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.
Every once in awhile, I'll stumble across a gem in the inbox. Today, that gem is Dayda Banks' Roy Meets World. On the mixtape, the Saskatoon, SK emcee delivers a heartfelt, carefully-crafted project with some talented rhyming to boot. A couple early favourites are "I Want It All", "Bring Boots", "For The Hell Of It", and "Therapy". Stream/download Roy Meets World and read what inspired the project below.
"About a year ago I found myself lost, frustrated and sick of living in the same day routine. You could say I had a sudden moment of clarity and realized what I have been doing is not important, and this repetition I have been caught up in, is not the way I want to spend my life... Where I live, the easiest thing to do is to lose yourself, and fall into something I see people regret for their whole lives. Instead, I picked up a pen. Music has been a way I can inspire and motivate, vent about personal conflict, and help others with their own." - Dayda Banks.
Last month Saskatoon/Toronto rapper and producer Muneshine released the promo video for his upcoming album, There Is Only Today. Here we have the first single off the album titled "Lower Level". I'm really feeling Muneshine on this one as he spits over some Buckwild production with DJ Grouch on the cuts giving the track a bit of an old-school flare. Listen to the single below and be on the lookout for There Is Only Today coming on May 29.
The prolific Saskatoon-born, Toronto-based rapper/producer, is joining forces with Droppin Science to release his third studio album, There Is Only Today (May 29th, 2012). There Is Only Today not only showcases Muneshine’s growth (and strength) as an MC (and producer), but also delivers with incredible production from Buckwild, DJ Spinna, !llmind, M-Phazes, Suff Daddy, Freddie Joachim, Bix, BoomBaptist, Jeff Spec and Shinogo. While the sounds are familiar, we see Muneshine venturing in some exciting new, and more personal directions. He has also brought along some of today’s strongest contemporary artists, such as: Emilio Rojas, D-Sisive, Ghettosocks and more. There Is Only Today is sure to be both a showpiece for Mune’s illustrious career and a serious payoff for his ever-patient loyal fans.
"There is the man of yesterday, and the man of tomorrow. Time plays no part in the quickening of the spirit. The gate is ever open. Today is like all other days. There is only today." Saskatoon/Toronto rapper and producer Muneshine just released the promo video for his upcoming album, There Is Only Today. In the video, he talks about his recent East Coast Music Awards and Juno nominations, the recently completed Train of Thought tour with Ghettosocks, Timbuktu, and Jeff Spec, the meaning behind his album title, and his goal for the album. Keep on the lookout for more about There Is Only Today as it gets released, The Come Up Show will definitely be following its progress.