New video from one of my favourite Toronto artists – Rock Da House. Peep the crazy visuals for the single, Swimming In the Money, and get ready for the weekend. Think you can party like Rock Da House? Follow him on Twitter @RockDaHouse and see!!

Enjoy!

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‘Napalm’

Lancecape Ft. Korry Deez

Cuts Provided By G-Spot

Lancecape is no stranger when it comes to beats and has steadily been perfecting his production skills for roughly 15 years. Having produced bangers for the likes of Frank N Dank, Rapper Big Pooh, Keith Murray, AG and Cannibus he has gained ground in the global beat circuit. Being in Detroit’s Red Bull ‘Big Tune’ beat battle Lancecape was able to grab the crowds respect, finish as a semifinalist and rub shoulders with hip hop heavyweights Black Milk, Jake One, Oh No and Alchemist.

For his first single, Lancecape is releasing a bass heavy tune called ‘Napalm’ accented with grungy guitar chops and his signature dirty drums. It features fellow Monolith member, Korry Deez, who is 1/3 of the Juno nominated and BET ‘Rated Next’ hip hop group Irs. He might be best known for his deadly verse on Kardinal’s ‘Ol’ Time Killin’ that had a video directed by Mr. X which received heavy BET and international rotation. Deez is known for touring with Kardinal, GODSMACK, Declaime, Jully Black and numerous others.

Lancecape is now finally ready to release his debut album ‘Always Fresh’ on January 8, 2013 with indy lo-fi label Future Science. They appreciate all the support and hope that you will watch, download, share, listen and most of all… ENJOY!

‘Napalm’ YouTube Link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffSVz96bD4A

Directed by Chris AK for Black Iron Giants

 

‘Napalm’ DJ Pack Link – http://www.mediafire.com/?or244k7tnbhogp8

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lancecape https://twitter.com/korrydeez https://twitter.com/IamChrisAk

 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lancecape https://soundcloud.com/korry-deez

One to Watch from Toronto — get ready…..

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With the release of his highly anticipated debut LP, Hear No Evil | Music To My Ears, Toronto emcee 12th Letter, formerly known as L the 12th Letter, embarks on a 13-track journey that has been 5 years in the making. The audibly cinematic project enlists the narration of world-renowned poet Ian Kamau and a 5-piece orchestra under the musical direction of Andrew Ford to successfully create an inventive and cohesive album.

Executively produced by DJ Merciless, 12th Letter pays tribute to the city of Toronto by incorporated featured artists like songstress Andreena Mill and emcees Blake Carrington and Symmetry of the Shing-Shing Regime. Hear No Evil | Music To My Ears mandates a soulful vibe backed by powerful instrumentals, complex concepts and outstanding lyrical deliveries. A consistent trend on this album is the call for self-elevation, evident on the tracks “Music To My Ears” and “The XIIth Insight”, both tracks that uniformly thrust 12th Letter’s album objectives to the forefront. The lead single of the album, “Off With Their Heads”, and “Real MC”incorporates the boom-bap rap styling of the 90s and the poignant messages that push rap music forward. Meanwhile, “Higher”, which features Irish vocalist Frank Ryan, and “Smiling Faces” cater equally to a pop-rock crowd as well as a jazz-funk audience, allowing 12th Letter to shine in an alternative soundscape.

Heavy drum laced tracks, violin melodies and choir vocals string together the common themes of this album. Hear No Evil | Music To My Ears is an admission of the struggles and fears of an independent artist, with the vivaciousness to overcome and rise above.

Direect DL http://www.mediafire.com/?8yu47cylx5kjpcw
SoundCloud Stream: https://soundcloud.com/#12thlettermusic/sets/hea 
Twitter: @12thLetterMusic

 

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“Money talks but how much can a penny say?”

Adam Bomb aka “The Legend” is back with the hard hitting single
“Wait Until Im There”  produced by Lyve ft Dj Riccachet of Sweet Touch Foundation on the cuts.

Directed & edited by Big Sproxx for Proletarian Music/ Freedom Writers Music.

 

Download song – http://freedomwritersmusic.bandcamp.com/track/wait-until-im-there

Adam Bomb – Wait Until I’m There

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Toronto titan, Rock Da House, has proven time and again that the word “quit” simply is not in his vocabulary.  Getting his start as a DJ and selling mixtapes from Toronto to Miami, he has had an impressive 9 appearances on BET, along with several national television appearances on MTV and Canada’s MuchMusic. As an artist, he has grabbed the interest of DJs and trendsetters, starting with a buzz to making major noise across North America.  With the release of his first single, “This is For My City (Toronto)”, he created an anthem, which  not only gets sung in Toronto, but by fans across the nation.

Produced by Mr. Magic, his latest single, “Swimming in the Money” is already a banger.  Over the past few years he has gained a following by producing quality music and sharing the stage with some of music’s most prolific artists including Rick RossFrench MontanaFabolousMethod Man and more.

Video Coming Soon!

Not one to stay satisfied, Rock Da House is working steadily to build his brand.  He has already diversified from pioneering the AmbushTV video series, into owning a film production company, barbershop, and a clothing store in the core of downtown Toronto.

DJ Pack:  http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?g78mlfx1r7l7z7m

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rock-da-house-3

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Afrika Bambaataa : The Ahmen Ra of Universal Hip-Hop Culture
w/ Soul Motivators Live 9pc Explosive Funk Act
plus MC K-Swift (Bronx, NYC), TascFarbsie FunkEvan G & more…
Friday, December 21, 2012, 9:30 PM
Revival Bar, 783 College Street www.revivalbar.com
Advance Tickets $25 available at:
 Rotate This, Play De Record, Soundscapes
and available from hosts: Manifesto, The Gerbz, BNE
 & Boogie Inc. and online at Ticketweb.ca and Wantickets.com

December 2012 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine listed Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” as 3rd Greatest Hip-Hop song of all time.  They credit the song for starting break-dancing and introducing the Roland 808 beats to Hip Hop along with developing the sonic language of  electro, Detroit Techno, Freestyle R&B, Miami Bass and most of modern Dance Music.

Along with DJs Grandmaster Flash and Kool Herc (a trio known in the 70’s as the Tri-Force) Bambaataa also developed “Turntablism” and were some of the first “Crate Diggers”, scouring vinyl records around the world for unique & funky drums breaks they could turn into songs of the own.  The Tri-Force’s New York City block parties is where the foundation of Hip-Hop developed with the help of MCs who used percussive, chanting street language poetry style over the sampling of funky breakbeats.  It was at this time that Afrika Bambaatta labeled the new music “Hip-Hop” in an article in the Village Voice in 1982, in reference to the use of the word in SugarHill Gang’s track Rapper Delight and LoveBug Starski’s track Positive Life.

In 2012, Cornell University announced the appointment of DJ Afrika Bambaataa as a visiting scholar for a three year term where he will discuss the origins of hip-hop and the cultural relevance and race-related aspects of the American artistic movement.

The Godfather of Hip-Hop, Afrika Bambaataa, the man who defined Hip-Hop Culture (MCing, DJing, B-boying and graffiti writing) performs in Toronto on Friday December 21st at Revival Bar.

Join us on December 21st as the Godfather of Hip Hop and electro-funk, the man who coined the term “Hip-Hop” and a true living legend in every sense of the word, makes his triumphant return to Toronto to celebrate the holiday season and all things funky. Expect a musical history lesson spanning the genres of Hip Hip, Funk, House, Soul, Breaks and so much more.

Afrika Bambaataa (NYC / ZULU NATION) The Ah men Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture
www.zulunation.com

Bam’s futuristic soundscapes became a major influence in the development of not only hip-hop, but have been instrumental in laying the foundation for Breaks, Electro, Freestyle, Techno and House music as well. “Planet Rock” has become arguably the most sampled song in music history, having been remixed and sampled by the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Westbam, George Acosta, LL Cool J and countless others. Bam’s track “Renegades of Funk” was also famously covered by Rage Against The Machine.

Select Video:
Planet Rock (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h6pcqC6wrI
Peace, Love, Unity and Having Fun (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thsy5_Y2tZ8
Freestyle (2006)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EF1LGD6_KA
Shift w/ Fort Knox Five (2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyyK_Y9njgQ
Afrika Bambaataa talks about the roots of Hip Hop at Cornell University (2012)
http://youtu.be/rGsfXdMRS4c

Soul Motivators
www.soulmotivators.com

Finding the right groove means digging deep. With a love of vintage soul and funk, The Soul Motivators have mined their musicality to
bring you a fresh revival of a retro sound. Featuring numerous veterans of Toronto’s thriving underground funk scene, this 9-piece
rare groove explosion has a rough, tough, soulful flair that motivates you straight to the dance floor.

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Incredible original Afrika Bambaataa photos by Che Kothari available here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9169u3