This is the second single off of The Empire’s debut album – GET IT. These dudes just “get it”, literally. Their production selection is always on point and the rhymes are solid. What more could a true hip hop head need these days?
So I am not sure if this is his official debut album because he has so much material. I started rockin with Tona [Daetona as he was known then] since around 03′ or 04′. Since then he’s had a heap of material and features, if you so lucky enough to get your hands on any of his tapes, KEEP THEM SAFE.** There are so many great talents repping real Hip Hop from Canada, I’m almost disgusted to see Jimmy Brooks get the most play here on the state side of things.
Nevertheless, Tona’s latest Album DIRECT DEPOSITis dropping on this Tuesday, JUNE 2nd in stores AND on iTunes. The album is produced entirely by fellow Toronto producer Lyve, whose production so far has been impeccable [Ayah, Press]. It also features a small mix of guests including, Skyzoo, Saukrates [Canada], and T.R.A.C.K.S. Check the tracklist and another vid featuring Ayah [that broad can sing].
Wio-K ft. Kyza Smirnoff and Seryus – Hide An Shoot
This track is a new release from Canadian MC Wio-K. You may remember him from such Kardinal tracks suck as Ol Time Killin; we first heard him around that and been keeping an eye on dude ever since. On “Hide N Shoot” he’s paired up with London MCs Kyza Smirnoff and Seryus–more on them later, for right now enjoy this track and what the world outside the US has to offer…real hip hop. So refreshing.
This is what it’s all about people–the underdog. Toronto based collective The Empire has been doing their thing on the indie level for quite awhile up North and have garnered a heavy following. They’re most known for their S.A.R.S [Sick Artists Runnin Shit] mixtape series.
Empire – Run Up In The Spot [prod. Rich Kid]
As with a lot of Canadian Hip Hop artists, The Empire exhibits the perfect blend of that classic Hip Hop sound fused with dancehall flavor. The musical cousins work well together. Each member brings their own sound to the group. So who’s in and whose out?–
Let me bring you up to speed on this dude Famous, from Toronto. There was a now debunked rumor that he ghostwrote for Jay-Z. I still don’t know where to place this dude on the spectrum. With Canada you can always expect something from left field and slightly different and that’s exactly what you get from TheKidFamous. Most recently he’s released his debut EP, I Rap Now, available on Itunes and also for free download, hosted by Clinton Sparks.