On January 18, 2014 SmashMouth Entertainment presented the Yxung Toronto Lxrds Cipher; featuring 10 of Toronto's most skilled up and coming emcees including DillanPonders, Jimmy B, SeT, Raheem, Terrell Morris, Tray, X.Zavier, Devontee, Allan Rayman and Rob GF. Filmed inside of Get Fresh Co. in Toronto, each artist who took part in the event was born in the 1990's and resides in the Greater Toronto Area. Shot by Rkulture and produced by BatmanOnTheBeat, you can expect the full-length cipher to be released soon. Watch the Yxung Toronto Lxrds Cipher below.
Single file please. In two weeks, Drake will be releasing his highly anticipated third studio album, Nothing Was The Same. Less then a week after revealing the tracklist, Drizzy shares a short trailer via OVOSound which displays a procession of luxury cars fitted with Canadian Flags. In case you wondering, that's a Hit-Boy and Rey Reel instrumental playing in the background. Check out the video below and let us know if you'll be purchasing the project on September 24.
A trailer for an upcoming documentary about Top Dawg Entertainment aka TDE was released today. TDE is the label that hosts rap-stars Jay Rock, ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul but you already knew that. The documentary will be available through Jay Z's LifeandTimes.com. We will learn about the origins and the rise of TDE as a label. Fans will also get a behind the scenes look at performances from their tours. TDE has made a huge impact in hip-hop and we look forward to the full-length documentary when it drops next week. For now, check out the trailer below. Are you a fan of TDE? What draws you to their music? Share your thoughts in the comments underneath.
Last month we posted two videos from Chuuwee that would be featured on his mixtape Crown Me King. The 'tape dropped last week so make sure to grab it here. Chuuwee isn't wasting anytime as he's already set to release his official debut LP, Wild Style, on May 29th. Below is the official promo trailer to the LP. Chuuwee got bars!
Wild Style can be summarized as pure 90s Hip Hop, where Chuuwee is taking the classic elements of the golden era with the look, sound and the feel and then applying them to the present day. Inspired by Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, Big L, De La Soul with even hints of DMX, Wild Style promises to be Chuuwee’s break-out project, one that will showcase him as being a frontrunner lyricist from Hip-Hop’s new school; while also paying homage and respect to the great pioneers of the 1990’s. “Wild Style is the album that’s going to eradicate weak rap off the face of the map. It is the return of real Hip-Hop. It’s pure and it’s not me trying to re-make it. It’s not me telling you its 90s Hip-Hop; it is 90s Hip-Hop” says Chuuwee.
If you're a fan of hip-hop, there's a good chance you're going to want to check this out. Ice-T's documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap made it's debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is set for a theatrical release in June. This film is sure to be as educational as it is entertaining. With all the misinterpretations that surround hip-hop, it's always refreshing to see the authenticity of rap music being discussed and celebrated on such a large scale. If that's not enough to get you interested, peep the cast and read a brief synopsis below.
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary film about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film's director and interviewer Ice-T. Ice-T takes us on a deeply personal journey to uncover how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets some of the remarkable superstars of Rap, from Eminem to Dr Dre, to Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting most of it's most famous protagonists studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal The Art Of Rap. This film features unique performances from it's entire cast and does not use any archive material. Cast: Afrika Bambaataa, Big Daddy Kane, B-Real, Bun B, Chino XL, Common, DJ Premier, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Grandmaster Caz, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Immortal Technique, Joe Budden, Kanye West, Kool Keith, KRS-One, Lord Finesse, Lord Jamar, Marley Marl, MC Lyte, Melle Mel, Mos Def, Nas, Puerto Rico, Q-Tip, Raekwon, Rakim, Ras Kass, Redman, Snoop Dogg, Xhibit