Chris Green and The Quarter Inch Kings have been working together for 5 years. In that time they have released many notable singles such as “Like Yo” and “Party Crashers”. They have also released two full projects; “The Puzzle EP” and “The Leftovers”. They have joined forces yet again to release “BREATHE”. This EP contains 10 tracks entirely produced by The Quarter Inch Kings, and mixed by PhameOne. The project’s production is parallel to that of the 90’s Boom Bap era, but executed with a modern flare. The content of the material varies also from the overly cocky “Just Know” to the very conceptual “Question My Blackness”; in other words there is something for everyone. If you are a fan of their previous work you will be able to appreciate the duos ability to grow, but at the same time stay true to their roots. If you’re a first time listener and consider yourself to be a fan of hip hop this is a guaranteed addition to your collection.
1. Where Ya At?
Produced by Black Cat
2. Cosmic Candy ft. Tona
Produced by Quasar
1. Watching Me
Produced by Phat Tony
Produced by Elaquent
‘Imago’ is an aural, visual and soulful blend of organic innovation with sonic virtuosity that will entwine the listener to their innermost primordial vibrations. This EP is available both digitally and on 7″ opaque cream vinyl, plus features production from elite beat makers Elaquent, Black Cat, Phat Tony, and Quasar, with a special guest appearance from Tona. The record jacket features artisan photography by Celine Saki and avant-garde original artwork directed by Jesse Read, George Kish and Radek Drutis, who has collaborated with Stones Throw, Eglo, Digitalis, and All City Records.
‘Imago’ is an unmistakeable exposition of the evolution Deez has undergone to reach the final stage of his musical self-actualization. From rapping, to singing, to playing keys, then back to rapping and beat making, Korry displays his artistic growth and how comfortable he has become in all facets of composition.
Somewhere between Halifax, NS and Toronto, ON, producer-DJ duo Fresh Kils and Uncle Fester, otherwise known as The Extremities, have re-imagined the world of live production. Taking the art of sampling alongside the mastering of MPC machines and turntables, The Extremities have cultivated a dynamic and multi-disciplinary layer to live performances.
Having recently released their new record ‘Instruments’, the duo have returned with their latest live performance video shot by Jawn Taboika titled, “Fuck The Police”. At a time where the spotlight is shining brightly on the police force, The Extremities take on various police related material to deliver the ultimate mash-up single.
From Toronto, Canada by way of Halifax, Nova Scotia, introducing the record making and record breaking, the Liberty Villain, the Beast from the East, Hip Hop’s heavyweight champ Spesh K brings you the first heavy hitting single “Fight & Win” off his upcoming 2015 album “Arts & Kraft Dinner”. The song is produced by Urta of Spanish supergroup SugarfreeDjs and is the official theme song created for Spanish Muay Thai league “Fight & Win”.
To start out his new year, and to round out 2014, Saskatchewan artist Rubiks has liberated a Toronto-shot video off his album ‘VOLUM3: Push Play #PushItRealGood’ for the single, “Uh-Oh”. While he enlisted producer Rich Kidd to create a grainy industrial-strong instrumental for the project’s lead single, he calls on director Elliot Clancy-Osberg and Kareem King to bring this visual to life. Shot in the downtown core of the city, Rubiks shines a light on the mechanics of his mind, including his involvement with street artists, his proud cultural heritage and a unique approach to re-introducing himself to the world through an iconic haircut.
1. Raw Produce
2. Gun In My Pocket (ft. Adam Bomb / D-Sisive)
3. Three Sixty Five (ft. Roc Marciano)
4. Fried Cabbage (ft. Fatt Matt)
5. Straw Man (ft. Cam The Wiz)
6. Fence Teeth (ft. Chaka Boy)
8. I’m Guilty (ft. Guilty Simpson)
9. Money (ft. Solomon Da Great)
10. Easy Rider (ft. Definite)
11. This That Team (ft. Port Authority)
12. Mental State
13. Only Stars (ft. Hash Mills)
14. Light It Up (ft. Kirby Dominant / Kay The Aquanaut)
15. Raw West
16. Give Up The Loot (ft. FATTSNAK)
17. Funk Control (ft. Moka Only / Metawon)
18. Jenny Come Home
A bit about The Dirty Sample:
The Dirty Sample is a mysterious man. There’s something about someone who only gets four hours of sleep per night just so he can squeeze the most out of a day to perfect his craft.
For over a decade The Dirty Sample, a multi-faceted producer and artist hailing from Calgary, has released over 20 albums, each one a testament to an ever-evolving ear for composition. Producing records that span multiple genres, The Dirty Sample is known for laying raw, sample-heavy beats in addition to putting together smooth backdrops for pop and soul artists alike. Similarly known as the recording artist Apeface, DS is constantly collaborating on a variety of projects and is continually putting out new and unique music. Keep your eyes and ears ready for an ape in the produce section.
About Raw Produce:
Over the past four years, The Dirty Sample has been collaborating on the album RAW PRODUCE. Having finally reached fruition, the album is ready for release. The Dirty Sample has crafted unique and raw production for veteran MC’s from all over North America., including artists like Roc Marciano, Guilty Simpson, FATT MATT, D-Sisive, Adam Bomb, Hash Mills, Moka Only and more. Coming from a background that draws upon both old school and new school rap, The Dirty Sample stays true to his love of music by putting together something for everyone who grew up with a mixtape in their Walkman, a CD in their Discman or an mp3 on their phone.
A brand new track from the “Dialysis” Catalog of music featuring emcess Substance and Illtone ( The Lyricists , Blacktivity )
Juno nominated producer, royceBIRTH teams up with Nova Scotia’s own Chad Hatcher, for the soulful “Simple Things”.
On this cut, they deliver a “take it back to basics” approach to what love should be about..the bare necessities. This single includes two b-sides (“My Mind Set”, and “World So Cold”) for your listening pleasure.
Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! is everything the world needs during these tumultuous uncertain times. Another DJ and the 10,000th rapper this week, and from Canada, no less. But what sets this duo apart from the rest is they make music not for their contemporaries but for dental assistants, public servants, Puerto Rican goths, Filipino vampires, sexual deviants, 1990s ravers, dads, people with three dads, your dad, Big Daddy Kane, and you. Yes, even you, rap fan, should find something to like in the rhythmic bleating of Ultra Magnus and the steady beatitude of DJ SLAM!.
“[Second single “Rock The Mic”] is about taking music (specifically hip-hop) seriously, but to not forget that we do this to have fun.” – DJ SLAM!
1. The Golden Ticket
3. Birthday Boy
4. High School High
5. Something Better
6. How I Feel (ft. Rockie Fresh)
7. World Series
8. In My Life
9. Passin Thru Time (ft. Omar LinX)
10. Shisha Monster (ft. Trademark Da Skydiver)
11. House Party
12. Emotions (ft. Deuce Wonder)
13. Gold Coins
14. Do Whatever I wanna
Minty Burns’ new mixtape has been a long time in the works. The Toronto MC has provided listeners with successful collaborations such as “How I Feel” with Rockie Fresh and “Shisha Monster” with Trademark Da Skydiver. Delivering top-notch work on his own as well, Minty came through on standout solo singles like the Rich Kidd-produced “World Series” and “Gold Coins”. Other contributions to the project come from WondaGurl, Chase N. Cashe, Chef Byer, and more.