In a hip hop niche that Kid Cudi has abandoned in the pursuit of lackingness, maybe Raury is the voice we need. Download his debut album for free here.
Some fresh new material from Ottawa’s Zoo Legacy. Live instrumentation hip hop is getting harder and harder to find but there’s something about real drums and guitar that you just can’t get from sampling. The band will be recording its third EP this April with Juno award-winning producer Gus Van Go (The Stills, Said the Whale, The Trews, Hollerado, etc.) and Ottawa’s Steve Foley (Big Boi, Tyga). To help fund this, ZL has launched a kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for which they’re already aiming for a stretch target. You can also see them at Canadian Music Week (dates to be announced).
Some classic Toronto hip-hop. Not just Toronto but Rexdale. So good.