I'm still recovering and feeling very inspired from this year's Manifesto, couldn't believe the festival turned seven already. Shouts to the staff, volunteers, partners, and everyone involved in making it possible. I started my Manifesto weekend by attending "The Beat" on Friday which featured Sango, Lancescape, Sunclef, Rich Kidd, Elaquent and Rich Kidd. Saturday I took down some great notes at the panels and Sunday was Live At The Square. Check out the photo gallery below by our photographer CZR-E from the performances at Live at The Square featuring acts such as John River, Wolf J, Freedom Writers, TFHOUSE, Kardinal Offishall, Solitair, Blake Carrington, Raz Fresco, Notes To Self, Jully Black, Jhene Aiko, and Souls of Mischief. Let me know if you were at any of the events and what your favourite performance was.
When I found out Friday a new joint featuring Raz Fresco, John River, Rich Kidd, and Blake Carrington were going to release this weekend in part of Manifesto weekend I couldn't wait to hear the song. Noisey had the pleasure to premier "How Could You Judge Me?" which is produced by Soze and you'll notice the Jay-Z sample from "Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)". Tell me what you think of the joint and we just posted the Manifesto set times so you want to see performed live for the first time then come out to Dundas Square today.
Nowadays it seems like everyone can rap over a beat but to produce it and direct your own videos takes true talent. Straight out of Toronto comes the MC with his crew “The ΒΛΚΞΓ$CLUB” packing visuals and bars that stand out from the rest. By using wavy and lush samples along heavy 808s, it's clear that Raz Fresco has a distinct sound. With almost 6 mixtapes under his belt, and the PABLO to drop, he's not slowing down. Take a listen to "salmonILLa" off The Popcorn Tape which was produced by Raz himself. The video was shot in Toronto but this time directed by PRIME.
Bakers Club members Raz Fresco of Toronto Canada & ChillxWill of Tacoma Washington drop their new mixtape, "The Popcorn Tape" which is entirely produced by Fresco. Stream/download after the jump.
Kicking off 2013 right Union Events presents LEGENDS: Method Man at the Sound Academy January 10th 2013. Last time Mr. Meth was in town things got a little crazy (in a good way) in the crowd. With Raz Fresco & DJ Kaewonder opening this is guaranteed to be an epic night of hip hop. Don't wait to the last minute to get tickets. This will definitely be a sold out show. What: Union Events presents LEGEND: Method Man with opening acts Raz Fresco & DJ Kaewonder Where:Sound Academy 11 Polson st. Toronto When: January 10th 2013 Admission: 19+ $35+S.C Tickets available at Ticketmaster Bonus: 'Tis the season to give, and In the spirit of giving, The Come Up Show is giving away a pair of tickets to see Method Man on January 10 2013. Keep it locked to our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more details.