Hip Hop

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, [...]

Old School Mondays:: 1992 Edition

Greetings, and happy old school new year! I was still on holiday last week, so I thought I’d greet my first OSM opportunity the way I have for the last few years: by posting a bunch of awesome songs from 20 years ago.   Yes, the title and your undoubtedly excellent math skills, have revealed [...]

Royce Birth - When the Music Stops (reFRESH Mix)

Royce Birth
What’s this, a Fresh Kils remix for underrated T.O. MC Royce Birth’s thoughtful When The Music Stops? Yes please.

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MP3:: Royce Birth - When the Music Stops (reFRESH Mix)

Shad - Besides

  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, [...]

Old School Mondays:: Christmas Rappin’ Redux

Well, seeing as how we’re a week away from Christmas, and that we’ve been in a festive mood around these parts all month, thanks to our rather awesome (if we do say so ourselves) #herohillxmas Advent Calendar, a Christmas themed Old School Monday seemed in order. I was about to do this from scratch, when [...]

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 [...]

Emay - Igneous ROCKstar

Emay - Igneous ROCKstar
I mentioned my affinity for innovative Hamilton MC Emay in my Urbnet Compilation post from last week, so I was happy to get news of new music from him in advance of a debut full-length coming soon. If the rest is similar to this spacey, passionate banger, I say yes please. The sooner the better. Great stuff.

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MP3:: Emay - Igneous Rockstar
WEB:: emayzin.com

Old School Mondays:: Da Bush Babees

This here OSM was originally on tap for a few weeks ago, but the passing of the legendary Heavster meant the last two weeks were dedicated to him. The inspiration for this one is, somewhat tangentially, my viewing of the ATCQ doc Beats, Rhymes & Life.   First off, if you’re at all interested in [...]