September 1st, 2019

CBC talks fandom with More Or Les and Wordburglar

A little more than a week ago, More Or Les and Wordburglar played the annual Nerd Noise Night to celebrate Fan Expo, as they have done the last few years. Leading up to the show, they did this interview with CBC to promote NNN. I’ve been meaning to share the interview here, but lately I’ve been caught up in the orbit of the Alien Trap Lords… Anyway, the show may have passed but the interview is still relevant. Especially to those who like a little (or a lot of) fandom in their hip hop. So, with no further ado…

Read the interview here:

August 31st, 2019

3L3M3NT 115 now available on cassette and digital

The digital is now available… Or pre-order the cassette to be mailed soon.

August 23rd, 2019

Pre-order Alien Trap Lords album 3L3M3NT 115

The pre-order comes with the first single and the instrumental title track…

01 – Lunar Eclipse
02 – We Run the World
03 – Dark Side of the Moon
04 – Put Em Up
05 – Trippin Out
06 – Dulce
07 – 3L3M3NT 115
08 – Reverse My Technology
09 – Far Out
10 – Shiny
11 – Species
12 – My Whip UFO
13 – Starseed
14 – Universe
– OK (cassette-only bonus track track)
– Here Beside U (cassette-only bonus track)
15 – Alien Swoopin
16 – Gotta Go

All audio recordings written and performed by Alien Trap Lords

August 23rd, 2019

Alien Trap Lords Run the World with new DJ Pack

It’s the age old conspiracy over who actually runs the world. Is it the bankers? The politicians? Or the religious leaders? Yes, yes, and yes! But who runs them?

Get ready to hear the truth laced over top of thick synthesizer bass, heavy drums, and extra wavy pads. as the Alien Trap Lords lay it all out for your enjoyment with their first single, “We Run The World”, off their upcoming album, 3L3M3NT 115 (Hand’Solo Records).

So the next time someone asks who runs the world, now you can say, we do!

We run the world!

August 23rd, 2019

The Alien Trap Lords have landed!

Out of the farthest reaches of space come a group of inter-dimensional life forms. The Alien Trap Lords serve universal knowledge over wavy synth 808 bass. Take a galactic trip in their space whip. Learn the secrets of your world and the truth behind the conspiracies.

Due to the ever-increasing number of UFO sightings around the globe, an unnamed source within the FBI has facilitated the release of the audio sessions attributed to the Alien Trap Lords. The first of these is 3L3M3NT 115, a collection of audio selections specifically picked to create an atmosphere of acceptance around the subject of UFOs and intergalactic life, and to prepare the public for direct alien contact.

August 16th, 2019

Mickey O’Brien – Freedom lyric video & DJ Pack

It’s a revolution you can dance to! “Freedom”, the second single from Sudbury working-class rap hero Mickey O’Brien’s latest album, My Drift, is an upbeat protest jam, calling for resistance and mobilization in a time of austerity, social inequities and class struggle. Produced by JUNO-nominated MPC mastermind Fresh Kils, the Island-inspired groove is matched by a riotous reggae hook from Toronto singer Salvatori.

Visuals for “Freedom” are supplied by, for those who also like to read along…

The Dirty Sample gives the song a darker interpretation with his accompanying remix…

Lyrics written and performed by Mickey O’Brien
Additional vocals by Salvatori
Produced by Fresh Kils
Remixed by The Dirty Sample

August 14th, 2019

Primal Winds interviewed by Indie Music Discovery

This interview with Primal Winds was completed a little while back and posted more than a week ago on Indie Music Discovery.

Here’s a taste of a few questions and answers in this Q&A:

Read the full interview here:

August 13th, 2019

Hand’Solo Hip Hop Hour w/ Wordburglar & More Or Les

The rest of the $5 Rap Show crew joined me to create a one-hour episode of a radio show to help London, ON radio station CHRW 94.9fm celebrate their second annual Word Up 24 hour celebration of hip hop.

For the Hand’Solo Hip Hop Hour, More Or Les spins a selection of unreleased songs from mostly upcoming Hand’Solo albums, and Wordburglar and I provide a couple of sections of brilliant conversational interludes about early Halifax hip hop, our shared history, and what the future has in store.

The show aired on Saturday, August 10 from 5-6pm, but for those who missed the show, it’s currently available to stream along with the rest of the shows aired in that 24 hour period…


1. Hand’Solo intro (cuts by More Or Les)
2. Nerd Love instrumental (produced by Abstract Artform)
3. Scotch Tape instrumental (produced by Recordface)
4. GAS instrumental (produced by More Or Les)
5. Aunty Up – Big Bear, Daze & Royal T
6. Rhyme Shoguns – Fritz the Cat & Moves featuring hermitofthewoods & Noah23
7. Letter to the Future – royceBIRTH
8. Hip Hop Is Changing (demo) – 5.1.nine.0.2.
9. We Run the World – Alien Trap Lords
10. Donkey Feelings – Creature Box
11. Moves instrumental #1 (produced by Moves)
12. Moves instrumental #2 (produced by Moves)
13. Moves instrumental #3 (produced by Moves)
14. Wildlife instrumental (produced by Buck 65)
15. Deja Vu – Attikus
16. Soldier – Touch
17. Picard Maneuver (Red Shirt Remix) – More Or Les featuring Timbuktu, Touch & Wordburglar
18. We Came to Rock – Mickey O’Brien, Tachichi, More Or Les, Touch, Jesse Dangerously, Filthy Animals & Primal Winds
19. Full Steam – The Mighty Rhino
20. I’m on a Mission – +/-
21. instrumental (produced by Touch)
22. instrumental (produced by The Dirty Sample)
23. instrumental (produced by Recordface)
24. Cybertronnoiseur – Wordburglar

Listen here:

August 6th, 2019

Ultra Magnus joins Filthy Animals live in Winnipeg!

On his album release tour for Muziki Mzuri, Ultra Magnus joins Filthy Animals in Winnipeg for what is sure to be an amazing live show!

Featuring live performances from:

Ultra Magnus
Filthy Animals
Poetry in Motion

with music by DJ Benz

at Footwerk, 216 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg

Friday, August 9, 2019
Doors at 10 pm, show at 11 pm
$10 Advance, or $15 at door

Check the Facebook Event Page for more info:

August 6th, 2019

$5 Rap Show – August Edition

The next $5 Rap Show is Thursday August 8 2019! Beat the heat with fresh live rhymes & beats – and the best vibes in Kensington as year NINE continues at Handlebar, 159 Augusta Avenue, Toronto.

And we obviously have a lineup to match the weather…

Featuring live performances from:


Eyeda Sophia


Mickey O’Brien

Vivek Mehmi


And your hosts with the mosts going 9 years strong:

MORE OR LES & WORDBURGLAR all night long!

Brought to you by Hand’Solo Records

PERFORMANCES START AT 9:30 pm so come early and take in all the amazing acts.

Where: Handlebar 159 Augusta Avenue
9 pm Doors / Performances 9:30 pm

Always more rap than you pay for!

Visit the Facebook Event Page for more info: