Sunday, July 27, 2008

Interviews Galore...

Hunter Valentine is interviewed by the Montreal Mirror for Divers/cite




“Hunter Valentine will save us all.”

That’s quite the claim for a mere rock band, but then this is no ordinary outfit. Hunter Valentine is an all-female, all-queer trio formed in 2004 by singer/guitarist Kiyomi McCloskey (now 23), bassist Adrienne Lloyd (28) and drummer Laura Petracca (28). Their melodic punk anthems, lovelorn ballads and hard-hitting rock shows have earned them an enviable reputation, as have their L Word looks—the band pinned a picture of the cast from the lesbian TV drama to the wall of their first rehearsal space, perhaps looking to leech a little dyke-icon power. Read More of Lorraine Carpenter's profile...
Ev-Starr on Hip Hop Canada



Toronto, ON - Yo-Ev! has put serious time into his DJ groundwork and he's well aware that this will separate him from his peers. Investing in himself young, he started working in clubs before he was of legal age and began his slot on the historical hip-hop radio show The Masterplan Show while entering University. Currently the main DJ on the Masterplan Show, freshly graduated, and well-prepared, EV recently dropped his summer 2008 mixtape What It Is. Read the rest of Tara Muldoon's piece...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

DAMN

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kiyomi


My sister is soo pretty...
(Photo: Tom Medwell)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008



Gig Collie Buddz

Finally di herb come around! If you’ve not heard Collie Buddz, try your best not to write him off as an eye-roll inducing Sean Paul-alike (don’t get me wrong I love Sean-da). Collie aka Colin Harper, comes to us to us from Bermuda (grew up there) via New Orleans (born there) and Toronto (worked there?). The latter is an odd one – a friend from back home said that homeboy used to drive a taxi in TDot. I dunno. He’s got a dope sound with his sweet falsetto and is blind to the haterz. He’s playing tonight at the Jazz CafĂ© – and although it’s kinda late notice – it is definitely a good look. He’s made a big splash on the dancehall scene (check that tour schedule) and his debut LP earned a four star review in Spin Magazine. Not bad for the ‘Eminem of Reggae.’ /


Tonight: Nathan James Private View

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Yadadamean?!


Yeeeeee! From Davey D, to the Living Legends crew to Hieroglyphics to Too Short, there is no doubt that San Francisco's Bay Area has long made substantial contributions to hip-hop. Set to leave the next big mark is hyphy head honcho, Keak Da Sneak.

He of the raspiest rap has just released his first record in four years on Koch and is ready to bring his wacky, faded subculture to the forefront of the mainstream. But that's not to say that the movement hasn't already made a splash -- his single "Super Hyphy" has had unbelievable success and led to Keak's appearance on MTV's strawberry flavoured "My Super Sweet Sixteen" as a guest performer for some brat's birthday. Then came the retardedly big E-40 track (and Lil Jon-produced) "Tell Me When to Go," which brought Keak's mug onto screens across the country.

Currently promoting his new album Deified, Ballerstatus chatted with Keak from New York, who explains how he hooked it up with Prodigy and Alchemist, and why hyphy will never die..READ MORE

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Stig's gonna rip it.



My homie is battling Pro Green for 50k in MySpace promotion money. Come check it Wednesday at the Astoria.