Van Hill Releases 2 New Singles With “Stressed” & “Plaza”

A promising young talent from Brampton Ontario (West of Toronto), Van Hill has steadily released a solid catalog of music that continues to grow his fan base. After dropping an EP titled “Sad Day At Wonderland” in November 2016, Van has been releasing a string of singles, loose records and collaborations for most of 2017.

Van has a strong and relatable presence on his records and continues to stand out as an elite songwriter. With witty word play and double entendre, his lyricism and smooth melodies make for a captivating sound.

Speaking on the new records, “Plaza is about Me and the guys that forever link up at the plaza. Either for some backwoods or some backwoods (haha,). It’s a religion, ain’t no way around it. No motive? You should just go home my guy, I’ve seen niggas do the most when there ain’t much to do. True story.”

For the accompanying record Van says, “”Stressed” is about how sometimes we get obsessed with this art thing we’re trying to do. Haven’t figured it out if it’s a good or bad thing yet, I guess time will tell, or maybe it won’t? Maybe we tell ourselves that for comfort, because we’re afraid of the future. A curse for living in the present I suppose. Watching the clock tick is like a bug; a tick.”

Both records are now available on Van’s SoundCloud and will be available on all stream services (Spotify, TIDAL, Apple Music) soon.


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Toronto Artist Jamel Thomas’ New Single “Got The Gold”

Jamel Thomas is an up and coming artist from Toronto Canada. With an alternative hip hop sound that infuses elements of styles and genres such R&B, Jazz and golden era hip hop, Jamel has a captivating element in his music. Following up his debut EP “Acclaim”, Jamel is gearing up to release a new offering this fall titled “One On The House”, which is expected for release October 13th, 2017.

Speaking on the motivation for the new single “Got The Gold”, Jamel says “For those who have visited Toronto, it’s hard to miss the beautiful women to be seen on every block—from the professionally-attired, successful women of the financial district to the gorgeous ladies enjoying the busy nightlife of downtown, Toronto boasts a mosaic of captivating women from every culture: This song is a 100% dedication to Toronto women, and is meant to be a 6 anthem!”

“Got The Gold” was produced by California native Kavi Bless and is a repeat worthy new single. Jamel demonstrates his ability to switch flows and cadences in his rhymes and the smooth production make for an ear catching new release.

The new single is now available on all stream service providers and digital retailers.

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Toronto Cash Money Artist J-Soul “Summer Fling”

With summer time coming in, people need summer music to vibe to, which is why Toronto Cash Money artist J-Soul recently released two tracks labeled under the playlist “Summer Fling”. The first track “Only One” is produced by Jordan Manswell and Yodi, along with additional production by “Krs”. The second track “Tipsy” is produced by J-Soul’s right hand man and one of the collective “The Public” producers Shyheem. Both tracks might remind us a little of lasts summers banger “Slow Wine” which hit over 3 million views on Youtube.

 

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OTF presents Yung Tory from Toronto with his newest single called “Aquafina” featuring Lil Durk

OTF presents Yung Tory from Toronto with his newest single called “Aquafina” featuring Lil Durk. Pre-order his album Free Dope 2 dropping Sept 26, 2017https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/free-dope-2/id1282184205?at=1000ly4U. Yung Tory has been featured on WSHH and over 100+ medium to large hip hop blog sites. Be sure to check out “Aquafina” below.

 

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ChanHays feat. The Cool Kids – “New Bag”

Canada, similarly to the US, has several cities that are its hip-hop hot spots. While there is not nearly as many, and nor are they nearly as saturated with artists, most music fans can name at least an MC or two from Vancouver, one or two from Montreal, and maybe three or four from Toronto. However, unless you are a Canadian, or are deeply into underground hip hop from the late ‘90s, you are not likely to know that Halifax, Nova Scotia boasts an established scene full of talent.

Yep, you guessed it; we’re mentioning all that because ChanHays is a Halifax native who was a part of that scene with his group Something Good in the early ’00s. He eventually left the group with the goal to spread out and work with heads from all over. And that is exactly what he did. On top of working with some of the best MCs Canada’s East coast has churned out (Saukrates, Ghettosocks, TaiChiChi), he went and got a who’s who list of our favorite true school MCs from across the US for his upcoming album, Here. There are so many dope names, I can’t list them all, I am just going to hit you with the impressive tracklist below.

ChanHays had this to say about the variety of sounds and depth of talent on the project: “I wanted a wide range in the sound to showcase my production. I feel I can do it all. That said, there’s a continuity throughout the tracks and the artists featured. These are artists I’ve been a fan of for years and I think I’ve given them backdrops on which they can really flex.”

Today, Mass Appeal premiered “New Bag,” which features the in-demand duo of the moment, The Cool Kids. If you didn’t know, Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks dropped their reunion album last Friday and it shot straight to the top of the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart. The Kids play their part and kick lavish raps with as much nonchalance as humanly possible.

Rising Toronto artist KHEM is working on a forthcoming EP titled JINZO and now delivers a new KenKenKiltIt-produced song called “Down Down”

Rising Toronto artist KHEM is working on a forthcoming EP titled JINZO and now delivers a new KenKenKiltIt-produced song called “Down Down.”
 
KHEM had this to say about the release:

“Down Down was a product of those late nights, speeding on the highway, headed downtown. Seeing the flashing lights…reflections. It puts you in that mood. When I get time to reflect and paint pictures in my head my mind goes crazy. I had the concept of “Downtown,” – relationships, triumph, heartbreak, and I just wanted to tie that whole scene together. As soon as I heard the beat I said “Yeah I know you cool, but is you down down?” over and over again. After that, the song just wrote itself.”

Stream “Down Down” via Apple Music or download a copy of your own on iTunesJINZO is on the way.
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Toronto’s Knemesis Drops Action Packed Video ” I’m The One “

Toronto hip hop artist The Knemesis aka K-Fresh has been a recognizable name in the city’s underground scene for several years. With aggressive lyricism and strong delivery, K-Fresh tells the detailed stories of Toronto’s street life.

Working on a new EP titled ‘Play Time Over’, Knemesis drops a visual for the new single off the project “I’m The One”. The video was also directed by Knemesis and features his signature drone shots and narrative story lines. The upbeat record is accompanied with an action packed visual treatment fans are sure to enjoy.

Also an accomplished video Director / Cinematographer, Knemesis established his own production company “Goldmine Media”. He has been working with several artist in Canada and internationally on music videos.

Be on the look out for new music and videos as Knemesis preps his “Play Time Over” EP for an October release.

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Toronto Artist Jamel Thomas Drops An Ear Catching New Single With “Got The Gold”

Jamel Thomas is an up and coming artist from Toronto Canada. With an alternative hip hop sound that infuses elements of styles and genres such R&B, Jazz and golden era hip hop, Jamel has a captivating element in his music. Following up his debut EP “Acclaim”, Jamel is gearing up to release a new offering this fall titled “One On The House”, which is expected for release October 13th, 2017.

Speaking on the motivation for the new single “Got The Gold”, Jamel says “For those who have visited Toronto, it’s hard to miss the beautiful women to be seen on every block—from the professionally-attired, successful women of the financial district to the gorgeous ladies enjoying the busy nightlife of downtown, Toronto boasts a mosaic of captivating women from every culture: This song is a 100% dedication to Toronto women, and is meant to be a 6 anthem!”

“Got The Gold” was produced by California native Kavi Bless and is a repeat worthy new single. Jamel demonstrates his ability to switch flows and cadences in his rhymes and the smooth production make for an ear catching new release.

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@JamelThomasNDR

Rapper Boland takes ‘No Days Off’ on debut single from 13 week series post up x

Toronto-based rapper Boland unveils his much-anticipated “No Days Off” debut single from the forthcoming project of the same name. Over the next 13 consecutive weeks, Boland will release new songs under the No Days Off banner, showcasing his wide range of flows, unbeatable work ethic, and varied lyrical styles. A multifaceted new rap talent, Boland has been writing poetry and rhymes since the age of five, and comes from a family tree littered with talented artists. His sister is award-winning actress Katie Boland, chosen by the Toronto International Film Festival – the world’s largest film festival – as one of their inaugural “Rising Stars”; his mother is award-winning photographer and filmmaker Gail Harvey who’s worked on over 100 films; while his father Kevin Boland is an esteemed journalist and best-selling author.

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Vancouver’s J. Dohe Delivers With A New Visual For His Single “Jerry Rice.”

: When your product is jumping that’s when you charge a lot are the opening lines of the Vancouver by way of Toronto, Canada artist J. Dohe, as he delivers today with his latest visual offering titled, “Jerry Rice.” Vancouver as the backdrop for the visual shot by Tray Starks, J.Dohe uses the classic Dogg Pound instrumental “New York New York” where he liberates with some clever lyrics in favor of the song’s title and character of of Jerry Rice, “losers quit when they fail, how you could you make it to the Summer if you don’t ride out through the Winter months.” The visual is only an intro of what’s to come from the Vancouver native, check it out and let us know your thoughts.

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