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News: The Real Frequency goes up north (+Download)

It’s not surprising to say that Canada, with Toronto in particular, is packed with hip hop talent. Chances are big you’re already aware of that. That’s why radio show The Real Frequency dives into their beloved Toronto scene to compile tracks of the biggest talents out there. ‘The New North’ is a fact. Shad, Theology 3, D-Sisive; There are some great features on this compilation. Some familiar names and some lesser known talent. You can buy the digital version or a CD copy now on Bandcamp or iTunes.
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Stream: Moods – Break Out EP

Dutch producer Moods is back at it again with a beautiful blend of styles on his new soothing EP titled Break Out. It’s fully instrumental this time with touches of soul, jazz, and electronica. Also get Traveling Through Sound and his Blu remix…
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Interview: Pat D & Lady Paradox

British producer Pat D and lyricist Lady Paradox release their second collaborative album on December 8th: ‘Soulscapes & Jazz Breaks’. The album has a live twist of Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul and features several live singers, instruments and artists. A very fresh effort from the UK, so reason enough to talk with the artists “who provide that Soul in your smile and that Jazz in your step”!
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Mix: Bugseed – In Bloom

Japanese beatsmith Bugseed put together a wickedly nice mix of some of his favourite cooled out beats for our latest guest mix. The selection contains works by artists like Letherette, Abjo, Lone, Tight Mike and others, showing where Bugseed takes some…
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Happy Birthday James Yancey [Updated]

Today, February 7th, marks the 38th anniversary of the birth of a certain producer/emcee named James Dewitt Yancey a.k.a. J Dilla. For many hip hop heads, myself included, Dilla was our messiah. He was massively prolific during his tragically short…
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Free MP3: B-Rhymin – Lemonade (Prod. Beat Make Jake)

This is B-Rhymin‘s interpretation of “Lemonade” by Blu and producer Beat Make Jake. There’s also a new video, in which the young emcee decides to set up a lemonade stand in hopes of collecting enough money to buy new music equipment. The…
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Free Download: Aziz – TwentyOne

New Hampshire emcee Aziz just dropped a monumentally dope mixtape of raps over 21 classic beats from 1990 through to 2011, one for each year. The tape features tracks produced by legends like Large Professor, Q-Tip, DJ Premier, Pete Rock,…