New mix: Black Tie Affair

Black Tie Affair: a-void Salutes Canadian Hip-Hop by davemorris_to

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I’m going to be appearing at the Polaris Music Prize Hip-Hop Salon on Dec 14, at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, on a panel with Ty Harper, Anupa Mistry, Thomas Quinlan and moderated by Joshua Ostroff. It should be a cracking event, not least because we’re talking about our favourite new Canadian hip-hop records (in my case, by Rich Kidd and Ian Kamau).

Come check it out!

In the meantime, I made this little tribute to some of my favourite Canadian hip-hop, which you can stream or download to your heart’s content. Some old-school gems, obscure stuff, and a smidgen of scratching. DO IT. Tracklist below.


1. Kardinal Offishall, “Bakardi Slang”
2. Drake, “City Is Mine”
3. Rascalz, “Dreaded Fist”
4. IRS, “No Hesitation f. Planet Asia”
5. Empire, “Boom & Pound”
6. Tona, “Dial Tone (Lyve rmx) f. Theology 3, JD Era”
7. Saukrates, “Bag Da Biscuit”
8. Michie Mee & L.A. Luv, “Canada Large”
9. Ghetto Concept, “Precious Metals (rmx f. Sticky Fingaz)”
10. Main Source, “Where We’re Coming From”
11. k-os, “B-Boy Stance”
12. Buck 65, “Benz f. Cadence Weapon”
13. KGB, “Letters Of Three”
14. Maestro Fresh Wes, “Drop The Needle (45 King remix)”


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