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…”

May 13th, 2018

Raised by Gypsies reviews The Dirty Sample’s Tuesday Nights on Cardero cassette!

Hot on the heals of a great review for Jesse Dangerously and Ambition’s new cassette, Rap Dad, Real Dad, released under the moniker The Library Steps, Raised By Gypsies blogspot come through with an excellent review for the older cassette release from The Dirty Sample, his Tuesday Nights on Cardero, with bonus cassette-only remixes.

Read the review on the site for more photos of the cassette: http://raisedbygypsies.blogspot.ca/2018/05/cassette-review-dirty-sample-tuesday.html

May 7th, 2018

Raised by Gypsies reviews Rap Dad, Real Dad tape!

Another excellent review for The Library Steps’ debut album, Rap Dad, Real Dad, this one a special review of the cassette version of the album from blog Raised by Gypsies… The review also includes a few cool shots of the tape, one of them included here.

Check the review on the site for more photos of the cassette: http://raisedbygypsies.blogspot.ca/2018/05/cassette-review-library-steps-rap-dad.html

May 1st, 2018

Scratched Vinyl with another 9/10 review for The Mighty Rhino

Chi Chi Thalken comes through with another spectacular 9/10 review for The Mighty Rhino’s sophomore album, We Will No Longer Retreat Into Darkness. Give the review a read and the album a play, and see if you agree with his assessment…

Read the review here: http://scratchedvinyl.com/?q=node%2F3697

April 28th, 2018

The Mighty Rhino release party!

A message from The Mighty Rhino:

O YE FRIENDS! Hear ye, hear ye! With heart brimming with fulsome joy and merriment, it is now my incalculable honour to announce to you that I, THE MIGHTY RHINO, am to perform a LIVE RAP SHOW on Friday, May 4th, at Revival Bar in Toronto, to celebrate the release of my staggering, wonderful second album, “WE WILL NO LONGER RETREAT INTO DARKNESS”! Come one, come all, and be refreshed by the vivifying breezes of joy, and get your faces melted CLEAN OFF by the magnificent bangerational rapps, as I regale you with wondrous songs from across my catalogue, from stirring new hits like “Every Atom” and “The Royal We” to time-honoured classics like “Company Policy” and “Stay Up”, and my gifted and glorious co-conspirators – MORE OR LES, JESSE DANGEROUSLY, ULTRA MAGNUS & DJ SLAM, DJ BOSH FLIMSHAW, and a host of others who are to make riotously entertaining guest appearances – send you all soaring into such heights of pleasure that you exclaim, “Wow!”, and proceed to dance for joy all night! What a true happiness it is for me to welcome you all to this wonderful event! 8PM doors, 9PM show, Rhino on by 11PM, $10, more details to be posted shortly! #RhinoSalute! WOO!

Stay up to date at the event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/232721797471454/

April 28th, 2018

Scratched Vinyl gives 9/10 review to Rap Dad, Real Dad

Chi Chi Thalken at Scratched Vinyl seemed to enjoy the new album from The Library Steps (Jesse Dangerously and Ambition)…

Or visit the site to read the review: http://scratchedvinyl.com/?q=node/3633

April 28th, 2018

RapReviews reviews Rap Dad, Real Dad

6.5 isn’t too bad for RapReviews.com

Check the review in the wild here: http://rapreviews.com/archive/2018_04_rapdadrealdad.html

April 27th, 2018

The Mighty Rhino – We Will No Longer Retreat Into Darkness

Track List:

1. We Will No Longer Retreat Into Darkness
2. Establishing Shot (ft. Big Rube)?
3. Blue Suit Pimpin’
4. Stay Up
5. Resplendent (ft. D-Sisive & Prince Po)?
6. Every Atom
7. How Ya Like That (ft. Ultra Magnus & Donny Yonder)?
8. Front Row Seat (ft. Carlos Ford)?
9. Wolves In The Cellar (ft. Adam Bomb)?
10. The One You Need?
11. The Shit That Will Fuck You Up (ft. Myka 9)?
12. Sons of the Boulevard (ft. OG Big Mike & Illvibe)?
13. Basically Jesus (ft. Jesse Dangerously, I Am Joseph, More Or Les & Cam James)?
14. ‘Til The Lights Go Out (ft. Big Rube & Witchdoctor)
15. Wonderful Thing (ft. The Divine Sweetness Singers)?
16. The Royal We

Defckon produced tracks 2 and 11
Remot produced tracks 3, 6, 8, 14, and 16
Digs produced tracks 4, 9, and 13
MisterE produced track 5
Red Dot produced track 7
Measuring Man produced track 10
Tokyo Cigar produced track 12
Michael Nosratolláh Ferguson produced track 15

The Divine Sweetness Singers are Nancy Dinnigan, Alina Akiba Gershuny-Jadduroy, Madelyne Maingot, Kathryn Merriam, Rachel Alicia Nadira Naipaul, Esther Townshend, Jennie Worden, Dorona Mia Zierler, and Zell “Papa Rhino” Goodbaum!
?Divine Sweetness Singers choir conducted by Marie-Josée “MJ” Cyr?
Divine Sweetness Singers recorded by Michael Nosratolláh Ferguson at the Toronto Baha’i Centre?

Notion recorded Rhino’s vocals on 1, 2, 7, 11, 12 and 14, and mixed 1, 2, 7, 9, 11 and 12 at IllNote Studios, Scarborough
Measuring Man recorded Rhino’s vocals on 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15 and 16, and mixed 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 16 at Silverbirch Productions, Toronto

Album mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Mastering, Toronto

Photograph by Steve Kean

Art Design by Andy P. Quinlan