Crooklin of Smash Brovaz just released "Dedicated to Uncle Rick", an ode to his late uncle who passed away while Crooklin was in Atlanta for A3C. The self-produced track is one of the more introspective tracks we've heard from Crooklin lately, and a touching tribute. Stream/download "Dedicated to Uncle Rick" and read what Crooklin had to say about the track below.
"My uncle Rick was a great man. The song is a 5 minute musical journey that starts with an answering machine message Rick left for me a few years back that makes me laugh every time I hear it. The song moves into another instrumental/remix I crafted up from a 45" I dug up, next it takes a step into my childhood with the real audio of Rick schooling me on some vinyl in my living room, followed by a verse I crafted over a loop I took from a Jay Electronica track." - Crooklin
On Thursday August 1st, 2013 join Rich Kidd and the rap duo Smash Brovaz (Crooklin & Junia-T) for their show at Wrongbar in Toronto. Accompanied by the live band Juice Money Quartet, the event will be hosted by Big Norm with music provided by DJ Nana. With Rich Kidd's multiple popular releases such as In My Opinion and Smash Brovaz Think It's A Game, it's sure to be a night for the real hip-hop heads - Wrongbar will be packed! Check out full details below and watch some footage of Smash Brovaz and Rich Kidd. What: Rich Kidd & Smash Brovaz with live band Juice Money Quartet Where: Wrongbar, 1279 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON When: Thursday August 1, 2013 Admission: $10 Cover | Doors Open at 8PM | Show Starts at 10PM | No Dresscode | 19+
Interview by: Martin Bauman When it comes to making music, Mississauga's Smash Brovaz are very serious about their craft - just look at the title of their latest album, Think It's A Game? Consisting of emcee/producer Junia-T (above, left) and emcee Crooklin (above, right), the two have been collaborating under the Smash Brovaz moniker for nearly a decade now, constantly learning and improving. The results show on their latest effort, a boom-bap driven, jazz-influenced 10-track album featuring the likes of Rich Kidd, Slakah The Beatchild, and Richie Sosa. The Come Up Show caught up with Smash Brovaz when they were in London to talk about their latest album, what inspires them, what's next for them, and more. Hit the skip to read the full interview.
It's my birthday next Thursday and I'll be celebrating next Friday at this show! Featuring TreeTop Entertainment, Smash Brovaz, Pocket City, Afos at the Outback Shack in Fanshawe College. Last show I attended at the Outback was the Rich Kidd and Sonreal show and it was an amazing night! Full details below this is a FREE SHOW! What: TreeTop Entertainment, Smash Brovaz, Pocket City, and Afos live performance! Where: Outback Shack at Fanshawe College. Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology, 1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard, London, ON. When: Friday January 18th. Doors 9:30pm. Admission: FREE SHOW. 19+. All ages with Valid Fanshawe Student ID only. RSVP on Facebook.
TreeTop featuring Casper