March 27th, 2017

$5 Rap Show 7th Anniversary Show on April 13

Can you believe it’s the $5 Rap Show’s 7 Anniversary already? Come celebrate…


Swamp Thing
Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!
More Or Les

plus special guests, prizes, surprises and cake!

* Flyer Artwork by Chokeules of Swamp Thing!

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017
WHERE: Handlebar, 159 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON
WHAT TIME: Doors – 9pm, performances – 10pm
WHO: Humans 19+
HOW MUCH: always $5

For more information, check the Facebook event page:

March 20th, 2017

Chokeules – Murder Monday (official lyric video)

The latest single from Hand’Solo Records’ Bassments Of Badmen 3 is “Murder Monday” by Chokeules. Produced by Timbuktu (a member of Toronto rap group Swamp Thing, alongside Chokeules and Savilion, who produced the remix), “Murder Monday” is an ode to free time and escaping the daily grind. Accompanied by a lyric video by, with illustrations and fonts by Chokeules, it’s an audiovisual treat for anyone who’s ever wanted to Murder Monday.

Lyrics: Chokeules
Production: Timbuktu
Remix: Savilion

Video by
Illustrations and fonts by Chokeules

March 18th, 2017

March 20 is Murder Monday!

March 7th, 2017

$5 Rap Show with Ghettosock, Niles, Side C and more…

Starting the year off strong at $5 Rap Show with our second show of the year on Saturday, March 11 at Handlebar in Kensington Market, this one with crowd favourite Ghettosocks and his label mate NiLLa Music, who recently released a new album produced by Socks, along with Montreal’s Side Cee, and Alex Dimez and Nayles. Plus host Wordburglar and DJ More Or Les will probably bless the mic, as per usual. Only 5 bucks for an awesome party! C’mon out!


WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2017
WHERE: Handlebar, 159 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON
TIME: Doors 9pm, Performances 10pm
WHO: Humans 19+
COST: $5

For more info, check the Facebook Event Page:

February 8th, 2017

More Or Les on In Session With Girth

If you haven’t done so already, you should check out the interview with More Or Les done by host Sammy Younan for his podcast In Session With Girth. They discuss his music, his new album, Doctor Who, comics and more, interspersed with a few tracks from Les’s new album Blow the Fuck Up But Stay Humble.

Or let Sammy convince you with his explanation/description of the show:

Listen to the podcast here:

January 16th, 2017

Magnus Opus is all over Indie Rock Mag year end lists – and we love it!

It’s time for the Best Of year end lists, and the very thorough folks over at one of our favourite music sites are showing extremely indecent levels of love for Magnus Opus, the sophomore album from Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!

Check out these ratings and French words…

#20 on Indie Rock Mag’s Top 50 Hip-Hop-ish Albums:

#59 on Rabbit’s 66 Favourite Records of 2016:

And one of my favourites from the album, “Criddown” with Daneo, made Rabbit’s 22 Songs of 2016:

Check out any of these lists and more on IRM regarding Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! here:

January 12th, 2017

X-Faction 2 and Blow the Fuck Up But Stay Humble reviewed by Fandomania!

Taking advantage of the holidays, Chad Walker compiles another column of reviews which just so happens to include two of the most recent Hand’Solo Records releases, and he gives both great reviews…

First up is Primordial Emcee’s X-Faction 2: Reanimated, which Mr Walker had been waiting on for a while…

Followed by More Or Les’s Blow the Fuck Up But Stay Humble, which also made Mr Walker’s Geek Music 10 Best of 2016

Read all of the reviews (including the awesome Pieces in Space from Sammus) here:

January 12th, 2017

More Or Les on Geek Music 10 Best of 2016 list

The very amazing Chad Walker has included More Or Les’s new album, Blow the Fuck Up But Stay Humble, as one of his 10 Best of 2016 for his Geek Music podcast at Fandomania. Les is in some illustrious company alongside nerdcore legends Beefy, Marc with a C, Mikal kHill, rising star Sammus, and fellow Backburner boys Swamp Thing.

Here’s the intro and (alphabetical) list:

Head over to the site to listen to the show and find out the order of the top ten:

January 1st, 2017

More Or Les on Best Geek Songs of 2017 list

Over at Geek Hard Show, Andrew Young recently posted his 7 Best Geek Songs of 2017, and More Or Les made the cut with his song “Man Up” featuring Schaffer the Darklord, from new album Blow the Fuck Up But Stay Humble. Thanks for the inclusion!

Here’s his write-up on the song:

Read the full list here:

January 1st, 2017

Scratched Vinyl gives More Or Les album 9/10

Somehow I totally missed this month-old review of More Or Les’s Blow the Fuck Up But Stay Humble album by Chi Chi Thalken for Scratched Vinyl, and he gave the album a fantastic 9/10.

Read the review:

Or click here: