Classified Unveils New Video For “Fallen”

JUNO Award winning, multi-platinum Canadian hip-hop artist and producer, Classified released his long anticipated new EP “Tomorrow Could Be…” via Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada.  The relentless hit maker also confirmed the exclusive debut of the video for the standout cut “Fallen” on Billboard.com.  Get “Tomorrow Could Be…here.

Shot in Toronto by Jacqueline Andrade the video for “Fallen” focuses on the daily struggle of moving through life at such a fast pace that we find ourselves drowning.  The visual focuses on many of the songs key themes including frustration, communication, day to day survival and moving swiftly through life while trying to keep your head above water.

“This is my joint,” Classified shared with Billboard.  “For me this was the easiest song to make on the album.  I wrote the verse from the point of observation – marveling at what’s going on in the world and how we as society act and react to it.  I love the feel of this song – it takes me back to some Slum Village, Tribe Called Quest vibes.”

Delivering the innovative and genuine narrative fans expect from one of Canada’s most respected rappers, the six track EP “Tomorrow Could Be…” honors female empowerment, pays tribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women and lends a voice to children and women who have been abused among other themes.  With a humble determination, Classified (aka Luke Boyd), brings attention to a number of important ‘modern day’ topics and issues throughout the EP.

“Fallen” follows the previously released tracks “She Ain’t Gotta Do Much’, “Powerless” and “Changes”.

With an inherent and candid ability to break down the barrier between performer and audience, Classified is one of Canada’s most respected and successful rap artists and producers. His self-titled 2013 release debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan Chart and has sold over 1 million singles and is certified 2x Platinum.  Additionally, the album boasts two Top 10 singles including the 5x Platinum “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles and the Platinum certified “3 Foot Tall”.  As one of the most influential hip-hop artists in Canada, the multiple JUNO Award winner hosted the 2014 JUNO Awards and has a combined 24 nominations and 8 wins between the MuchMusic Video Awards, JUNO Awards, and East Coast Music Awards.

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Toronto native Villa returns New Single ‘Run It’

You may have thought you knew Villa from his previous work , but the Toronto native returns with a fresh sound on his new single ‘Run It.’ With a calm yet affirmative flow coupled with an hypnotizing production provided by The Pretty African and Shev, this motivational soul-stirring anthem evokes emotion and a symphony of sentiment.
Hip-hop artist, singer, songwriter and composer, Villa made his musical debut as a member of ‘The Zoo Babies’ with their viral hit ‘Supreme Duffle Bag’. Before parting ways with the group, Villa made major strides with his magnetic energy and talents leading to song reviews on ‘The Needle Drop’ by Anthony Fantino, and opening for platinum rapper Ace Hood.
Following the release of his first solo single Ma de Saun (Ride Round) off his debut EP ‘DRUGS x PROPAGANDA’, which was mentioned by the official OVO Sound Radio Twitter page to look out for, Villa made his anticipated return with the release of OMW, an awe inspiring single featured on the Northern Bars playlist curated by Spotify Canada alongside his new single ‘Run It’.

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Keralanka – Losing Friends

 

 

Losing Friends serves as Keralanka’s most introspective track yet, and serves as a direct reaction to Rohan finding out that one of his friends had committed suicide. The song explores themes such as death, millennial pessimism, and the relationship between technology + mental health. Keralanka also handles the production on Losing Friends, borrowing inspiration from Late Registration-era Kanye, Diplo’s famous vocal manipulation techniques, and the recent re-emergence of Nu Disco.

Keralanka is comprised of Rohan (rapper, producer) & djAP (engineer, producer). They formed in early 2017, driven by the idea that they could one day inspire kids that look like them to do things mainstream culture has told them they can’t. In other words – “representation matters, motherfucker”.
Much like themselves, Keralanka’s music finds strength in diversity. You’ll find constant variation in the sounds used – from the disco synths in Losing Friends to the orchestral elements in Gandhi. Lyrically, the duo constantly tackles themes close to the heart of the second-generation immigrant (From is inspired by the classic question every colored kid eventually faces: “No but… where are you REALLY from?”).
The group’s focus on authentic representation is so core to their vision that it can even be found in their name (a combination of Kerala and Sri Lanka – Rohan and djAP’s places of origin, respectively).

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Toronto Artist Young Blitz Releases A Hard New Video For His Single “No Handouts”

Young Blitz is a rising artist based in Toronto Canada. Blitz was born in Kingston Jamaica and immigrated to Toronto with his mother at age 6. Growing up in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighborhood he eventually found himself a product of his environment and got involved in the street life. Through some bad decisions in his youth he would end up in and out of jail, a desire to turn things around and make something of himself found him turn to hip hop.

Releasing his debut project “Str8 Outta Metro Housing”, the mixtape featured some notable guests such as Sheek Louch of D Block and King Louie from Chicago (Known for his collaborations with Kanye on Yeezus). Young Blitz is currently working on his sophomore release titled “Culinary Arts” that will be releasing in 2018. The first singles “No Handouts” and “Designer” are out now on all stream platforms.

Blitz has just dropped the video for “No Handouts”, premiering via TorontoRappers.com! The video is directed by Conor of Life In Motion Music and the song was produced by 1 Oak.

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Nate Husser releases “Minus 23” the first of three EP’s for the summer

Nate Husser’s 2017 solo debut EP Geto Rock For The Youth featured seven dark and sonically dense tracks, revealing personal stories through clever wordplay and unique flows. His live performances which are injected with over-the-top showmanship bring a unique punk-tinged approach to rap shows that clearly differentiates him from his hip hop peers. Named and critically-acclaimed by a diverse set of music media including Pigeons & PlanesThe FADERNoiseyXLR8R as a buzz rap act worth watching, this summer of 2018 Nate Husser unveils a three-part project that tells a semi-autobiographical tale of the love-hate relationship he has with his hometown of Montreal. The first of these EP’s Minus 23 contains nods to a very specific well known athletes career. Stream Minus 23 and watch new video here.

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Roney – Penz To Benz (Prod. By Murda Beatz) [Video]

Roney teams up with multi-platinum producer Murda Beatz, for their certified anthem Penz To Benz. If you’re familiar with the Toronto rap scene, then you’ve likely heard of Roney. The track is about his progress as an individual, from the pen to a benz and upgrading his lifestyle. This is a serious street banger that’s going to take over North America and give his haters a bigger reason to hate.

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Classified Releases “Fallen” Video & New EP ‘Tomorrow Could Be…”

JUNO Award winning, multi-platinum Canadian hip-hop artist and producer, Classified released his long anticipated new EP “Tomorrow Could Be…” via Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada.  The relentless hit maker also confirmed the exclusive debut of the video for the standout cut “Fallen” on Billboard.com.  Get “Tomorrow Could Be…here.

Shot in Toronto by Jacqueline Andrade the video for “Fallen” focuses on the daily struggle of moving through life at such a fast pace that we find ourselves drowning.  The visual focuses on many of the songs key themes including frustration, communication, day to day survival and moving swiftly through life while trying to keep your head above water.

“This is my joint,” Classified shared with Billboard.  “For me this was the easiest song to make on the album.  I wrote the verse from the point of observation – marveling at what’s going on in the world and how we as society act and react to it.  I love the feel of this song – it takes me back to some Slum Village, Tribe Called Quest vibes.”

Delivering the innovative and genuine narrative fans expect from one of Canada’s most respected rappers, the six track EP “Tomorrow Could Be…” honors female empowerment, pays tribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women and lends a voice to children and women who have been abused among other themes.  With a humble determination, Classified (aka Luke Boyd), brings attention to a number of important ‘modern day’ topics and issues throughout the EP.

With an inherent and candid ability to break down the barrier between performer and audience, Classified is one of Canada’s most respected and successful rap artists and producers. His self-titled 2013 release debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan Chart and has sold over 1 million singles and is certified 2x Platinum.  Additionally, the album boasts two Top 10 singles including the 5x Platinum “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles and the Platinum certified “3 Foot Tall”.  As one of the most influential hip-hop artists in Canada, the multiple JUNO Award winner hosted the 2014 JUNO Awards and has a combined 24 nominations and 8 wins between the MuchMusic Video Awards, JUNO Awards, and East Coast Music Awards.

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Toronto, Ontario Artist J-Soul “Mod Ting” Music Video

The track “MOD TING” allowed J Soul to let loose and get creative in expressing how he has been going “mod” (a well known Toronto slang) or crazy lately due to the fame and this new lifestyle the fame brings. He expresses his “modness” also being due to the extremely relatable fact that friends come and go as he says in the song “world spinnin, friends switchin”. The message he wants to get across to his Sad Souls is that sometimes you have to go “Mod” to feel sane, reminding listeners that it’s all part of the process. The track is a catchy upbeat, reggae-infused pop song with a taste of R&B. As mentioned above, the video is available on all steaming platforms and the music video is available on Vevo.

The Video is directed by Majik Films and the song is produced by Ottawa based producers Ariyan and Elijah Woods.

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Roney from Toronto releases new video “Dennis Rodman”

Roney is one of the most well known rappers in Toronto who recently came out of jail after serving almost 4 years. He came out harder than ever and is back with a new single “Dennis Rodman” where he compares himself to his competition in the rap game. The track is definitely catching major attention across the country receiving over 45,000 views in less than 3 days. He is definitely one of the hottest rappers coming from the 6. Check out his new video and you’ll know why he considers himself the MJ of rap.

 
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Toronto Artist “$heed” Releases Summer Visuals for “Last Time” Shot in the Middle East Qatar

The track “Last Time” allowed $heed to let loose and get more comfortable singing and expressing how he’s always treated his girl the best he possibly can but she never appreciated it enough. He expresses this in his lines saying “Had a real one but you didn’t know”.

The video is one of a kind as it was shot all the way in the Middle East in the state of Qatar, which is neighbouring to Dubai. The video was shot on hollywood quality camera (RED Camera), and the crew consisted of 18 members. The track is a catchy upbeat, summer vibe with a taste of R&B. As mentioned above, the video is available on all steaming platforms and the music video is available on Youtube.

The Video is directed by Aloni and the song is produced by Toronto based producer Hollywoodp.

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