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
From Young Noble & Toronto’s own Deuce Deuce new collaboration album FastLife out now on itunes!
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Unreleased track from the HITM Compilation album. Follow Stump on Twitter @stumpgets
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.
From Young Noble & Deuce Deuce new collaboration album Fast Life available on iTunes!!
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Canadian-based rap recording artists, Point Blank are set to release the video premiere of their latest single X-History to coincide with the release of the album of the same name on November 6th, 2012.
It is the first release since the critically-acclaimed, self-titled, debut album Point Blank, which debuted at #1 on the Canadian Soundscan Independent Album Charts. The long-awaited album will be distributed through Entertainment One (eOne) to be released on November 6, 2012, leading up to the Day of Remembrance – a relevant theme within the lyrics and visual elements of the X-History video. The track is written and performed solo by Stump Gets; one-sixth of the Point Blank group, who said:
“I was inspired by an interview featuring Sophia Stewart, creator of The Matrix. Her insights into the future led me to analyze the past, present and future of humanity and also explore the exploitation that has been experienced by people as a collective. The song challenges oppressive narratives and silent stories while promoting the Point Blank culture of loyalty to roots and community. It also highlights our loyalty to the hip-hop culture. As a group of independent artists we have witnessed our share of exploitation in the music industry and the oppressive nature of the industry. It can change you if you’re not strong. X-History is an anthem of strength.”
The video is filmed and directed by Cam Sullivan for The Field Inc. As a recurring theme consistent in all Point Blank videos, X-History video pays homage to the pre-revitalization Regent Park neighbourhood, the stomping grounds of the Point Blank group. Known for using their art as a form resistance, the single and video represents the not only untold stories of past Regent Park community members, but also recognizes the stories of other communities and nations that the group identifies with.
“If the issues of these groups are not within the mainstream media, not being discussed in households, silenced in the present day curriculum and removed from everyday conversations, they are voiceless. As a group we have always been committed to using our platform to be a voice for these faceless, nameless groups as a part of the Point Blank movement, which is a movement that challenges oppressive systems, institutions and practices,” says group member Imperial.
With the hook “You ain’t X-ing me/ outta history with your new technology/ out tryna follow me/f*ck the rest is our secret society…” X-History honours Black History images of Marcus Garvey, Jesse Owens, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, The Black Panther Party, The Red Tail Air Pilots, Haile Selassie, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, among others.
The X-History video release is the first part of a trilogy that the group plans to release to coincide with the X-History album. Fans can look forward to follow up video releases for the tracks titled Loyalty,and Glory.
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
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“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.
Rising Tennessee artist OG Boo Dirty released his new album, The Story of OG on June 21st, and is currently featured on the Itunes Hip-Hop storefront in it’s second week of release. The album features notable cameos from Rocko, Yung Joc, 8 Ball, Playa Fly, Kia Shine and King Azz Star. “Bands On Me” ft Def Jam artist Rocko is the lead single and latest offering from the album. The South Memphis native has garnered a groundswell of support with his spring 2011 mixtape The Story of OG Vol. 1 hosted by DJ Holiday, which garnered over 70,000 mixtape downloads online.
Armed with raspy vocals and brutally honest lyrics, OG has positioned himself for success and is taking the lane of Memphis’ next big thing. With no promotion or radio support prior to linking with current label management CGI Music Group, OG Boo Dirty still managed to build a hefty street buzz organically via direct to fan mixtapes and online Youtube videos. The Story of OG unfolds like an autobiography, illustrating his triumphs and setbacks alike. While there are tracks about girls, guns, hustlin’ and cars, OG is also not afraid to get introspective. In “Pain” and “All I know” OG examines the devastating effects of living life in the fast lane and not being able to see beyond your block.
“It’s not all about shoot ‘em up, drug dealing,” says OG of his latest release. “It’s the real story of a real person–where I come from.” Although OG comes from the hood, he knows there is more out there and wants others to know the same. He hopes his music will inspire people struggling like him to realize that they can better their situation.
“I want people to know there are opportunities to get out of the ghetto. For me, music might just be that vehicle to help me reach bigger goals I never even dreamed”