“The wait is over people! We’ve been talking about it for a while and now it’s time for the music to speak for itself. Props to Arcee on the concept; 16 bars from 16 of Toronto’s nastiest acts over classic beats from the past 16 years! Big shout to Musiklee Inzane and P-Plus on making the mix sound so right! And of course big shout to all of the artists involved; Saukrates, Kardinal Offishall, JD Era, Famous, Tona, Promise, Luu Breeze, Marvel, Mathematik, King Reign, Mayhem Morearty, Empire, IRS, Frankie Payne, Theology 3, and Ski!
Thank you to everyone involved above (as well as mans like Agile, Tink, DJ Grouch on the cuts and Big Sproxx, couldn’t have done it without y’all), our listeners, and blog visitors for making our 16th anniversary extra special! If you are in the Toronto area, come celebrate with us this Saturday at Girls Love Hip-Hop, our monthly party! Check the jump for more info, the track list, and download link!
* Just got to add another credit. Shouts to ParisHil for the artwork. Arcee on the concept once again. ”
For those who don’t know what a Juno is, it’s like the Canadian Grammys. My homie Famous’ been grinding really hard in 2008 and had release his I Rap Now EP. He got a Juno nomination for Rap Recording of the Year. Kardinal Offishall, Point Blank, D-Sisive & DL Incognito are in the same category. Big ups to Famous! Much love.
I just got this in my inbox! Shouts to Gio, Solitair, JD Era, Joell Ortiz & the whole Black Jays family! Solitair produced the song himself & is rapping on the first verse. Era is on the second & Ortiz on the 3rd. Here’s a lil background info on Solitair…
Solitair is a Canadian hip-hop MC and producer from Toronto, Ontario. He is currently a member of the Black Jays record label and production team. Solitair has been producing hip-hop and R&B for over ten years, and has produced for Lil Wayne, Nina Sky, Jim Jones, Glenn Lewis, Cham, Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black, Choclair, and Sugar Jones among others.
In 2006, Solitair teamed up with Cipha Sounds of Hot 97 and Shade 45 fame. Cipha Sounds is a DJ who joined Black Jays International (subsidiary of Black Jays) and is now working with Solitair as a producer.
This just in. Yep yep big tune. Toronto stand up. It was done a bit ago but they decided to drop it now, Produced by my big headed brother Boi-1da, leader of the Trafficker crew! Remember where you heard it first.