I haven’t been a huge Joe Budden fan lately but I’ve really enjoyed Lokz since I heard him team up with Tona on I Got U a few years ago (off Tona’s Direct Deposit EP). On “Cheated”, I could easily enjoy the song without Budden even dropping a verse.  Lokz is someone I hope I get to hear more from this  year – his debut album, Point of No Return was released last year. You can check him out on the “Keyz of Life” album (courtesy of Burd & Keyz) or just peep the video below….

Burd & Keyz – Keyz of Life Album


Many artists describe their upcoming work as being highly anticipated but this is one time where that description actually rings true.  I’ve posted several pieces about this album over the past little while, so I’m really excited for Burd and all the artists involved that it’s finally here.  With artists like Shi Wisdom, Dwayne Morgan, Divine Brown, Rich Kidd, Kardi, and Blake Carrington (who I can’t wait to see what HE’s got in store for 2012!!), I have no doubt this album will surpass the expectations of even the most critical listeners, as it represents some of the highest calibre artists and production work Canada has to offer.  R.I.P KEYS….. download and take a listen for yourself!

Burd & Keyz – Keyz of Life
DOWNLOAD: http://hulkshare.com/gf026sjq88ac

01. Intro | Divine Brown
02. Keyz of Life | SonReal x Nickelus F x Blake Carrington
03. Say A Prayer | Promise x Redway x Rochester
04. Interlude 1
05. Faithful | Luu Breeze x A-Game x Jahron B
06. Duet | Lokz
07. Burdstrumental (Never Get Over You)
08. Interlude 2
09. LoveSpeak | Shi Wisdom x KJ
10. Burdstrumental (Losing My Bestfriend)
11. Interlude 3
12. R.N.T. (Real Ni**a Tears) | Rich Kidd x DJ Grouch
13. Shine | OmarLunan aka Oh! x Dwayne Morgan x O’Sound
14. The Other Side | Divine Brown x Kardinal Offishall

All songs produced by Burd & Keyz except:
01 produced by McCallaman, 05 produced by T-Minus & Burd & Keyz, 13 produced by T-Minus.

If you haven’t already – check out Shi Wisdom’s video for “LoveSpeak” (Produced by Burd)


I first discovered Shi Wisdom at a Toronto talent showcase called Intimate & Interactive last year (shouts out to Tika Simone!!).  I was one of the DJs for the night, had just finished my set and just as I was ready to bounce out to my next booking, when Ms. Wisdom took over the mic and I literally could not leave  – trust me, that rarely happens!  I was stunned and stayed for her entire set (making me late for my next gig, but it was WELL worth it!!!). Been a fan ever since, waiting anxiously to hear more.  She definitely does not disappoint with LoveSpeak, produced by Burd & Keyz.

This track is off the upcoming (and much anticipated) Burd & Keyz album, Keyz of Life. Another treat I’m definitely looking forward to hearing!! Peep the links below for the track – you won’t be disappointed!



DJ Pack (MP3): http://www.sendspace.com/file/q74wxo

DJ Pack (WAV): http://www.sendspace.com/file/sz5qq6



Not much to say other than you have to have pretty big kohonas to pose with the full royal attire, including a crown and fur cape, but for as long as I’ve known him, Famous has never fallen short in the kohana department. Right out the gate, he’s always made people pay attention, whether they’ve wanted to or not! All I do know is that history states that when the Kid links up with Burd & Keyz (RIP Keyz), nothing but audio goodness can emerge. Peep the new track on the links below:

Famous – All Hail The Kid

DJ Pack (MP3): http://www.sendspace.com/file/kpxpre

DJ Pack (WAV): http://www.sendspace.com/file/5drqsr

So it’s only been a short while since we last heard from Rochester (I think I’m one of the few who still call him Juice – lol!)… I know I’m also one of the few who weren’t 100% on board the monster club track ‘One Night’ ft. Daniel Daley (I’m a hip hop head to the bone — I can admit it), so I was extra amped when I heard the heavy-hitting production and flow from Rochester that I know and love on his new single, Turn Me On.  Produced by Burd&Keyz (R.I.P. Keyz), this one is definitely a banger for the clubs or radio so I can’t wait to add this one to the DD Radio playlist!! 

Peep it and Enjoy!!!