LD Banko reminds us why we love him and his music. He’s a storyteller at his finest and “8 Miles” is evidence. He presents a eery atmosphere of J.Cole and Isiah Rashad in their element and the way LD is rhyming we can’t see why he can’t get to that point. From the mellow and chilled instrumental to his smooth smooth SMOOTH flow, “8 Miles” is easily a fan favourite. Realness, energy and story telling makes LD Banko an elite talent in the Toronto rap scene. He seperates himself through versality and meaning filled lyrics which isn’t necessary shown consistently with other artists around the city. We are definitely gunna roll a fat spiff and spark up to “8 Miles” this summer and you should too! Shout out the homie LD Banko! Listen above!
What can we say… Kennedy Rd is the real deal. With each release, she has collectively gotten better and better. “Take Away” is her latest single and it’s perfection. From her angel-like vocals to the amazing production (by Nova Gholar), altogether she can do no wrong. We are starting to realize that Kennedy’s lyrics are extremely underrated because when listening you are completely mesmerised by her vocal ability. Again similar to her latest release, she drops a music video to accompany his amazing single. The music video (much like the single) is a trip. When we first listened to the audio, we immediately imagined being on a beach by the sea. Surprising enough, the music video is based on a LA beach. Kennedy Rd has left us speechless once again. She is definitely paving her path to greatness. Aaliyah vibes.
The heartbreaking songtress Aiona has been busy lately. Releasing new content in forms of “Too Late” and “You & I” the music video. Both are high in quality, we connected with them instantly. Consistency seems to run through this girl’s veins because time and time again she sets out to amaze.
“Too Late” is an another Martin Sole produced track but with a twist. It has a higher tempo and presents a trap/hip hop influences. Aiona spits some mad lyrical bars that are smoothed and mixed perfectly with her silk-like voice. It seems that Aiona is preaching a lot of women independence and strength. We feel that this is extremely unique because it is rare to see female artists openly express non-reliance on a male counterpart in their work. With each release, we see the progression of Aiona’s lyrical ability and vocal performance. This song will be on repeat for a very long time.
YOU & I (MUSIC VIDEO)
This music video is amazing. Very simplistic but an underlying story where a lot of people can connect to. It is directed by ShotByDrew and Civil Savage. We applaud Aiona and her visual team for incorporating her label-mates and Toronto scenery throughout her work. “You & I” has been our personal favourite from her and this music video solidifies why. Excellent work, excellence.
One of the best artists to come forward so far in 2017, Kennedy Rd, releases her second single called “All I See”. This girl is definitely generating a new wave of R&B which brings influences from old and new school. This beautiful song is produced by Nova Gholar and he truly outdid himself. From the samples to the smooth bassline and high hats, this song screams perfection. Kennedy Rd’s vocals remind us of a mixture of Jhene Aiko and Aaliyah to the point where it scares us. It’s remarkable to hear such pure music especially in this day and age. Listen to “All I See” above.
Right after Toxic released his new song “Somewhere in my Mind”, he immediately keeps the creative waves flowing with a follow-up music video.
Khaliowe is definitely on the right path. He is consistently releasing dope shit and making great progressive moves to advance his sound and his presence in the industry. “Life of Lies” was Khaliowe’s most successful song (to-date) and now he released his debut music video for it early December. The video sets the perfect mood and visual story to this amazing song!
Big up Khaliowe for creating a dope ass music video! Can’t wait to see what else he has in store.
Producers: Shyheem & KirkADeBoss
Toronto Artist $heed (DollaSign Sheed) released his new video on October 27, 2016.
The video is about $heed’s come up in his music career and includes his past relationships with girls throughout his life. The video focuses on $heed’s hard times and how he has overcome these situations.
“Focused” is a single off the Project Ward 11. In this video you can see the acting side of $heed as he evolves his videos from him and his boys mainly dancing and having fun in front of the camera to a structured story line based video that has you thinking you’re watching a movie.