Category Archives: Canadian Hip-Hop

New Joint – M.A.V. / Daniel Son

M.A.V. ft. Daniel Son – “Pusher” (@MaverickMontana / 2019)

NY-meets-Toronto on this quality Cotola-produced cut off Da Cloth member Maverick Montana’s “Dust 2 Dust” project.

New Joint – Daniel Son & Futurewave / Rigz / Rob Gates

Daniel Son & Futurewave ft. Rigz & Rob Gates – “More Grabba” (@DISSBBM / 2019)

Toronto-meets-NY on this Brown Bag Money / Da Cloth collabo off the Canadian duo’s “Yenaldooshi” release.

New Joint – Unknown Mizery

Unknown Mizery – “God’s Recipe” (MizoMusic.BandCamp.Com / 2019)

Grimy mood music produced by Crossroad25 and taken from the Babylon Warchild member’s new album “All Good”.

Studies In Grey EP Stream – Super Duty Tough Work

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The idea of a live band making Hip-Hop is nothing new, but it is a concept that takes real skill to execute effectively and with memorable results. At the top end of the scale, groups like The Roots and the UK’s Mouse Outfit have consistently released incredible music based around the live band format. But when done badly, the end product can sound limp and bland, lacking the thump and grit many Hip-Hop fans demand.

Based on this new “Studies In Grey” EP, it would appear that Canadian band Super Duty Tough Work are definitely masters of their craft, balancing head-nodding beats and nimble rhymes with smooth instrumentation, incorporating jazzy keys, lively bass and punctuating horns.

Essential listening!


New Joint – Moka Only

Moka Only – “I Been The One” (@Urbnet /  2019)

Jazzy, head-nod vibes and typically well-crafted wordplay from the prolific Canadian artist’s new album “Patina”.


New Joint – Dragon Fli Empire

Dragon Fli Empire – “Banff Avenue” (@MakeBelieveRcds / 2019)

Canadian duo Teekay and DJ Cosm take a road trip in this video for the mellow title track of their forthcoming EP.

Social Meteor Vol. 1: Inspired By My Timeline Album Stream – Es

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If you’re already familiar with Canadian emcee Es via previous albums such as “Aspire To Inspire” (2014) and “We Are Only Getting Older” (2017), then you’ll be well aware that this talented wordsmith likes to offer plenty of food for thought in his music. This latest project, “Social Meteor Vol. 1”, continues that tradition, with Es tackling the pros and cons of our obsession with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram etc, accompanied by production from Pro-Logic, DJ QVP, Rel McCoy and more.