December 1st, 2021

“Spice Rack” dropping Dec 3

The first single from Backburner’s third album, Continuum, is dropping on Friday. Features Ghettosocks, More Or Les, Wordburglar, and Swamp Thing’s Timbuktu, Chokeules and Savilion. Produced by Savilion with cuts by Uncle Fester. Have a little taste…

November 30th, 2021

Primal Winds interview on Wednesday Wreck

If you missed the Primal Winds interview last week on Wednesday Wreck, the episode is now up on DJ Kazzeo’s Mixcloud.

Give it a listen…

November 25th, 2021

Nevamind & Royal-T still charting at CILU

The CILU Monthly Top 30 chart in The Walleye has The Yesmen from Nevamind & Royal-T at #14 for October. Thunder Bay’s college station has been very supportive of these hometown hip hop vets. We appreciate all the love and support the station and the DJs The Yesmen have received from CILU!

November 24th, 2021

Chadio’s interview on Wednesday Wreck

If you missed Chadio’s interview with DJ Kazzeo on Wednesday Wreck, the episode is now up on DJ Kazzeo’s Mixcloud.

Check it out…

November 24th, 2021

Primal Winds interview coming up…

In just a few moments, Primal Winds will be talking with DJ Kazzeo on his show Wednesday Wreck…

Tune in: https://www.djkazzeo.com

November 22nd, 2021

Ultra Magnus & Mickey O’Brien live w/ Fresh Kils and Fesca in Fredericton, NB

On Friday, November 26, Fredericton, NB is going to get smacked in the eardrums by a couple of acts from Hand’Solo Records–Mickey O’Brien and Ultra Magnus–alongside MPC madman Fresh Kils and local act Fesca.

It’s all going down at The Cap (362 Queen St, Fredericton, NB). Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 8:30 PM with the show starting at 9 PM.

This is one show you won’t want to miss!

Get your advance tickets at Tickettailor.

November 19th, 2021

“Well Wishers” video from The Library Steps

Illgil is the same age as Jesse Dangerously, has loved hip-hop for just as long, played drums and percussion in high school just like Jesse did, and was even in Wordburglar’s teenage rap clique, The Dregs of Society, but somehow this is her first appearance on an officially released recording. The cousins trade terse and pensive quatrains reflecting on their respective past relationships – romantic and platonic – seeking a sanguine and tranquil vantage point from which to look back without anger or bitterness; seeking the comfort of goodwill as distance softens the edges of hard times long gone by. The effective exchange, propelled by Ambeez’s choppy strings and piano and the whirling shards of a classic Nova Scotian breakbeat, sounds like just what it is: two adults having a heart-to-heart conversation, looking back together over their parallel paths, bonding over their shared desire for resolution and warmth, and also that they can friggin’ rap good!

Well Wishers is the second single from The Library Steps album, Rap Dad, Real Dad, which returns in full to digital realms to coincide with its vinyl reissue on January 7th, 2022.

“Well Wishers” Credits:
Written and performed by Jesse Dangerously and Illgil
Produced by Ambeez

November 17th, 2021

The Library Steps dropping “Well Wishers” on Fri Nov 19!

Illgil is the same age as Jesse Dangerously, has loved hip-hop for just as long, played drums and percussion in high school just like Jesse did, and was even in Wordburglar’s teenage rap clique, The Dregs of Society, but somehow this is her first appearance on an officially released recording. The cousins trade terse and pensive quatrains reflecting on their respective past relationships – romantic and platonic – seeking a sanguine and tranquil vantage point from which to look back without anger or bitterness; seeking the comfort of goodwill as distance softens the edges of hard times long gone by. The effective exchange, propelled by Ambeez’s choppy strings and piano and the whirling shards of a classic Nova Scotian breakbeat, sounds like just what it is: two adults having a heart-to-heart conversation, looking back together over their parallel paths, bonding over their shared desire for resolution and warmth, and also that they can friggin’ rap good!

“Well Wishers” is the second single from The Library Steps album, Rap Dad, Real Dad, which returns in full to digital realms to coincide with its vinyl reissue on January 7th, 2022.

November 17th, 2021

Chadio interview upcoming!

Chadio is being interviewed tonight at 7PM PST by DJ Kazzeo on his show Wednesday Wreck.

Tune in: https://www.djkazzeo.com

November 12th, 2021

“Oldspeak” video from Touch & Moves out now

For “Oldspeak”, the third single from 1984, the highly anticipated upcoming collaboration EP from West and East Coast giants Touch & Moves, the Edmonton emcee reminisces about the language of hip hop’s history while subtly slipping double entendres in-between metaphors over the minor keys of the haunting production provided by Moves. Each verse is bookended by one of Touch’s trademark technical displays of wordplay as the hook comes in: “This is oldspeak, rappers today, it’s like they spoke Greek, homie / You can hold heat, and not show me / I only fuck with old peeps, with flows so deep / And cold beats from Moves that expose the so weak”. Time to brush up on your oldspeak!