Classified feat. Anjulie – “Changes” [Video]

Juno award-winning Canadian rapper, Classified, unveils the visual for his new track with Anjulie, “Changes” with Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada. The track was initially released on 4-27-18 and was quickly added to the Viral Chary on Spotify Canada.

Classified has become one of Canada’s most respected and successful rapper/producer. His self-titled 2013 release debuted #1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan chart and has sold over 1 million singles.  The release also has two top ten singles (“3 Foot Tall” is Platinum and “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles is 4x Platinum). As one of the most influential Hip Hop artists, Classified hosted the 2014 Juno Awards, gained a combined 24 nominations and 8 wins at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Juno Awards and East Coast Music Awards.

For decades, the CD player and format was the life of the party, coveted by music lovers worldwide. In 2012, the music industry shifted and the way we purchased, consumed and listened to music drastically changed—almost overnight—leaving the former life of the party, the portable CD player, a virtual dinosaur searching for one last dance in a digital age.

For this particular Discman, “Changes” is his story.  We all grow up and move on, just remember, when you speak of him, please speak well.  Also, please be kind and recycle your waste!

“Changes” is where my mind frame was at after touring for almost 15 years continually and then taking off a year and a half off.  I spent all of my time in Enfield (Nova Scotia, Canada) and hanging in the studio making music by myself.  I wasn’t sure what was coming next or even what I wanted next” Classified opined.  “These are usually the thoughts we kept to ourselves (in our own head), but I wanted to speak about them.  The song is so personal and direct to my life. The “Discman” is a representation and central to the narrative of the song.  It reflects what I am talking about, changes, both personally and professionally, that makes it more relatable to the listener and viewer.”

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Classified’s Tomorrow Could Be… EP will be released on 6-22-18.

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Toronto’s Alex Snow Makes A Statement With New Video For “Wake Up”

Alex Snow is a new artist hailing from Toronto with a stand out sound. Alex was raised by his Mother in a Ward 12 apartment located in the Eglington Ave. West neighborhood in Toronto. At age 16, Alex was given the opportunity to leave home on his own and go to Florida to chase his dream of playing basketball, where he relied on sleeping on couches and rooming with teammates.

Alex returned to Toronto where he met with rising indie artist J-Soul among others and started the group “RVRE Republic”. Alex soon took on the behind the scenes role of managing J-Soul, putting together music videos and throwing events that soon gained enough traction to get noticed by Birdman of Cash Money

After parting ways to pursue new goals, Alex began to experiment with recording and writing music himself, he developed the name Alex Snow and in October 2017, Alex released his first single, “Wake Up”.

Now working on his debut EP project, Alex has released a brilliant and dark video for his single “Wake Up”. Directed by Zecko J, “Wake Up” is a cold, dark visual experience. With representations of lust, pain and fame, the video is stunningly shot and is a great introduction to Alex Snow’s style and sound.

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Kresnt – “In Your Place (prod. by 40K)[Video]

Vancouver up-and-comer Kresnt collaborated with Kanye West producer/mix engineer Ken Lewis to complete the new EP.

The six song EP contains production and mixes from both 40K and the 55-time Grammy-nominated Lewis, who has worked with some of the biggest artists in music. The hard-hitting production mixed with melodic vocals and clever lyricism shows the diversity of young Afghan-Canadian rapper Kresnt. Kresnt hosted a sold-out listening party for the project in his hometown Vancouver earlier this month, showing that his fan base is not only loyal but growing. So we’re looking forward to seeing how things continue to build for the young talent.

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The trio from Toronto EMP Drops New Video “8AM”


Toronto trio EMP release the video for their new single, “8AM.” Check it out here. Directed by Zac Facts of We Should Make History, the video is a “cinematic, trunk-rattling vibe session complete with John Woo-style doves flying and drugged up chords.” (Noisey) “8AM” is produced by group member Eestbound and German producer Cubeatz, and it’s the latest single from EMP’s forthcoming debut project which is set to drop this summer.

After finding early success with their debut single, “Rebellion,” EMP has been working relentlessly in the studio this past year, crafting their first full body of work. With a late-night sound that is synonymous with their city, “EMP is forging their own counterculture and is quickly becoming a recognized name in Toronto’s underground scene.” (Highsnobiety) A true embodiment of the city’s downtown teen-cult, EMP is Eestbound (producer), Milly Manson (emcee) and Pree (vocalist). The beatsmith behind popular tracks, including Travis Scott’s “Antidote,” Young Thug’s “Freaky” and Little Simz’s “Bad to the Bone,” Eestbound’s explosive production is the framework for EMP’s vivid sound. Topped off with Milly’s energetic, in-your-face flows and Pree’s sweet-but-savage melodies, “EMP is proving that there’s more to The 6 than what we know.” (Revolt TV)

Though new to the scene, EMP has already generated a long list of milestones. They received early support from Ebro on Beats 1, as well as from prominent hip-hop tastemakers, including Complex, Highsnobiety, The Source, 2DOPEBOYZ and Noisey, just to name a few. Their music has also landed on Spotify playlists, including the viral hit-maker, “Most Necessary,” as well as “Northern Bars” and “We Everywhere.” Though EMP “doesn’t need to do much to convince you that they’re the next face of youth and music,” (unrtd) their upcoming project is going to put a stamp on their place in the game.  

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F L A C O pays homage to Dennis Rodman with new single: ’95’

In February 1993, Dennis Rodman spent a night in his car with a loaded rifle, planning to kill himself. He had just gone through a bitter divorce, and the resignation of his coach Chuck Daly, who Rodman admired as a surrogate-father. He was alone. He felt trapped, and he was trying to figure a way out.

He decided to pull the trigger, but not on himself. As he would later explain:
“I decided that instead [of killing myself] I was gonna kill the impostor that was leading Dennis Rodman to a place he didn’t want to go … So I just said, ‘I’m going to live my life the way I want and be happy doing it.’ I killed the person I didn’t want to be.”

Rodman couldn’t handle being alone because he didn’t like who he was — a shell of himself. So he took a chance, and decided to be who he thought he really was. He dyed his hair, covered himself in tattoos and piercings. He took no bullshit on the court. And he spoke feelings and opinions publicly, no matter what anyone else took.

To celebrate Rodman’s 57th birthday, F L A C O is paying homage to the man known as The Worm with his new song: ‘95’ (Named for the year Rodman landed in Chicago to play with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen) .

Like Rodman, F L A C O is true to himself. He doesn’t hide his love for bright colours, or his obsession for punk music. He’s got a scorpion on his forehead. He is nobody’s definition of “normal”, and that can be polarizing. He saw this effect when his Pigeons and Planes freestyle at SXSW started going viral. Thousands of people commented, many sending love, but not all. Words like “Feminine”, “Retarded” and “Fag” popped up over and over again. Not real critiques, just insults.

These words sting, but as Rodman showed, they can’t stop you. With ‘95’,
F L A C O is praising Rodman, refusing to conform, and showing it’s ok to be different. It’s ok to be you. In fact, it’s more fun. Being yourself will always make you legendary.

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Toronto’s Very Own rising R&B artist, Ziyaad Luceō releases ‘Dishonest’

Toronto’s Very Own rising R&B artist, Ziyaad Luceō releases his last single off his new project which is called ‘CHANNEL: Division’. This record is entitled ‘Dishonest’ and is produced by the multi-talented Kaelyn. Kaelyn and Ziyaad put their talents together before on his debut EP, ‘Late Night Calls’ with the song ‘The After-Party’. On this particular record, Ziyaad fits perfectly on the hazy/atmospheric instrumental to recite an intimate story of a loved one. With passionate and ‘dream-like’ vocals, Ziyaad is able to express his inner feelings toward conflicting issues with either a close friend and/or loved one. The storyline includes a narrative of love loss, drug abuse/addiction and depression where the woman is living away from the truth; existing only in a facade. ‘Dishonest’ is a clear showcase of Ziyaad’s vocal talents and storytelling. This record gives a great opening of what is to come from his next project ‘CHANNEL: Division’ which is set to be released May 15th. The Outlier is back and better than ever. Big things are in store for Ziyaad and his OE crew.

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JNYR – Great Sensation

After receiving great reviews for his debut singles Twenty Ten and No Matter Where, JNYR now releases his new single Great Sensation Produced by Sauceboy & Amu beats. The reggae influenced vibes comes of no surprise considering the Toronto natives Jamaican-Caribbean roots. His forthcoming EP “Transition” is expected to be released in May 2018.

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DillanPonders Releases ‘GZUS’ Single

DillanPonders’ name is not new to hip hop, but his current sound and mindset are. Today he brings us the second single off his upcoming MATRIX album: ‘GZUS’ (Prod. Kevin Rolly & NASTII). After the wild anthem that was the first single ‘SAMSON’, ‘GZUS’ is slower, more introspective, but with a bass that could break your car windows.

Once celebrated as the rapper to get fucked up to, Ponders’ infamous lifestyle used to match his party music. Inevitably, he spiralled out of control, losing his friends, his money, his house, and ending up homeless.

As he says on ‘GZUS’, this was the rock bottom he needed to hit before he could take flight. Ponders got clean, locked himself in the studio, and began forging a new path. Now, at 26, he’s the healthiest he’s ever been, and creating the best music of his career.

This life evolution has set the stage for Ponders’ new album: MATRIX (set to release May 31st). With a clear mind and body, Ponders unplugs himself from the irrational expectations of society and encourages his listeners to do the same. He raps on ‘GZUS’: “Play my old songs and lose your mind, play my new songs and find yourself.”

‘GZUS’ is a track to boost your confidence, positivity and self-worth. Ponders wants to show listeners that they’re all Gods in their own right, and he’s leading by example.

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EverythingOShauN Releases Another Video Off Of “Almost Everything” EP

EverythingOShauN is an upcoming artist from a city just west of Toronto called Brampton who has been steadily building a fan base over the past few years with multiple high quality releases. With an amazing aptitude for melodies, OShauN has an incredible ability to ride beats and carry multiple genres in his music. Having released several EP projects and singles over the past 2 years with his own team, GSX Music, his reach and appeal continue to grow.

OShauN’s music has been featured on multiple playlists and programming with Spotify, including multiple singles hitting Spotify Canada’s coveted “Northern Bars” playlist. His music also continues to attract praise from critics, media and new fans. Having been featured in notable outlets such: HipHopDX, Noisey, Exclaim! and more.

Following up the release of the video for “Winnebago” which was premiered via SideWalkHustle, OShauN drops another stunning visual for his latest single “Blind”. Teaming up again with Montreal based video production duo Fatty Soprano and Shuterr, OShauN drops another amazing video off his latest EP “Almost Everything”.

“Blind” premiered via EarMilk as OShauN shows no sign of slowing down. Be on the look out for new music and videos coming soon!

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Toronto by way of Detroit recording artist Billionaire B New Record “She Wanna”

Billionaire B returns today with the second release off his upcoming EP titked “BILLIONAIRE.”
The first offering to be released off the forthcoming EP comes in the form of “She Wanna,” a melodic number produced by AmpOnTheTrack.
Be on the lookout as “Billionaire” is dropping Summer 2018.

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