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SZA Teen Spirit Audio

[Audio] SZA – “Teen Spirit” (Prod: WondaGurl)

Los Angeles label Top Dawg ENT recently signed New Jersey singer SZA. This is a departure from the sounds we are used to from the label whose roster consists of rap super-group Black Hippy. This is not exactly hip-hop but it does sound really great. The song can be described as slow trap music with beautiful vocals that could also match well with R&B or jazz music. It features production from Brampton, Ontario's WondaGurl who recently gained a lot of attention when her beat appeared on Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail. Stream "Teen Spirit" below.
12th Letter - Control

[Audio] 12th Letter- “Control” Freestyle (World Premier)

Break hip-hop down to its essence of instantly memorable lyrics with unpredictable metaphors and wordplay over carefully chosen beats, and you have everything embodied by Toronto’s "12th Letter".
12th Letter let us world premier his single "What's My Name" on The Come Up Show Radio a few weeks ago and it was released to blogs just today.  Always keeping us in the know he gives us the premier of his freestyle over the "Control" beat that everyone has been talking about this week. Now we all know there have been rappers responding back to Kendrick and releasing their own versions on this beat or alternate instrumentals. This isn't a response to Kendrick but I do think it is what Kendrick is talking about STEPPING your bars up,  any artist can't help but feel inspired and share that with the people. This is what in my opinion 12th Letter did you tell what you think in the comments section. Download: 12th Letter- "Control"

[Review] Under The Influence of Music Tour ft. Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Trinidad James, B.o.B. (Toronto)

Under The Influence Tour 2013 in Toronto

The English dictionary classifies “Influence” as a power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort. However, being Under the Influence is something totally different within itself and nobody seems to pull this off better than Wiz Khalifa. After announcing his Under the Influence of Music tour earlier this summer, it was evident hip-hop fans would have something to look forward too. I had the opportunity to review last years tour with special guests Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, and couldn't wait to come back this year. With only two scheduled Canadian dates, the tour made it’s way to Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre on August 10, 2013 for the second last stop.  The second edition of Under The Influence tour promised to be just as exciting, featuring Joey Bada$$, Trinidad James, B.O.B., A$AP Rocky, Pro Era, Smoke DZA, and Taylor Gang's own Berner and Chevy Woods. Click the post to read the full review!
Big KRIT - 4evaNaDay Instrumentals

[Instrumentals] Big K.R.I.T. – “4evaNaDay”

Rappers, cue drooling. Big K.R.I.T. just released the complete instrumentals to 4evaNaDay, and they're yours for free. In case you didn't know already, the mixtape was entirely produced, arranged and mixed by the Mississippi native. As K.R.I.T. tells XXL, 4evaNaDay is about taking the listener inside his everyday life:
"I wanted to make a day in the life—more personal, more honest. It has no features, because Live From The Underground is gonna have features and it’s gonna be on a broader spectrum. This is literally about what I go through on a day, from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep. Dealing with my vices, conversations with real people in my life—my father, and Big Sant, dealing with the relationship aspects, and the spirituality. All of that is in this one CD..." - Big K.R.I.T.
For more on Big K.R.I.T., make sure to check out our interview with him - which, at the time, was his first interview in Canada. Stream and download the instrumental version of 4evaNaDay below.