October 19th, 2016

La Soupe Du Son reviews Magnus Opus

Thanks to the crew at La Soupe Du Son for the terrific review of Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s sophomore album, Magnus Opus.

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Read the review here: https://lasoupedeson.wordpress.com/tag/ultra-magnus-dj-slam-magnus-opus/

October 11th, 2016

RapReviews reviews Bassments of Badmen 3 – & like it!

Looks like the first review is in for Bassments of Badmen 3, and that honour goes to Rap Reviews, giving the album 7/10 and really only criticizing Epic’s “Tourist Trap” (love it, personally!) and the daunting length. Although, regarding the latter, Flash writes:

“The problem is there are too many songs on it I wouldn’t want to cut … which is as remarkable an achievment for a two hour album as their two decades of existence.”

That was exactly my problem. Thus the two discs.

Read the full review here:

Or here: http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2016_10_badmen3.html

October 10th, 2016

Top Ten Favourite Hand’Solo releases in NOW Magazine

The lead-up to the 20th Anniversary celebration was insanely hectic and I’ve just realized I posted this info everywhere but where it really counts. So, without further ado, I’m excited to announce NOW Magazine‘s celebration of Hand’Solo’s 20th Anniversary was with a full page article in the print edition of the magazine in the same week as the party, and while it featured my top five favourite Hand’Solo releases, an online article published a few days before contained the full list.

Read the full list online: https://nowtoronto.com/music/toronto-hip-hop-label-handsolo-turns-20/

October 9th, 2016

Fandomania reviews Magnus Opus and interviews Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!

Chad Walker reviews Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s sophomore album, Magnus Opus, for Fandomania and he also talks with them recently about their new album, current fixations, and nerdcore for his Geek Music podcast.

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Geek Music podcast

Fandomania review

October 8th, 2016

Rap Reviews reviews rap album Magnus Opus

Over at RapReviews.com the always reliant Steve “Flash” Juon gave Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s sophomore album Magnus Opus a respectable 7/10 and provided a very fair review:

Too small? Read the review here: http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2016_09_magnusopus.html

October 8th, 2016

Scratched Vinyl reviews Magnus Opus plus Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! talk with Word Is Bond Radio

I’m behind on posting reviews and interviews for Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s sophomore album Magnus Opus. So let’s start with Chi Chi’s review for Scratched Vinyl. Giving the album 6/10, he liked the album overall but was unhappy with the interludes and the perceived insensitive language. Read the review and then check the radio interview the duo did with Chase March for Word Is Bond Radio, where they discuss this very topic a little over one hour into the episode.

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Word Is Bond Radio interview

Scratched Vinyl review

October 1st, 2016

HAN027 – Various Artists – Bassments of Badmen 3 (2016)

Mastered by Dorc for Banging Masters
Artwork and design by Ghettosocks

Website Links:

The Badmen Hand’Solo artist page

September 27th, 2016

Eternia – “For This Life” with pHoenix Pagliacci

Eternia returns with her signature style of lyrical transparency in “For This Life”. Featured on Hand’Solo Records 20th Anniversary compilation Bassments of Badmen Vol. 3, the new single is a marked departure from Eternia’s dark and dusty sonic trademark. Reuniting with “Foul Child” producer A. Beck (aka Mr. Cincinnati), Eternia shares her spiritual journey over rich, rolling, ‘bump-it-in-your-whip’ production and enlists Phoenix Pagliacci to bless yet another Eternia offering with a victorious chorus, reminiscent of Lauryn Hill in the 90s.

The unofficial video pays homage to Toronto’s Annual Manifesto Festival of Community Arts & Culture which has provided a major platform for Eternia, Phoenix Pagliacci and many other Canadian Hip Hop acts. The footage was captured during MNFSTO 2010 and 2013′s Ladies Cipher at Yonge & Dundas Square in the heart of downtown Toronto.

“FOR THIS LIFE” Eternia f. pHoenix Pagliacci (Audio/Lyrics):


September 23rd, 2016

Bassments of Badmen 3 cover & tracklist

Looks like it’s time to reveal the cover and track list…

All artwork courtesy of Ghettosocks!

September 22nd, 2016

Eternia on Honey Drop Live

Tune into Honey Drop Live show on iLive Radio this Sunday 7-9pm EST for an interview with Eternia. Rumour has it she might just debut an exclusive new song…

Listen live: http://i-liveradio.com/eternia-guests-on-honey-drop