Nov 16

Tech N9ne creates Caribou Lou’s and more with Spliff Breaks – [2014]

When Tech N9ne brought his Strangeulation Tour through Western Canada earlier this year, he once again made an impactful visit to Vancouver, BC. Spliff Breaks was on hand to capture the event and we were blessed enough to have the opportunity to link up with Tech N9ne a few hours prior to his show at the Commodore Ballroom.

John Zee hosts a video interview with the self-proclaimed Michael Myers of Rap himself… Tech N9ne.

Topics include: the history of and “how to prepare” a proper “Caribou Lou” cocktail / the origins behind the name Strange Music and working with The Doors / how Tech N9ne approaches his live shows / Michael Myers / the vulgarity behind the face paint / being the complete technician of rhyme / Tech’s meaning behind the number 9 / Tech N9ne’s proudest accomplishments / talks family, kids and fans / molly and drugs / how does Tech N9ne enjoys a Spliff Break.. and more.. 

Links@TechN9ne X

Huge props to my crew for the visuals/audio biz.. and special thanks to Amy @livenation & James Wright.

Shot by: David Dalley @hiphopvancouver and Hairghost @hairghost X Edits: Spencer Rieu X Hosted/Produced: John Zee @spliffbreaks

Previous: Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko in Vancouver @Commodore Ballroom (Pictures/Review)

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Nov 12

Sabota Interview with Spliff Breaks – [Bass Coast 2014]

While up at Bass Coast Festival this summer, Spliff Breaks linked up with RADTV and hung out with Vancouver dance/electro duo Sabota (Hybridity Music) for an interview. The name “Sabota” comes from an infamous area in Nelson BC, where people used to congregate late at night to smoke weed, hook up and watch the sun come up (kinda like these summer festivals we all love attending..) The group consisting of Max Ulis (Lighta! Sound) and Robbie Slade (Humans) both have somewhat indirect roots in the area, making it a fitting concept for their collaboration. 

Sabota was nice enough to buckle up with us and take some time away from their Bass Coast experience to discuss such topics as: Sabota’s mutinous spirit / the essence of ‘rave’ / Sabota’s creation / the roots of their musical collaborations / Sabota’s performance and creating music live on stage / the story behind the “Sabota” name / what really happens in the ‘hour before sunrise’? / is the West Coast music scene shaping Electronic music worldwide? and much more..

Filmed: Nathan Skillen and Jonathan Krauth @RADTV – Edited: Nathan Skillen @RADTV – Audio: The Sonic Root – Hosted/Produced: John Zee @spliffbreaks

Links: soundcloud/sabota X @Sabotamusic X facebook/sabotamusic

Previous: Spliff Breaks & RADTV present: The Turntemple Jam – Bass Coast 2014 (video)

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Nov 20

Tom MacDonald – “2 Litre” ft. Brevner & Stevie Ross [video]

The trilogy of Tom MacDonald, Brevner and Stevie Ross reunite on some Bloodsport shit for the visuals to the trap influenced “2 Litre”. The video for the MacDonald self-produced cut is done by Jeremy Cox. 2 Litre is the bonus joint from Tom’s “Bad Dream Mad Again 2″ mix-tape which is available now at

Also read up on Stevie Ross in this new article interview on him by Novo Watch.

Links@therealmrmac X @MattBrevner X @HEIGHTSOF86

PreviousMr. MacDonald – “Wannabe” (video) X Heights Of Eighty-Six – “D – Boy Hieroglyphics” ft. Atlin

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Nov 20

Action Bronson And Killer Mike Battle Rap On A Treadmill [video]

This is the best… taken from the Eric Andre show (which I’m not very familiar with, but according to XXL I need to start watching) which airs Thursday nights at 12:15am on Adult Swim. 

When the producer brings in the donuts though… dead.

Previous: Action Bronson – Easy Rider X Until The Ribbon Breaks ft. Run The Jewels – “Revolution Indifference” 

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Nov 20

LOUDPVCK – A$AP Rocky – Multiply (LOUDPVCK Bootleg)

LOUDPVCK adds some more trappy, trill grit and spice to the new A$AP Rocky joint Multiply.. #HURT

Linkssoundcloud/loudpvck @LOUDPVCK

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Nov 19

Sabota “Stumble” – Live at Bass Coast 2014

Our friends over at RADTV just put out this live-performance video of Sabota (Vancouver duo Max Ulis + Robbie Slade) doing their rendition of “Stumble” on the Pirate Radio stage at this years Bass Coast festival. A wistful tune that recalls of long summer days capped with gorgeous sunsets. This awesome video really captures the fun vibes that Bass Coast fully embodies. Dig it.

Spliff Breaks also teamed up with RADTV to record a new interview with Sabota. You can watch that HERE.

Links: X soundcloud/sabota X @Sabotamusic X facebook/sabotamusic

PreviousSabota Interview with Spliff Breaks – [Bass Coast 2014]

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Nov 18

Pusha-T – Lunch Money (prod. Kanye West)

Pusha-T will be following up last years My Name is My Name LP by releasing King Push some time in 2015 (exact date unconfirmed). Listen to the first offering “Lunch Money” produced by Kanye West below.

Links: X @PUSHA_T

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Nov 18

Yelawolf at Venue, Vancouver [fan footage]

here’s some fan-footage shot from the sold-out Yelawolf show that took place last Saturday, Nov. 15th at Venue Nightclub. Not the best footage, but its definitely not the worst either.. it’s steady and the audio is bearable and it gives you a bit of an idea of what Yela’s live show has to offer (which is a lot btw, show was crazy!).

Footie c/o Tyrone Suazo

PreviousYelawolf – Till It’s Gone (video)

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Nov 14

Cool Shit Friday

In hot summer days farmers drink Hot Tear to help fight the heat….so in the cold winter days I suggest extra servings of Cool Shit Friday to keep you warm and comfy!   This week I got a ton of stuff to show you including Girl pooping her pantaloons whilst twerking/ Free Freddie Gibbs X MAdlib/Dogs taking a bath plus so much more.

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Nov 14

Spliff Breaks Podcast ep. #50 ft. Darcy McBride [Dish Chef -]

Lately here at we’ve been so busy with creating/editing video content and posting articles etc.. that I haven’t had much time to focus back on how this whole blog shit got started for us in the first place.. by doing podcasts. But recently I was asked by a friend of mine (who I’ve known since my early high school days) if I would be down to jump back in the podcast seat and fire up the mics again, to which I graciously accepted.

Darcy McBride is the owner/operator and lead cook at Dish Chef ( Nanaimo’s (Vancouver Island) first Gourmet Meal Prep Service that delivers ready-to-go lunch and dinner meals to your door.

In this Spliff Breaks Podcast ep. #50 we discuss such topics as: Dish Chef’s unique approach to cooking and the services offered, stigmas and misconceptions around the “healthy eating lifestyle”, what is healthy?, dietary requirements and needs, the inspiration behind Darcy’s current career path, sports and media broadcasting, online cooking shows, floating and float tank therapy, hockey and the Vancouver Canucks and much more..   

Songs included: PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – “U Looz” and Yelawolf – “Till it’s Gone”

Listen to this podcast found on the player at the bottom of this post, on the column on the right hand side of this site or simply DL it by visiting our iTunes page.. X facebook/dishchef X @DishChef X instagram/dishchef

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Nov 13

Golden Arrows [A-Ro The Naut & Moka Only] – Fine Kitten ft. Ivan Ave

When Vancouver rap dudes A-Ro The Naut and Moka Only get together to make songs, they like to call themselves Golden Arrows.. check out their new joint titled Fine Kitten that features Ivan Ave aka Young Tesla. Some midsummer night jazz shit for ya..

Linkssoundcloud/aro-elekwent X @arothenaut X

Previous: Moka Only – Inside My Heart

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