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PREMIERE: Cardo & Sledgren – “1996″

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

The homies just sent over this new instrumental they cooked up.

Produced by Cardo & Sledgren.

Artwork by Cardo.

Previously: The Game ft. Drake – 100 (Prod. by Cardo & Johnny Juliano) | Curren$y Records 5 Sledgren Tracks (Video) | Jeezy & DJ Drama – Gangsta Party (Mixtape)

Premiere: Aaron Cohen – Panes (Prod. by Myth Syzer)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

A one-off from our guy Aaron Cohen. Produced by French producer Myth Syzer, who caught my ear with a few years back with this release.

Previously: Aaron Cohen – Home Less (EP)

Video: Main Attrakionz ft. Shady Blaze – Shoot The Dice

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

This is off 808s & Dark Grapes III, which’ll be Main Attrakionz first official release in three years. The Niggaz EP came out a year and a half ago. Produced by Friendzone, 808s & Dark Grapes III will be out through Neil Young’s Vapor Records on June 30th.

Previously: Main Attrakionz – Niggaz (EP)

Video: Narcy – RISE (Short Film)

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Narcy releases a 15-minute short film written by himself to accompany his new album World War Free Now from which we premiered the first 2 tracks a couple weeks ago.

It was directed by Ali F. Mostafa.

Previously: The Narcicyst – Free + World War

Video: Rico Richie – Poppin (Embrace The Hate Vlog)

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Rico Richie does radio promo and speaks on the circumstances which made him create this record (listen to it below). Official music video coming soon.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Akhen ft. Ab-Liva & Ant White – Cali Wave

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Akhen & Re-Up Gang’s Ab-Liva (¥£$ Movement) release this video off Akhen’s MOVE project which is a 16-minute series of videos compiled together to make a short movie that I recently had a chance to preview. Watch episode 1 after the jump, directed by Stratagem Pictures.

I just spoke to these fellas and they said there’s an Ab-Liva solo project coming sooner than you think.

New @realabliva project dropping soon… #BornInNotSwornIn

A video posted by Akhen Wilson (iCan) (@versaceaki) on

Previously: Akhen – It’s Up To You (Video) | Akhen, Ab-Liva & Jahlil Beats – Red Leather (Video)

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Premiere: The Narcicyst – Free + World War

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Montreal’s The Narcicyst will be releasing his new album World War Free Now on May 26th and the iTunes pre-order link went live today with a few tracks available for download. “Free” features Ian Kamau and was produced by Sandhill and “World War” was produced by Thanks Joey.

I heard the full album at an advance listener accompanied by a visual component in a movie theatre setting a few weeks ago and the whole production was really solid. The project was mastered in association with Landr which is a Montreal start-up that allows you to drag-and-drop files to master tracks, my friend who studied sound engineering actually used the service to master his project a few months ago and co-signs them.

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Premiere: Milli Millz ft. King Louie – Hustle

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Milli Millz - The Highway

This is the second single from Milli’s album “The Highway” featuring King Louie, the first single “Ghost Town” dropped recently. NMC premiere.

Watch an in-studio video here:

Previously: Milli Millz – Ghost Town (Video)

FrapBoyz – FrapCity (EP)

Monday, May 4th, 2015

The FrapBoyz are a rap duo consisting of rappers B.Cliff and Young Troy hailing from Montreal’s Park Ex (PX) neighborhood. One of their videos went viral (by Canadian rap standards) last summer and they’re back with 4-5 new tracks on the FrapCity EP, premiered by Noisey.

“Cocaine” was actually the first song of theirs that caught my ear last September and I happened to be walking in the session when they cut “Addibted”, which are my favorite tracks on the project along with Young Troy’s “All My Dogs”. Listen to B.Cliff’s “Grindin” freestyle that’s been getting some steady love below.

Artwork shot by Paul Labonté.

Shouts to Slava.

Hit the jump to watch the video for “Work”, the bonus track on the EP, and another loosie “Tell Em Nothin” that recently got its own visual under it.

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Video: Gabe ‘Nandez – Sifu

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

There’s a wide array of rappers, producers and DJs (overall performance artists) popping up in Montreal these last few years. Gabe ‘Nandez is a rap artist who’s more on the lyrical side of the spectrum, possibly because he’s hailing from New Rochelle, NY.

Gabe has been in my hometown honing his craft and working on visuals for the last year or so while also working on a full collaborative project with production collective No Kliché, who produced one of my favorite tracks from him, “Up” – which I’ve embedded below.

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