Freedom Writers Album Release Party – October 10 @ The Mod Club


w/ Rich Kidd, Five Fingers 1 Fist Poetry Collective
Music by Deejay Riccachet, DJ Thera-P, DJ MelBoogie, DJ Grouch, DJ D Scratch, DJ Phat Tony

Thursday, October 10, 2013
@ The Mod Club (722 College St.)
Cover: $15 (includes CD)
Doors: 9 PM

[Audio] J Shiltz – Still Standing (ft. Rich Kidd & DJ Docta) (prod. Kev Brown)


J Shiltz drops the latest single from his album Still Standing. The track of the same name features Rich Kidd and DJ Docta and was produced by Kev Brown.

On May 9th 2013 J Shiltz released his second album “Still Standing”. The sequel to his debut album “What I Stand For”, the sophomore effort came equipped with dope lyrics from both Shiltz and features alike (Rapper Big Pooh, A.G, Junia-T, pHoenix Pagliacci and more) over banging beats by some of Toronto’s illest beat makers (Rich Kidd, Lancecape, Charisma, Relic and more). Ranking as high as #5 on the national community and campus radio chart EarShot, a Much Vibe featured music video, and both stateside and worldwide acclaim are a mere fraction of the buzz the album has generated. Yet in a climate where timeless music falls victim to a here today gone tomorrow mentality, sometimes a reminder is needed. For that reason Shiltz has decided to release the DJ Pack to the Kev Brown produced and Rich Kidd assisted title track “Still Standing”. DJs can get the dirty, clean, instro, and acapella via the link below.

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DOWNLOAD: J Shiltz – “Still Standing” [DJ Pack] (Hulkshare)

Aspektz releases Academic Probation 3 mixtape


Aspektz released the third installment of his Academic Probation series, Last Day of Class, featuring appearances from Rich Kidd and Jazz Cartier on the remix to the single “I Love Your Style.” Production credits include Rich Kidd, Triple A, Bangladesh, Jeff Parris and more.

DOWNLOAD: Aspektz – Academic Probation 3: Last Day of Class (DatPiff)

Maestro releases new album, Orchestrated Noise


As I mentioned in the last post, Maestro released his new album Orchestrated Noise on Tuesday. This is the 7th LP from Maestro over his 25 years in hip hop and it features artists from a variety of genres including Kardinal Offishall, Sam Roberts, The Trews, Divine Brown, Classified, Saidah Baba Talibah, Glenn Lewis and opera singer Measha Brueggergosman. Fellow hip hop legends Sadat X, Kool G Rap and Chuck D also make appearances. Production credits include Gameboy, Lord Quest, Rezza Brothers, Vanguards, Tone Mason, Classified, Rich Kidd, Bix and Saukrates.

1. Look for Me in the Whirlwind ft. King Reign and Saukrates
2. Gladiator ft. Rich Kidd
3. Symphonia Destino ft. Measha Brueggergosman
4. Dearly Departed ft. Kardinal Offishall
5. Desire ft. Lights
6. History Repeated ft. Sam Roberts
7. See You on the Weekend ft. Sadat X and Glenn Lewis
8. Black Trudeau (Rap Prime Minister)
9. The Conversation ft. King Reign
10. Salute (Additional Vocals by Chuck D)
11. Reach for the Sky (Try) ft. Classified
12. I Wanna Know ft. The Trews
13. Longevity (Get Up Remix) ft. Adam Bomb
14. Timeless ft. Divine Brown
15. Stranger ft. Saukrates
16. Pyramids in the Sand ft. k-os, Rezza Brothers
and Saidah Baba Talibah

Born Original ft. E.D.G.E
Legendary ft. Kool G. Rap and Rezza Brothers

PURCHASE: Maestro Fresh Wes – Orchestrated Noise (iTunes)

#BIGTICKET – July 12 @ Velvet Underground


w/ Rich Kidd, Rochester, Promise, Dusty Wallace, Lord Quest, Gee Wunder, Spesh K, Trace Motivate, Nukky Grissom, Caution Da Don, iLLvibe, Fortunato, Tommy Spitz, Dollaz Da Deejay, Tragic (Philly Moves), Scott Ramirez, David Soloman, Duke Buzzy
Hosted by Dan-e-o
Music by DJ Law and G5CU

Friday, July 12, 2013
@ Velvet Underground (510 Queen St. W.)
Doors: 9 PM | Show: 10:30 PM
Cover: $10

Frankie Payne releases new LP, Clarity


A little late in posting this one as the release party was a week ago tonight, but Frankie Payne’s new album Clarity is available now. The LP features appearances from Theo3, Trish, Erin Reece and Cause The Problem and production from Tone Mason, Snaz, Rich Kidd and Big Sproxx.

“CLARITY is a collection of short stories that describe the answers that were revealed to Frankie Payne during his moment of clarity. With the help of some of the best producers and artists in Toronto a masterpiece of the urban elements (spokenword, hippo,R&B,reggae etc.) has come to life. The Album could easily be the most realistic, and well rounded representation of Toronto culture ever created. Every Track seems to speak directly to soul of the listener and creates a connection that allows you to visualize the things Frankie Payne is saying. In a time when music of substance is a rarity this album promises to be a gold mind of knowledge, Experience, and Great Artistry. You decide.

PURCHASE: Frankie Payne – Clarity (iTunes)