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

We On Some Rich Kidd Shiiiiiit Volume 6 Out Now

Rich Kidd has released the latest installment of his annual mixtape project, We On Some Rich Kidd Shiiiiiit Vol. 6 – City On My Back. This year’s effort features contributions from artists such as JD Era, Saukrates and Tona, among many others and proves why Rich Kidd is one of the country’s most sought after producers.

01 – Intro
02 – Rich Kidd – Beautiful Day
03 – Pac Div – Take Me Back
04 – Raven Sorvino (ft. Cream of Overdoz) – Playa Del Rey (co-prod. Junia-T)
05 – Rich Kidd (ft. Q Benjamin) – Sundays (Turnt Up)
06 – Pyro Barz (ft. Rich Kidd) – Stick Em Up
07 – The Antiheroes (ft. D-Sisive) – The Rebels (Listen Up)
08 – SepTo – NevR Left
09 – JD Era (ft. Lokz) – No Handouts
10 – Thurz (ft. Rich Kidd & Rocki Evans) – Keep The Faith (co-prod. Junia-T)
11 – Rich Kidd (ft. Bishop Lamont) – Black Kings
12 – Kojoe (ft. Talib Kweli & Rich Kidd) – No Idea
13 – SonReal (ft. Rich Kidd) – Mind All Day
14 – Rich Kidd (ft. August Rigo) – Video Games
15 – Saukrates – Tomorrow
16 – Chase N Cashe – Drug M$ney
17 – Rich Kidd (ft. Charly Prince) – Cookies & Lean
18 – Tona (ft. Kardinal Offishall) – Timing
19 – Zaki Ibrahim – Everything
20 – Hope Wright (ft. Rich Kidd & Rocki Evans) – Do Better Blues 3 (co-prod. Junia-T)
21 – Outro (Dedicated to Whitney Houston)

[Video] D.O. – Can’t Tell Me Remix (ft. Famous, SonReal & Chris Jackson)

Having just released his album, Heavy In The Game, a little over a week ago, D.O. has followed that up with a video for the “Can’t Tell Me” remix, directed by Sharpshooter. The track features Famous, SonReal and Chris Jackson and was produced by Jahronomo Inc.

DOWNLOAD: D.O. – Heavy In The Game (Bandcamp)

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.

Famous drops Road To Center Stage Part 2

Famous’ Road To Center Stage EP: Part 2 was released a couple days ago. The EP contains ten new tracks and is hosted by DJ Drama. Featured artists and producers include SonReal, Rich Kidd, Kaleb Simmonds, and Boi-1da among others.

1. Leggo (Prod. by Thrizzo)
2. Take That Take That (Prod. by Lost Planets)
3. Who Really Care w/ SonReal & Rich Kidd (Prod. by Rich Kidd)
4. SWAOW Music (Prod. by Thrizzo)
5. All On Me feat. Francesca (Prod. by Kemo)
6. Games feat. Kaleb Simmonds (Prod. by Boi-1da)
7. Good Girls Bad Guys feat. Lisa Michelle (Prod. by Jazz Feezy)
8. This Is Your Song feat. E3 (Prod. by Boi-1da)
9. Ohh Ahh feat. Oh! (Prod. by Boi-1da)
10. Lullaby (Prod. by Lost Planets)

DOWNLOAD: Famous – Road To Center Stage EP: Part 2 (Bandcamp)

2012 Stylus Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 7th annual Stylus Awards presented by Pioneer DJ have been announced. The event will take place on May 26th and will be hosted by comedian TRIXX. Tickets for the event can be purchased at beginning on Monday. A few of the award nominations are listed below. Click here for full listing.

Fan Choice Club DJ of the Year presented by Pioneer DJ
4 Korners (Toronto)
Charlie Brown (Toronto)
Hedspin (Vancouver)
Lissa Monet (Toronto)
Wristpect (Toronto)
Keith Dean (Montreal)

Fan Choice Artist of the Year presented by Pioneer DJ
Kardinal Offishall
Karl Wolf
Melanie Fiona
The Weeknd

Canadian Hip Hop Single of the Year
A-Game – Oh My!
Classified – That Ain’t Classy
Drake ft. Tyga, Lil’ Wayne – The Motto
JD Era ft. Lokz – Change
Kardinal Offishall – Ignorant
P Reign – I Need It All
Reema Major – I’m The One
Rock Da House – For My City Remix

Canadian Producer of the Year
Arthur McArthur (Tyga – “Kings & Queens”)
Boi-1da (Drake – “Headlines”)
Cirkut (Rihanna – “You The One”)
Illangelo (Drake – “Crew Love”)
Noah “40” Shebib (DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”)
T-Minus (Lil Wayne ft. Drake – “She Will”)

Toronto DJ of the Year
4 Korners
Charlie Brown
Lissa Monet

Artist Mixtape of the Year
Ayah & DJ Jazzy Jeff – Back For More
Belly – The Greatest Dream I Never Had
Magnum – I’m G.O.O.D
Raz Fresco – MCMXCV
Reema Major – I Am Legend
Rich Kidd – We On Some Rich Kidd Sh*t Vol 5: Born To Win
Shaun Boothe – Waiting Room
Son Real – Where’s Waldo?
The Airplane Boys – Where’ve You Been
The Weeknd – House of Balloons

Underground Hip Hop DJ of the Year
Big Jacks (Toronto)
Dames Nellas (Toronto)
DJ Fase (Toronto)
DJ Law (Toronto)
DJ Sage (Vancouver)
Marvel (Vancouver)

Hall of Fame Inductees
Michie Mee (Artist)
DJ Bunny (Calgary) (DJ)

[Audio] Famous – Who Really Care (ft. SonReal & Rich Kidd)

“Who Really Care” is the first track to be released from Famous’ Road To Center Stage Part 2 EP. The is produced by, and features, Rich Kidd along with SonReal. The new EP is set for release on April 24th and is hosted by DJ Drama.

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DOWNLOAD: Famous – Who Really Care (Hulkshare)