For the 2015 Much Music Video Awards, the Best Hip Hop video of the year category has never been so prestigious. The artists have not only accomplished success in Canada and The U.S but also internationally. Here are the Nominees: Henny In Hand - Tory Lanez Directed by Andrew Hines Brampton, Ontario's Tory Lanez take us through a visually striking, emotional, and downtempo video to match the track. Preach - SonReal Directed by Dane Collison Quirky, strange, and unusual are all adjectives that can help describe SonReal's personality and creativity. However, it is entirely beneficial and has allowed him to separate himself from the pack, his latest video Preach is a prime example. DnF - P. Reign Feat. Drake & Future Directed by Drake And Davin Black The OVO crew heads to the Caribbean to soak up the sun, enjoy the view, and to chase some girls. No One Knows My Struggle - Natural Born Strangers Directed by Bobby James and Che Kothari The Juno award winning trio Adam Bomb, Tona, and Rich Kidd, shoot a Bob Marley inspired video on location in Nine Mile, Jamaica. Hope City II - John Rivers Directed by Trayne Up and coming Mississauga rapper John Rivers continues to gain popularity and is bringing his city with him, in this humble video. After viewing each video, who do you think earned the right to be crowned the best Hip Hop video of the year winner? Comment your opinion in the section below.
Say hello to the Boston based artist/producer Jeremiah who creates under the alias "RhodyMajor". Rhody's "DNF" remix was also released by Adrian Swish of Tha Alumni Music Group, which boasts artists such as Kid Ink, and Vee Tha Rula.
The remix starts off with an emotionally driven tranquil production that slowly gets the juices flowing. A hook from Toronto legend Drake, and Future is welcomed as RhodyMajor throws in a little hint of bass that works to create a new dimension to the song, without negatively affecting the relaxing vibes. The verses from P. Reign, as well as Drake fit the new production perfectly while the sound from each person involved works to compliment each other. The track closes out with a lengthy look at the production, and it is there that you really take in just how many aspects have gone into this beat. RhodyMajor makes it apparent that he took his time on this remix and did not rush it.
Compared to the original, this remix offers much more in terms of the dimensions of the production, and makes a stronger effort at pleasing the listeners ears. No disrespect to the original is intended however, as it is a great song, and the remix would not have existed without it. Are you feeling the original, the remix, or both? Let us know below in the comments section.
If you're interested in hearing the original, check it out here.
In nine days, this years Juno Awards take place in Hamilton, Ontario. Among the rap nominees, are some of the best in the Canadian scene. Ironically, they are all from Toronto and surrounding areas. Which in my opinion, the GTA has some of the best artists in the business. Not to exclude the east or west coast, because the Canadian scene as a whole is taking over. Toronto is just the hub of it all.
Performing a song off their nominated projects, Saukrates, Naturally Born Strangers (Tona, Adam Bomb, Rich Kidd) & Tre Mission head over to CBC Music HQ with Marco Polo who runs the boards on the whole ordeal. What happens next though, is a time stamp in Canadian rap history as we get to hear them all go in on a cypher. With Saukrates setting it off, followed by Adam Bomb, Tre Mission than Tona. As each emcee goes in, it's evident why these guys are nominated for Rap Recording of the Year. Also nominated, P Reign who is currently on tour with Drake in Australia & New Zealand. Rich Kidd is out in LA who is part of the collective, Naturally Born Strangers. If both of them were there also, it would be even crazier!
Take in the cypher and let me know who you think is going to win at the Juno's on March 15th. Tre Mission - Stigmata
Naturally Born Strangers - The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers
P Reign - Dear America
Saukrates - Amani
Marco Polo - Port Authority 2: The Directors Cut
It's been one week since P. Reign released his mixtape, Dear America. As promised, P. Reign returns to the spotlight with his 5-track EP, available on iTunes tomorrow, which includes the likes of Drake, Future, Waka Flocka Flame, and A$AP Rocky. The project also features the single "Realest In the City," a collaboration with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Meek Mill. Produced by Boi-1da, Stephen Kozmeniuk, and The Maven Boys. Listen below.