Monday, August 27, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

New Video from the Canadian Godfather of rap!!!!!

Y'all can't hate Ottawa has one of the most if not the most influential rapper in Canada and here's his new video with Kurupt

J.Holiday- Bed video

This is probably our biggest hit on the urban side right now, and it's blazing up the charts down in the US. I was just surprised we didn't have this video on our blog so here it is..

and here it is live at 106 and Park

Kardinall Offishall's new video with Akon!!!!!!!!!

What y'all think????

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Video :: Salmon Dance

So, Fat Lip from The Pharcyde is a rapping fish in an aquarium..
Very Chemical!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

:: Che'Nelle - I Fell in Love w/ a DJ ::

We gave you the song, now here's the video!

Robot Boys Ripping Toronto

Daft Punk is killing their tour right now. Here's the proof when they landed in Toronto's Arrow Hall. This is the mix between Harder, Faster, Stronger and Around The World. Montreal 2nite!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Dear Jayne - Talkin Bout Himself

Dear Jayne

Take a look at the ladies, then take a listen!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Edmonton has the Oilers, The world's biggest mall, and the breast incentive to be a waitress @ Cowboy's. But it looks like Soul/R&B has taken root in an amazing, energetic vocalist named Kreesha. I kinda knew this chick had some joints considering she spent plenty of time in L.A. with R&B's finest, but after hearing her "Bounce W/ Me" track on Entourage was amazing. I've heard Clyde Carson, Santogold, and Wale on that show and I swear it's the new New York Undercover.

Check in 5:13 into Episode 7.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

-Watch My Feet-

Straight outta the Chi-town, the Duo of Dude 'n' Nem are moving dance floors and street corners with their house inspired hook with hip-hop verses. Something fresh to move to!

Here are some Dude 'n' Nem inspired Vids:
In Unison
Watch My Apartment
Watch Isaiah
Where's Your Feet?(reads the comments)
Swim Team

Monday, July 23, 2007

Nickelback Invades Ottawa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On July 5th the nation's capital welcomed one of Canada's biggest rock groups, Nickelback. The even was being held in a very unlikely location, Linx Statium home of our belove Ottawa Linx. At around 5pm, traffic jams were all over the city as the venue was sold out. The stadium had posters all around the property and i also gave a couple to a lucky few. I live nearby and you could hear the sound system and the fans screaming this was no ordinary concert. Fans were even overwhelmed when i was giving them free posters. This concert was a big change for ottawa and everyone witnessed a concert out of the ordinary that night.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Sam The Record Man Closes its doors

Sam the Record Man is a Canadian record store chain that, at one time, was Canada's largest music recording retailer. On May 29, 2007, Jason and Bobby Sniderman announced that the iconic flagship store, on Toronto's Yonge and Gould Streets, will close permanently on June 30, 2007. They stated that "their decision reflects the increasing impact of technology on the record industry.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

New Clyde Carson Feat. Sean Kingston-Doin Dat

Some New Stuff from our urban side.

Do It Again!!

I swear The Chemical Brothers never come with soft videos. How hard do you have to be to shoot your video in rural Middle East where the locals are moving to the divine sounds!! Another epic album is on the way!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Thursday June 28th Inside Club Addiction

That's right ya'll...Here we go again....From the ones that bring you the best in club entertainment...I give you LOADED...The official Canada Day weekend jump off....) courtesy of NAUTYDREAMS ENT.

Thursday June 28/07 @ Club Addiction
(117 Promenade du Portage)****The Old Cosmo*****

Doors open @ 9pm
$5 cover
Ladies free b4 10:30

What can I say about what to expect....lets just say this...You won't want to miss out on this party...


Interactive activities (be prepared to play) hosted by the DREAM GIRLS.......

Lots of prizes and giveaways

and besst of all......$3 SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!!!!!!

Sponsored by 4bortherz fashion (
Virgin Records Canada and BARMAN.CA


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

DEUCE-deuce mixtape sampler

Hot 97's DJ Absolut and Deuce-Deuce are putting the final touches on the heavily anticipated mixtape, Double or Nothing. The mixtape features speacial guests, such as Papoose (StreetSweepers), Uncle Murda (Roc-A-Fella), Mayhem Morearty (Hustleman), Rochester aka Juice (Foundation), Tre Nice (Startin Line Up), Billz (Lowertown Ent.), Dee Blast (Incradouble Inc.), Vico & more. Production comes courtesy of Beat Merchant, Canada's hardest working producer.

The mixtape will be on the streets early Summer 2007, but for now download the sampler for free!!!

DOWNLOAD FREE: Deuce-Deuce - Double or Nothing Mixtape SAMPLER

LINK 1 (SS):

LINK 2 (RS):

For more information on Deuce-Deuce, check out

Monday, June 25, 2007

Dial Tone Video

If you missed the party check the video here. Tona "Dial Tone"

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Daetona's Video release party

Daetona's video release party for "Dial Tone" and EP release for Don't Holla will be at Revival June 19th. Let's build on this T-Dot..WAIT! scratch that..Canada!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fade In Chenelle

It doesn't take long for The Fader to get the goods and let the people know. Even before I get an MP3 their blog post is already streaming the Toronto produced, Jamaican featured, Australian vocaled banger by Chenelle - I Fell In Love w/ a DJ

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Heres something funny.... Its hard being a white man in Urban

The Original... I still love you Snow
The One

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Stylus Rap-Up '07

Itching to get the results out for the Official Stylus Awards winners for 2007. Present, presenting and presented, it was a dope night! The canadian DJs have alot to be proud about. Mike Z - is a nescessary innovator! Bringing Flavor Forward. Walking into the spot I had the opportunity to politic and just share some good memories with DJs from all over the country. Met some folks from south of the border as well. Shouts to Juice Jones and TMEG for going hard straight to the dot.

Here's the roll call for the deck holders:
Club MC of the Year:
Scott Boogie has been that guy for years paying dues on both college radio and commercial for at least a decade.

International Hip Hop Single of the Year:
Jim Jones - We Fly High - Koch Records

International R&B Single of the Year:
Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. - My Love - Sony BMG

Label Rep of the Year:
Jay Devonish - Koch, with dope work ethic and strong records he's more than deserving of this years award.

College Radio Show of the Year:
Static & Professor Groove - We Funk Radio - CKUT 90.3FM (Montreal)

Underground Hip Hop DJ of the Year:
Grouch (Toronto)

Female DJ of the Year:
Si Vu Play (Toronto)

Mixtape DJ of the Year:
DJ Law (Toronto) Scarborough showing up on the podium dropping the regular mixtapes with features and concepts that appeals both to Canadians and Americans.

Reggae DJ of the Year:
Lindo P. (Toronto)

Soca DJ of the Year:
Dr. Jay (Toronto)

Club DJ of the Year:
Baby Yu (Toronto) currently wrecking clubs and cd systems around the world!

Radio Mixshow DJ of the Year:
Flipout and J-Swing - The Beat - Vancouver

Vancouver DJ of the Year:

Calgary DJ of the Year:
DJ Pump, this guy is my dude.. homey for life! Pop those baloon knots!!!

Edmonton DJ of the Year:
Kwake another good dude.. it seems Alberta is just turning them out like a factory!

Winnipeg DJ of the Year:
Fin-S, do not sleep on the future. Never miss this DJs video live mixing!

Toronto DJ of the Year:
Baby Yu.. no.2 for this guy. Shouts to RG!

Ottawa DJ of the Year:
Montreal DJ of the Year:
Team Canada (DR-1 and Grandtheft)

Halifax DJ of the Year:
Plae Boi - I got Rossi and chicken wings whenever u down homey!

Canadian Hip Hop Single of the Year:
K-OS - Sunday Morning - EMI

Canadian R&B Single of the Year:
Nelly Furtado - Say it Right - Universal Music

Hall of Fame Recipients:
Killowatt Productions - Toronto
Dr. Soul - Len P - Ottawa

The night ended right at the majestic Palais Royale, with various DJs aiding the after-party. Shouts to all the performers and staff, it's definitely not an easy task. Can't wait till next year in the mean time keep building.

A Day In The Life Of Clyde Carson

This is juss a couple videos chronicling a day in the life of EMI artist Clyde Carson

Sunday, June 3, 2007

DJ Michelin Blends

Check this out by Canada's own DJ Michelin. For more click

Kaizah Brayle "Lesser of Two Evils"

Kaizah Brayle another artist doing his thing in T.O. His album Lesser of Two Evils" is pretty dope. Album is available at Play De Record and Roxwell clothing store. Don't sleep Canada!!!

Check out Mims on T-Dot's Page's

Ballin Is My Hobby remix

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Givin Ya Watcha Watcha Watcha Want!

The Beasties have been around. I swear I was listening to "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" when I was 6. 20 years later we are looking at an instrumental album called the Mix-Up dropping on June 26th. A bunch of tour dates for that europe trip. Just finished impressing the Sasquatches. And it looks like they are just giving away acappellas. So Mash-Up DJs your wet dream has been materialized.. 34 classic Beastie vocals.. It should get interesting.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


When you lit roman candles and cherry bombs it was never choreographed to one of the dopest groups out of Europe. So instead of being like the grimey scarborough kids take notes from the Zdarlight vid from Digitalism.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

new K-os video

Not so exclusive anymore
the one

Hyphy Clyde

Hyphy this, Hyphy that, it looks like it's more than riding the yellow bus. Meet Clyde Carson, his bubbling single "2 Step" is gaining that energy. Here's a look at a DVD clip of his track "Hood Stomp".
Would you kill these loose balls if they ever got on your car? Murder!!!

fyi: dude just got signed

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Born 4 It

Online exclusive at Sympatico for K-os' Born To Run.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Various Reasons to Be Hot!

MIMS is all over the place touring on his bus. Touching Toronto last week he was able to stop by the Ampd Mobile Studios(Formerly Indian Motorcycle) @ King & Peter for a limited Studio Session where the young girls screamed so loud that's the only sound their camera phone recorded. He also was able to speak to some kids about overcoming obstacles in achieving their goals. Damn I was inspired and I'm mid-20s!

To leave with some visuals here's the T.I.W.I.H Remix featuring Sr. One Blood & Mr. Ghetto Story.

This Is Why I'm Hot REMIX (feat. Junior Reid & Cham)

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In hindsight, I think they should have got some dancing lessons from Rockers.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Nas proves why he's one of hip hops best at Kool Haus in Toronto. Check out a little clip...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

These are just some of the beautiful girls in my city!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Lily Allen does a 50 cent cover in MTL

Heres some exclusive footage I got for Meet the streets.... Lily Allen does "Window shopper" by 50 cent :)
The One

Monday, April 2, 2007

Lily allen @ the commodore

I just wanna say that i slaughtered the commodore! The concert was a sellout of 1000 people, show was aight! I AM THE KING OF DESTRUCTION!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Lily Allen @ the Commodore Ballroom (03/27/07)

See, I'm usually a fan of Lily Allen and her attire.. but what the hell is going on here? I know someone is gonna knock me for blue/white J3s that are sooo hot. But really tho, she reminds me of a highschool dyke drug dealer.

Don't bring this shit to Toronto, the prom dresses are cute. I ain't mad at them.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Rock Solid!

Things are starting to pick up for Mims, you know they're gona ride the T.I.W.I.H. train. We've heard a lot of rappers try to take it the rock route and usually hit the road block. I'm not mad at this one. Purple Popcorn is providing the noise for the remix. Check Out The Vid!
This Is Why I Rock

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It looks like he's gonna be touching the T-Dot in Mid April too. We'll be keeping you posted. in the meantime take in a mixtape.

Monday, March 19, 2007

LCD Soundsystem "Sound of silver" review

LCD Soundsystem **Sound Of Silver** **RS:4of 5 Stars**
Rolling Stone review:
For a future-disco hero, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is unusually self-conscious. Before you hear a single kick-drum sample on his excellent second album, Murphy seems to be intentionally setting the bar low, giving the massive, clattering dance-floor killer that opens the disc the awesomely pathetic title of "Get Innocuous." The first LCD track, 2002's "Losing My Edge," was an anthem for aging hipsters everywhere; Silver's first single, "North American Scum," is about the existential crisis of being American at this particular historical moment. Even though it's difficult to imagine Murphy ever exhorting, "Everybody dance now," musically he owes a huge debt to house-music masters like Clivilles and Cole. Putting aside the world-weary Bowie-meets-Byrne vocals, the bulk of the tracks -- "Innocuous," "Us v Them," "Sound of Silver" -- could be lost late-Eighties dance classics. But somehow it all holds together as an album (the New Wave-y tunes "Someone Great" and "All My Friends" help), and by the end, ex-indie-rocker Murphy comes full circle, returning to his roots with the Pavement-meets-Morrissey comic lament "New York I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down."

These guys will be touching down in Montreal May 9th @ the Spectrum .... Should be a crazy show :)
check out the new record at

The One

Monday, February 26, 2007

Commenting Begins...

I was watching this live.. and a couple things ran thru my mind.
And considering it was K's b-day and his american album release I was just happy for the guy.

Born & Raised

Take this video from vet rap group Point Blank for their "Born & Raised in the Ghetto". It takes a really interesting look at government housing's development from the early 1950's. Little known fact, Regent Park's housing complexes were used as the standard for community housing across North America.

need more Point Blank?
Thin Line
You don't Want It With Us

Friday, February 23, 2007

This band is sick and the record is stellar!!!
The One

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Lobsters for Tacos

Just got some amazing news. The team over at Half Life Records in Halifax are jumpin ship for 6 dates confirmed including SXSW in the same region. This should be a great year for these guys. I'm expecting a Juno for Classified. Not to mention the work being put in by The IV League, JC (the teacher), J-Bru & Mic B.

Here's the dates:
  • 3/11 - Kansas City MO
  • 3/13 - San Antonio TX - @ Kingston Tycoon Black
  • 3/14 - Austin TX (SXSW festival) @ Zero Degrees
  • 3/17 - Los Angeles CA
  • 3/21 - Sacramento CA
  • 3/22 - Salt Lake City UT

I'm sure they'll be feeling fine.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Lily allen vs Aaron Lacrate

Baltimore in the house...
The One

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

K-OS review

Check out K-OS's album review on

Much Music's Sarah Taylor in stable coma

Much Music's own Sarah Taylor fell ill covering NBA All-Star weekend in Las Vegas. She remains in hospital in stable coma after doctors relieved pressure from her brain. Our prayers go out for Sarah and her family.

Monday, February 19, 2007

the timbaland rip of scandle .blah blah blah...

People should chill out sampling is what hip hop music is all about... so he didn't clear a sample from a song that never really came out anyhow...BIG DEAL. Pay day for some random in europe though.
The One

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Brandy's Little brother all grown up

Good look for Ray J???????

Mims Feat. Baby Cham & Junior Reid-This Is Why I'm hot

They shot the video for this in Miami before the end of the 06 it should be out very soon

This is Why I'm Hot Remix

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Urban Exposure

Urban Exposure '06 kick off Saturday Feb. 10 with another showcase for our inspiring Canadian artists. The panels consisted of Canadian and U.S. music industry vets such as Mo$$, Ivan Evidente, Sasha Elliot, Jus Red, Will Strickland and more. Each panelist giving their advice for artist and producers on how to break in this always evolving industry. The night ended off with incredible performances by the 3 demo entry winners Isis, Empire, and Drake. At the end, with performance like that one would get the feeling that big things are about to happen for urban music in Canada very soon!!

6 posters

I got 6 11 x 17 K-os posters from jahmal in my last package, dude when i seen them i kinda laughed and was like whatever. Then i though about it and was like how can i use these posters and get them in peoples faces!!! Well i hit up the only construction site on busy ass Robson st in Vancouver and put one up in Dipt hiphop shop. These posters on robson have been living for over 2 weeks thousands of people a day read these posters!! Basically what im trying to say is that IM THE F**KING KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

P.s check the vinyl still living in this store front on Robson and Thurlow the most busy intersection on Robson!

Make It Rain on These Hoes

The irony is R. Kelly 'making it rain'. And is the new drink of choice going to be Alize Ruby? Enjoy!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Music Is My Savior

Check MIMS out on RApcity if u missed it or take BET in light doses.

CORINE BAILEY on the grammy awards

Corine bailey was great on the grammy awards, she has a beautiful voice!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Night @ The Guv

My Saturday was banal, at the best. T-Dot mediocrity. Went to a seminar, saw some movies, had some convos about what people need to do to get it poppin in the rap game. Decided that was draining me, I went to grab food, had an inkling of what I was gonna do that same evening. But until a convo with a girl connected changed the direction of the night. I went to see A-Trak's DJ set @ D'Luxe in the Guvernment.
Good thing I've been in the game long enough to have broken bread w/ the potentially mean bouncers of the Guv. Breezing through to the lounge, I met up with upcoming mogul/rapper Chris S who provided a video release of his new track "Clap 2 This" featuring vet, G Wunder.

Clap To This

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Waiting for the A-Trak set gave me a chance to survey the room. Imagine 19yr old suburban kids who came out for a Girls Gone Wild night. Scenesters with the latest streetwear choosing to spend a grip on a 24 of Heineken @ the bar instead of a bottle - BRILLIANT. Then the A-Trak DJ fans who seemed like it was the first time out of their basement in years.

4 Korners wrapped up their set and swapped powerbooks w/ A-Trak letting him get into a tight set juggling Justin's "My Love" and then getting into one of his older sets with Weezy's "Go DJ". Quickly getting out of the technical stuff saying:
It makes me feel weird when guys are watching me instead of moving on the dance floor. Let me get into the club stuff!

I had to get moving but I still heard A-Trak moving into his mix of electro hip hop, mashes and remixes. Sounded hot, good thing I left because it seemed that noone else was into the progressive set.. really. Hopefully this night layed the foundation for things to come with dope DJs that can play great music that might not be restricted by current popularity.
EMI Offers Clean MP3s
Thursday December 07, 2006
The Wall Street Journal reports that EMI, one of the major record labels, plans to offer a handful of songs as clean MP3s without DRM. I don't think that should be particularly newsworthy, but the article does a nice job of assessing the current music market.

Michael Geist's Blog

One of the best blogs on Canadian digital music bizz....
The One

Friday, February 9, 2007

K-os in the US of A

Looking good Mr K-os

Big things for the digital music industry...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple Inc. indicated it would open its iTunes store to other portable players besides its ubiquitous iPod if the world's major record labels abandoned the anti-piracy technology that serves as the industry's security blanket.

Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive, made the case for abolishing the protections known as "Digital Rights Management," or DRM, in an open letter posted Tuesday on the company's website.
The essay, dubbed "Thoughts on Music," cited the anti-piracy technology as the main reason music sold through iTunes can't be transferred to other portable players besides the iPod.

If not for the DRM safeguards, Jobs asserted that Apple would be able to create a more flexible system that would allow iTunes music to work on other devices, such as Microsoft Corp.'s recently introduced Zune.

Jobs suggested that consumers unhappy with the status quo should urge the world's four largest labels - Universal Music Group, EMI, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group - to sell their online catalogues without the DRM restrictions. Those four labels distribute more than 70 per cent of the world's music.

"Convincing them to license their music to Apple and others DRM-free will create a truly interoperable music marketplace," Jobs wrote. "Apple will embrace this wholeheartedly."

iTunes' incompatibility with other music players has drawn fire in Europe, where Apple's limitations have been branded anticompetitive. Over the past eight months, consumer rights and protection groups in Germany, France, Norway and the Netherlands have lodged complaints against Cupertino-based Apple.

Raising a bit of irony in his dissertation, Jobs noted that three of the four largest music labels are owned by European interests.

Even if iTunes remains incompatible with other players, Jobs argued that most consumers can still easily load their digital music on just about any computing device that they desire.

That's because most consumers already own a library of CDs unencumbered by DRM restrictions or acquire other music files, either legally or illegally, that aren't copyright protected.

Based on Apple research released for the first time Tuesday, Jobs estimated that just 22 out of every 1,000 songs stored on an iPod were purchased from iTunes.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

F*&ckin Freezin' Friday

And the reasons why I'm going out in the cold are:

You'll hear the urban hits from the nineties the
entire night and the energy in the place is def
not to be missed. For me this monthly has plateau'd,
but that doesn't mean the party isn't still rocking hard!

Roots, Rock, Reggae! This party goes down
around every 2-3 months, a skankfest, bundown,
whatever you do when the music hits. Featuring
reggae music for the clubbers that stay far from
the banquet hall scene. Friday, they celebrate the
Hon. R.N. Marley 'pon 45s.
Brand new one-off is brought to you by
the good people @ Shaman Fam & Barcode.
If u are familiar w/ Cozy, Reggae Cafe, Cheers.
Too many sell-off dances to name. Even if you haven't
This party is an outside shot of being that spot.
Especially, if you want to keep your kicks fresh.
All these joints will be a door hassle after 11:30pm. And the sescurity dresses warm, so they don't mind holding you up in the cold. That's why I love Toronto!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007



Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Classic Ice Cube

Remember this shit!!!

I need a jerry curl.


We had him in Montreal about a week back!! People need to know.... Cube is Hip-Hop
Heres a link to some piks... he still has it.

Get to know Sase One....

Hello Internet massive.... My name is Sase One I've been in Montreal involved in the Music business for the past 12 years. I was a record store owner, Buyer,worked for a distributor of vinyl and Cds, managed a huge mega store, A&R for a an Indy label, Promotions for Emi/Virgin Canada and have played some of Canada's biggest clubs as a Breaks,Grime,Dubstep and Drum and bass DJ. Here is my wifes and my dogs myspace ...

Well now that you know me and my familly... Here are some of my favorite blogs right now.

  • blog... antons the man!!!

I'm really loving Lily Allen these days... check her out
Let me know if your a DJ I have the Shy FX vrs of Smile for you guys..
Feel fre to check out my bands web site @

More links and bullshit tomorrow

Monday, February 5, 2007

Currency Exchange

Maybe I'm just on some euro vibes because I watch soccer religiously, but many UK or European acts slide thru the North American radar. Will Lily be a M.I.A. or Coldplay?

Smile (Nervous RMX)


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Team Environmental DJs

One of the strongest outputs coming from Canada in the 'street' community has been our DJs. Blend for Blend we are smashing other countries. or at least our southern neighbours. Team Canada is making it happen for their namesake country, and taking it beyond and addressing real issues. Enjoy!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Meet The M#thaF#ckin Street

Just to get it started, I rounded up a gang of qual-ity/ified street credible folks from across Canada to get digital. It's really simple.. The intros will come from their own entries. Me, I'm always out on road, and when I'm not the presence is felt. I'm gonna give my recommendations and street feelings of what is living or losing.

On Behalf of me and my team - Enjoy Ya Weekend

Shuffle w/ Matisse Live

Snoop Dogg w/ Ice Cube Tour and more importantly AfterParties:
Ottawa 26th - Montreal 27th - Quebec City 28th