Rap-Sack Backpack::Relic, Chokeules, Fundament & D-Sisive

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The Rap-Sack backpack returns. I was tempted to make it a one and done section, because that would be a very herohill-ian thing to do, but that wouldn’t offer much support to Canadian hip hop, which is kind of the point. So let’s get to it.

 

You might as well call this edition of the Rap-Sack late 90′s Nice & Smooth, because we’re going to go from the Old to the New. I mentioned a little something in my review of Shad’s new album TSOL about that fact that I’ve been meaning to post on Toronto MC/Producer Relic for a while now. Well that was kind of timely, as it seems that Relic is giving away his latest album, The Green Light, as a free download for the month of June. I won’t front, after reading Relic’s bio, I was a little concernicus about how up-front he was about his faith influencing his music, because after getting burned by the christian one-hit wonderment of the Dynamic Twins back in the day, that kind of talk naturally makes me nervous. But I needn’t worry, The Green Light is quality hip hop from top to bottom, as the Saukrates featuring, 80′s-sounding Just The Day below can attest.

 

The Backburner collective is one I’ve tried to keep tabs on here on the hill, but as always seems to happen, someone will slide through the cracks, and that happened with TO’s Chokeules. His album Hypergraphia came out last year, and it’s full of the solid beats and smile-inducing battle raps you would expect from a Backburner release, so check out Not Enough below. Just in case you haven’t had your fill of Toronto-based rappin’ dudes, we’ve also got Fundament for you. He got in touch with us yesterday to let us know he has a new EP produced by Muneshine, and like most Muneshine-produced things, I like what I hear so far. It also features D-Sisive, and you know we approve of that.

 

Did someone mention D-Sisive? Well we’ve got a D-Sisive posting quota to fill here at the hill, so how about the lead single from his upcoming LP Vaudeville? It’s called Ray Charles, and it’s a bit of a departure (but really, after releasing a Poison cover, what can’t you really call a departure), with D utilizing a sing-song delivery for most of the song and an interesting feature from King Reign. I like it though, Vaudeville should be a good one. Enjoy.

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MP3:: Relic - Just The Day f. Saukrates
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/relictheoddity

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MP3:: Chokeules - Not Enough
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/chokeules

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MP3:: Fundament - Go In
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/fundamental416

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MP3:: D-Sisive - Ray Charles f. King Reign
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/dsisive

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