I can’t lie – I was on cloud 9 when I saw the full Mighty Monolith crew on stage at Revival last month. All 10 members at the same damn time? It was an historic moment!  Since making their mark in Canadian hip hop with some classic joints, some members of the crew have gone on to do things outside of the music industry, but like Dan-e-o and Wio-K, one member of the crew who always drops a tasty tidbit for the listeners is Grimace Love.

Grimace Love releases TELL DEM as the third official release off of his upcoming album entitled, Strength. This song features Jamaican-Canadian veteran emcee Wio-K and up and coming triple threat T Dot artist Degazity. TELL DEM is the perfect blend of hip hop and foundation roots reggae, creating a sound that is distinctly Toronto. All of the artists on the track are first generation Canadians displaying their strong Caribbean, West-Indian influences on the song. In addition the music video for TELL DEM was shot at the 2014 Caribana parade in Toronto and was directed by Andre Rehal and produced by Bruce Carson for Worked Films. TELL DEM is a powerful record and the song and video are packed with Caribbean content and visuals that truly represent the T Dot!

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It’s been ages since I posted something.

The day to day grind of the 9-5 has been stealing my time away from the thing that I love most! But the music ALWAYS pulls me through — so I was damn near giddy to open my inbox this morning and see some new ish by my girl, MERNA (formerly known as AYAH).

Preparing to release her album later this year, MERNA drops her new single “Young & Reckless”. Penned by MERNA and produced by Makai Black. The final touches blessed and laid down by legendary producer, Ali Shaheed Muhammad.  In her own words: “Y&R is about throwing caution to the wind, just letting everything go in the name of (what one may think is) love. It’s all about what is right, in the now. It’s about having fun!” Take a listen:

Aligning with the release of The Calling, Merna comes together with HP Computers and is featured as a rule bender for their #BendTheRules campaign. Each week, HP Computers will release a moving, behind the scenes, short film styled video, written and narrated by Merna, and directed by Zac Facts, about music, inspiration, and life.

Check out her Soundcloud page and follow her on twitter @MernaKilledAyah