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May 20

Check out VITAL’s new video off of his newly released LP titled, Destined To Be.

Directed By. Jason Baskey

VITAL - Ocean


May 20

Peep Deazel Da Boss posted up in front of Hong Shing for his new video, Fear Me. Be on the look out for Deazel Da Boss’ upcoming mixtape titled, Born Ready, dropping this summer.

Directed By. Goldmine Media

Deazel Da Boss - Fear Me


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May 16

"I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with one of RCA’s newest signees Kid Ink during his latest stop in Toronto. We conversed about the one song that made him fall in love with hip hop and also his favourite instrumental of all time that made him start out producing. We then went in a different direction and talked about what video game he left in his PS3 at the hotel before talking about his love for movies. He revealed that he would like Tristan Wilds to act out his life if Hollywood made a movie on his life and also discussed his ideas for a possible reality show. Ink was also apart of a recent campaign for PETA called ‘Ink Not Mink and spoke on the importance of the topic. We also touched on his tattoos but unfortunately he has never been tatted by Kat Von D. Being in the studio with Pharrell recently, I asked him if he regrets any of his ink-work and would ever consider getting test-tube skin to cover anything up in the future…that was a no go. He also revealed the coolest person he’s ever smoked withwhat song has the most play counts on his iTunesembarrassing songs on his iPodthe weirdest encounter he’s had with a fan and that Diddy was the first person in the industry he was a little nervous to meet.”

The boy Walder is working. Salute.

*Props to This Is Walder*

Kid Ink Interview with Walder


May 16

VITAL - Destined To Be [LP]

Check out 18 year old VITAL’s new LP titled, Destined To Be.

DOWNLOAD: VITAL - Destined To Be [LP]


May 16

Elley Jeeze & Fundamental feat. Big Scen - Blind

"Hamilton, Ontario MC, Elley Jeeze, and Toronto producer/artist, Fundamental, are back with another song off their long awaited album, ‘H.I.T.S.’ (Home Is The Start). ‘Blind’ features long time Toronto Hip Hop main stay, Big Scen. Be on the look out for more songs leading up to their May 27th release date.”

DOWNLOAD: Elley Jeeze & Fundamental feat. Big Scen - Blind


May 16

Jae Ari feat. Kyara - Something New (Prod. Omito)

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"RAPCITY Freestyle Champion, Jae Ari, preps the world for his takeover with his newest single, SOMETHING NEW.  Featuring vocalist Kyara on the hook, ‘Something New’ is produced by Omito.”

This is definitely a track you bump on a sunny Saturday morning.

DOWNLOAD: Jae Ari feat. Kyara - Something New (Prod. Omito)


May 16

Maestro Fresh Wes feat. Rich Kidd - Gladiator (Prod. LordQuest)

The OG, Maestro Fresh Wes, links up with Rich Kidd for his new single off of his upcoming LP, Orchestrated Noise. Be on the look out for the album dropping June 25th.

DOWNLOAD: Maestro Fresh Wes feat. Rich Kidd - Gladiator (Prod. LordQuest)


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May 15

DJ Maseo of De La Soul | Save Our Soul | May 16th (Victoria Day Long Weekend) @ Maison Mercer

DJ Maseo of De La Soul | Save Our Soul | May 16th (Victoria Day Long Weekend) @ Maison Mercer

Producer / DJ / part-time MC Vincent Mason a.k.a Maseo a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hophop group De La Soul quietly maintains a spot in hiphop history.

De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hiphop by coloring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of untouched, previously unsampled artists such as The Turtles and Hall & Oates on their critically acclaimed debut “3 Feet High & Rising.”

They have been a catalyst for other important acts in hiphop history as they helped introduce to world to Mos Def, helped propel a Tribe Called Quest to greatness with “Buddy” off 3 Feet High, and were the first major act to work with deceased hiphop icon J-Dilla on a major single (when he was known as Jay Dee).

De La is perhaps the “oldest” functioning hiphop group to still truly maintain credibility while not having “fell off” as they continue to stay relevant collaborating with MF Doom, Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah, Madlib and Flosstradamus among others.

Their most recent music release was also innovative; put out by Nike, who also released a De La Soul limited edition Dunk which sold out at retail immediately and can now be found on Ebay for upwards of $500.

Surprisingly, their biggest success is very recent:

Damon Albarn from Blur was such a fan that he enlisted De La to participate on his 2nd Gorillaz album and what was born was “Feel Good Inc” which is the biggest single ever for both De La and Gorillaz. The track was featured on a massive Ipod worldwide TV campaign and won both acts a Grammy after their ensemble Grammy performance that included Madonna. De La also appears on the most recent Gorillaz album.

Most recently De La toured with Gorillaz worldwide where Damon would have entire stadiums chant Maseo’s name to prompt his now infamous demented laugh to start off the performance of “Feel Good Inc” and Maseo was often found DJ’ing at the afterparties with his mix of Funk, Soul, Classic Hiphop, 80’s, Old School and even some House.

Maseo is currently working on his “DJ-Conductor” concept album and can currently be seen in the award-winning “Beats Rhymes & Life” A Tribe Called Quest documentary keeping the peace between the stars of the movie.

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May 14

C-Flowz - Departure (Pre-tape) [Mixtape]

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C-Flowz gives us his “pre-tape” to hold, as we patiently wait for his upcoming mixtape, 30,000 Feet.

DOWNLOAD: C-Flowz - Departure (Pre-tape) [Mixtape]