Mission Statement

"H3 stands for the manifestation of hip hop in all of its various forms. Practically, H3 will throw events, support individual artists, endorse causes, and participate in any medium that propagates hip hop as a culture and art-form. H3 is the physical instantiation of hip hop and lives through the creative efforts of its individual members working together towards common goals. H3 creates hip hop – we live hip hop – we are hip hop."

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Music Video: Promise - Against All Odds

If you haven't heard of Promise yet, here's a nice introduction for ya'll. Spiritually oriented Toronto MC working with Duck Down Music. This song is one of the dopest on his new album, Awakening. You can also check a review for Awakening HERE.

Peep the vid:


Promise, from Toronto, Canada, is a new artist working with Duck Down Music. Promise's sound has a true inspirational message. On his latest album, 'Awakening,' Promise blends conceptual songwriting and potent lyrical content with a focus on life, love & the consciousness of mankind.
"Against The Odds" is produced by RealBlazeMusic. 
Written by Promise (@ipromisemusic) / Jhené Aiko (@jheneaiko). 
Directed by Andre Rehal. 
'Awakening' is available now at iTunes: http://bit.ly/ieFZKV.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Music Video + Single: Crossword - Quality Control feat. L the 12th Letter & MC FÜBB


Remember when hip hop music was about high quality raps, creative beats, original lyrics? Remember when being respected as a rapper required some real TALENT and SKILL? Remember when hip hop was FUN?!? Each of the Toronto emcees in this video, Crossword, L the 12th Letter, and MC FÜBB brings their own unique style and flavour to this track, over a sweet beat provided by CJ Beatz (NYC). The video is entertaining and down-right hilarious at times, with great direction by Jason Matos. Warning to all half-assed rappers - you might just get the "WACK" stamp:

 

DOWNLOAD: http://hulkshare.com/vk67avadufi4

@CrosswordMC - @Lthe12thLetter - @MCFUBB
Director: Jason Matos - @jasonmatos
Video Op: Luc Capasso - @CapassoLuc
Producer: CJ Beatz NYC - @CJBeatzNYC
Recorded, mixed & mastered by DJ Mercilless

Quality Control is in full effect

Wack emcees watch out - Crossword, L the 12th Letter and MC FÜBB are on patrol

TORONTO - In a world full of fakers and wannabes, wack rappers run amok. Luckily, Toronto emcees Crossword, L the 12th Letter and MC FÜBB are on the case, applying Quality Control to offenders of the culture and perpetrators of wackness. In the video for "Quality Control," directed by Jason Matos, the trio roam the T-dot streets in search of the real. They encounter a number of spitters that simply don't make the cut, and combat them with insightful lyrics, provocative flows and passionate deliveries. Wack emcees will be graded, written up, stamped down and aired out, not to mention have their girls taken from them. The moral of the story? Don't be a lame. Crossword, L the 12th Letter and MC FÜBB will call you out on it all day.

Wack Stamp not included.

DOWNLOAD: http://hulkshare.com/vk67avadufi4

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Notes to Self - All of the Above [BBRC]

Notes to Self coming through with another banger...if the forthcoming Used to be Dark [Recoil] album keeps the bar as high as the tracks they've been putting out lately, then there is definitely ample reason to get hyped about the project. Take in the hip-hoppery:

All of the Above [BBRC] by NotestoSelf

Artist: Notes to Self 
Song: All of the Above [BBRC] 
Produced by Bronze One (of Notes to Self) & Book (of Beatface) 
AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve 
From the forthcoming Notes to Self project "Used to be Dark [RECOIL]" 
Illustration by Elicser (elicser.com) 
Design by COS & PK 
twitter.com/notestoself 
@NNNNNotestoSelf

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Music Video: Koncept - "Aspirations" feat. Soul Khan (prod by J57)

Good song, and even better video! +10k points for the use of the happy, hip old man!



If you like this, Pre-order debut album, Koncept "awaken" here:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/awaken/id478118822

More info under the vid on Youtube.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Slick Rick!!! "Need Some Bad" (prod. by DJ Premier)

The master of storytelling, Rick the Ruler (aka Slick Rick) just dropped this gem on the world, produced by the legendary DJ Premier. Hmmm...those drums sound quite familiar.


New Video: TRE & Micky RedEyez - On Fire

On point flows a raw flavour from H Block representative's TRE and Micky RedEyez on this track + vid "On Fire" from TRE's upcoming album, "First of a Living Breed."
Directed by Duxx for Concrete Film.
Featuring vocals from Mike Devine and Jessica Sheppard.
Produced by MMac.
Mixed and Mastered by DJ Phame One.
track is off TRE's up coming album " First Of A Living Breed"

J Shiltz - What I Stand For

Take in J Shiltz's new album, What I Stand For. A solid project from start to finish with incredible production and a slew of dope featured artists. J Shiltz is definitely letting people know he's a force to be reckoned with on this one. Oh yeah...and he put the album out for FREE!


J Shiltz is a Sauga City/Toronto MC who for years has been perfecting his craft on the underground circuit. A long time in the making, his first solo offering is sure to be worth the wait. The album boasts production from Kev Brown, Rich Kidd, Lancecape, Smash Brovaz, and Philly's own Twizzmatic and includes collaborations with Illa J, Frank Nitt, Monolith, SonReal, and more. What I Stand For is a manifestation and testament to the past, present, and future of Canadian hip-hop.

Monday, December 5, 2011

THE CYPHER - Holiday Edition




This month is the HOLIDAY EDITION of THE CYPHER! We're featuring the live production + emceeing duo of Juno Nominated producer Fresh Kils and veteran MC Relic, as well as Scarborough-native freestyle master Sy Fi.

In the spirit of giving, we're also supporting the Daily Bread Food Bank, so please bring a canned/non-perishable food donation to help some hungry people in our city (and get reduced cover on door!). 


From behind the boards to the stage, there’s not a spot of ground Fresh Kils’ prolific career hasn’t touched. And not just hip hop. It’s true, you’ll see Saigon, Fabolous and Ali Shaheed (ATCQ) grace his resume, but you’ll also find the likes of Ron Sexsmith & The Buena Vista Social Club. His prowess on the MPC has seen him share the stage with many of hip hop’s legends (Nas, De La Soul) as well as the best of the underground, winning over fans with his signature showmanship. With momentum & accolades growing each year, Fresh Kils’ is poised for a sound system takeover unlike any we’ve seen in a long time. You’ve been warned…

+


RELIC aka REL McCoy - Emcee, Producer, D.J., Singer/songwriter, Engineer... Lover of all that is Hip Hop..
" Fighting with the shadows been a hassle for me letting my past go / I ain't looking back to the sad road / I'm burning my hands on the rope, holding my future with a lasso / plus, it's been a struggle trying to kick this tobacco " - REL

and

Sy-Fi

S, For Science. Y, try to challenge this. F, for futuristic. I, for intelligence.

Sy-fi, born as a Toronto native, started rapping when he was 12. Grew up listening to hip-hop in its golden age era to groups like Wu-Tang and The Roots, Mobb Deep, Slum Village De La Soul and emcees like Redman, Busta Rhymes, and Nas and more. Sy grew up more as a freestyle emcee that just rapped everywhere, anywhere he went.

Sy moved to Boston at the age of 18 and met Session a emcee producer of Acuta Records. Sy and Session rolled together for a few years but remained solo artists, performing at open mics around the city. Sy joined Acuta and performed with them on a couple shows but never
signed to the label and moved back to Toronto.

After moving back to Toronto he met 2 other solo artists Eso Teriq and Symmetry and formed a group "The Scientists." They put together a few songs and performed at few open mics and shows but couldn't manage to stay together due to life differences. Not much of a song writer, for Sy was an emcee that rhymes more "in the moment" if a Cypher was around you sure likely would find Sy in it. Sy-fi's style is like super hero, comic book, emcee or as De La Soul put it "supa emcee" andtries to be as creatively different as possible.

You're now intuned, into the Sy-fi channel. The mic is the 9 and the rhyme is the ammo. Step up to get blown like candles, strap up get ready to blaze like saddles.

You can look forward to Sy-fi solo career starting to move ahead and hopefully ready to drop an EP sometime in 2012 "Science Park"
__________________________________________________________

THE CYPHER LYRICIST COMPETITION:

MCs spit their best 16's, competing to win cash.
Details:
-$10 entry fee for each competitor (winner takes all)
-Each artist performs their best verses over random instrumentals
-Whichever MC's verse is judged to be the best will win!
-Competitors who want to participate must sign up at the event no later than 11pm.
- Winner also gets to defend their title (no entry fee) at the next cypher!

Hosted by: 

Featured DJ:
(Toronto' craziest beatboxing DJ)

Resident Photographer:

Cover: 
$10 ALL NIGHT - $5 with canned food donation
Pay $20 and get a Cypher T-shirt with admission!

19+

Any artist that shows up will get mic time - GUARANTEED!
______________________________________________________________

THE CYPHER

OFFICIAL PROMO VIDEO:

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

Hip Hop culture manifests through the creative self-expression of individuals who embody its spirit in their respective art forms. This power of spontaneous creativity, the unification of a community for the great purpose that is Hip Hop, happens at The Cypher.

Artists sign up to take part in group performances called cyphers, in which each performer takes a few minutes on the mic and then passes it on to the next performer. All performances occur over music supplied by a live DJ, beat boxer, or producer. There are also a few spots at The Cypher reserved for featured artists to perform their own sets.

The Cypher is a grassroots hip hop event started by MC FÜBB and the Hip Hop Headz (H3) community in downtown Toronto in the summer of 2009. The Cypher is an event where hip hop MCs, DJs, producers, and other artists from around the world come to meet and showcase their talents and skills, and gives them an opportunity to network and create business opportunities. The Cypher is an event designed to keep alive the spirit of spontaneous creativity and showmanship that can occur only in hip hop. The Cypher is an opportunity for various members of the hip hop community to perform, network, build community and have fun. 

For all inquiries, please contact: info@thecypher.ca

Brought to you by:
Hip Hop Headz - http://www.theh3.com/
The Cypher App (Swipelab) http://www.thecypherapp.com/
The Bigger Than Hip Hop Show (BTHH) - http://bthhradio.blogspot.com/





Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Video: Faction - Street Tactics

New video for "Street Tactics" by the GTA's own hip hop trio Faction. Def a very vintage feel on this video + track. This video is also a promo for the release of their new album, X Faction (currently available at Play De Record in downtown Toronto), which will feature a slew of local artists including: Fresco P, Tru Liani, Wordburglar, Phoenix, MC FÜBB,  Latté D. Kyd, Mindbender, The W.E.B., White Fang, Kingkade, and Kre3p Show, J White, White Lotus Chief, and Conspiracy.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Music: J-Shiltz - Ridin' Out feat. SonReal (prod. by Rich Kidd)

Check this banging new tune from J Shiltz off his recently dropped album What I Stand For. "Ridin' Out" featured Van-city's SonReal, produced by T-Dot's own Rich Kidd.


J Shiltz - Ridin' Out feat. SonReal (Prod. by Rich Kidd) by J Shiltz

Thursday, November 24, 2011

DJ Finn - Breaks $ Bars Vol. 4

Tight flows and ill lyricism by Brampton's own DJ Finn! Hard to find DJ's who can spit this nice...take it in...



This is a video series by DJ Finn called "Breaks & Barz". DJ Finn will be rapping over some of the most popular as well as the most slept on breakbeats of all time.
Directed by: DJ Finn
Artists that need a director for music videos or promo videos u can contact them on Twitter: @mcdjfinn
BBM: 2169DF4B
Facebook: Finn Unorthodox/DJ Finn

Double Single Release: Crossword and MC FÜBB - Toronto 2 Chicago



New heatery from H3 artists Crossword and MC FÜBB feat. artists Cada Bug and Shake LaBomba from Chicago. Check more info below!


Two days, two nights, two banging tracks. This past summer, Crossword and MC FÜBB (The Cypher, H3/Hip Hop Headz) took a road trip from Toronto to Chicago. While the main focus of the trip was to bring Toronto-based event The Cypher down to the windy city, the two emcees also linked up with studio engineer John Randle at JDR Sounds. The first recording session went so well that FÜBB and Cross came back the next day to lay out another track. The end result: the Toronto artists banged out two joints with Chicago artists they'd never met prior. 

The products of their collaborations are unleashed in Toronto 2 Chicago (aka #TO2CHI), a hard-hitting double single release that bridges the distance between artists in the two great cities in the name of creating high quality hip hop music. The two track release features Chicago emcee Cada Bug and Toronto's DJ Nef-You on "Casey Anthony," a high-octane track with a murderous beat produced by TO's Justunlimited. Producer/emcee Shake LaBomba rapped on and provided beat for "Not Impressed,” on which all three artists spit diverse flows over a 6/8 timing instrumental (an atypical meter for hip hop music).

In a musical era where monotony and lacklustre quality are commonplace, Toronto 2 Chicago raises the bar by infusing a fresh dose of creative production, original lyricism, distinctive flows and raw hip hop flavour for astute listeners worldwide.
Artists: Crossword and MC FÜBB

Project: “Toronto 2 Chicago” (#TO2CHI) – Double Single Release

Song 1: “Casey Anthony” feat. Cada Bug (prod. by Justunlimited; cuts by DJ Nef-You)

Song 2: “Not Impressed” feat. Shake LaBomba (prod. by Shake LaBomba)

Recorded by John Randle at JDR Sounds (@JAYRAN20). 
Mixed and mastered by Phame at GameTyme Studio (@PhameOne).
Project cover art design by Olivia Allen (@liv_allen).

THE CYPHER TO2CHI Road-Trip Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuG9Yvi8PEg

Music Video: Notes to Self - Nobody feat. Evidence

Very creative idea and excellent editing job for the new Notes to Self video for "Nobody" featuring Evidence.  Sick track, nostalgic video. Nnnnnnnnnnnnotes to self!





Notes to Self returns with the second video from their upcoming project "Used to Dark [RECOIL]."  Notes and Ev hopped in the DeLorean and made a video with all their favourite rappers. You have to see it to believe it.

 --  Remember back back in the day when you had that 1 Homie who would video tape & record every rap video on TV, or every rap show on the radio? Fast forward 15 years, the Homie has a box of 30 or so VHS cassette tapes sittin dusty in a drawer with things like "Rap City", "Summer Jam", "The Box", "In Da Round" scrolled on the side of'em in some youthful hand styles fit for a wall or 2 - and you're like, I need to watch these, takes you back, rappin along with every word like it was yesterday. But you ain't mad raps evolved, cus you fuck with the new shit, cus back then "this was the new shit". You were at home thinking, "How can I rap like that?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzlThqNOe1Y&list=HL1322103569&feature=mh_lolz

 Artist: Notes to Self
Song: Nobody with Evidence
Produced by Bronze One (of Notes to Self) for Course of Study & Bookworm (of Beatface)
*AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve

Directed by JR of Motioneer & Matthew Bronson
*[ MOTIONEER & NOTES TO SELF ]*
Edit by MOTIONEER
VFX by The Farm Team [Kyle Sim, Mike MacInnis, JR]
From the forthcoming Notes to Self project "Used to be Dark [RECOIL]".
@NNNNNotestoSelf
www.notestoself.net

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DJ Romeo - Scratch-set in Future Shop

Check out the young Jedi at work in a Toronto Future Shop location - Demolition Crew's own DJ ROMEO! It's been suggested quite vehemently that you should not forget the name...

Music Video: J-Live - The Authentic (prod. by Marco Polo)

Check this dope and creative new vid from J-Live off of his new S.P.T.A. album (which is also dope and you should definitely cop). Triple Threat Productions all day!



J-Live "The Authentic". Directed by Will Feagins Jr. From the album "S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability". J-Live approaches "The Authentic" and much of the album, as if he were a three man group, rather than a solo emcee. Track produced by Marco Polo.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Track Remix: Notes to Self - Nobody [RECOIL Remix] feat. Evidence


Toronto rap group Notes to Self continue their weekly offering approaching the release of their new free album "Used to be Dark [Recoil]," dropping this December.  "Nobody" was the song that initially brought Notes to Self together with the Dilated Peoples camp for the first time. Its since been updated in preparation for the "Nobody" Official Video dropping next week. 

Soundcloud (Download Available) :

New Album: B Magic - D.R.E.A.M.


New album from B Magic - D.R.E.A.M. (Dollars Rule Everything Around Me). This album is pretty ridiculous - in a good way. Production by DviousMindZ and others is solid throughout. Production and features from H3 Family member Noyz. B Magic is both entertainingly comical at times and heartfelt and sincere at others. Not to mention he put this entire album out as a free download ---WHAT?! Thanks B Magic and the whole Believe Me Music family.
   

New Music Video: Ian Kamau - The Village

Check the new video to the Kamau's great track "The Village" off his new album, One Day Soon. Also peep the album review HERE.

"My heart's a kingdom - it ain't no slum" -Ian Kamau

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Single: Theo3 - EPIC (prod. by SCAM)


T-Dot veteran/Screwface Capital representative Theo3 (aka Theology 3) just dropped a new banging single produced by SCAM ( off of his upcoming Theo3 x Tony Touch Elevator Up Volume 1 mixtape. The production, the lyricism, the flow...it's all EPIC on this one! Absolutely covered in dope-sauce:


THEO3 and legendary Toronto producer SCAM (Concrete Mob, Thrust, Frankenstein) team up to bring you a full, rich sound complete with big ass drums, dope chops and insightful rhymes. Download FREE now, this is the first drop from the BRAND NEW THEO3 and TONY TOUCH ELEVATOR UP mixtape available for purchase soon at www.Theology3.com!
The ELEVATOR UP Mixtape boasts production from Boi 1 da (Not afraid, Forever), Tone Mason (Light Up, Hood Boy) and many many more...

New Music Video: J Shiltz - Gimme That Flow Pt. 2 feat. Nish Raawks, Wio-K & Junia-T (Prod. by Lancecape)

BIG tune, with some nice visuals to go along with it. Get familiar with all these emcees!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Track: J Shiltz - Chop It Up (Prod. by Rich Kidd)






















'Saugga City's own J Shiltz coming with some new heatery on this one: "Chop It Up" produced by T-Dot producer/emcee Rich Kidd. "Chop It Up" is the most recent single from the forthcoming J Shiltz album, What I Stand For, which is coming out on Nov. 17. Also be sure to catch Shiltz featured at The Cypher this Weds., Nov. 16 @ Augusta House!


J Shiltz - Chop It Up (Prod. by Rich Kidd) by johnshiltz

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Robbie G "THINK" Album Release Party [GUELPH]



H3 Family + supporter Robbie G is releasing his album Think tomorrow night, 11.11.11., at his release party in Guelph. The album boasts features such as Canibus, Reef the Lost Cauze, Diabolic, and Moka Only and will be on sale at the event (free for the first 15 people through the door!). H3 + Cypher founder MC FÜBB is on the bill as well.

WHERE: Sound Lounge 121 Wyndham st. downtown Guelph

WHEN: Nov. 11, 2011 - Doors @9pm

Cover: $10 Advance, $15 at door

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Notes to Self x 59Fifty (Commercial - Part 2)

Check out this jokes new commercial for the NTS 59Fifty hats...let's hope these fellas don't get sued...
Cop yours today at a New Era store near you!

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Music Video: B Magic - Rat Trap (produced by KinG!)

Peep the music video for the single "Rat Trap" (prod. by KinG!) off of B Magic's forthcoming album DREAM which drops 11.11.11:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Track + Video: Freedom Writers - For the Change


The GTA super-group Freedom Writers are bringing some serious heatery with their latest track, "For the Change." Intense, on point flows and deliveries from all artists involved. Peep the video for the track below (filled with lots of funny cameos), and if you're feeling it, BUY IT for a BUCK. P.S. Somebody get Theo3 some more Canada Dry and tell Mindbender where the party's at!


A hard hitting production layered with horns and an infectious bassline, “For the Change” features Emcees Tona, Adam Bomb, Progress, Frankie Payne and Theo3 weaving in and out with rapid fire flows that rise in intensity with every line. Produced by Big Sproxx, this showstopper that captivated thousands and stole the show on a bill with many notable International acts is now available for purchase at www.freedomwritersmusic.bandcamp.com STREAM and PURCHASE NOW

Friday, November 4, 2011

THE CYPHER - feat. Sep and J Shiltz



WHERE: Augusta House - 152 Augusta Avenue (Toronto, Canada)

WHEN: Weds. Nov. 16, 2011 - Doors @ 9:30pm

$5 Cover all night, 19+

New Music Video: royceBIRTH - When the Music Stops


Great chillin, classic hip hop vibe on this track by royceBIRTH. Simple but effective video with a nostalgic feel to it. Directed by Birdo Productions, When the Music Stops is a single of of royce's album, theREBIRTH.

New Music Video: Notes to Self - Today (I Wanna)

New true-school hip hop dopeness from Notes to Self! Banging beat, lovely vocals by Lee Gaul, and dope verses from all MCs:


When the stars align and creativity is at its height, magic happens - believe it or not, it can also be predetermined.


Ever just borrow a camera and shoot a video for a joint that wasn't finished yet, solely off the goosebumps that those very first 16 bars gave you? And before that 16 is even written, that 16 is inspired by a beat that is made in 10 minutes while en route to the session waiting for that 16? Flipped in mere minutes from the energy a soulful voice a friend introduces to you only hours before? That same voice winding up on the hook because it was destined to, because you couldn't get that soulful voice out of your head? A feeling from a beat so powerful, that the same Dude that writes the first 16 to that beat, is also incredibly compelled to write a hook too, on the spot? Who's then convinced, that this is "thee" tune and writes his own 16, forcing the other to? Plays it for the only remaining Homie, who then loses his shit so much that he turns on the Organ, unintentionally finishing the joint together? Has that ever happened to you?

Well, it happened to us, Today.


Artist: Notes to Self

Song: Today [I Wanna] with Lee Gaul
Produced by Bronze One (of Notes to Self) for Course of Study & Bookworm (of Beatface)
AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve

Additional Vocals by Lee Gaul

Directed by Matthew Bronson
Edited by Gerrit Van Dyke
Shot by JR at Motioneer.ca
Additional Shots by James Donald

From the forthcoming Notes to Self project "Used to be Dark [RECOIL]".
@NNNNNotestoSelf
www.notestoself.net

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Cypher - Chi-Town road trip highlight reel

Check out the highlight reel of The Cypher crew from a summer road-trip they took to Chicago to run The Cypher down in the windy city:

Teaser Video: Notes to Self - Today

Check out these sweet cuts/production by DJ Dopey (2002 and 2003 World DMC Champion) of Notes to Self for a track that will be dropping very shortly, Today:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wordsworth - No Need To Explain (prod. by Thir[13]teen)



One of hip hop's illest punchline-kicking (and slept-on) MCs sounds hungry as hell on his new single, No Need To Explain, produced by South Africa native Thir[13]teen. Wordsworth is coming with a vengeance on this one! Free for download and streaming:

Wordsworth - No Need To Explain [Prod by Thir[13]teen] by wordsworth

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Video: Scott Ramirez - Inspired Flight


Check out the new video for H3 community member Scott Ramirez for Inspired Flight, which is the first single off of his new album, Mad Work, Low Pay, Big Dreams. Peep the witty lyricism. Then go download his whole album (it's FREE!):

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Track: Notes to Self feat. Fashawn - Mr. Polite


Mr. Polite, the new track by Notes to Self, features an incredibly catchy hook and dope verse by west-coast rapper Fashawn, infectious co-production by Bronze One (of NTS) for Course of Study & Bookworm (of Beatface) for Jigsaaw (AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve). Great song all around. If this single is any indication of the type of music that will be forthcoming from Notes, then headz better get ready! Link below for stream + download:

Mr. Polite with Fashawn by NotestoSelf
"Notes to Self connects with Fashawn for their new song together, "Mr. Polite". Notes recorded with Fash in Toronto earlier this year, courtesy of their mutual Homie, Evidence. The song that emerged shows a different side of Notes to Self, a departure for both themselves & Fashawn - Girl at home vs. Girls on the road. A classic topic."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Theology 3 - Fantino Refix

Screwface Capital representative Theo3 coming with some intelligent "fuck the police" of Toronto type of rap...more information on the track below.


Originally featured on the seminal 2004 Screwface Capital Mix cd, FANTINO is a scathing commentary of the Toronto and Provincial police force by Emcee THEO3. No holds barred, ferocious lyrics accompanied by striped Producer PIKIHED on the boards. Enjoy! credits released 26 October 2011 Written by THEO3 Produced by PIKIHED Mixed by BLAOW

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Roots - Make My (ft. Big K.R.I.T)

New track by The Roots feat. Big K.R.I.T. off their upcoming album Undun.
MP3 Download HERE.
Definitely sounding like a melodic turn from their last album...check it:

J Shiltz - Gimme That Flow (Prod. by Lancecape, cuts by DJ Docta)

If you haven't heard of Mississauga's own J Shiltz yet, let alone seen this dope video and heard this track, it's time to TAKE NOTICE! His debut album is dropping 11.11.11., you keep your eyes and ears open - Shiltz is ill with it. Check out the video for Gimme That Flow, produced by Monolith's Lancecape with cuts by KOTD's DJ Docta:


Monday, October 24, 2011

THE CYPHER on CHRY 105.5 - Bigger Than Hip Hop Show


The Cypher crew went up to the Bigger Than Hip Hop show last week to show love to our Hip Hop Headz family up at CHRY. Check the knowledge being dropped + freestyle cyphers! A bunch of other headz in the house as well...take a listen...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Track: Unknown Mizery - Say Goodbye (Prod. DJ Kutdown)

Unknown Mizery coming with some deep lyrics and poetic verses on this newly released track, "Say Goodbye," produced by DJ Kutdown. Usually a very politically charged emcee with at times aggressive and angry tones to his music, Miz takes it to a more personal and reflective level in this song with lines like: "The enemy is me." Take it in...like six times...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Album Release: NewBreedMC - The Fresh Water Playlist


The highly anticipated debut EP by NewBreedMC, The Fresh Water Playlist, a follow-up to his Silent Slang Mixtape, has finally dropped. The album is produced exclusively by prolific beat-maker NTG (aka the Fresh Water Monster), with features from MC FÜBB, Roach Uno, SeAn Prominent, and Relic; this EP is off the hook! Take a listen and dive into the depths of the FRESH WATAH sound...and support that good hip hop music!




The Fresh Water Playlist   
What's more satisfying than fresh water when you're thirsty? NewBreedMC understands that and is back with his second release, The Fresh Water Playlist. Working exclusively with producer NTG Productions the Fresh Water Monster, NewBreedMC has created the musical equivalent of osmosis, inspired by the miraculous powers that water holds in all its characteristics. NewBreedMC and NTG provide a thirst quenching brand of freshness that is essential to the survival of the true essence of Hip Hop.  
The project includes hit singles Blue Lights and Rubix Cubez and features guest appearances from the likes of MC FÜBB, Roach Uno, SeAn Prominent, and Relic. The Fresh Water Playlist is nothing short of pure hydrations for all who seek refreshment.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Music Video: Notes to Self (NTS) - "Throw Your (Hands Up)"

If you haven't seen this video/heard this song from Notes to Self yet, kindly remove your head from under that rock and show some love to one of the illest hip hop groups out of Canada right now (that means "like" the video, comment on it, and spread it like rumours). Cool vid concept, dope production, and some ridiculous double time flows courtesy of Ragin Roshin:



Monday, October 17, 2011

Rakim Interview (circa 1991)

Why can't artists be this real anymore? Listen to Rakim...


DJ Finn - Breaks & Barz Vol. 2

Check out this hot verse from 'sauga city representative DJ Finn...serious flows and heavy lyrics:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Album: J-Live - S.P.T.A.



Take in the new, highly anticipated album from the incredibly talented, triple-threat MC/DJ/Producer J-Live, "S.P.T.A. - Said Person of That Ability":



Official Press Release:

J-Live "S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability (Pronounced Spitta)"

J-Live’s long awaited fifth full length album, “S.P.T.A.”, is now available on CD, vinyl and digitally. “S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability” (Pronounced Spitta) is the follow up to the Undivided Attention EP. This is the first full length project released from his own imprint Triple Threat Productions. The producer, deejay and emcee, approaches this project creatively as if he were a three man group rather than a solo artist. The cover art features illustration by Adam “Illus Wallenta and art direction by Collin Badger of Freshrr. The album features production by J-Live, RJD2, Nicolay, The Audible Doctor, Illastrate, Korede, Floyd The Locsmif, Marco Polo and Diamond D.
1 As I Start
2 From Scratch
3 The Authentic
4 Watch Sun Watch (feat. YC The Cynic)
5 How I Feel Pt. 3
6 The Me And You (feat. Anneice Cousin)
7 No Time To Waste
8 Pronounced Spitta
9 Life Comes In Threes (feat Rasheeda Ali)
10 Great Expectations
11 Poetry In Ertia (feat. John Robinson and Marq Spekt)
12 Home Or Away Remix
13 Half A Glass (feat. Lyric Jones)
Bonus CD "Undivided attention EP"
1 Home Or Away
2 The Way That I Rhyme (feat Boog brown)
3 How I Feel Pt. 1
4 Undivided Attention
5 Fitness (feat Homeboy Sandman)
6 Calculations (feat Oddy Gato)

New EP: The Vibonics - Vibonics


If you haven't heard it yet, check out the fresh new sounds on the Vibonics first official, self-titled EP. The Vibonics is a 6-person band, front-manned by H3 Crew artist Crossword. Definitely some original and catchy vibes coming from the Vibonics, and there live show does not disappoint either. Take it in and support (only $4 for the EP) good music!




New Mix - DJ Romeo: 5 Minute Sampler


Peep the promo mix from H3 Family artist, Demolition Crew's own DJ Romeo (Don't Forget the Name!) For those who don't know, this young DJ is hungry as hell and has the talent to back it up. Take this in for a taste of things to come:


DJ ROMEO ~ 5 MINUTE SAMPLER {101} by Mr. DON'T 4GET THE NAME!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Promo Video: NewBreedMC - The Fresh Water Playlist

Check out the promo video for H3 artist NewBreedMC's upcoming EP, The Fresh Water Playlist, produced by NTG (aka the Fresh Water Monster). The album drops Oct. 20, 2011:


Friday, October 7, 2011

THE CYPHER feat. Citizen Kane + Fresco P




After an action packed summer that included a road-trip to Chicago, a J-Live show in Toronto, and numerous block parties around the city, THE CYPHER is back at Augusta House...

This month, we're proud to present special features:

CITIZEN KANE
http://www.myspace.com/citizenkanespade

citizen: striving to live an honest and meaningful life kane: child of sin, ancestor of man. The force embodied in CITIZEN KANE: Spade, represents the daily struggle to balance the good and bad from within ones inner self. Each track that CITIZEN KANE slams out melds these two dynamics and it is precisely because of this fusion that CITIZEN KANE is became a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop world. A long time members of the Toronto hip-hop scene for the past 15 years, CITIZEN KANE has been steadily building foundations and has emerged as one of the leading rap groups in Canadian history. Deliverance was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the 1999 and 2000 Juno Awards. THE EPIC was nominated as Best Hip-Hop Album or EP at the Canadian Urban Music Awards in 1998. The National Film Board of Canada produced a Rapumentary featuring CITIZEN KANE titled Raisin Kane. This film was awarded best Canadian documentary at the Reel World Film Festival, won the HBO Best Documentary award in New Yorks Urban World Film Festival and others around the world. With their insightful lyrics, intricate rhyme structures and unique samples, CITIZEN KANE is one of the most respected acts in the Canadian hip-hop scene. Much like the film Citizen Kane, which was deemed a movie well ahead of its time and an epic to this day, CITIZEN KANE aspires to leave a similar impression on the rap world.

+

FRESCO P

'Nuff said.

THE CYPHER LYRICIST COMPETITION:

MCs spit their best 16's, competing to win cash.
Details:
-$10 entry fee for each competitor (winner takes all)
-Each artist performs their best verses over random instrumentals
-Whichever MC's verse is judged to be the best will win!
-Competitors who want to participate must sign up at the event no later than 11pm.
- Winner also gets to defend their title (no entry fee) at the next cypher!

Hosted by: 

Featured DJ:
(Don't forget the name!)

Resident Photographer:

Cover: 
$5 before 11:30pm
Pay $20 and get a Cypher T-shirt with admission!
19+

Any artist that shows up will get mic time - GUARANTEED!

Also accepting donations (food, clothing, school supplies, children's books, toys, money) for PEACE QUEST:
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THE CYPHER

OFFICIAL PROMO VIDEO:

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

Hip Hop culture manifests through the creative self-expression of individuals who embody its spirit in their respective art forms. This power of spontaneous creativity, the unification of a community for the great purpose that is Hip Hop, happens at The Cypher.

Artists sign up to take part in group performances called cyphers, in which each performer takes a few minutes on the mic and then passes it on to the next performer. All performances occur over music supplied by a live DJ, beat boxer, or producer. There are also a few spots at The Cypher reserved for featured artists to perform their own sets.

The Cypher is a grassroots hip hop event started by MC FÜBB, DJ Combo and the Hip Hop Headz (H3) community in downtown Toronto in the summer of 2009. The Cypher is an event where hip hop MCs, DJs, producers, and other artists from around the world come to meet and showcase their talents and skills, and gives them an opportunity to network and create business opportunities. The Cypher is an event designed to keep alive the spirit of spontaneous creativity and showmanship that can occur only in hip hop. The Cypher is an opportunity for various members of the hip hop community to perform, network, build community and have fun. 

For all inquiries, please contact: info@thecypher.ca

Brought to you by:
Hip Hop Headz - http://www.theh3.com/
Flip Rock!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Video: The Antiheroes - Become Alive

The Antiheroes (Sha Prince and Flex) just dropped  a new video off their debut album This is Freedumb, which if you haven't heard yet is absolutely incredible. Peep the cameo by MC FÜBB as one of the red-faced-skull-face dudes (takes off mask at the end briefly...). Dope track about wrestling with demons and "becoming alive" through hip hop: