July 17th, 2024

Listening Party for Nassau Manor by Epic & Rob Crooks

Epic & Rob Crooks drop their collab album Nassau Manor on July 26, but you can check it out early at the listening party on Bandcamp on Monday, July 22. RSVP here.

July 9th, 2024

Epic interview on Word Is Bond Rap Radio

On Thursday at 10 PM EST, Epic will be appearing in an interview with Chase March for his show Word Is Bond Rap Radio. Tune in to check it out here.

July 5th, 2024

Royal-T Day special release

In honour of Royal-T Day, we celebrate the legacy of the Deepcave MC, who passed away 8 years ago, with a free download of this unreleased remix by The Dirty Sample of T’s seminal song “Rock Bottom”, on which he raps about the very real struggles he was experiencing with addiction and depression.

This remix version will be AVAILABLE FOR TODAY ONLY, so download it now. Don’t delay!

The original version appears on the posthumously released album The Broken Plan with Big Bear and Daze, which can be found here.

There is also a video for the original version, which you should check out:

RIP Royal-T.

You’re missed by many.

July 4th, 2024

Tachichi & LXVNDR live at Halifax Jazz Festival

If you’re in Halifax, NS or surrounding area, check out LXVNDR & Tachichi (plus Universal Soul) open for Killer Mike at Halifax Jazz Festival on Tuesday, July 9 at the TD Main Stage. Click here for tickets and more info.

July 3rd, 2024

Epic & Rob Crooks – Nassau Manor pre-order

Pre-order Nassau Manor, the new album from Epic & Rob Crooks on digital, CD or vinyl…

July 2nd, 2024

Epic interview on Extraordinary Rap podcast

Epic is interviewed by Th’ Mole for his Extraordinary Rap podcast about his past, his evolution and his new album on Hand’Solo Records.

Epic has incited many a hardcore head to clench their cheeks and shout, “This shit ain’t hip hop!” But a look into Epic’s work reveals him as a deep admirer of the culture and a learned student of the craft. Instead of adopting inner city affectations, as so many other white rappers have, Epic chose to be himself and lean into his Canadian prairie roots. While not shying away from humor, and rapping about such un-hip-hop subjects as snow sledding, Epic is also no stranger to rap battles, shit-talking with the best of them, and at other times his rhymes gets so raw and real you might be brought to tears. After a near-decade hiatus Epic is readying several new albums, and his work sounds as fresh as ever. Nassau Manor, a collaboration with producer robcrooks, comes out later this month on Hand’Solo Records.

June 25th, 2024

Epic & Rob Crooks – Green Tablecloth

The new single from Epic & Rob Crooks is out now…

“Green Tablecloth” is the third single from Nassau Manor, the upcoming album from Epic & Rob Crooks on Hand’Solo Records. The chill funk groove composed of drums, guitar and piano by Rob inspired nostalgia in Epic. Thinking of a move from Edmonton, AB to Peterborough, ON, Epic packs the song with imagery of walking around Edmonton. Intentionally going offbeat and back on beat several times to keep the listener off balance, Epic recounts in his unique folk rap flow the memories of various events in his life: a Julie Doiron concert in a record store, a protest to end a war, and purchasing a tablecloth in Greece. The song ends with Edmonton DJ Battle champion Baggy Lean, who contributes cuts throughout, scratching Canadian rap queen Michie Mee proclaiming “Ontario”. Another Epic classic crammed with quirky Canadiana!

Written and performed by Epic
Produced by Rob Crooks

June 24th, 2024

Fortunato on The Majic Show Deluxe

Fortunato was on The Majic Show Deluxe this afternoon with DJ Majic Mike and the show is now available to stream… Listen here.

June 19th, 2024

“Get It” at #9 on Bass Hit Radio Top Ten for June 2024

Fortunato & The Dirty Sample’s third single from The Coalition has landed at #9 on Chairman Mal’s Bass Hit Radio Top Ten for June 2024, and the remix by Rove was played by Chuck D on his radio show …And You Don’t Stop Radio on June 7, the day of release for the single. Check out the full episode here.

Check out the full episode here.

June 18th, 2024

Epic & Rob Crooks’ “Green Tablecloth” pre-save

The new single from Epic & Rob Crooks drops on June 25. Pre-save “Green Tablecloth” here.