Toronto has it’s own sound and people love it, hence why DillanPonders continues to shine out here. The latest offering is a lead single from his forthcoming The Boy Who Lived project which is set to drop on August 13th. The record consists of two records, switching up half way through from the ‘SMCG’ which see’s Dillan rep his crew to ‘Swallow’ a pretty self-explanatory record which featured vocals from UK songstress Ziba.
The OVO head honcho was back at it again last night as he hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards show at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. It’s no secret Drake is comfortable infront of the camera and yet again last night Drake proved that.
Drake opened up with an impressive opening monologue before a skit with Blake Griffin and Chris Brown. Drake then done what he does best and broke out into music with two comedic pieces ‘Honorable Mention’ which saw him sending a shot at Macklemore, and ‘Side Pieces’ which saw Drake accompanied by Brian McKnight. Drake wasn’t done there as he and Manny Pacquiao sang ‘Let It Go’ the popular song of the animated ‘Frozen’ film. Drake wrapped things up by reading a poem that he had wrote for Skylar Diggins. Hit the jump to re-live the evening.
Teddy Fantum (fka TFHOUSE) has been buzzing in Toronto for a minute, but with a new name and new album on the way, the rapper-producer has re-introduced himself with his latest visual, “Reality Interlude”. The single was introduced on the God Bless Toronto project, and will also appear on Limbo later this year.
Following the release of “Too Smooze” a bit back, Toronto artist Junia-T called on frequent collaborator LordQuest, as well as rapping-singer pHoenix (fka pHoenix Pagliacci) to deliver his newest self-produced single, “Everyday”.
“This song was the product from a night of reminiscing on the golden era,” said Junia-T. “I’ve always been a fan of pHoenix and Quest, and it was dope to finally create something timeless with both of them.”
After touring Europe with Drake on the ‘Would You Like A Tour’ tour The Weeknd has been pretty quiet musically, the odd remix here and there is all fans have had to feed on. Last night The Weeknd took to his SoundCloud to change that and did so with the release of some new original material, it’s titled ‘Often’, and you can stream it below.
Toronto has talent! No one said it better than our very own @Ellhah when asked to describe the Toronto music scene in three words-“Talented. Diverse. Hungry.” YYZ (Wise), a Toronto emcee who has been steadily building a core fan base encompasses all of that. If you’re looking for new music to hold you down over the weekend, then take in the debut effort from the Toronto rapper. This mixtape, which houses 9 well produced tracks, showcases his fierce delivery, keen wit and versatility layered over soul-drenched, nostalgia inspiring beats. Something about his sound reminds me of Childish Gambino, who I’m actually a big fan of. Enjoy. Let me know what you think.
The custom sneaker market is ever expanding and Nike’s range of sneakers seems to be the main choice of silhouette’s to re-work. The latest is something that has turned out incredibly funky. The popular Nike Roshe shoe gets the OVO x Top SZN treatment via the talented Jake Danklef. The original Black and White colour scheme see’s a slight change with the white being replaced with an eye catching Gold. The OVO on the pull tabs is not the only edit as the in-sole comes with the OVO owl imprinted whilst the heels boast Top on the left and SZN on the right. Danklef’s re-works are never far from impeccable and the latest shows us again why he is one of the best custom sneaker designers there is. View more pictures under the jump and go check out Jake’s official site here.
As the fourth release from his forthcoming project Dreams.Visions.Journeys., Toronto rapper Don Von Jovi has grabbed a hold of local singer-songwriter Adria Kain, as well as production from consistent collaborator Fly Boi Eastwood, offer “Game”. Playing on the idea that every King needs a Queen and every Queen needs a King, Don Von Jovi delivers a smooth ride-or-die narrative of the working towards dreams, visions and journeysÂ with a significant other.Â