Apr 17

Spliff Breaks & BlueprintLIVE present: Grossbuster (ft. MC Orilla & Dj Jetts) – (Music Video Monthly)


Grossbuster (Victoria, BC) performs alongside MC Orilla and Dj Jetts, as part of +Music Video Monthly+ at Fortune Sound Club.

Included below are videos of Grossbuster performing live and also an exclusive video interview with John Zee from Spliff Breaks.

Filmed on March 17/15.

+ We are currently accepting submissions for our May 20th – Music Video Monthly event+
For details visit our Event Page: MusicVideoMonthly – May 20th @FortuneSound 

Artists & Musicians looking to inquire about our events and/or to reserve a spot for an upcoming event, please email submissions to: spliffbreaks@gmail.com – Video shot / edited by: Ramshackle Pictures.

Links@SpliffBreaks X bplive.ca X fortunesoundclub.com

Previous: Spliff Breaks & BlueprintLIVE present: The Evildoers – (Music Video Monthly)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/spliff-breaks-blueprintlive-present-grossbuster-music-video-monthly/

Mar 12

“How Do You Enjoy a Spliff Break” (Highlights) Ft. Devin The Dude, Raekwon, Tech N9ne, Demigodz, Asher Roth, Tajai, Sabota, Pigeon Hole & Stylust Beats

Here at ‪#‎SpliffBreaks‬ we put together a highlight video of answers to our catchphrase question we ask in interviews; “How Do You Enjoy a Spliff Break?”.

Being that the people we interview all come from their own set of diverse backgrounds, the answers we get are often as original and unique as our guests themselves.

Guest features include: Stickybuds, Devin The Dude, Pigeon Hole & Stylust Beats, Tajai (Hieroglyphics), Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), DJ Nu-Mark, Tech N9ne, Asher Roth, Demigodz (Apathy & Celph Titled), Sabota.

Host / Producer: John Zee – Twitter / Instagram / Facebook: @spliffbreaks 

Video edited by: Matt Pidutti: pudsbrand.com

Contributing Videopgraphers include:
Matt Pidutti – Nathan Skillen: RADTV – Spencer Rieu – David Dalley: hiphopvancouver.com
Johnny Erwin: enterineo.com – Daniel J. Pierce: ramshackle.ca – Colby Rex O’Neil: lotuseatersfilms.com – Trevar Fox: inkspill.com

Previous: Spliff Breaks Interviews: Yelawolf

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/how-do-you-enjoy-a-spliffbreak-highlights/

Apr 21

The Librarian & Max Ulis – (Basscoast Teaser Live Mix)

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The Librarian and Max Ulis (Lighta! Sound crew) just dropped a new mix they’ve whipped up together for We Got This. This mix has both Dj’s tagging in on 15 minute sets back to back with Librarian kicking off the first 15 minutes.

Catch Andrea and Max and a slew of other Basscoast favourites playing select cities right now on their Mutiny Tour.

Also check out our exclusive Spliff Breaks interviews with The Librarian here.. and with Max Ulis (Sabota) here.. 

Links: thelibrarian.ca X soundcloud/the-librarian @maxulis X soundcloud/maxulis

PreviousSabota “Stumble” – Live at Bass Coast 2014

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/librarian-max-ulis-basscoast-teaser-live-mix/

Apr 21

Yelawolf’s ‘Love Story’ LP Out Now (Stream)


The highly anticipated new album by Yelawolf is finally here. ‘Love Story’ is the follow up to Yela’s underrated and overlooked major label debut, Radioactive, in 2011. Today Yelawolf returns with Love Story, an album that he described as “more passionate” than his prior studio LP. Aside for the Eminem feature on “Best Friend,” Catfish Billy keeps the rest of Love Story solo throughout its 18 tracks. Listen to it in its entirety, via Spotify, below and head over to iTunes to purchase a copy for yourself.

LinksIG: @yelawolf X slumerican.com

And if you haven’t seen it yet, check out this video interview that Yelawolf did with Spliff Breaks during his last tour run through Vancouver.

Previous: Yelawolf – Best Friend ft. Eminem (Lyric Video)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/yelawolf-love-story-album-stream/

Apr 20

Alex Maher – “I Just Wanna Love U” (Jay-Z Cover)

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Our friends at hiphopvancouver just dropped a new live performance video they made featuring Alex Maher. Watch as Maher performs a cover of the Neptunes produced Jay-Z track ‘I Just Wanna Love U’ at The Keefer Bar.

HHVtv x Self Hired x Ryken Sound Technologies teamed up to capture this performance during Alex Maher’s weekly gig at The Keefer Bar in Chinatown, Vancouver. Keep your eyes peeled to the HHVtv Youtube channel this week as they will be releasing 4 more videos from this show.

Previous: HHVtv presents: Alex Maher – “Signs”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/alex-maher-i-just-wanna-love-u-jay-z-cover/

Apr 20

Mat The Alien – “High As Hell”

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Mat The Alien drops a new freebie for everyone just in time for the worldwide stoners holiday, 4/20. Twist up and enjoy blazin’ back some sticky greens while bumping “High As Hell”.

Linksmatthealien.ca X soundcloud/matthealien

PreviousMat The Alien – RGR #8 Mat the Alien – Alienated Vol 1

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/mat-the-alien-high-as-hell/

Apr 17

Freddie Gibbs – “My Dope House” (prod. KAYTRANADA)


Damn son.. Gangsta Gibbs and KAYTRANADA!? DOPE! For a self-proclaimed Gangsta Rapper, Freddie Gibbs sure has his hear to the beats and definitely knows his producers well. From working with Madlib, to Mr. Green, to Flume, to Statik Selektah, to JMSN (the list goes on…) it seems like Gibbs never has a problem flowing his thug-riddled verses over a plethora of different beats and sounds from a multitude of producers.

The same can be said with Gibbs and Montreal beatsmith KAYTRANADA, providing the perfect canvas for Freddie to do what he does on “My Dope House.”

Recorded at Redbull Studios in Los Angeles, the single will be released as a limited-edition 7″ vinyl in May.

Also watch Freddie Gibbs performing during the Boiler Room’s annual SXSW showcase, with J. Rocc (Beat Junkies / Stones Throw) on the turntables. Gibbs kills this set, I need to see this dude live soon… (then maybe I can be like the white photographer guy in this video side stage singing along to all the lyrics as well haha)  

Previous: JMSN – Addicted X Street Sweeper ft. Freddie Gibbs

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/freddie-gibbs-kaytranada-my-dope-house/

Apr 17

Gramatik – Native Son ft. Raekwon & Orlando Napier

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Stream/DL the first single from producer Gramatik’s upcoming Epigram EP. “Native Son” was written by Orlando Napier. As the story goes, Orlando came by Gramatik’s crib one day, played the rhodes and sang it casually. They ended up making it a two-part song, with “Native Son Prequel” being the second track, which will also be on Epigram. Both parts talk about a kid that grew up hard on the streets of NYC, each song addressing a different period in his life. “Native Son” is how he reflects on his younger years, while “Native Son Prequel” is him living the younger years. They both decided that the reflective part felt perfect for a Raekwon verse, so they sent it to him, thinking nothing would really come of it, but much to their surprise, he liked it and said yes. The rest is history.

Links: gramatik.net X soundcloud/gramatik X @Gramatik

PreviousGramatik – “The Age Of Reason” (Free LP Download)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/gramatik-native-son-raekwon-orlando-napier/

Apr 16

Yelawolf – Best Friend ft. Eminem (Lyric Video)

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Yelawolf enlists Eminem to join him on his newest single “Best Friend” off Catfish Billy’s new upcoming album “Love Story” dropping April 21st. This song is catchy as hell with a fire hook and dope verses from Yela and of course, Shady comes through with a slew of crazy bars and spastic delivery that even Usain Bolt would have a challenge keeping up with. Thank god for the lyric video below.. Peep game.

And if you haven’t watched our exclusive Spliff Breaks interview with Yelawolf yet, you can do so now here..

Links: IG: @yelawolf X slumerican.com

Previous: YELAWOLF talks FeFe Dobson, Rap Supergroups, Public Misconceptions, Love Story, SOA & more on SpliffBreaks

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/17635/

Apr 16

PRhyme ( DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″) – You Should Know ft. Dwele


Not sure how this one slipped by me, but it did and I figured better late than never right..?? When PRhyme is mentioned around Vancouver, it seems people are still reeling from the incredible show that Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier put on at Fortune Sound. It’s still early in the year, but I’ve yet to see a show in 2015 that even comes close to being as dope as that performance was. Watch the newest video from PRhyme for their song “You Should Know” ft. Dwele. And if you’re one of those weirdo’s that still hasn’t listened/copped the new PRhyme LP, you can do so now here..

Links: prhymeofficial.com X @PRhyme_Official

Previous: Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier are joining forces as… PRhyme

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/prhyme-dj-premier-royce-da-59-you-should-know-ft-dwele/

Apr 15

Emotionz – Psychedelic Boombox (Tour Video) + CD release party (Sat., Apr. 18th @Red Room)

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The homie Emotionz has been on the road in BC/Alberta as of late touring/promoting his new album “Psychedelic Boombox (out now on iTunes). Here at Spliff Breaks we were sent a copy of the record and we’re really digging the sounds and concepts on this new project from Emotionz. It’s definitely galactic at times taking the listener on a journey through the interstellar realms of Emotionz mind with mindbending astrological bars that range from Shamanism to Hallucinogens to Astronauts and everything in between. Matched with beats and production that perfectly accompany Emotionz lyrics and incredible hooks from both Gisto and Emotionz himself, “Psychedelic Boombox” has Emotionz tackling new concepts and vocal recordings not normally found on his previous projects.

Included below is a midway tour recap video of the Psychedelic Boombox tour that should get you hype on his upcoming CD release party show this Saturday, April 18th at the Red Room in Vancouver (click HERE for event info). Also performing alongside Emotionz will be long time collaborator Stylust Beats along with DJ Praiz, Gangstronauts and Supa Dan and stage visuals provided by Ineo Studios.

Video shot/edited by Johnny Erwin.

Links@EmotionzMusic X IG: Emotionz X facebook/Emotionz X soundcloud/emotionz

Previous: Spliff Breaks interviews Emotionz re: the 2014 Shambhala Music Festival Hip Hop Showcase (Article)

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