[Video] Mike Boyd – Small World/Fly Like A Butterfly (ft. D-Sisive)

New video from Mike Boyd and D-Sisive. Directed by Philip Sportel.

Canadian hip-hop artist Mike Boyd’s brand new full length
album …Note The Sarcasm, was released March 25 via Halflife Records Inc/Universal Music Canada. Halflife Records Inc is owned by Boyd’s brother, (Canadian) Juno Award-winning producer Classified. In celebration of the new album, Boyd premiered his brand new video “Small World / Fy Like A Butterfly” featuring Toronto rapper D-Sisive. The humorous and clever song showcases Mike Boyd and D-Sisive living small in a large way.

URBNET Live: 1 Trailer

URBNET Live: 1 is available on iTunes to purchase or rent. Directed by Christopher Lazar.

A music film that captures various 2013 URBNET Live Hip-Hop events in Toronto. Featuring performance and interview footage of artists including Moka Only, D-Sisive, DL Incognito, Kae Sun, Wordburglar, Elaquent and Animal Nation.

PURCHASE: URBNET Live: 1 (iTunes)

Ghettosocks, D-Sisive, Muneshine, Bix & Timbuktu release Wolves LP


It’s been a couple years since the debut of Wolves (“Air Pump & A Mushroom Cut”), a group made up of Ghettosocks, D-Sisive, Muneshine, Timbuktu and Bix. Their self-titled debut available and features appearances from Maestro Fresh Wes and Adam Bomb.

Wolves is 14-tracks of blood curdling beats by Bix, setting the tone for D-Sisive, Ghettosocks, Muneshine, and Timbuktu to unleash some beastly raps that will tear your heart out through your chest. Featuring Canadian Hip-Hop icon Maestro Fresh Wes, the legend Adam Bomb, as well as Timbuktu’s Swamp Thing teammates, Chokeules and Savillion, the WOLVES debut self-titled album goes straight for the jugular. Protect ya neck.

PURCHASE: Wolves – Wolves (Bandcamp)

D-Sisive and Tone Mason release Raging Bull EP


Raging Bull is a new EP from D-Sisive and producer Tone Mason.

A week before Christmas, and two days before the release of this record – I was laid off from my job. Never has time been so appropriate to release a project like this. Sure, my albums are never filled with sunshine, but this flame came from a different pit.

Two months ago, I was contacted out of the blue by Grammy nominated producer, Mellenius [Tone Mason], via Gmail chat. It was a message so straight to the point I thought he messaged me by mistake. “I’m going to send you some new beats in a minute.” The last time we spoke was when I received a similar message from Toronto legend, Saukrates, to work with him on one of his new TM produced songs, Wednesday. Even then I don’t think I communicated with Tone Mason. Thrown off, I replied, “I think you have the wrong person,” and waited for an answer. I waited for three hours until I finally heard the notification bell. I clicked to the Gmail screen and read “No. I have the right person.” Next thing I know, my inbox was filled with monsters. Cinematic savages.

“We need to capture the rage,” Mellenius said. He brought up the movie, Raging Bull, and suggested the film be our foundation. I love the movie, and was totally down with the concept. We agreed to release the project on December 19th, the films 33rd anniversary. At the time, I was reading George Chuvalo’s autobiography, a Toronto-born boxer with a story similar to Raging Bull’s Jake La Motta. Everything clicked. I started writing.

A week before Christmas, and two days before the release of this record – I was laid off from my job. Never has time been so appropriate to release a project like this. I’ve always been fueled by struggle, and now my tank is full.

“So give me a stage where this bull here can rage.
And though I can fight, I’d much rather recite.” –Jake La Motta

That’s entertainment.

PURCHASE: D-Sisive & Tone Mason – Raging Bull (Bandcamp)

Divo releases Inside The Vault mixtape


Divo’s latest mixtape, Inside The Vault, is a collection of tracks from over the years as well as some new material. Featured artists include Dan-e-o, Classified, D.O., Eternia, D-Sisive, N.I.F.T.Y., Gee Wunder, Tara Chase, General, Nukky Grissom, DL Incognito and more.

DOWNLOAD: Divo – Inside The Vault (Bandcamp)

Swamp Thing releases Firedogs LP


Swamp Thing (Timbuktu, Chokeules and Savilion) returns with their sophomore album, Firedogs. D-Sisive, Adam Bomb, Ghettosocks and Wordburglar all make appearances on the album, with Ghettosocks creating the artwork as well.

Swamp Thing combines the trio’s experience as Savilion and Timbuktu create party soundtracks and soundsapes on which the three emcees rap about topics ranging from horror and sci-fi to wild nights and life on the road. At the end of the day, Swamp Thing is all about banging beats, hard rhymes, and melting faces off with rap. Stay tuned.

PURCHASE: Swamp Thing – Firedogs (Bandcamp)

URBNET releases new mixtape


URBNET just released their latest mixtape for Fall 2013 featuring 10 tracks off of some of their latest projects. The artists featured include Kae Sun, A.M. Architect, DL Incognito, Dan-e-o, Moka Only, Derek Christoff & The Arkeologists, Sweatshop Union, Pigeon Hole, Canadian Winter and Tru-Paz.