August 15th, 2018

Primal Winds arrr at Pirate Fest 2018

Primal Winds will be one of the featured acts performing an all-pirate set at Pirate Fest 2018 this weekend (Aug 17-19) in Canal Fulton, Ohio. If you like camping and/or pirates, this is bound to be an awesome weekend.

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August 15th, 2018


Illvibe is always way ahead of everyone else, so you’ll find info about this show posted a few pages back when it was first announced. Now, months later, his FREE OUTDOOR SHOW at McGill Granby Parkette (9 McGill St, near Yonge & Gerrard, in Toronto) is going down this weekend, with SPECIAL GUESTS Myer Clarity, Skevious Tips and a Hand’Solo Records presence with The Mighty Rhino… It’s an early show (11am – 2pm) but a great way to start the day!

11am-11:30am – Skevious Tips
11:45am-12:15pm – The Mighty Rhino
12:30pm-1pm – Veteran Eye (LA)
1pm-2pm – iLLvibe x Myer Clarity

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August 10th, 2018

HAN041 – Apeface – Ape No More

Apeface wanted you all to hear his final words. A tribute to the music that has guided him to where he is today. Staring into the sky with comfort. Accepting the truth and living for what you love. 

Track List:

1. 1 4 The $ 2 4 The Show
2. Glorify
3. Summer Coming Up
4. Charlie Bronson Rap
5. The Wax Hunt ft Definite *
6. Get Right
7. Nightmare Camp
8. Captains ft Definite
9. Travelling Light
10. King

All raps written and performed by Apeface, except where noted.
All songs produced by The Dirty Sample except:
* produced by Definite & The Dirty Sample.
Executive produced by Definite.

August 9th, 2018

Tonight at $5 Rap Show – Rental Patient video debut!

Big things tonight! Wordburglar debuts the video for “Rental Patient” from his upcoming new album Rhyme Your Business, and the night otherwise filled with a bunch of other great MCs hitting the $5 Rap Show stage for the first time…

More info on the Facebook event page:

August 4th, 2018

Choose Your Own Avenger vinyl is in!


August 4th, 2018

Record Recollection about HCG’s Trailer Park Hip Hop

Just a day after recollecting on Cock Dynamiks with Samantha Vaters at Record Recollection, she follows up with another East Coast classic, Hip Club Groove’s Trailer Park Hip Hop, in a short interview with Derek MacKenzie.

Here’s a tease of the interview with the first question:

Read the full interview here:

August 2nd, 2018

Record Recollections interview about Cock Dynamiks

I answered a handful of questions recently about this naughty little tape Hand’Solo Records released back in 1998 called Cock Dynamiks

Thank you to Samantha Vaters for the interview opportunity. Anyone interested in the underground rap scene in Canada would do well to check out Record Recollection for more of these daily tidbits.

Here’s a tease of the interview with the first question and a full look at the artwork for the old cassette:

Read the full interview here:

August 2nd, 2018

MTM interview with The Library Steps

Jesse Dangerously did an interview with Middle Tennessee Music not too long ago about Rap Dad, Real Dad, his new collaboration album with fellow Backburner rapper-producer Ambition, recording together as The Library Steps…

To give you a taste of what kind of amazing information you will get out of this interview, here are a couple of the questions and answers… Push the png or click the link at the bottom to read the full interview.

Full interview here:

July 30th, 2018

Indie Rock Mag reviews Psybo’s Wherewithal

The first review is in for Psybo’s Wherewithal thanks to Rabbit at Indie Rock Mag… With comparisons to classic Beastie Boys and Money Mark, it’s a damn fine review with a link provided to play the album to confirm for yourself.

Click HERE for Google translation.

Or read the review in proper French on the IRM site:

July 27th, 2018

HAN040 – Psybo – Wherewithal

Track List:

1. 004
2. Above the Water
3. Thin Air
4. Bash Co. (with Timbuktu)
5. Mr Emcee
6. Hello Ello
7. Blastoff (with Timbuktu)
8. Downright
9. Lil’ Flava (with Chokeules and Timbuktu)
10. Satiated
11. Out the Catacombs (cassette only bonus)

All songs written and performed by Psybo, except where guests are featured.
Songs 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 10 produced by Fresh Kils at The Kilzone, Toronto.
Songs 4, 5, 6, and 9 produced by Timbuktu at FUN Studio, Toronto.
Song 11 produced by Cormiez.
All cuts performed by Uncle Fester, except on song 9 performed by DJ Dubble.
Song 8 features live keyboard performed by Joe Organ.
Song 1 features additional vocals by Timbuktu.
All songs mixed by Fresh Kils at The Kilzone, Toronto.
All songs mastered by Dorc for Banging Masters (
Photography by J. Foster.
Design & Art Direction by Ghettosocks.