Hearing there’s new music from Toronto hip hop pioneer Kish is enough to get any fan excited. But add the Wild Cowboy, Sadat X to the mix, and it sounds even better!  We’re amped that we got to do a World Premier of this track on this week’s DD Radio. Missed it? You can check it out for yourself below!

On the new single “Clutch Pop” Kish and X team up and go verse for verse on the mic.  Best news of all: this is a teaser for Kish’s upcoming full-length album! In the meantime, take it in and enjoy!

Need the DJ Pack? Here you go: http://www.mediafire.com/?c1cfq1a3qa6ce

Peace!

We had Perfeck Strangers (a.k.a. Dan-e-o and Promise) in the DD Radio booth a few weeks ago, to build on their first joint album, Series Premiere. Both artists are seasoned and fantastic interviewees. They came with a full camera crew and somehow the DD team made it into the video — thanks for the love fellas!!

If you haven’t already, peep the video and most definitely check out the album – http://www.urbnet.com/perfeckstrangers

And oh yeah – missed the interview on DD Radio? Take a listen right here:

OK – I’m on the late bus writing about this one, but it will be new to some.  The word TITS is in the title – made you look, right? Don’t be ashamed – I looked too! But  the song is about more than just boobies.   As enjoyable as they are to look at and touch, they do have their drawbacks sometimes. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I can already hear dudes grumbling, but sometimes only a woman can clearly communicate what it’s like, and Toronto’s A. Harmony gives you something to think about with her song, T.I.T.S. (Time Is Too Short).  Check out her note on creating the track below and take a listen for yourself…

So. A while back, my boy Astro Mega sent me a beat. That beat was called “Boobs”.

Now, I’m used to beats having strange working titles. I usually change them later; no problem. But this beat was different. From the moment I pressed play, I couldn’t stop thinking about, well…boobs. The kick, the snares, the jingly, jangly tambourines…they sounded like two perky, round, jiggly, tender breasts. And so I wrote a song about them. Breasts, that is. Wanna hear it? Here it go! Feel free to download, play this at ridiculously loud volumes at three in the morning, and please…share this with your friends!

Join me and Mega in taking over the world, two titties at a time!!

(and for this one, I give two HANDS UP – squeeze and enjoy!!)

One of the most respected artists in Canada, D.O. has always defied the odds and obstacles to consistently deliver good music. If there’s one thing that’s memorable about D.O. – other than holding the Guiness World Record for World’s Longest Freestyle Rap – it’s his aura of positivity.   Trust me – artists like that are few and far between. Whether on his own, or with musical partner in crime, Slakah da Beatchild (Art of Fresh), D.O has proven over time that he stays Heavy in the Game.  The album features collaborations with Classified, J-Bru, Famous, Son Real, Rochester, Maestro and more.

Check out the FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD link below!

Canadian rapper and Guinness World Record holder (Longest Freestyle Rap), D.O. (Defy the Odds), is releases his new independent album, Heavy in the Game TODAY!

The inspiration for Heavy in the Game comes from D.O.’s extensive domestic and international touring, his experience with launching independent label Northstarr Entertainment, and his success as one half of hip hop duo Art of Fresh.

“’Heavy in the Game’ is a line that comes from my favourite 2Pac song,” says D.O. “It’s about being immersed in your craft that even though you may want to leave, you can’t – you’ve worked too hard to get where you are and there’s no looking back. As a Canadian musician, especially a rapper, I’m grateful that I’ve been able to be doing this professionally for 10 years. This album represents my best work. I’m proud that a lot of people will be able to relate to this album.Heavy in the Game is about trying to do the right thing even when you are faced with the temptation to slip.”

Born in Watrous, Saskatchewan, D.O. moved to Ontario with his family at the age of two. Growing up, he spent summers visiting his father’s family in Cape Breton and his mother’s in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. D.O. graduated from Toronto’s York University in 2001. In 2003, he was featured in XXL Magazine for his Guinness World Record and he hit the road for the first of many tours, selling mix tapes from his trunk in the north-eastern U.S. Around the same time, D.O. created his school tour program, Stay Driven, developed to educate students on anti-bullying, anti-violence, peer pressure and leadership. In 2007, he released his debut album, The Northstarr, which earned a nomination for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Ontario Independent Music Awards. By late 2008, Art of Fresh released their debut album, Back to the Earth,with the breakout single “Out This World” soaring to #1 on the U.S. College Hip Hop Radio charts. Between Back to the Earth and Art of Fresh’s sophomore release (2010’s When the Night Comes In), D.O. released his sophomore solo album in 2009, Stay Driven. The album featured several prominent producers, including Classified, Diz Dallas, Slakah the Beatchild, DJ Speed, Marco Polo and Metty the Dert Merchant (Sweatshop Union).

It’s been a while since I last did a post.

Everyone was hit differently by the death of Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA. For me, The Beastie Boys came out when I was in the 5th grade, and by that time I’d had a pretty good education when it came to hip hop, thanks in large part to my older brother and Ron Nelson (Fantastic Voyage Show, CKLN 88.1FM). But what the Beastie Boys brought to the table was another level: it was fresh, exciting and unapologetic. I didn’t really understand why I was drawn to them at the time, I just was.  I clearly remember how I felt the moment I first heard the Paul Revere beat: I got goosebumps! How could music touch you like that before even a word was spoken?!

Even though the group evolved over time, they always remained true to what they wanted to be, say and stand for. And for that, they deserve the utmost respect.

DJs and artists have made their tributes to the man, his music and legacy, but one of my instant fav’s is by D-Sisive.  Peep his letter and then check out the track below.

Rest In Peace MCA

The Beastie Boys were my Beatles. My father would preach the gospel of the Fab 5 while me, too young to give a shit, wanted to wear baggy clothing and be MCA. You’d think I wanted to be Mike D due to the ‘4th letter in the alphabet’ connection, but nope. Yauch was cooler to me.

MCA was no bullshit. The only one of the three that I would be afraid of. Yauch was my Lennon. Leave the bubblegum to McCartney. Here’s the real shit.

“I can blow you away or you could ride with me.” -MCA, Paul Revere

My world stopped when a friend of mine sent me a text, telling me MCA passed away. I’ve lost people. It’s always a different reaction based on the closeness of the relationship. I’ve never met Adam Yauch, but it felt like I lost a family member. We never shook hands, or greeted each other, but I’ve spent hundreds of hours, over the course of 20 plus years, with him and the Beastie Boys in my headphones.

No offense to, but I wasn’t one of those tweeting how they were going to spend their entire weekend listening to the Beastie Boys, in memory of MCA. I’ve been listening to them consistently since the late eighties. Not a week goes by that I don’t have one craving to listen to a Beastie Boys song.

I knew I had to create something for him. I didn’t want to record the typical tribute song. MCA wasn’t typical and deserves better. I wanted to take it back to my childhood. The childhood they had impacted so heavily. I wanted to take it back to me, rapping Pass The Mic in a comb in front of a mirror in my bedroom, hat backwards, in my father’s work jacket. These were the moments that drove me to become an artist. And MCA helped me steer.

Thank you, Adam.

Derek

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