Aug 21

Slaine – Bobby Be Real ft. Tech N9ne & Madchild (Video)

New video from Boston’s Slaine – “Bobby Be Real” featuring Tech N9ne and Madchild. Taken from Slaine’s recently released album “The King of Everything Else” (out now on iTunes). I’m loving the upbeat, yet dark circus swing feel of this song and each rapper compliments the beat well imo..

Tech N9ne will be live in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom on Sept. 11th. For tickets, visit:

Links: X @SlainesWorld

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Aug 21

Statik Selektah – “Carry On” ft. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs (Video)

This video is so dope… from the whole cypher feel, to the backdrops, to the ol’ VHS feel it has to it, to just the overall content of the hook; “I’m just trying to carry on tradition”… YES! This is some good, good hip hop. All parties involved kill it.. Statik Selektah’s incredibly sick What Goes Around LP is out now on iTunes.

Links@StatikSelekt X @joeyBADASS_ X @FreddieGibbs

Previous: Statik Selektah ft. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs’ “Carry On” X Freddie Gibbs & Madlib “Deeper” (video)

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Aug 20

Action Bronson – Easy Rider

This is just all the way dope… Action Bronson never ceases to amaze me with the visuals he puts out. Today Bronson released the video for “Easy Rider,” the first single off of his highly anticipated forthcoming album Mr. Wonderful. The video features Bronsalino cruising through the desert behind the wheels of a low rider in search of his guitar, with bar fights, acid trips and smudging along the way. Yes! Directed by Tom Gould.

Links@ActionBronson X @TomGouldShoots

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Aug 19

Truth – “How Strange” EP X “Hollow World” LP

Truth @Shambhala - Living Room Stage - Photo c/o Benz Photo

For me, visiting music festivals is all about feeling out certain vibes and knowing that it’s ok to take off and hop around from stage to stage. Sometimes the DJ you went to see just isn’t playing the BPM’s that are right for your mood at that current time, so if you find yourself in that situation just walk away (or skip, hop, strut) to another stage and give someone else a try. That’s exactly the situation I found myself in last week at Shambhala on Saturday night around 2am.. I was bouncing around from the Pagoda, to Fractal Forrest, to The Village and so on.. and by this point of the night I was getting a bit tired of hearing the head-smashing, high rate BPM’s that were pumping out of the PK Sound speakers (no offense to those DJ’s, its just how I was feeling at that current time). I needed something more chill and mellow, more deep and mysterious, something I could feel resonate within the core of my soul. I found exactly that at the Living Room stage with Truth. The duo from New Zealand played a set that was laced with some of the deepest bass notes I had ever heard and match that with the many reggae/Jamaican vocal samples and the fire cannons hooked up around the dance floor and I was set for the right pace I needed at that time. Their mix was like a comforting warm blanket of dopeness that I fully welcomed and accepted. Thank you Truth for bringing that heat and tapping into the right pace for my Spliff Breaks soul..

Below I have included streams of two of the most recent releases from Truth for your listening pleasure with the hopes that their Shambhala set was recorded and will be released soon.. Enjoy!

Linkssoundcloud/truthdubstep X X @truthdubstep

Truth – “How Strange” EP

Truth – “Hollow World” LP

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Aug 18

Tyler Skyy – Dear Forever (album)

Tyler Skyy (Vancouver, BC) releases his new album titled, Dear Forever. The LP is 13 tracks deep with collaborations by BDice, Northwest Division, JayKin, Carley Belfrey and 17-year old Neyvone. This project is well-balanced and welcomes fans of many genres to enjoy the record which also includes the single “Smiling” (watch video HERE)

Throughout this record, 21-year old Tyler describes the details of his past heart surgeries and the struggles of moving away from home at a young age to pursue music while keeping a positive message throughout. Tyler has spent over 15 months developing and perfecting this project while living and grinding away in Van City.. #PointUp X @itstylerskyy X facebook/itstylerskyy

Previous: Tyler Skyy – Smiling

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Aug 18

Zoner – O2100 (RMX)

Zoner, the young spitta from Nanaimo on the V.I., recently put me on to his newest video for a remix he did over Drake’s Zero to 100. It’s been a minute since I heard any flows coming from Zoner, so I’m stoked to see the dude is back on his bullshit and coming with some new darts… plus Im happy to see 40oz’s haven’t gone totally out of style either!

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Aug 18

KAi Sky Walker – “Pay (For What)” RMX

Van City representa’ KAi Sky Walker hits us with a new joint this week and shows us he can get busy over some trappy/edm influenced production.. #CATO

And if you haven’t taken the time to peep KAi’s new mind | old soul: [chapter IV], ya’ll slippin’.. X @therealKAi X soundcloud/kai-sky-walker

Previous: KAi Sky Walker – “Gold Chain” (video)

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Aug 18

Snak The Ripper – Alive ft. Jaclyn Gee (Dir: Stuey Kubrick)

Snak recently dropped a new music video for his song “Alive” featuring a hook provided by Jaclyn Gee off his album, Just Giver. The songs content is all about appreciating life to the fullest, having fun and enjoying the moments and people around you. Some perfect summer time shit.. Song produced by Sapient – music video directed by Stuey Kubrick.

Links@SnakTheRipper X

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Aug 18

Cam’Ron performs @Venue – Aug. 23rd (event/show)

The Dipset general himself, Cam’Ron (Harlem World/Fool’s Gold) will be performing live in Vancouver on Sat., Aug. 23rd at Venue Nightclub (881 Granville St.). There’s a good amount of buzz surrounding Cam’s visit to Van City, so don’t miss out on seeing one of the flashiest, most unique rappers in the game live and direct in concert!

Location: Venue Nightclub – Date: Sat., Aug. 23rd

Opening support: Juvi Dizzle, Dysfunqtional, J. West, Imperetive & Hood Rich

Tickets:  via Beatstreet, Red Cat, Dipt & Zulu and online at: bplive.Cam’Ron

Event infofacebook/Cam’Ron@Venue X @Mr_Camron

Cam’ron | Complex Individuals – (his “pee the bed” story is hilarious!).

Cam’Ron – Speaking In Tungs

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Aug 18

RE:LIVE – Bass Coast – Sam Demoe [BassCoast 6 - 2014 Slay bay set]

As we near the end of August, many of us are still reeling from our collected festival journeys and experiences. There’s still some big festivals coming up that are definitely worth checking out, but for myself in particular I am calling it a wrap on the festival hopping for another year (unless something comes up that fits my fancy).

I love the weeks/months that follow festival season because we get to see/hear all this awesome content that gets recorded and collected during these parties. Pictures, videos, dj mixes etc… all help us revisit the fun times spent dancing and laughing our asses off at these festivals. I’m going to pick up right where I left off last year and continue with the post-festival updates with my series titled: RE:LIVE.

First up, Vancouver’s own Sam Demoe just dropped his set from this years Bass Coast. Here’s what Sam had to say about the mix: “I just uploaded my BASSCOAST6 – 2014 Slay bay set and I wanted to share it with you. This is a re-creation, because I forgot to record my live set. These are the exact tracks in almost the exact timing, but without my amazing skills on the mic (for better or worse, not sure) Please enjoy at maximum volume with sex.” – Sam.

Links: soundcloud/samdemoe X X @SamDemoe 

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