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 indies.ca.
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
Here we have the new single from a couple of Canadian hip hop legends, Maestro Fresh Wes and Kardinal Offishall, and produced by Lord Quest. Maestro’s album Orchestrated Noise is set for release a week from today, June 25th.
“Wilin” is the new video from Kardinal Offishall and Double Time from their Ill Smith project.
Edutainment. Preaching to the choir makes no ufcking sense…after judging, viewing, rewinding, tweeting, tagging, hashtagging, loving, hating, laughing and thinking, hopefully Mu’ufckers read between the lines and pause the vid to read the propaganda we spreading (and not just pause to look at the ass-although that’s ok too…). Watch closely. Listen closer…
Inferiority Complex is a new mixtape put out by the people over at TOgetherHipHop and DJ Saf. The 40 minute mix includes tracks from Smash Brovaz, Rich Kidd, Luu Breeze, Reema Major, Raz Fresco, Big Page and Drake, among others.