Big night in the 6ix for shows tonight. Nav making his live performance debut at The Mod Club for a sold out show and long time underground electronic artist/activists, Lal headlining a show at Adelaide hall promoting their current album, Find Safety, also featuring Just John and Eyeda on the bill which is definitely worth checking out if you didn’t score Nav tickets. Click HERE for more info and details if interested and hit the jump for tracks from John and Eyeda….
Long time-readers know we have been big fans of Hamilton, ON rapper, Emay from time and were honored to have him be a part of our #DK11 11th Anniversary compilation album back in 2014. Well he finally released his official debut, full length album, Ilah a few weeks back (on Feb. 21) and it was worth the worth the wait. Dense, thoughtful, progressive hip-hop that pushes boundaries both lyrically and musically. “Bakkah” was the first salvo from the album released as a single. If you dig it, check out the rest of the album at any of the links below.
Just got up on this UK artist, Stefflon Don (clever name, geddit??) after listening to BBC 1 Xtra today where she was the guest co-host on Charlie Sloth’s show. Something told me, “Check out her music, I bet it’s actually aight.” I wasn’t wrong. She’s giving me Young M.A meets Nicki Minaj vibes. This is the title track from her Real Ting mixtape album (plus a remix with fellow UK spitta, Giggs). What y’all think?
Here’s another one culled from my work on CBC’s Searchlight. This one, by West Coasters, So Loki, was some cool underground, left-field, alternative hip-hop with a bit of a Tyler The Creator feel that made it to the regional finals round and belies the unfounded (IMHO) complaint some have lodged that Searchlight is all about playing it safe and to the middle, mass audience. Really??!
Check out their SUPERMANIC mixtape released on Owake Records for more or the “Liquid Luck” track also included here from their forthcoming album entitled, Baggage.
If you’re over 25 and live like a grown up, you might have missed the ascent of Rexdale, Toronto rapper-producer, Nav over the past couple years unless you still stay in the clubs or are trying to keep up by reading The FADER. Quick cheat sheet though: he’s the man behind hits by Travis Scott, Drake, Belly and The Weeknd. Intrigued? Don’t even bother trying to hit up that Mod Club show, his first ever, advertised in the flyer above this Thursday. It’s been sold out. Your best best might be to ante up for a trip out to Coachella to his US and festival live debut instead!