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Audio: @SlumVillage f/ Havoc "Braveheart"

Audio: Slum Village f/ Havoc "Braveheart"

Courtesy Matt B.

Slum Village’s new LP, Evolution, is now available wherever fine music is sold, after releasing the video for the track, Slum Village releases its audio counterpart.

Preservation "Old Numbers" f/ Yasiin Bey, Jean Grae, Jim Jarmusch (@mondieumusic)

Preservation "Old Numbers" f/ Yasiin Bey, Jean Grae, Jim Jarmusch

Courtesy Brian C.

Known for extensive work with Yasiin Bey (f.k.a Mos Def) on stage and in the studio over the past eight years, NYC-based Preservation presents Old Numbers, his debut as a leader and the culmination of years of work. Artists featured range from Bey, Jean Grae, Jemini the gifted one, Minnesota and Edo G to up-and-comers including 32 FX, Yahzeed and Milly Mango.

Preservation featuring 32 FX - Disorderly Conduct - Old Numbers [Official Video] - Mon Dieu Music from Mon Dieu Music on Vimeo.

@RATheRuggedMan Announces Canadian Tour (@NatureSounds)

R.A. The Rugged Man Announces Canadian Tour

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

R.A. The Rugged Man's new album Legends Never Die debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and has also drawn universal acclaim as one of the best hip-hop albums of the year. After a European tour this spring, the Rugged Man will now celebrate the album with a 13-city Canadian tour this summer. With support from Klee Magor, R.A. will hit venues across Canada, from Toronto to Vancouver. Legends Never Die is R.A.'s long-awaited new album, featuring appearances from the likes of Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Brother Ali, Talib Kweli, Vinnie Paz, Masta Ace, Krizz Kaliko, Sadat X, Eamon, and more. It's now available in stores everywhere. Full tour dates below.

July 11th - Toronto - The Annex Wreckroom
July 12th - Guelph - Louis On Lewis
July 13th - Ottawa - Ritual Nightclub
July 14th - Kitchener - Molly Blooms
July 15th - Montreal - Cabaret Underworld
July 17th - Hamilton - The Casbah
July 18th - London - Rehab Nightclub
July 19th - Sudbury - The Ten Lounge
July 20th - Winnipeg - TBA
July 21st - Saskatoon - Amigos Cantina
July 23rd - Calgary - Ten Nightclub
July 25th - Nelson - Finley's Irish Pub
July 26th - Vancouver - Fortune Sound Club
Video: @SirMichaelRocks f/ Loverance "Lobby"

Video: Sir Michael Rocks f/ Loverance "Lobby"

Courtesy Matt B.

Sir Michael Rocks is back with a new visual, “Lobby,” f/ Loverance from his recently released While You Wait mixtape. Banco also gives you one verse from “T-Shirt & No Panties.”

Video: Greenhouse (@Printmatic @IllogicNYC) "This Is It"

Video: Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic) "This Is It"

Courtesy Printmatic.

"This is it" is the second music video from the brand new GREENHOUSE album Bend But Don't Break, which is available right now on Weightless Recordings. Video is Directed by Blueprint.

Video: Amir Driver - "Death To Hypebeast II" (@ADriverSFR)

Video: Amir Driver - "Death To Hypebeast II"

Courtesy TRS.

"Death To Hypebeast Pt. II" is the first single from Amir "A" Driver's upcoming project entitled "The SNEAK Tape". This high energy, charismatic lead single sets the tone for the summer & makes ALL hypebeasts aware that we know aboutcha!! Powered by The Rebel Society.

Audio: @Iamsu! - "The Realest" Ft. Problem

Audio: Iamsu! - "The Realest" Ft. Problem

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Iamsu! invites the listener to rock with him on "The Realest," a new track off the deluxe edition of his most recent project KILT 2. The emcee holds it down in tandem with Compton rapper Problem, exclaiming boisterously over a booming track. The two have collaborated frequently-releasing joint mixtape Million Dollar Afro and co-headlining their own Million Dollar Afro Tour-and their voices complement each other well as they create a braggadocious vibe. Su! also handled the track's production, creating the synth-driven playful banger.

Video: Dre Murray - "Life With Murray" (@DreMurray22)

Video: Dre Murray - "Life With Murray"

Courtesy SOHH PR.

Dre Murray has a video out today, "Life With Murray", in which discusses his new album "Gold Rush: Maybe One Day". The album hit stores this week.

Audio: G-Moe ft. @DJPaulKOM "Boomin"

Audio: G-Moe ft. DJ Paul KOM "Boomin"

Courtesy Dove.

Here is "Boomin" from Arizona emcee G-Moe featuring DJ Paul KOM of Three 6 Mafia, produced by Traxamillion! Turn up your speakers and enjoy!

@Aspektz' Academic Probation 3 Takes Canadian Hip-Hop Back to School w/ Rich Kidd, Triple A & More (@tenfourtoronto)

Aspektz' Academic Probation 3 takes Canadian Hip-Hop Back to School w/ Rich Kidd, Triple A & Bangladesh

Courtesy Theresa M.

Aspektz is the perfect counterpart to Academic Probation 3’s anthemic beats with his aggressive flow and playful lyrics, inspired by legends of hip hop like Big L and Jay-Z. These summer party tracks are already leaving their mark on 2013, dominating U.S. College radio with four Top 5 hits (“In the TDot” #3, “Swivel” #4, “Snowday” #4 & “Gametime” #2 and “I Love Your Style” currently climbing into the Top 10 at #8.

“I’ve been digging deep and working hard to capture that timeless sound loved by all hip hop fans,” says Aspektz. “That classic spin is what stands the test of time, keeps the music pure and true to the genre.”

With the release of Academic Probation 3 comes an interactive video campaign that features 360-degree music videos that immerse the viewer inside the party scene. Check out the Much Music-premiered video for “Swivel” to experience a futuristic look into music video production: .

Aspektz has proven to Toronto hip hop fans that he has the chops to share the stage with the likes of Young Money, Keys n Krates & Zed’s Dead. Recently, his work has been featured on the 2012 London Olympic broadcasts, in XXL Magazine and in the platinum selling videogame DJ Max Technika.

His latest single “I Love Your Style” features bassy dub beats produced by Juno-nominated producer Rich Kidd. “I Love Your Style” just reached #8 on US college charts Record Breaker and Rap Attack Lives in its fourth week. Check out the video here.

Join us for an exclusive release party for Aspektz’s new album Academic Probation 3 on July 20, 2013 hosted by DJ Ritz & Aspektz.

When: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Where: Time Nightclub, 81 Peter St. Toronto
Time: 11 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
With guest DJ Ritz

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