Ever listen to Q Da Kid? If you have there may be a little something you find pleasantly familiar about Scott King, to make things simpler, they are the same artist. Scott King, formerly known as Q Da Kid, recently changed his Hip-Hop moniker following the passing of his grandmother. Scott felt as though he had grown quite a bit since the creation of his Q Da Kid moniker, and with his grandmother being a primary motivator in his Hip-Hop vision, he wanted to show her his growth and maturity as an artist. After a few months of steady releases, enter Incarcerated Scarfaces. Scott King jumps on track originally by Raekwon, and produced by the one and only RZA. Scott's vocal style seems to mesh with the street production with an overtone of darkness quite well, and seems to feel right at home on the beat. As for the content, Scott King switches up his topics quite a few times, but ensures to never miss a bar. If you're feeling what Scott King has to say, check out his new freestyle below, and while you're at it his latest freestyle on Notorious B.I.G.'s "Who Shot Ya" should not be missed.
"It's just pretty, pretty paper"!! Yes it is, but money makes the world go round, and Island Boy Cartel, Raekwon, and Assassin make it known with this slow-grooving, hip-hop/reggae mash-up. Island Boy Cartel is made up of Toronto's Kardinal Official (who will performing at Western University's The Wave tonight) and Planet IV (formerly known as Rock City). Together, they have released several tracks and remixes, mixing hip-hop with with soca, reggae, dancehall and trap. IBC has pulled out the big guns with this track, with verses from Assassin and friend Raekwon, bridging the gaps of Kardinal's hip-hop flows with the help of some of reggae and rap's biggest artists. This track is all about money- the way it changes our lives, the way it attracts people, the way it separates us, the way it creates crime, the way we fight for it, and how it kills us. It's a straight-up series of messages tied into one jamming beat, and that's the way it should be. To my excitement, Island Boy Cartel will be releasing an album in 2014 which will include artists such as Verse Simmons, Lady Leshurr and Bunji Garlin. I'm positive this will be a much a anticipated album; but for the meantime, take a listen below and tell me what you think.
I think it is safe to say Wu-Tang Clan is one group that has an amass amount of true fans and it only grows as younger generations get more in depth into the hip-hop scene. I can't say I've ever experienced a Wu show, but it's definitely on the bucket list. Now imagine being in a crowd of 70,000 plus raging fans on July 5th as Wu-Tang hits the stage in full with RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Red Man, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface Killa, Masta Killa and Capadonna as they ignite the venue with a performance of "Bring Da Ruckus". In explainable for sure. Watch the full footage below and let me know if you've ever got to experience Wu-Tang live and what it was like to be in the presence of such influential artists.
On Friday June 28, 2013 Raekwon The Chef will be performing live at The Rockpile in support of his upcoming sixth studio album entitled F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art). Presented by S&S Promotions and Up Close & Personal, The Wu Tang clan founder's last visit to Toronto was at The Sound Academy as part of the Legends: The Hip-Hop Series. Hosted by Stacee Brizzle, guests include CITY NATIVES, MASTER OF CEREMONY, KUSH MCCLOUD, MIC GUTZ & KINGKADE, JDON & MCK, APPLIED SCIENCES, ILL SHADDAI, KUSH & GHP, HARVEY DENTIST, SHELLZ & LALO. Check out the full details below and purchase your tickets as this event will sell out fast. What: S&S Promotions & Up Close & Personal present Raekwon Where: The Rockpile 5555 Dundas St W Etobicoke When: Friday June 28, 2013 Admission: All Ages/19+ | Doors Open 8PM | $40.00 | Tickets online via TicketWeb
Visualize yourself at the Sound Academy last night to see the legend Raekwon performing his classic album Only Built For Cuban Linx in its entirety. Any real Hip-Hop fans would be beyond ecstatic to see this live and if that wasn't enough, The Chef brought out Kardinal Offishall to take it up another notch! Performing classic songs like “Incarcerated Scarfaces” and “Ice Cream” together, I really wish I could have been there. Let me know what you think of Kardinal and Raekwon's performance and if you haven't already got the chance make sure to check out our interview with Kardinal Offishall and Raekwon on The Come Up Show. Footage filmed by: This Is Walder