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I’m pretty excited to hear more and more from Toronto’s J Shiltz (shouts out to ‘Sauga!). I’ve heard him grow as an artist over the past few years and I’m really impressed and amped to hear what he’s going to deliver this summer – especially via his upcoming album, Still Standing, being released on May 9th and will be available for free download via jshiltz.bandcamp.com.  He’s going to be on the DD Radio airwaves sometime over the next few weeks, so I’ll be sure to get the full scoop on all the work that went into building that album – I’ll keep you posted!

In the meantime, check out this new video from J Shiltz – From The Soul featuring Junia-T (of Smash Brovaz), and produced by Relic. Directed by Evan Ciniello:

 
Youtube Link: http://youtu.be/bf9AGt8Z5jY
 
 
DJ Pack WAV: http://www.sendspace.com/file/oh90tp

DJ Pack MP3: http://www.hulkshare.com/8yg5rb7kzj0g

 
Follow J Shiltz on Twitter @JShiltz
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Junia-T of the Smash Brovaz teams up with gifted producer, Slahah da Beatchild on You and I.  Beautiful production, sweet lyrics.

 

Download DJ Pack: http://www.audiomack.com/album/junia-t/you-i-dj-pack

It’s way after 4:20pm, but I can still give you a little background music to get enlightened to.  Courtesy of CROOKLin, a.k.a Crookz and 1/2 of The Smash Brovaz, peep this track and enjoy while you inhale deeply. Produced by ShowBoiz.

For more information check out his music at http://www.crooklin.bandcamp.com or just follow him on Twitter @CROOKLINofSB

I can’t make a list about dope emcees on the come up without adding Phoenix Pagliacci’s name to the mix.  Phoenix, is an artist that shouldn’t be slept on.  It’s no surprise that the real headz already know what’s good with her – just peep who did production and collabos on her album. It was released a few months ago, but it’s still buzz worthy, and I definitely consider her to be part of the next generation of Canadian emcees.

Part Jean Grae, part Lauryn Hill with sprinkles of Tara Chase (yes, I’m going there), Phoenix possesses the effortless attitude of Rah Digga with a verbal delivery that can be tender in one breath and aim for the jugular in the next.  She describes herself as a diamond in the rough, and I agree – listen closely and you can hear what’s about to take shape.  I liked the fact that she didn’t seem to afraid to push herself as an artist, and shows her feminine side while sweetly telling you that she’s not one to f*ck with. She keeps you on her toes, and although I’d LOVE to see more support from college radio on this one I hope that DJs and listeners get on board with her sooner, rather than later.  

The album features production by Bass Line, Merciless, Junia-T (Smash Brovaz), and collaborations with Miss G, Lola Bunz, LA, Erik Flowchild, PG, and more.

I probably can’t pronounce her name properly, but it’s definitely worth checking out these tracks to get a taste, and visit here to purchase the full release -> www.cdbaby.com/CD/phoenixpagliacci
War ft. Miss Gg. Lola Bunz & L.A. 

Illusion of Grandeur


 

One of the most passionate MCs from Toronto, Gee Wunder is at it again with a new video — seems like he releases a video every other week!! Peep this one, called “Give It Up”. With Junia-T (Smash Brovaz) on production, and newcomer Renny Holladae on the hook, this one delivers some good vibes and has me wishing for summer to hurry up and come back.  It’s the second video single off Gee Wunder’s album, Consistency so take a look at the video below and then check out http://thecityto.com/music.asp for the FREE Download of the album.

ENJOY!

Gee Wunder ft. Renny Holladae (Prod. Junia-T)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_zlIJIB3RU&feature=youtu.be