Transit is a hip-hop artist who moved to Calgary from Victoria in 2007. He has gained notable buzz from media outlets such as Much Music, Maclean’s Magazine, Q with Jian Ghomeshi and many more. His album “22” was released November of 2011 and was the first album from a Calgary rapper to reach Top 10 of the iTunes hip-hop charts, securing the #2 spot next to Drake’s “Take Care.”
Transit has recently collaborated with notable artists such as Jann Arden, Madchild, Grieves and Kyprios. However, his popularity extends past the music industry, as seen by his recent selection to the short-list to be Calgary’s first ever Poet Laureate. His new EP “Public Domain” is available now for free download at http://www.transithiphop.com . Transit's upcoming album "Stale" drops January 3, 2013.
New Era, MTV Announce "Yo! MTV Raps" Cap Collection
Courtesy MTV Press.
New Era and MTV have joined forces to bring a unique cap collection that celebrates the iconic MTV brand, as well as one of hip-hop’s most influential music shows, “Yo! MTV Raps.” The special collection is available now at select Champs Sports locations, as well as, New Era Cap flagship stores and NewEraCap.com. Prices range from $24.99 to $35.99.
The brand-new collection pays homage to the classic retro style and brings fans a collection that is reminiscent of the time when the legendary show debuted on the MTV.
MTV’s “Yo! MTV Raps” is one of hip-hop’s most celebrated and ground-breaking music franchises ever. The show premiered in 1988 with Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Doctor Dré helming the first hip-hop music series on the network that featured the latest rap videos, interviews with artists, live performances and comedic shorts. In 2011, MTV2 brought the franchise back to life in the form of a series of “Yo! MTV Raps: Classic Cuts” specials that took a retrospective look at the era that helped shape and define hip-hop into the dominant music form it is today.
The collection includes five MTV logos and three ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ designs. Both New Era’s 59FIFTY fitted caps and 9FIFTY snapbacks are included in the offerings. The caps feature some of the most recognizable logos throughout MTV history. The imagery embodies the style of the 80s and 90s. They inspired details throughout each piece of the collection, including full under visor treatments.
“This collaboration comes at a perfect time. It’s right on point with the current trend of bright vibrant colors and retro styles. MTV brings to the New Era cap canvas, innovative looks to excite the music lover and fashion influencer,” said Stu Domanowski, Director Fan Gear at New Era.
The two brands will continue to collaborate through 2013 with additional product releases celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Yo! MTV Raps and the rich history and pop culture influence of MTV.
“We are thrilled to be working with a best-in-class partner in New Era to bring this iconic cap collection to the marketplace,” said Lisa Silfen, Senior Vice President of Program Enterprises, MTV Networks.
Hip-Hop Artist Sadat X of Brand Nubian Releases Solo Album Love, Hell or Right
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Hailed by fans for his lyrical dexterity, coded allusions and poetic storytelling, Sadat X of Brand Nubian has cemented himself in the history of Hip Hop culture as not only an influential pioneer but an iconic status - now riding the success of his single "This is Our Thing" featuring Pharoahe Monch he offers fans his latest effort: Love, Hell or Right (6.8.2 Records).
Tomorrow (12/18) Fool's Gold will drop it's first rap compilation, Loosies. To get you ready for the 22 track project, Fool's Gold's & Donnis unleash "Knockout," produced by London-based beatmaker Cadenza.
Having spent his recent years in Virginia, the studio stalwart cliqued with a number of producers in the area and began producing content at a staggering rate. Capri’s catalog highlights include The Blur 1 & 2, Ray Bans & Cardigans, The 27 Club and the forthcoming Instant Gratification. The 27 Club won many new fans for Bobby, as the 27-track CD was inspired by the litany of celebrity deaths that happen at 27. Fleshed-out concepts like this prove that Bobby researches his witticisms and lyrics. “Before I lay my vocals, my lines are fact-checked and Googled” he notes.
North Carolina lyricist Stranger Day is already recording new music as a follow up to his latest album release Vice Matters, and he's teamed up with Finland's notoriously dope House/Electro producers Top Billin for a taste of what's in the works!
Below you can also find a live performance of "Southern Drawl" from Stranger Day's recent appearance at the High Off Life Experience at Charlotte, NC's Tremont Music Hall! This song features Elevator Jay, and appears on Vice Matters.
Here is Big Kuntry King's new T.I.-featured single "Kickin Flav" from his Dope & Champagne project! This song was produced by Miami Based duo Chemist Music Group, who have also worked with DJ Khaled, T.I., Yo Gotti, Chief Keef and more!