Canadian Hip-Hop has been constantly shocking the international culture since it's involvement. Now, another example has arrived from Toronto as M.O. Littles new single, "What I Live For". The song was released off his latest project, "Welcome To The Shot Club". The title "What I Live For" brings out a couple notable features to cosign, which both Aspects and Sicknature (SnowGoons) are qualified to do. Combined, the three represent a wealth of knowledge in manoeuvring the business world of hip-hop both locally, and internationally. Watch the video after the jump!
The world of Hip-Hop has reached a point where it can be hard to find movements focused around old-school foundations. The pride of Canada's Underground in this regard, undoubtedly, is King of the Dot Entertainment (KOTD). Grown up directly from the streets, KOTD was built by artists passionately involved in the art of Battle-Rap. The organization's founder and CEO Organik, along with a healthy supporting cast, help KOTD bring audiences the very best events and names in the sport. This weekend, Feb 7th-8th, the team is bringing what could be the most anticipated event in battle rap history to Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Their flagship event, Blackout, is on it's fifth anniversary and fans couldn't be more excited. . Peep the full article after the jump!
JR Fillion has now certified himself as a quickly rising star to all doubters. His newest video serves to cement that fact. From the down-town core of his home in London "Wrong Things" is a tale of perseverance. Featuring the artistic styles of the widely acclaimed Casper the Ghost (Treetop Ent), Bizzy (Streetscape Sounds), and captured by Tyson Fehr (Sonic Cinema). The three convey tales of struggle, both past and metaphorical, in an inspiring positive fashion. This single was released in preparation for Fillion's anticipated album Northern Lights. An album that will truly showcase what JR Fillion has become, as an independent artist. Hit the link to read the full article by Bill Beamin and watch "Wrong Things".
We've got a special edition of The Come Up Show Podcast for y'all this week. One of our representatives, Bill Beamin, was in contact with Army of the Pharaohs' own, Blacastan. The "rhyme master" himself is due to release a collaborative album with heavyweight Stu Bangas. As a duo, the team has taken to the aliases "Watson & Holmes," which is also the name of their upcoming album, as well as the track to their first feature music video. Listen in while Blacastan describes what got him into the culture, how he chose the name Blacastan, and much more. As one of the premier underground emcees in today's Hip-Hop landscape, Blacastan is able to shed light on working with legends like Vinnie Paz and Celph Titled (who both feature on the lead single "Nubian Metal). However, more importantly, as a man who grew up where Hip-Hop began, Blac subtly sheds light on some of the unwritten rules in the game... Pre-order Watson & Holmes here: https://www.brutalmusic.org/
London, Ontario has always been a hotbed for Hip-Hop. The local community is always buzzing with competitive breakdancers, versatile DJ's, masterful graffiti artists, as well as a large number of talented MC's. As has been common in other regions, artists have diversified due to creative differences. Thus, London has never before been able to bring all of it's elements into a collective sum. The London Rap Night aka Dirty Thursday’s is looking to end that. Organized by local Hip-Hop advocates; MC Moore, DJ Hullewood, and Tyler Hetherington of The Consignment Show. The London Rap Night is held biweekly; Thursday's at The APK. Peep the full feature article and review after the jump!