January 23rd, 2015

Two Hand’Solo albums on Fandomania Favourites list

Earlier this week Chad Walker published his Favorite Geek Music of 2014 at Fandomania and both albums released by Hand’Solo Records in 2014 have made the list. It’s alphabetical, so just scroll down if you want to read what Chad wrote about Choke’s Stay Up and/or Rift & Savilion’s Carry the Fire. Both were also previously reviewed by him on the site, too.

And don’t forget to check out a few other albums on that list…

Read the full list here: http://fandomania.com/chads-favorite-geek-music-of-2014/

January 19th, 2015

NEW VIDEO: Primordial Emcee – The Path of Prime

The first single from Primordial’s upcoming X-Faction 2:Reanimated, “The Path of Prime” is produced by Faction’s Chief 4syt and inspired by The Matrix. The DIY video was filmed, directed and edited by Prime over a few months. Of the song, Prime says: “I wanted to show people my life, what I can do, and in relation to this world we live in being a matrix. The theme has so many topics I like to rhyme about, from conspiracy subject matter to science fiction, religion, a little bit of sexual humour, and just a bunch of metaphors, puns and similes from my perspective.”

Mutants, outcasts, and fans of underground rap, be prepared to throw your X’s in the air once again as X-Faction 2: Reanimated drops on Hand’Solo Records in May 2015.

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/CpKJ4GyFnlM

January 17th, 2015

Going Out For Business Sale!

Ha ha! As a sometime grammar and spelling Nazi, those signs that read “Going Out For Business” on stores around Toronto have always kind of bugged me, so hopefully using it now relieves the tic!

Hand’Solo Records has big plans for 2015 with lots of releases lined up to drop over the next few months, so help me make room in the warehouse (re: my apartment) for new CDs by taking advantage of this 20% discount on all Hand’Solo merchandise and music at Bandcamp. It also includes all digital albums for those who like less physical clutter around the house, unlike my own living arrangements.

If you or a friend has been thinking about picking something up from the label, now is the time!

20% off until February 14, 2015. Spread the word!

Visit the Hand’Solo Records Bandcamp here: http://handsolorecords.bandcamp.com

January 13th, 2015

Backburner release party at $5 Rap Show!

On February 28, $5 Rap Show will be hosting the Backburner crew at resident venue Rancho Relaxo, where you’ll get your first chance to buy their sophomore album Eclipse and hear some of the new tracks played live. Should be awesome! Or maybe that’s an understatement. Either way, this is one you won’t want to miss.

Check the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/432281566918976

January 13th, 2015

Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! interview with Illuminati2G

Excellent hip hop blog Illuminati2G recently published a crazy interview with the never-serious Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! Pure jokes, although you’re bound to get a bit of info in there somewhere…

Read the full review here: http://www.illuminati2g.com/untouchable/2015/01/11/ultra-magnus-dj-slam-interview/

January 12th, 2015

Rap Reviews reviews Rift & Savilion’s Carry the Fire

A few days back Rap Reviews came through with a review of Rift & Savilion’s Carry the Fire, rating the album a 7/10 and describing Rift as “a compelling and intelligent voice in rap that needs to be heard.”

Read the full review here: http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2015_01_carrythefire.html

January 2nd, 2015

NEW VIDEO: Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! – Rock The Mic feat M.O. Littles & Dynamik aka Ya Favourite Light Skin

“Let the poppers pop and the breakers break!”

To kick off the new year right, Ultra Magnus and DJ SLAM! celebrate their upcoming debut album — available in February on Hand’Solo Records — with the release of the video for their second single. “Rock The Mic” celebrates hip hop with a seriously fun posse cut featuring Ultra Magnus, M.O. Littles and Dynamic aka Ya Favourite Light Skin over a funky-ass DJ SLAM! production.

“The song is about taking music (specifically hip-hop) seriously, but to not forget that we do this to have fun.” – DJ SLAM!

Written & performed by Ultra Magnus, M.O. Littles & Dynamic aka Ya Favourite Light Skin
Production & cuts by DJ SLAM!
Video by iLLvibe

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/b5lqizC7MSM

January 2nd, 2015

Wordburglar live with Solid Ground, iLLvibe & The Mighty Rhino!

Now this is going to be awesome! Wordburglar headlines an amazing night of rap that also includes Solid Ground, iLLvibe and The Mighty Rhino! This is one you won’t want to miss, Toronto!

Anchor Shop Presents: Wordburglar & Solid Ground @ The Rivoli – Jan 9, 2015

$10 in advance // $12 at the door

Tickets Available Now: http://anchorshoppresents.ticketfly.com/event/743411

Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/393354630832298/

December 19th, 2014

X-Mas Wrap 10th Anniversary w/ Swamp Thing, Wordburglar and more!

It’s the 10 Year Anniversary of X-Mas Wrap, the biggest and best hip hop Christmas showcase in Canada that just happens to take place yearly in London, Ontario. You don’t want to miss it.

This year’s line-up includes:

Swamp Thing
Thesis Sahib
Moore & Exit Only
Sound Minds

Music by DJ Hullewud
Hosted by Tyler of The Consignment Show


For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/751222174965012/

December 19th, 2014

Weekend at Burgie’s – Episode 9

For his last official episode of the year, Wordburglar nerds out about comic book books with comic artist Kalman Andrasofszky, who has contributed artwork and covers to both DC and Marvel, and is currently responsible for re-booting Captain Canuck. This one’s a long one, but comic book fans will definitely dig it.

Check it out here: http://www.modernsuperior.com/2014/12/19/episode-9-kalman-andrasofszky/