I don’t write about compilations much on the hill, but when I do, I prefer they be from Urbnet. Ha, I just most interesting-man-in-the-world’d you, and you didn’t see it coming, so well done me, very current reference there for sure. But seriously, I’ve said this before and I’ll keep on saying it, if you’re [...]
Canadian Hip Hop
Self Taught - Five Year Journey
When they sent me their new album, 5 Year Journey, it struck me that Vancouver hip hop outfit Self-Taught chose a very appropriate name for themselves. I’m sure it certainly describes how they learned their craft, but to me, it’s fitting because the guys that invented hip hop actually created this movement & music that [...]
If you’re only going to download one mixtape today, please make it this one: KREAM2: The Purple Kicks from the Freshco & Miz of Halifax, Ambition & Uncle Fester. Of course I’m being facetious there, the internet is your mixtape-containing oyster, so by all means, harvest away, but please make sure KREAM 2 is included. [...]
Well, it took a while to get reved up, but I think it’s safe to say that winter is well and truly upon us. This isn’t a huge deal, as I know our readers are a hearty folk, certainly capable of withstanding some snow, slush & frigid temps with good humour. But that’s not to [...]
Notes To Self - All of the Above
This one here seems like a good choice to close out what was a fairly wacky winter week - out here in Halifax at least. The guys from T.O. hip hop outfit Notes To Self sent us their new video a few days ago, and it is pretty much, to use their own description, [...]
Royce Birth - When the Music Stops (reFRESH Mix)
What’s this, a Fresh Kils remix for underrated T.O. MC Royce Birth’s thoughtful When The Music Stops? Yes please.
I think it’s safe to say we’re all (“all” in this case being us here at the hill and the handful of dedicated and truly intelligent folks who read our ramblings) eagerly awaiting a new record from Shad. Unfortunately I have no news, only the assumption that Shad is working dilegently on new material, [...]
The Holiday Season is hectic. You know this. I know this. And, thankfully, Moka Only knows this. That’s why, for many years running (7 perhaps? I’m not sure), the most prolific man in hip hop has created his annual Martian Xmas album to help us chillax to his unique brand of off the wall [...]
I don’t know about you, but I need a quality song to finish today off in style. This true school gem is an ode to their craft from T.O.’s Notes To Self and features Evidence. It’s also excellent. And you have to love that NOS have their cover art game on lock, great stuff just keeps on comin’ from their camp.
MP3:: Notes To Self - Nobody [Recoil Remix] f. Evidence
Reviews:: Gescha - Crayon Politics
This is kind of a (Car)melo-dramatic (topical, ’cause the NBA is back!) statement, but Gescha’s album Crayon Politics is the kind of album that validates my continued work on the hill. I’m late getting around to posting it, but I’m happy to help spread the word about a guy that will easily be your favorite [...]