Sweatshop Union - The Bill Murray EP [2011: Urbnet] British Columbia's collective of heavy hitting MCs known as Sweatshop Union are back again with their new EP, Bill Murray. Sweatshop Union are known for their ability to complement each other lyrically, as well as project their own manner of intelligent rap over uptempo beats. Since their first formed in 2000, their fifth release is once jam packed with rhymes that are both conscious and fun. Click "Read More" below to check out the full review.
Sweatshop Union Presents: The Trillionaire$ - By Hook Or By Crook Sweatshop Union Presents: The Trillionaire$ By Hook Or By Crook Is a unique concept album, far different from the normal rap records being released today. It is a tongue and cheek commentary on the greed and ruthlessness of modern society. It celebrates and at the same time makes a statement about mans insatiable hunger for “the good things in life” The Trillionaire$ are the brainchild of Metty The Dertmerchant , a combo consisting of himself and fellow Canadian M.C. :Evil Ebenezer. Handling the entire production of The Trillionaire$ debut, Metty Dertmerchant also enlisted some of the best artists in the game today to appear on the album: Frank Nitt of Frank N Dank, AWOL ONE, Moka Only, Josh Martinez, Mos Eisley of Sweatshop Union, Mat The Alien and DJ D-REC.
After years as members of the west coast hip hop collective Sweatshop Union, Pigeon Hole release their debut full-length record, Age Like Astronauts, this summer on URBNET Records. Their latest creation boasts innovative production from the MC/beatmaker team and a distinctive sound that borrows, bends, and shapes music without regard for genre.Click the post to read the full bio and download the song.
After years as members of the west coast hip hop collective Sweatshop Union, Pigeon Hole release their debut full-length record, Age Like Astronauts, this summer on URBNet records. Their latest creation boasts innovative production from the mc/beatmaker team and a distinctive sound that borrows, bends, and shapes music without regard for genre. "We made the record using Canadian psych samples, 60's lounge-pop LP's, baby drum kits, and homemade cassette tape synths,” says Marmalade, one half of Pigeon Hole. “Mostly we drew from the classic hip hop we listened to when we were young. I don't know what you'd call it. Boombap-psych rap, maybe?" The album will be available June 15. You can check out Pigeon Hole on their website. I tried to find a download link for you but there weren't any available, I will post it as soon as I get it.
Music has an extraordinary power to heal. Whether writing songs or listening to them, something indescribable about the process touches and transforms us. Just ask Saskatoon's Dayda Banks, whose very career is testament to music's power to change. The Saskatchewan emcee behind Roy Meets World experienced it firsthand nearly five years ago in a particularly low place - more on that later. Since that moment and in the process of finding his voice as an artist, he's experienced an impressive amount of success, opening for the likes of Pusha T, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Machine Gun Kelly, and R.A. the Rugged Man. Read the full feature after the jump. Name: Mitch Roy Hometown: Saskatoon, SK Influences: "I grew up listening to lots of Slug, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Eminem, Hieroglyphics, Zion I, Classified, and Sweatshop Union among plenty of others. Lately I've been listening to lots of artists like Logic, Watsky, Kid Cudi, Anilyst, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Sam Lachow, Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, the list goes on and on. I love the storytellers, you know?" Sounds Like: Soulful beats and honest, straightforward lyricism. Latest Release: Roy Meets World Must-Listen Track: "Bring Boots" and "Thanataphobia" Download "Bring Boots" on Dayda Banks' Roy Meets World.