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!

November 6th, 2021

Pre-order 1984 from Touch & Moves!

Dropping on December 3, you can pre-order the digital or cassette version of 1984 from legendary Canadian hip hop vets Touch & Moves now!

November 6th, 2021

Out Now… Law Bent from Primal Winds

Now available from Primal Winds…

Toronto hip hop duo Primal Winds has released 5 albums in as many years, and after their Tron-inspired previous album, The Renegades, District Prime and Iron Wind are about to level up. Experimenting with new flows over big beats guaranteed to get your fist pumping and your ass shaking as Iron Wind lays down his best production to date, the Law Bent EP is a product of these unusual times. Tackling current political topics and social matters that not everyone will agree with, Law Bent is fully intended as an artistic exploration of alternative information for those that seek out obscure material for entertainment purposes.

The title track—also the album opener and first single—gets right to the core as Prime and Wind encourage the bending of the law to relieve all that pent up energy, and then go even further with their urges on metal-tinged “Riot”. A concrete jungle vibe and some theme-appropriate samples drive “Sirens”, a song dedicated to first responders. The duo then take a trip back to the 90s with throwbacks “Don’t Lose Focus” and “Hard Act to Follow”, incorporating timely one-liners among the braggadocio, and then slow it down with “Peep Da Vision” and “Picture Perfect”, the former a plea to open your eyes to the lies and brainwashing, and the latter an appeal to self-discovery. They close the EP with “Never Give In”, an uptempo song about standing for what’s right at a time when so much is going wrong. And if that’s not enough, Law Bent is just the precursor to their upcoming album, laying the groundwork and providing a sampling of what’s to come with Crowd Control in the Spring of 2022.

Credits:
Written and performed by District Prime and Iron Wind
Produced by Iron Wind
Artwork by Ghettosocks