Nominees For 14th Annual Indie Awards Announced

The nominees for this year’s Indie Awards, which will be awarded on May 10th at Kool Haus, have been announced.

The nominees for Rap/Hip-Hop Artist/Group or Duo of the Year are Classified, Grand Analog, Rich Kidd, Shad and SonReal.

SonReal & Rich Kidd also find themselves nominated for Collaboration of the Year against Classified’s “Inner Ninja” (with David Myles), JRDN’s “Can’t Choose” (with Kardinal Offishall), The Weeknd and Drake’s “Live For” and “Beat This Heart” by Tim Chaisson and Serena Ryder.

Shad also finds himself nominated for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Remember to Remember.”

For a full list of nominees across the 37 categories go to

H.I.T.M. Entertainment’s Still Breathing Compilation Out Now

New release from H.I.T.M. Entertainment is available for free download now.

History in the Making Entertainment’s first compilation release STILL BREATHING (#STILLBREATHING) is a musical documentary based on the theme of survival. It is a collection of international artists based in three countries, Canada, U.S., & Jamaica. The compilation Includes solo releases from members of Toronto’s Juno nominated rap group Point Blank, Shy Luv, JRDN, F. Nitty, Shakespear & some of the worlds finest talent.

Stylus Awards Pre Award Show Nominee Party – May 27 @ Mod Club

The 2012 Pioneer DJ Stylus Awards Pre Award Show Nominee Party
w/ SonReal, Shi Wisdom, Shaun Boothe, Rock Da House, Raz Fresco, Magnum, JRDN
Hosted by Rock Da House
Music by DJ Ritz

Sunday, May 27, 2012
The Mod Club (722 College St.)
Tickets: $15 advance | Play De Record
Doors: 9 PM | Show: 10 PM

Also presenting 4 Stylus Awards including: Underground Hip Hop DJ of the Year, Club MC of the Year, DJ Mixtape of the Year & College Radio Show of the Year.

Nominees for the 2012 SiriusXM Indie Awards

The 12th Annual Independent Music Awards will be presented on Saturday, March 24th in the Canadian Ballroom at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The nominees for the awards were released a couple days ago and while there isn’t a lot of hip hop representation, there is one local rapper who found himself nominated as D-Sisive was listed in the Urban Artist/Group or Duo of the Year category. He is up against Swollen Members and singers Danny Fernandes, JRDN and The Weeknd.

Tickets to the awards are $39.50 and can be purchased via the Canadian Music Fest website.