June 25th, 2018

Shea And Les Tour

More Or Les embarks on a Western Canadian tour called SALT. He might rap about sugar. Or coffee. But most definitely about brunch. He will be joined by Shea Malcolmson, the S to Les’s L in SALT. The T is for Tour, and it will be awesome! Please check out More Or Les if he comes to your town. You won’t regret it!

Tour Dates:

* Wednesday, July 4 in Dauphin, Manitoba (@ Boulevard Motor Hotel) https://www.facebook.com/events/333633773833212/
* Thursday, July 5 in Thompson, Manitoba
* Friday, July 6 in Brandon, Manitoba
* Saturday, July 7 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
* Sunday, July 8 in Calgary, Alberta (TBC)

I will add more venue info and event links as I get them. In the meantime, check your local listings if you’re in one of the above locales.

June 7th, 2018

Greyowl Point reviews Choose Your Own Avenger 7″

An awesome short review from Gray Owl Point of the two posse cuts that make up the Choose Your Own Avenger 7″ vinyl.

See the write-up among the rest of the “Audible/Visual Hoots” in the column: https://grayowlpoint.com/2018/06/07/audible-visual-hoots-namoo-nara-elisapie-isla-craig-more/

June 4th, 2018

Fake For Real reviews 5.1.nine.0.2.

A solid history lesson and great review of 5.1.nine.0.2.’s When a Name is Just a Number from Fake For Real. The original review is in French, and can be read in that language by clicking on the review or the link at the bottom of the post, but for those who like the challenge you can decrypt the English translation review below….

Read the review in the original French here: https://www.fakeforreal.net/index.php/post/2018/5-1-NINE-0-2-When-a-Name-is-Just-a-Number

June 4th, 2018

Rap Reviews reviews Rhino’s Retreat into Darkness Record

Rap reviewer Steve “Flash” Juon pokes a little fun at the accompanying Hand’Solo Records one sheet, but gives The Mighty Rhino’s sophomore album, We Will No Longer Retreat Into Darkness, a very good 7.5/10 on his Rap Reviews site.

Click the review or the link at the bottom of this post to read the review on the Rap Reviews site where all audio and video links will work.

Read the review with all available links here: http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2018_05_wewillnolonger.html

June 1st, 2018

Choose Your Own Avenger DJ Packs now available!

Track Listing:

Choose Your Own Avenger (Mighty Version)
More Or Les feat. int eighty (of Dual Core), Wordburglar, NiLLa, Touch, and MikeAll

Raps: int eighty, Wordburglar, NiLLa, Touch, MikeAll, More Or Les
Production and Cuts: More Or Les
Mixed by Ted “Measuring Man” Onyszczak
Mastered by Andy Krehm for Silverbirch Mastering

Choose Your Own Avenger (Ultimate Version)
Ultra Magnus feat. Lex Lingo, Schaffer the Darklord, Shubzilla, Sulfur, and Primordial Emcee

Raps: Lex Lingo, Schaffer the Darklord, Shubzilla, Sulfur, Primordial Emcee, Ultra Magnus
Production: Klopfenpop
Cuts: DJ Matto
Mixed by Klopfenpop
Mastered by Andy Krehm for Silverbirch Mastering

Artwork by Kody Peters

May 31st, 2018

The Mighty Rhino FREE outdoor show with Illvibe

The Mighty Rhino is just one of many dope acts providing free rap on August 19… And Illvibe is busy touring the world but he’s giving his hometown a free taste… This is going to be a good one!

The City of Toronto and iLLvibe present
The iLLvibe Block Party

LOCATION : McGill Granby Parkette is at 9 McGill St. just North East of Yonge & Gerrard. Look for the park running parallel to Yonge St.

Myer Clarity
The Mighty Rhino
Skevious Tips
& more special guests

Sunday, August 19 from 11am – 2pm


Check the Facebook Event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1822048571422716/

May 31st, 2018

Tachichi to play $5 Rap Show on June 14!

Halifax rap vet Tachichi returns to Toronto and hits the $5 Rap Show stage at Handlebar for the first time. T is joined by his Sipset compatriots Ghettosocks and NiLLa. And as always, expect performances from hosts Wordburglar and More Or Les. I hope to see you there on June 14!

$5 Rap Show – June edition

Performances by:


Thursday June 14
Doors at 9PM
Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave at Dundas & Spadina)

Only $5

19+ Event

Check here for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/384192148746177/

May 23rd, 2018

Crates of Boombap reviews Rhino’s We Will No Longer Retreat into Darkness

“…I personally have never gotten so many goosebumps from one album.”

Another rather praiseworthy review of The Mighty Rhino’s sophomore album, We Will No Longer Retreat into Darkness, courtesy of Crates of Boombap

Read the review and check out more of the Crates of Boombap site here: https://cratesofboombap.com/album-review-the-mighty-rhino

May 23rd, 2018

Cassette Gods reviews Crash Silverback & Max Muthaphukin’ Stax album Candy & Coombs

Another review for a cassette from The Dirty Sample, this one for his album Candy & Coombs, recorded with Max Prime using the aliases Crash Silverback and Max Muthaphukin’ Stax. Ryan at Cassette Gods liked it and highly recommends the tape. Go get it, or get the gas face!

Or read the review (and check out the rest of Cassette Gods) at: http://cassettegods.blogspot.ca/2018/05/crash-silverback-and-max-muthaphukin.html

May 13th, 2018

Tachichi murders Drake’s “Nice For What” beat!

Tachichi announces his upcoming album, Top Ten, dropping on Hand’Solo Records in June, with scathing hot bars over Drake’s “Nice For What” beat…

“The best rapper in Canada, that is Drake, right? Or / The best rapper in Canada is in your face right now…”