After a full week of being under the death grip of the flu, one of the best things to do is to dig into the aural goodies waiting for me – and this is one of them.  Via Linez has had me hooked since I first heard Full Time Squares. On his upcoming mixtape, High Expectations, Linez lays the foundation for a Christmas treat for hip hop heads everywhere – his album, Met Expectations.  On the upcoming LP, he partners with some of the best, and most respected hip hop producers in the city – including Tone Mason, Big Sproxx, Lyve, Royce Birth, Scam & Big Tweeze. 

Check out the High Expectations mixtape here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6ikkfc – THEN get ready to have your expectations met on Christmas Day by visiting vialinez.bandcamp.com and downloading the album for FREE!

Fresh off of Headlining the sold-out 2nd Annual Canadian BeatBox Championship, Two of Toronto, Canada’s highly anticipated household Hip-Hop brands simultaneously release their respective LP’s but first give us a taste with a collaborative project; “The High Expectations Mixtape” (T.H.E. Mixtape) in conjunction with their Full Length LP’s. 

Re-acquaint yourself with Via Linez and HighDEF.

Via Linez X Met Expectations LP
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With the success from his rookie project, “The Late Bloomer EP” in 2009, Via Linez has gained significant momentum and notoriety throughout the country. VIA’s new project has arrived. The “MET EXPECTATIONS” LP. This LP has already released 3 Singles and had created a phenomenal buzz throughout the Canadian scene with the DJ’s keeping him in national rotation. With powerhouse production from the likes of LYVE(HighDEF,Skyzoo,Ayah), BIG SPROXX (Supergoup -Freedom Writers), ROYCE BIRTH (Juno nominated producer), TONE MASON (Grammy nominated – DRAKE, JAY-Z etc), Legendary Toronto producer SCAM (Dan-e-o, Concrete Mob) and BIG TWEEZE (of F.A.T THURSDAY), the album has more than enough heat to meet and exceed the expectations many have.
The “MET EXPECTATIONS” LP Drops for FREE on Christmas Day, Dec 25th, 2011!!!


Speaking of LYVE – peep this project:

HighDEF X The HIGH End THEORY
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Many trio’s and groups have weak links. Then there’s Toronto’s infamous individuals Lyve, CocoDyce and PRESS who make up the squad, HighDEF. Their Debut album “The High End Theory” is nothing short of quality music.Super-producer, LYVE has been on the forefront of the Canadian Music Scene for a sometime now. With projects under his belt such as the producer of TONA’s DIRECT DEPOSIT LP, and production credentials for TANYA MORGAN, SKYZOO, AYAH, NISH RAAWKS and LINDO P, just to name a few it’s more than obvious why LYVE is now one of Canada’s best. CHRIS AK / “CoCo Dyce”, the visual mastermind behind numerous visuals such as Jessica Kaya’s “Fake it”, Tona’s “Fast Pace”, and collaborative joint “CERTIFIED” feat. VIA LINEZ, PRESS and ELEMENT. Not to mention Dyce is one-half of the LVD (Lyve vs Dyce) Production duo so he’s has proved to be a solidified triple-threat….yes, if you’re not up on him yet, he’s a talented and recognized lyricist too.   PRESS…Cool, Calm and Classic.This noterized emcee has been working on his solo LP while attaining a buzz in Toronto like no other since dropping his verse in “REAL LYVE S#IT!” feat. ADAM BOMB in 2010.  Bringing forth his wordplay and savy fashion-sense topped with an impeccable showmanship showcased in this HighDEF project, PRESS is without question one of Canada’s best kept secrets.


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It’s only been about a year since I bumped into Via Linez at a video shoot, but just about everything he’s put out since then I’ve gotten hooked to! This is no different – peep the new release from Via: a collabo with P.R.E.S.S. and Element. Let’s go Toronto!!!

 

Another solid collaborative effort from some of Toronto’s elite emcees make it happen in “CERTIFIED” (Dir.Chris AK) 

 

 
(In Order of Appearance), Toronto veteran VIA LINEZ, hooks up with emcee extraordinaire ‘P.R.E.S.S.’ (of HiDEF) and skilled newcomer ELEMENT (FrmTheGrdUp) hold it down with fantastic visuals backed by a joint produced by Super Producers Lyve and Dyce (LVD of HiDEF). 
 
 
YOUTUBE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btaJOguujYU
 
VIMEO:
http://vimeo.com/24653597
 
DJ PKG’s BELOW:
DOWNLOAD THE TRACK!
 
Certified (Dirty) Wav: ( http://www.sendspace.com/file/vb9aws
Certified (Clean) Wav: http://www.sendspace.com/file/a149eq
 
HIGH EXPECTATIONS CANADIAN TOUR w/ VIA LINEZ x Hi DEF
2 ALBUMS….. 1 TOUR.
SUMMER 2011
VIA LINEZ  – “MET EXPECTATIONS” LP
HiDEF –  “THE HIGH END THEORY”
 
 
TWITTER/email for bookings or inquiry’s:
ViaLinez @ViaLinez
vialinez@gmail.com
Press @PressMovement
pressmovement@gmail.com
Element @talktoelement
talktoelement@gmail.com
 Produced By Lvd (Lyve vs Dyce)
LvDcertified@gmail.com
Lyve @LyveMuzik 
lyvemuzik@gmail.com
ChrisAK @cocodyce
CocoDyce@gmail.com
Did your mom ever warn you about staying away from  the “quiet” ones??  I met Via Linez about 2 years ago at a video shoot for Theo3 (coincidentally!!)… Mad cool and pretty quiet – I thought – but then I heard his spit, and it was just ridiculous!  Lyrically adept, he’s a perfect match for Theo3 in this track produced by Phat Tony. The two MCs go toe-to-toe in Sub Me In – and if you don’t celebrate 4/20 the traditional way, this track is the perfect way to get lifted… naturally!!
 
 
“Sub Me In” – Via Linez feat. Theo 3
(Production by Phat Tony AKA BIG Tweeze)
http://idisk.mac.com/magomus/Public/audio/via/submein.zip
                 
LISTEN & Download: http://www.usershare.net/nzhpfpxe6v2l/Sub Me In
VIA LINEZ ft. THEO3.mp3
“Sub me in!”….Canada’s 2011 Stylus Award Nominee Via Linez ‘tags up’ (no pun intended), with fellow Toronto based Emcee extraordinaire Theology 3 (DJ Eclipse’s Sleeper single of 2010).

With the upcoming release of Via’s long-awaited Full Length LP/Mixtape “Met Expectations”, yet another dope Single from his project is leaked. 

‘Sub Me In’ is that classic back-and-forth rawness you’d expect from these two when connected. With dapper production assisted by renowned radio personality Big Tweeze AKA Phat Tony, the trio birth instant vintage.

THE NEW LP/Mixtape “Met Expectations” due 2nd Qtr of 2011.  The LP will feature heavy hitter production from Lyve, Phat Tony, Royce Birth, Tone Mason, and Big Sproxx.


Also be sure to peep the previously released Singles from Via’s upcoming project below:

“Full-Time Squares” (Prod. LYVE – lyvemuzic.bandcamp.com)
**SINGLE Nominated for BEST HIP HOP CANADIAN SINGLE of 2010 (www.stylusgroup.ca)
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN3zzsqdVOU

“Yesterdays Paper” feat PIG. (Prod. TONE MASON)
FULL DJ PKG: https://files.me.com/magomus/o9ryyy.wav
 
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