The Toronto Argonauts are pleased to announce that celebrated Toronto singer and songwriter Beverley Mahood will perform the national anthem, and the godfather of Canadian hip hop Maestro Fresh Wes will perform during halftime of the team’s CFL Pink game on Thursday, October 24 at Rogers Centre!
A successful singer/songwriter, who has also been an actress, model, and television host, Beverley Mahood is a dynamic entertainer. She returned to her music in May of this year with her first singlein four years, “Hope and Gasoline”. Beverly is also a dedicated supporter and spokesperson for the Pink Mitten Campaign in support of breast cancer research.
A legend in Canadian hip hop, Juno award winner and international hip hop star Maestro Fresh Wes will perform his smash hit single “Let Your Backbone Slide” live on the field during halftime. In 1989, he became the first Canadian rapper to have a Top 40 hit and continues to produce chart topping music with his most recent album, “Orchestrated Noise”.
On October 24, the Argonauts will be battling a foe on the field as well as off the field as they take up the fight to end women’s cancer in their annual CFL Pink game. The game is in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and a portion of tickets purchased via argonauts.ca/groups, using the promo code ARGOSPink, will be donated back to the CBCF.
to purchase tickets to the game visit: www.argonauts.ca
Song: 5am In Toronto (Hot Docs Version)
Record Label: Dice The Label Entertainment
Director: WhiteBird/Elizabeth Films
Stacee Brizzle (@StaceeBrizzle) catches up with MADCHILD before his recent show at Rockpile in Toronto.
The Flight Club’s Producer/Emcee September 6th (@IAMSIXTH) returns with the follow up to 2011′s Hip Hop x Sneakers x Vagina. 6th goes in over his own production with the help of Kenlo Key, Tragedy Tha Beast, Trinity, Qwestions, And Ranzom Note.
Drake (@Drake) releases the visual for “5AM In Toronto,” a track produced by Boi-1da (@Boi1da) that he dropped a few weeks ago. The entire video was filmed at Beach Blast, an indoor beach volleyball spot in Toronto.
Chart-topping rap sensation B.o.B is one of the world’s biggest hip-hop stars today. Two of his hit songs, “So Good” and “Airplanes” are featured on The Hip Hop Dance Experience video game, available in-stores today. The game features the most comprehensive hip-hop track list ever featured in a dance video game, ranging from chart-topping Billboard hits to old-school party jams. Other artists whose songs are featured in the game include Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj LMFAO, Rihanna, Mystical, Outkast, R. Kelly, TLC, The Sugarhill Gang, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.
In this video, B.o.B shows viewers an intimate look at what a day in a life of a superstar is like, and reflects upon the impact of one of his career-defining hits, “Airplanes.” He says, “When ‘Airplanes’ came out, I could feel the excitement growing. I remember being on the tour bus when my album came out on April 27th, 2010. It’s damn near my second birthday.” Equal parts gregarious and gracious, B.o.B expresses his appreciation for the opportunities that he’s been afforded as a result of his success. Some of his career highlights include performing for the president, touring the world, and having two songs included in renowned video game developer Ubisoft’s Experience franchise, which has sold more than five million copies worldwide. Says B.o.B, “It’s nice to have my music in this video game. It’s an exciting project to be a part of, especially with so many other artists.” The Hip Hop Dance Experience is now available at the MSRP of $39.99 for both the Kinect for Xbox 360® and the Wii system from Nintendo.
Unsigned Only is pleased to announce its 2012 inaugural winners. Out of nearly 7,500 entries worldwide, R&B/Hip-Hop artists Young Clipp and Juliette Ashby have walked away with the First and Second Place wins in the R&B/Hip-Hop category. The R&B/Hip-Hop category is one of the most competitive genres within Unsigned Only, and this year’s list of judges included R&B/Hip-Hop artists Musiq Soulchild, and Angie Stone, among others.
Launched only a year ago and judged by a roster of celebrity notables such as Cyndi Lauper, 3 Doors Down, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Rogers, St. Vincent, and many more, Unsigned Only is a unique music competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label. With 36% of the entrants and 47% of the winners coming from outside the USA, Unsigned Only has quickly established itself as the international music competition for unsigned artists. See below for the complete list of judges.
For a complete list of 2012 Unsigned Only winners and to hear the winning songs, go to http://www.unsignedonly.com/winners
Winning Unsigned Only’s highest honor, the Grand Prize, is San Francisco, CA artist Lara Johnston with the song, “K.I.S.S.” Johnston was the highest scoring artist overall in the competition and a favorite among the judges. Only 22 years old, she has shared the bill with such acts as Willie Nelson, Huey Lewis and the News, Journey, Heart, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Miller, Don Henley, rapper J. Dash, and many others. Over the past three years she has toured throughout the world, writing and co-writing songs in LA, London, and Nashville, and balancing her career pursuits with her time as a student at USC’s Thornton School of Music.
2011 R&B/Hip-Hop Winners Include:
Young Clipp takes First Place in the R&B/Hip-Hop category with his song “So High.” An American Hip-Hop artist, Young Clipp debuted on the Los Angeles airwaves with his hit single “Hey Now,” that quickly flew to #1 on college radio charts. In April 2008, hip-hop artist Jay R. released “Sexy Girl,” featuring Young Clipp, which was included on Jay R.’s self-titled album that same year. The aspiring lyricist was signed to DNR Records and has recorded and collaborated with George Clinton and The D.O.C., and has written music for the television series The Diary of a Mad Black Man. Young Clipp is currently recording in the DNR Studio, working with Hip-Hop heavy weights Cash Money Young Money and Checkmate Music Group, and putting together his newest project, New Money Candy Shop.
Winning Second Place in the R&B/Hip-Hop category for her song “Crazy” is Juliette Ashby of London, England. Ashby penned her first song at the young age of seven and began her songwriting career co-writing numerous songs with her close friend, Amy Winehouse. Ashby and Winehouse had their first recording studio session with Ashby’s stepfather, American songwriter and producer Alan Glass. She has since worked with Miami based producer Drunk Art Drew, Jamaican producer Jazzwad, and UK producer Jack Shack, and is currently acting as CEO and cofounder of SoulShack Productions in London.
In addition to these winners, 11 other deserving R&B/Hip-Hop songs received an Honorable Mention in the category:
CWolfe – Santa Monica, CA, USA – “Sophisto Black Negro”
Flight School – Fuegen, Austria – “Let Me Go”
Fore – Zimbabwe – “C’est Pas Bon”
Gyles – Toronto, ON, Canada – “On One Knee”
Illin’ P – Cambridge, MA, USA – “The Pick Up Problem”
Irrelevent – Dallas, TX, USA – “Cookie Cutter Club Banger”
Lady Bonsai – Buenos Aires, Argentina – “Drama Queen”
LaJon – Atlanta, GA, USA – “Try Me”
Santino Noir – Toms River, NJ, USA – “Break You Down”
T. One – Miami, FL, USA – “Gone Too Long (Ft. Leiah)”
Tasha Taylor – North Hollywood, CA, USA – “Queen”
For a complete list of 2012 Unsigned Only winners and to hear the winning songs, go to http://www.unsignedonly.com/winners
2012 Judges include: 3 Doors Down; Kelly Clarkson; Robert Smith (The Cure); Kenny Rogers; Jeremy Camp; Musiq Soulchild; St. Vincent; Manchester Orchestra; Angie Stone; G. Love; Craig Morgan; Aaron Shust; Charlie Daniels; Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Matt and Kim; Cyndi Lauper; The Mountain Goats; Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine) and Scott Lapatine (Founder/Editor-In-Chief, Stereogum.
2012 Mentors include: Monte Lipman (President of Universal Republic); Pete Ganbarg (Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records); David Wolter (Senior VP of A&R, RCA Records); Kim Stephens (President, Forward Entertainment and A&R/Capitol Music Group); Trevor Jerideau (VP of A&R, J Records); David Wilkes (VP of A&R, eOne Music); Pete Giberga (Head of A&R, Razor & Tie Records); and Jason Geter (President, Grand Hustle Records).
Sponsors included: Posse, Steamboat Ampworks, Verve Management, Music Business Registry, Mrs. Fields Cookies, and Spider Capo
Unsigned is now accepting entries for 2013. Many new judges will be added, as well as a new Teen category for artists 18 years old and younger. Information on how to enter can be found at www.unsignedonly.com.
Meditate with IMPERIAL to the Hard Drums and Melodic Chants of “UMMM” The First single off the H.I.T.M. Compilation album Titled – “STILL BREATHING” available for FREE Download SUMMER 2012
@ImperialPB @HITMENT @TILTROCK
A decade ago rapper Khari “Conspiracy” Stewart was diagnosed with a psychological disorder, but he has rejected the label and is pursuing a spiritual path.
We’re coming down to the final hours of the online fundraising campaign (58 hours as of this writing) and still looking for contributor’s donations. We’ve received a number of mentions and have managed to raise almost 2K, but we’re still not quite halfway to meeting the goal of $5000.
The official Mars Project website and blog – www.marsprojectmovie.com
“Come Pick Me Up” is a teaser video from Concrete Mob – new project with Outlawz coming in August 2012. twitter @concretemob22
Ever wonder what it takes to reach Classic status in the hip-hop industry? Reebok Classics catches up with Eve in her hometown (Philly) where she, along with family and close friends, told us how it all began and how she got to where she is today; one of the most respected and well-known female artists in the industry. A true Classic!
LoLa Monroe shoots a video for her remix to Pusha T’s single exosus 23:1
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.
In light of this past Fathers day Imperial from the TiltRock Records Family has been inspired to release his first solo debut titled “Father Figure ” feat Brotha J.
“This song was created to celebrate everyone who takes it upon themselves to help guide and raise the youths of today. I hope this song can encourage more people to play the roll of a “Father Figure”.”
Truly yours – Imperial
As part of the 8th annual Indie Week Music Festival in Toronto www.indieweek.com Toronto based booking agency The McKee Agency is presenting 2 showcases featuring some of North America’s up & coming R&B, Soul & Hip-Hop artists over 2 nights.
Highlighted performers on the showcases included Peter Jackson who’s debut CD “In My Life” sold over 5000 copies in Canada, Emmerson Brooks who recently signed to Atlantic in the US & So Sick Social Club, a Toronto based “Juggalo” group who recently played the Juggalo Gathering Festival in Illinois.
Big bearded Massillon, OH rapper Stalley has been holding it down for his home state for some time now. Odds are you won’t catch him without the crooked Cleveland “C” on his fitted. At this point his pride for Ohio has become as much of a trademark as his beard. Now, to celebrate the place that he calls home once more, Stalley is releasing a reworked edition of his much-lauded February Lincoln Way Nights mixtape as a proper album this fall through SMC/Fontana.
SMC/Fontana’s release of Lincoln Way Nights will be the first time the album is available physically and digitally through iTunes, Amazon, etc. The new version of Lincoln Way Nights has been fully remastered, complete with new songs and track listing, and will be available Nov. 1.
In conjunction with the announcement of the album details, Stalley is sharing another video with the world – this time for Lincoln Way Nights cut “Sound of Silence” – directed by BMike (2-Cent Films). For more Stalley info visit www.stalley330.com
“What is CMD: The Waiting Room” is only part 1 of ERUPT’s musical journey.
It’s a testament of his patience while waiting for success.
Although at times, personality and wit are displayed, it is an overall dark project that creatively showcases honesty and vulnerability.
This independent 12 track mix-LP contains 2 dubbed records and 10 original cuts. It includes self-production from ERUPT and other prominent producers in the city who have also contributed to the project such as award winning producer Beat Merchant, Watts and Tone Mason (drake/jay-z “Light Up” )
This body of music was collected throughout a 12 month period and captures ERUPT’s mind state through different experiences in life. Although still waiting for success, the wait is finally over for The Waiting Room.
These two (2) tracks are covers/remixes of Ace Hood’s “Hustle Hard” and Trey Songz’s “Can’t Be Friends” (I love the original). I’m working vigorously on the new album Delayed Gratification.
Danami – Can’t Be Friends (cover) by Danami
Danami – Hustle Hard (Freestyle) by Danami
Hip hop recording artist Torae announces his upcoming debut offering; For The Record, on his Internal Affairs Entertainment imprint. Slated for release on November 1, 2011 the album is an ample fifteen tracks worth of high-caliber production and impeccable rhyme.
For The Record is sure to transcend the expectations of new listeners and staunch supporters alike, with veteran MCs like Masta Ace heralding it as his greatest contribution thus far.
“The combination of stellar production and a focused and more introspective Torae makes this his best work to date,” the fellow Brooklyn native stated.
Known for a roster of impressive collaborations, Torae has assembled an awe-inspiring crew of beatsmiths for accompaniment. From the renowned Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Diamond D and Large Professor; to those Torae labels “new legends,” 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Fatin, Illmind, Eric G., Marco Polo and Nottz.
For The Record raises the bar Torae has set with previous releases. A refreshing return to the multifarious nature of 2008’s “Daily Conversation”, the project is a notable change from 2009’s Double Barrel with Marco Polo, and this year’s mono-thematic Heart Failure EP. Fans will hear his skills sharpened; an array of cadences and intricately weaved rhyme patterns. He is also at his most vulnerable and transparent; providing a view through a wide-angle lens at the man behind the MC, as heard on “Panorama” and “Reflection.” Still there’s no shortage of the hard-hitting audacity we love on tracks like “Shakedown” and “You Ready.”
Also distinct is the absence of other voices on For The Record. According to Torae, the choice to forego lyrical assists was deliberate. “No one can tell my story like me,” he asserted.
Stay tuned for webisodes documenting Torae’s creative voyage during the making of For The Record.
DL link to Torae’s “Do The Math” (produced by Large Professor)”: http://hulkshare.com/z0y69ddz99q4