
On April 1, 2011, THE HIP HOP SUMMIT culminates in a free, day-long public celebration in the Barbara Frum Atrium of the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. Featuring breakdance and street dance, hip hop, live visual arts, beat box, turntablism, and The Freshest Goods fashion market and more, this event includes:
· Panel discussions focusing on the evolution of Canadian hip hop, issues of the past, the current landscape and a look to the future;
· T-Dot Pioneers 2011: The Glenn Gould Remix, a visual exhibit documenting the history of hip hop in Canada that will be featured at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto during the week of March 28 – April 2, 2011;
· And the video broadcast premiere of THE HIP HOP SUMMIT performance featuring the biggest names in Canadian hip hop.
Hip hop music and culture have been a vibrant part of Canada’s national fabric for more than 25 years. CBC celebrates this unique contemporary art form in partnership with Manifesto Community Projects and Northside Hip Hop, with project mentor broadcaster/author Dalton Higgins and project advisor/MC Adhimu “Mindbender” Stewart.
Drunk crunk be gone on the new offering from Trouble Andrew AKA Trevor Andrew AKA our girl Santigold’s fiancé. Instead, menacing guitars and punk drums are the backboard for Trouble’s pissy sneer ballad, “New Kid.” This one’s a slow burn, kind of genius in its monotony, with minimal chords and bare, chant-like vocals that are half-sung, half-said, and really easy to nod to. It does beg the question though: Is this dude rap or rock? A mutant of alternative or sleaze pop? We don’t really know. Watch out for that new album (where all genre questions will be answered), Dreams Of A Troubled Man, coming in March.
For the spontaneous hitchhikers and wine spilled poets looking for that ideal shoe, the Beat Family was made for you. Featuring tunite soles, stacked leather heels, deep leathers, and tri-colored stitching, this shoe inspires you to live dangerously. Who knows, you just might inspire generations to come? Follow the Beat of your Soul. (Duncan $215 US/ $249 CDN)
- Ultimate MC will follow 32 rappers as they compete for a record deal with Canada’s leading independent record label, CP Records and a $5000 cash prize
- National MC Tournament includes regional battle events in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary & Montreal.
- Call for cross-Canada contestants currently running! Submission details and deadlines available at www.UltimateMC.tv
AUX TV, in partnership with Frameblender and The Stylus Group, is pleased to announce 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 battle events, and an interactive website dedicated to Canada’s diverse hip hop scene.
The Ultimate MC television series will air on AUX TV, Canada’s only true music TV station, starting in June 2011. The series will document the national MC battle tournament and explore the past, present and future of MC culture with exclusive interviews with some of the most celebrated names in Canadian and American Hip Hop; including artists, producers and journalists. “We are very excited to add Ultimate MC to our line-up. It’s going to be an exciting documentary series that will dig deep into hip hop culture to examine what makes a good MC,” says Raja Khanna, Founder and President of AUX TV.
The national MC battle tournament will include four regional battle events in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver from February – May 2011. Each event will showcase eight of the region’s top MC’s as they do battle to earn the right to participate in the Ultimate MC finale – where Canada’s top MC will be crowned. The launch events will also include performances from celebrity DJ’s and top Canadian Hip Hop artists.
“Free-styling off the top of your head seems to be a dying art form in today’s battle circuit,” says David “Click” Cox of The Stylus Group. “For our tournament, competitors will not have the opportunity to rehearse and write their lyrics beforehand – we’re bringing it back to the old school days of spontaneity and improvisation.”
Produced by Frameblender and The Stylus Group, the Ultimate MC TV series and battle events will be hosted by “Bishop” Brigante, a Scarborough native who first catapulted into the limelight after earning countless titles at various Canadian battle events in early 2000. Bishop went on to be the first Canadian to appear on BET’s freestyle Friday and his videos have since topped the Mush Music video charts. His profile went international after taking home Video of the Year at the Urban World Film Festival in 2002. He’s toured with 50 cent and Busta Rhymes and is considered to be one of the most respected names in the MC culture.
National MC Tournament details:
Are you Canada’s Ultimate MC? Ultimate MC is currently hosting a national talent search to select the eight challengers for each regional battle event. A celebrity judge’s panel will choose the two winners from each event to compete in the finale in September 2011. Up for grabs is a $5000 cash prize and a record deal with Canada’s hottest independent record label – CP Records, whose artist line-up includes Belly, Danny Fernandes, JRDN, Mia Martina, Massari and Ivana Santilli.
“There is no doubt that there’s an amazing roster of talented MC’s here in Canada. We’re looking forward to watching the best of the best battle it out to win the Ultimate MC title. Beyond our impending offer to sign the winner, in the battle circuit it’s more about the bragging rights and gaining industry recognition for being at the top of your game,” said Tony Sal, CEO of CP Records.
Call for Cross-Canada MC submissions ON NOW!
Submission details are available at www.UltimateMC.tv. Submission deadlines for each regional battle are as follows:
- Toronto: February 15, 2011
- Calgary: March 10, 2011
- Vancouver: April 1, 2011
- Montreal: April 22, 2011
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The first Ultimate MC regional rap battle event will be held at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on February 25th, 2011. The celebrity judge’s panel includes ROYCE DA 5’9”(Shady Records), ORGANIK (King of the Dot) and CASH (CP Records). Tickets are available at www.ticketparlor.com ($10 in advance and $15 at the door). Toronto event details are available at www.UltimateMC.tv.
Event details for the regional battles in Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal will be announced soon.
Ultimate MC interactive:
The Ultimate MC website will be the premier online destination for Canadian Hip Hop fans. It will serve as a complete digital companion to the TV series including contestant profiles, exclusive video content, a regularly updated blog, a gaming element and an iphone app for following the MC battles. For more information, please visit www.UltimateMC.tv
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The World Premiere of THE STRIKING TRUTH, a true story starring current Welterweight Champion of UFC, Georges St-Pierre
The world documentary premiere on February 25, 2011, at 9 pm, will take place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON. Immediately following the film will be a live and interactive one on one question and answer period with Rogers Sportsnet Joe “Showdown” Ferraro host of MMA Connected and main cast members of the film, Welterweight Champion of UFC Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau MMA Fighter, and director/producer of the documentary Steven J.Wong, from Steven J. Wong Films.
Some days you win and some days you lose. This documentary is based on the juxtaposing careers of charismatic and humble current Welter Weight Campion of the UFC, Georges St-Pierre and the dynamic MMA fighter David “The Crow” Loiseau, over the past four years. Director and MMA trainer Steven J. Wong explains that the two fighters never asked him to turn off the camera. “If they were having a bad day at training or troubles outside of gym in their personal lives, I was there, cameras on and nothing scripted. This is when I realized this was going to be more than just a film about MMA and fighting.” The audience will have a chance to see exclusive never before seen behind the scenes footage and experience the one-on-one action, pain, disappointment and triumph that Steven J. Wong and the fighters shared over the four years. The film commences with UFC 58 USA vs. Canada where Loiseau was fighting for the championship against Rich Franklin and Georges was the co-main event against BJ Penn. Wong’s personal goal was “to make a film that appeals to a wide audience – not just an MMA fan.” This movie goes way beyond MMA and UFC and into the lives of real people.
Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau, Joe “Showdown” Ferraro and various Canadian professional athletes and celebrities will be in attendance on February 25, 2011 at the Sony Centre for Performing Artist, located at 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, February 1st at 10:00 am through www.ticketmaster.ca or through the official movie site www.strikingtruth.com.
Following the world film premiere, an exclusive after-party hosted by Georges St-Pierre and David Loiseau will be held at 10:30 pm, at the venue 99 Sudbury, located at 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON. Featured entertainment includes world renowned DJ crew TEAM CANADA, and special performance by “Best Francophone” artist IMPOSS, who has collaborated with top recording artists such as Wyclef Jean. Limited tickets are available to purchase exclusively through the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts box office located at 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON or online at www.strikingtruth.com. For bottle service please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.