Song of the Day: Freaks! – 7VN

Drawing influence from artists such as Schoolboy Q, Fredo Santana and Kendrick Lamar, Toronto based hip-hop artist 7VN’s latest single ‘Freaks!’, is an ambitious and frank hip-hop number, with introspective and insightful bars, delivered in a deadpan flow.

The track’s thought-provoking music video, features Canada’s most modified man. Speaking more on this, 7VN explained:

“The music video is essentially a split between two worlds, one where I’m preforming in this cool studio set up, and the model in the video is all done up. At home, the reality is that I’m living with a devil on my shoulder feeding me drugs of all sorts and the model is my pregnant girlfriend yelling at me.

At the end of the video I get a knock on the door and it’s a suitcase with the words “record deal” written on it. We’re all excited but inside it is a noose. In a very underlying sense, it shows that all that glitters isn’t gold and all while I’m at the studio with this big rapper performance, behind the scenes the truth isn’t as glamorous.”

7VN is no stranger to the game. Since bursting onto the scene back in 2018, 7VN has already established himself alongside the best in the industry such as Frank Dukes, Murda Beatz and Tay Keith’s producer Banbwoi.

Check out the video below…

Jade Hilton Delivers Brand New Single, ‘I Would’

Canadian singer JADE HILTON reflects on past relationships that she’s invested so much in – emotionally, physically and mentally – through single, ‘I Would’, released today on all major download and streaming sites.

Sporting a smooth R&B/pop vibe, Hilton’s new effort chronicles her courage to walk away from these relationships when they come to an end – and encourages others to do the same.

Have a listen to ‘I Would’ below…

EP Review: Mythologies – Lex Leosis

From a personal standpoint, LEX LEOSIS is a prime model of a female rapper: a very bold contender, who isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind and doesn’t take any crap from anyone. These qualities are evident in her brand new EP, ‘Mythologies’

The set covers array of topics – from standing up to domestic violence to dealing with ‘situationships’ and busy bodies head on.

Although ‘Mythologies’ predominantly showcase a menacing drive of trip-hop, there are nice touches of retro/80s soul funk (featured in second effort, ‘Ouzo’) and laid-back afterhours (as featured in Gemini), where the Canadian rapper tells her tale of certain aspects of her life.

You may have come across various music blogs and magazines, pushing you to add a punch of newcomers under your radar…and among those talents should be Lex Leosis, as her flow rips through the bars of each track with raw passion and conviction. Check her out below…

Must Listens: Ouzo, Gemini, Atropos.

Maya Killtron Gets ‘Fired Up’ With Brand New Single

Multi-faceted artist MAYA KILLTRON returns in 2020 with 80’s funk inspired single  ‘Fired Up’, her follow up to 2019’s ‘Never Dance Alone’.

The Toronto based singer, violinist and DJ now finds herself at home in modern boogie and funk full of lush strings, horns and big vocals.

‘Fired Up’ forms part of her new EP via her own record label, Never Dance Alone Records.

Check it out below…

Snotty Nose Rez Kids Drops Latest Single, ‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst’.

,British Columbia hip-hop duo SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS (SNRK) have released their latest single ‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!’ in support of the Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests currently taking place across Canada.

The latest single will appear on SNRK’s upcoming EP, ‘Born Deadly’, set to arrive next month (3rd April) and comes hot on the heels of  single, ‘Real Deadly.’

Next month, the guys will head out on their first ever U.S. headlining tour, which kicks off April 12 in Portland, OR and wraps up June 13 in Detroit.

‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!’ represents a response to the current eviction notice that was served by the Unist’ot’en People to Coastal Gaslink in Northern British Columbia — Wet’suwet’en territory — and an expression of solidarity with the protests sparked by the eviction notice. Coastal Gaslink have proposed a 670-kilometer fracking gas pipeline to run through the mountains from Dawson Creek to Kitimat, BC. The proposal does not have the support of First Nations leaders and communities because the lands of British Columbia are unceded, meaning Indigenous people never sold or transferred the land to the Canadian government. The rightful land-owners should have control of what forms of industry happen on their lands, and as land protectors, Indigenous people are standing up to big business to protect the land and environment for future generations.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Protests have swelled across Canada, and protesters have come up against injunctions, police brutality, and heavy-handed tactics by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. And yet, the movement continues to grow. SNRK’s music, in particular anthemic songs like “Skoden,” “KKKanada,” “Johnny’s Teeth,” “The Warriors,” and “The Resistance,” have been at the center of all of this, played at protests and incorporated into chants. SNRK wanted to offer a new song in response to the current anti-pipeline movement. “Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!” highlights police brutality and the perseverance of Indigenous people in times of struggle.

Discussing “Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!” and the anti-pipeline movement, Yung Trybez and Young D stated, “People close to us have been on the ground day in and day out putting their lives on the line to protect all our futures. We’re obviously frustrated by the lack of respect for Indigenous land rights and ownership, but watching the RCMP arresting our people for defending their land and protecting their territory, we felt rage. There’s such a long history of RCMP inflicting violence on our people and that rage boiled over into this song. ‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!’ is a rager, and for us this was the only way to tell that story. We see the Indigenous youth leading the current blockades. They’re fighting not just for the future of tomorrow, but for the future of today. This song was made specifically for them.”

Check out ‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!’ below…