Maaaaad Beats – Nali Katana

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For our fourth installment of Maaaaad Beats, hosted by Dice B and organized by Nouvelle Génération, we focus on Nali Katana, a Montréal producer/emcee originally from Kenya. This is the last beatmaker segment, our post next week will be with rapper Ali Chaotik.   Here is his portion of the four-piece instrumental made in collaboration […]

Rape Ain’t Cool: Speaking Out Against Rick Ross’s Lyrics

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Rick Ross is in trouble, and this time it’s not gangsters who want to kill him over his fake lyrics. His lyrics condoning “date rape” are at the centre of a whole new controversy concerning rape culture. At the time this was posted, a petition out on  Change.org had over 750 signatures (the goal is 1000) asking him […]

Street Artist Jay Shells Brings “Rap Quotes” to your Corner

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Ever wondered which street corners are mentioned in your favourite rap songs? Ever wished someone would inform you when you’re on the corner where Big L grew up? You’re not the only one. Street artist Jay Shells has been putting up signs all over NYC to let people know who’s rapped about their present location. “Rap Quotes” is […]

Mac (Black Glovez) – End [Video]

The members of Black Glovez/BG Entertainment have been on a roll these past few months, since releasing their new album “Hip-Hop Forensics Vol. 1”. “End” is the latest video from Mac, who spits bars on his own personal grind over a downtempo trappy beat. Video directed by Elonskee.     Peep the album “Hip Hop Forensics […]

Journeymen – Pledge of the Respirator EP

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Boom baptivists John Wholetrain X Mickey Boston X Melo Malo  are Journeymen, a conscious rap group with roots in Montreal and Queens, NY. They just  released their first EP “The Pledge of the Respirator”, available for free download. These wordsmen use verbology to draw attention to many political issues while staying true to their own […]