June 6th, 2023

LXVNDR & Tachichi – Clap Cuz Ya Cold

The third single from LXVNDR & Tachichi’s upcoming Found Money album…

On the chorus of his new single with LXVNDR, Tachichi raps, “To the honeys in the back, make it clap cuz ya cold / this is for the g’z who ain’t breakin’ no codes.” And that about sums it up. “Clap Cuz Ya Cold” will have the honeys groovin’ and the heads of the true g’z nodding. Halifax producer Dirty Dane provides a smooth backdrop drenched in synth and skittering club-friendly drums that allows the two MCs to flex their flows. Lyrically it’s strictly braggadocio as LXVNDR opens with a modern, sing-song delivery that masterfully rides the beat before Tachichi jumps in with the high speed delivery he was well known for in his younger years, their verses bookended by a simple but silky chorus. Another ice cold composition blowing in from north of the border. Please clap.

Written and performed by LXVNDR and Tachichi
Produced by Dirty Dane

June 3rd, 2023

LXVNDR & Tachichi listening party and release show

LXVNDR & Tachichi drop their new album on Hand’Solo Records on June 30, and if you’re in Halifax you have a couple of ways you can celebrate.

First, you can check out the album about one week before it drops on June 24 at the official Listening Party going down at Charlie’s Club (5580 Cunard St). This is a Pay What You Can event with Okay TK providing the cuts for the night.

And then three weeks later, on July 14, you can check out the release party at The Seahorse Tavern (2037 Gottigen St) with Superfluid and additional performances from local heavy hitters Keeper E, Kye Clayton, Basyl, Paollo, Megz and Electric City Underground, plus DJs Okay TK and Moves playing 90s R&B jams. Get advance tickets here or by clicking on the poster below.

June 3rd, 2023

Ontario tour dates for Mickey O’Brien this summer

Mickey O’Brien & Ultra Magnus will be joined by Vancouver’s Dubgee for a few shows in Southern Ontario at the end of June and early July…

June 30 at Casbah (306 King St W) in Hamilton, ON with The Demon, ROA, Es, and more

July 1 at Holy Diver (353 Talbot St) in London, ON with Dawn Treader and DJ Gripski

July 6 at The BLK_SPACE (1188 Queen St W) in Toronto, ON with Low U (Adam Bomb & D-Sisive) and DJ Versitile

Click on the corresponding flyer for advance tickets to your show of choice:

June 2nd, 2023

The Word Is Bond reviews “Red Rum”

“The track is as moody and cinematic as they come and we get to hear Ol’ Gorilla Bones’ unapologetic look at the world around him.” – The Word Is Bond

New review of “Red Rum” from The Word Is Bond…

May 30th, 2023

Ol’ Gorilla Bones x The Dirty Sample – Red Rum

The second single is out now!

“Red Rum”, the second single from Ol’ Gorilla Bones x The Dirty Sample’s Revenge Vol. 2, is the only personal track on the album. Ol’ Gorilla Bones takes a look at the chaos of the world that surrounds us. He reminds us to stay grounded and true to what we do, to live a full and complete life. The world is looking to murder you so be aware. “The past few years have been extremely hard,” says OGB, “But life is still good because I get to experience it.” For this relatively positive and personal message, feature producer Mo’ Gravy provides a boom bap beat with stripped back drums, beefy bass, ample organ, and calming chirps. While Revenge Vol. 2 may be dark and vengeful, “Red Rum” is the ray of light that shines through.

Written and performed by Ol’ Gorilla Bones
Produced by Mo’ Gravy

May 26th, 2023

Thoughts From The Rap Nest reviews Cousin Of Lucy vinyl

“The tape is great but this albums made for vinyl.”
Thoughts From The Rap Nest

Chaps has previously reviewed the cassette version of Chadio’s Cousin of Lucy, but now he provides a review of the vinyl, which he appears to appreciate more…

May 25th, 2023

Thoughts From The Rap Nest reviews Content

“This one is as good if not better than I expected and it will be in the rotation for quite some time.” – Thoughts From The Rap Nest

I missed posting this review from last week of AzraelRapsGood x The Dirty Sample’s Content from Chaps in his weekly column, Thoughts From The Rap Nest.

May 23rd, 2023

The Word Is Bond mini-review of “One For The Smoke”

“…a dancehall sampled bouncy track that once again showcases
both emcees’ solid lyricism.” – The Word Is Bond

A new review of LxVNDR x Tachichi’s “One For The Smoke” produced by BoFaatBeatz…

May 17th, 2023

Roadie Music mini-review of “One For The Smoke”

“A true gift for fans.” – Roadie Music

A few words from Roadie Music on the new single from LxVNDR & Tachichi…


Artists Tachichi and Lxvndr have joined forces to release yet another musical explosion that brings classic rap taken over by African rhythms in a contagious and powerful song. 

Called “One For The Smoke”, the song has an engaging and danceable melody with a slight reggae tone that gives the right charm to the song. While the female and male vocals are powerful and full of character as a great rap single calls for. A true gift for fans. 

May 17th, 2023

Fortunato’s Maritime Blue Collar 2 Tour

In August Fortunato will be hitting up some towns in the Maritimes as he promotes his new album, Blue Collar 2…