Archive for the 'Hip Hop' Category

10
Jun
10

Asher Roth All Access

Asher Roth being chosen as a Freshmen didn’t come as much of a surprise to me after that Drama/Cannon hosted mixtape introduced him to the world. His album didn’t disappoint as a debut either, especially for a white kid from the suburbs. And while it still remains to be seen if Asher will be a mainstay in Hip Hop or not, it is a sure thing that for right now Asher Roth is enjoying his moment.
This is the trailer for footage taken during his Great Hangover Tour. Aimed at giving fans a full view of what Asher and his team experience on tour, the trailer looks like something you may want to keep up with.

Check it out over at Asher Roth’s new web-site
*hint: it’s in the “Blog” section

08
Jun
10

Big Sean x More Free GOODness

I have to say that when I was first seeing all the Best of Both Offices videos featuring Big Sean I wasn’t sure about Big Sean. I guess I am just a skeptic until you prove me wrong in most cases.
It didn’t take Big Sean long. Finally Famous v1, v2 and I’m sure the upcoming v3 have propelled him into the role as one of my favourite new acts to follow. While it’s unfortunate for him that his Drake collaboration leaked a while back, it’s great for the fans. If that is what we can expect from Finally Famous (the one you can spend money on), then I’m excited.
For now, enjoy another lyrical bombardment of this Don Cannon track. “He called Shotty!”

Download: Big Sean – High Rise
Produced by Don Cannon

08
Jun
10

Absolut Concert Series x Jay-Z

For those who know me, and those who don’t, you know I’m a huge fan of Jay-Z. The banner background for the site has been words making up the likeness of the man for as long as I can remember. As such, this is the perfect video for me to pour 15 minutes of my time into.
A while back, Absolut teamed up with Madison Square Garden to present a concert series (that is still ongoing today). One of those special concerts was Jay-Z’s performance at the Garden, centred around the Blueprint 3 release. The video gives you some more insight into the creative process of putting together a concert, and gives you a SLIGHTLY deeper look into the man that is Shawn Carter.

Be sure to check their official page out on Facebook.

08
Jun
10

Meet Drake in Toronto

For those of us fortunate enough to live in the Toronto area (not often I get to say that when it comes to hip hop events, etc.) you have the opportunity to meet the man making Canadian Hip Hop cool again. The first 500 people to buy a copy of Thank Me Later on June 15th, from the HMV on 333 Yonge Street, will be given an opportunity to participate in a meet & autograph session with Drake on June 21st. Full flyer below, and more details at the good old ATF official site.
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07
Jun
10

iPhone 4

I’m on my Apple steez today. WWDC2010 has me convinced that I need to wait for the iPhone 4. Just as I was about to get onto the Android platform.
More in a minute, just beating some poor fools senseless in NHL10 for PS3

07
Jun
10

Give Money, Make Change – Redux

If you haven’t yet heard about the great things The Remix Project is doing for the city of Toronto and its youth, it’s time you did. Founded in 2006, it is an amazing program that helps talented youth in the city. Aimed at honing their skills and introducing them to the industries they can get involved in, The Remix Project has graduated household names in the areas of photography, music, creative arts and has mentored award winning entrepreneurs.

Unfortunately, these sorts of programs aren’t run for free and this is one way we can ALL help this great program keep its doors open. With recognition from the UN, government programs nationwide and globally, and 110+ graduates it would be an absolute shame if we let The Remix Project shut down.

If you can, make your way to Revival on College in Toronto this Thursday (June 10th). Cover is $25, and it all goes towards a good party and a GREAT cause. To buy tickets or donate to a great cause, CLICK HERE.

28
May
10

New Kanye West For Your Earholes

First spotted as a stream over in Mr. Wilson’s Neighbourhood, then ILLIONAIRE quickly ripped it into a lovely, downloadable .mp3 format.
I mean…it’s Kanye. You really need me to speak on the track? He’s back. Rapping.

Download: Kanye West f/ Dwele – Power

24
May
10

The Roots & Dear God 2.0

This is posted because I’ve forgotten to, and Dean has been kind enough to remind me of that by playing Tipping Point in the living room. The Roots are coming with their 7 millionth studio release, and the 7 millionth one you should own as well. How I Got Over, in stores June 22nd.
[daps&pounds]

Download: The Roots – Dear God 2.0