Timbuktu - Lead By Example

Man, I knew Canadian rappers had it tough, but Timbuktu takes it to the next level with his new video for Lead By Example. Directed by Caley MacLennan, the vid shows Tim (capably assisted by Chokules) hitting the mean streets of Toronto for some panhandling, Listerine swigging and dumpster diving before getting cleaned up and [...]

Ghettosocks, Muneshine, Timbuktu & Jeff Spec - The Mustard Station (feat. Moka Only)

Dunno about you, but I enjoy this playful, McEnroe-directed video for this classic, can-rap posse cut. And why wouldn’t I? I like all the MC’s featured here: Halifax Legend the Grand Wizard Ghettosocks, Toronto representatives Timbuktu and Muneshine, as well as Vancity’s Jeff Spec (the 4 of whom are reportedly working on a group project [...]

Video Hits:: Timbuktu, Besque, Notes to Self & More

We’ve been neglecting the Video Hits around here, I think, because once again we’ve got a backlog of great videos, so let’s get a bunch posted. An just an FYI, this is an All-Canadian Hip Hop version of the Video Hits, so if you don’t like the hip hop, now would be the best time [...]

Swamp Thing - All About The Brains

I guess it would be remiss of us not to post any kind of Halloween song, and luckily Swamp Thing has arrived on the scene just in time with a creepy banger in tow. Swamp Thing is Toolshed alumni Timbuktu & Chokeules along with T.O. producer Savilion (who also kicks in some raps). They’re giving away their debut single, All About The Brains, as a spooky treat, and it’s Good stuff. Happy Halloween!

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MP3:: Swamp Thing - All About The Brains
WEB:: swampthing.bandcamp.com

Reviews:: Muneshine & Vinyl Frontiers - Larger Than Life

Larger Then Life is a new 8 song EP from Toronto (via Saskatoon) MC Muneshine (aka Rob Bakker) that features production from Dutch producers Vinyl Frontiers. It’s also damn good and likely the best Canadian hip hop release so far this year.   I’ve definitely been a fan of Muneshine’s work over the last few [...]