In conjunction with Maxamus Entertainment, The Substance Group is starting their 2015 with the announcement that Rich HOmie Quan is making his debut Canadian tour equipped with a show in Toronto February 17th. Alongside A-Game, FriskOLAY and Marcus Haran, the ATLien will take stage at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, and we have tickets to give away – just not quite yet. Be sure to check back with us near the end of the month for details on how to get yourself a free pair, but if you can’t wait, grab tickets at www.ticketzone.com/RHQTO.
Arguably one of my top choices of artists to watch in 2015, especially from Toronto, JAHKOY caps off the year with a compilation tape titled ‘Forward Thinking’, as well as a bonus joint titled, “Mine”, produced by Kaytranda. While JAHKOY is working on his new project ‘Nothing Else Matters’, I urge you to get familiar with this 13-track compilation tape. (Sidenote: I cannot wait for this album, at all.) (more…)
While Toronto upstart Christian Ceazer has made his name through various business ventures in the city, it’s his music that has become the primary vehicle he’s driving. Representing growth, change and a new mindset in the city often known as ‘The Screwface Capital of the World’, Christian is leading this journey with his debut mixtape, ‘Top Boy: The No Mercy Edition’. With production from freshly Grammy-nominated Arthur McArthur, Duck Down Record’s Raz Fresco and Christian himself among others, the 12-track project (and additional two bonus cuts) takes a trip down creative strides and life’s hurdles.
This past weekend, Tinashe brought her energy and dance crew to perform her ‘Aquarius’ album through and through, as well as tracks from her 2013 mixtape ‘Black Water’. Put on by Ink Entertainment at Tattoo, (semi)newcomer Taya Marquis took to the stage to start off the night. With her dancers in tow, she performed singles from her EP, ‘Woman’. While the crowd originally thought she was Tinashe, baring a strikingly similar stage set and presence, Taya found her place singing tracks like “Love Again” and “Obsession” with ease. Tinashe took to the stage at 11:30PM, coming out to a screaming crowd in an adorned in a bejeweled cat mask a la Kanye West to album title track, “Aquarius”. (more…)
Junia-T takes a minute to release a video from his latest album ‘Eye See You’ for the title track of the same name. Directed by Kyle Smiley, the video follows Junia-T dropping knowledge to some yutes and gives them insight on the hustle (of dreaming).
“Wasting Time” is just about passing on the important stuff to the next generation on the come up. I’m the product of having older brothers who respected that responsibility.” – Junia-T. (more…)
Check out the first official video from YYZ’s album Take Off, produced by Braden K. It’s been a while since we’ve gotten new material from this kid. Word is that he’s in the studio now working on a new album. While we wait, check out Take Off if you haven’t already.
Toronto’s Luu Breeze recently released a new freestyle over production courtesy of Smashmouth Music Group’s in-house producer, BatmanOnTheBeatz.