Tag Archives: toronto

Drowning

Today’s post comes from the talented artist Mick Jenkins as he teams up with BadBadNotGood for their conceptual video “drowning”. This video shows Jenkins as a drowning slave trying to escape his situation so he can breathe. Jenkins poetically speaks on the state of the United States as he challenges the social injustices that has been going on and continue to go on. The Toronto band Badbadnotgood accents perfectly with Jenkins as they provide a smooth heart felt sound that marries the lyrics perfectly. Creatively making a change through their art, make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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Wasiu

 

Toronto isn’t the only city in Canada with talented rappers. Montreal is growing like yeast as well, but Wasiu wants you to know that he is not from here but “Other Space.” This video places Wasiu around an commanding cubical cylinder to get lit with. The track’s mood reminds you of a stable fog, going from cold and barbarous to a celebration in half a bar. Wasiu plays with the concept of duality and opposition questioning everyday living and society. Implanting the idea that the Montreal scene is invading hip-hip and music industry by force. Stream the video below and as always

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Jahkoy

Jahkoy a Toronto vocalist has released a new song “All Of You”. His style polishes the boundary of forward-thinking with delicate glossy vocals paired perfectly with an airy instrumentation exuding ambiance. Releasing  just in time for the summer, a perfect R&B cocktail sound that is not heard often in today’s music. Make sure you stream below and as always

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Jacuzzi La Fleur 

The dreadlocked whiz kid from the six is back with more nostalgic visuals for your pleasure. Jazz Cartier a Toronto nomad teams up with director Kyle Sanderson to drop two videos in one, combining “The Valley/Dead or Alive.” Both songs coming off his debut mix tape “Marauding in Paradise” which was released in 2015. The mysterious rappers versatility radiates over the boom-bap production while adding a unique OVO-contagious style that analysis his hometown from a bird’s eye view. Starting off trekking through the night Jazz welcomes everyone to the dark side of his city during the first part of this video, while subtly transforming to a softer lighter tone during the second, all while retaining the same intensity and creating an effective sound that embodies duality. The cinematography is filled with cryptic material which accents the artist lyrics to perfection. Demonstrating his strong will to survive and succeed in spite of the surrounding hate. We expect this year to be Cartier breakthrough year and look forward to more content. Press play on the link below and tell us what you think.

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