Friday, April 22, 2011

Lincoln High EP: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Lincoln Blache is songwriter, producer, rapper and singer out of Mississauga, Ontario. In 2009 Lincoln had his first shot at international success with the hit single “Runnin”, teaming up with successful Dj’s Doman & Gooding. The song went number one in the UK and also gained heavy rotation on MTV Europe beating out moguls Beyonce, Lady Gaga and new comer Kid Cudi for the top spot on the dance charts, earning Lincoln his first nominations: JUNO (2010)-Best Dance Recording and Canadian Radio music awards (2010) – Best Rhythmic/ Hot AC Recording.

In his very own recording studio, the 20 year old also writes Pop, R&B and Rock music to go along with his own urban pop spin. Lincoln is working on his debut album “TELEPATHY.” Teaming up once again with Grammy Nominated production team Tone Mason along with Chuck and Joe, he is ready to perform a musical makeover.

Lincoln High - YEAR ONE(PILOT) from LINCOLN BLACHE ™ on Vimeo.

April 20th 2011 marked the day that Lincoln Blache released his debut EP "Lincoln High". The EP includes 10 tracks recorded with a concept based on Lincoln's High school experience as a young man reaching for the stars and taking the ultimate risks in achieving his dreams of being a successful recording artist. "Lincoln High" was conceptualized, written and recorded in multiple cities including Toronto, Atlanta, and L.A due to traveling tour dates.

The EP is diverse and it showcases Lincoln's numerous attributes such as writing singing and rapping. It captures the essence of High School in a rhythmic motion. Love stories, heartbreaks in a cool, calm and collected manner. Lincoln is an individual you need to keep on your radar.

Stream Lincoln High EP here
Download Lincoln High EP here

Doman & Gooding ft. Dru & Lincoln - Runnin'

The Overwerk Project

Edmond Huszar, a London, Ontario habitant, is an up and coming Electro House producer with the alias Overwerk.

"My original passion was visual art & graphic design. I was actually working on a design portfolio that I had named “overworked” because I’m always working on so many projects. I really liked the ring it had and decided to use it when I went solo. I changed “worked” to “werk” in tribute to “Kraftwerk” who were pioneers in the electronic music genre." - Edmond Huszar (Vynil Penetration)

He's began work on his first free EP titled "The Nth º". You can find more information and updates on Overwerk by following the social media links posted below.

This is the first post of it's kind on From Toronto, With Love and we're proud to feature a young talented Canadian artist that is making a name for himself.
Latest tracks by OVERWERK

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP

The Infamous Mobb Deep member, Prodigy, has not wasted any of his valuable time since being released from a prison sentence. His dedication to his music and his fans is as persistent as ever. He's released a new EP titled "The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson Story EP".

Since being incarcerated for three years on gun possession, the Queens, New York emcee has been working hard in the studio. Since his recent release, he's announced a book tour for "My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy", he's released some tracks, including a shocking one featuring Nas, and he's been in the studio with associates since as early as the first day of his release.

Who exactly is Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson?

Born on October 31, 1905 and died on July 7, 1968, Ellsworth Raymond "Bumpy" Johnson, was a mob boss and bookmaker in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. The main Harlem associate of the Genovese crime family, Johnson's criminal career has inspired films and television. Bumpy was the toast of Harlem, and became friends with many Harlem luminaries such as Bill "Bojangles" RobinsonLena HorneBillie HolidaySugar Ray Robinson. He also became sort of an unofficial crime boss of Harlem; no one could conduct criminal activities in his section of New York without first going through him.

Powered by Complex, the 7-track offering features a guest appearance from Havoc and production from Alchemist, Sid Roams, and King Benny.

The tracklist for Prodigy's "Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson Story EP" is listed below. DOWNLOAD HERE

1. The One & Only (Produced By Sid Roams)
2. Go Off (Produced By Sid Roams)
3. Black Devil (Produced By Sid Roams)
4. Twilight (Feat. Havoc) (Produced By Sid Roams)
5. For One Night Only (Produced By Alchemist)
6. Strong (Produced By King Benny)
7. Told Ya'll (Produced By Sid Roams) (Bonus)


Coodie travels with Lord Nez (Creative Control) to Queens, NY to visit Prodigy. The clip features appearances by Tony Yayo and snippets from "The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP". Quotes stuck on the walls full of motivation really display the enthusiasm, seriousness and dedication to the music.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Kid Kold - U Love

What's there not to like?

From rhyming over a J. Dilla crafted instrumental(if you know this blog, you know how much we love Dilla), from mentioning the very first Aunt Viv(Fresh Prince) to mentioning Mobb Deep, to questioning the Roc-A-Fella break up, to exposing the combo for Shryuken(down, forward, up, y) and to just providing you with a smooth song and a smooth video that comes along with it.

There's a sense of humbleness that you receive from this artist and we support it. We love the sound and we love that it's local.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Cassette Chronicles

The very first time Nitty Scott MC charged her way on this blog, this writer entered a state of excitement and anticipation. She had just dropped her video for her "Monster" freestyle and had released two songs to go along with it.

My reaction to those songs is as follows: "Her charismatic aura plus her critical yet soothing delivery of words and rhymes reminds me so much of Lauryn Hill. Not only that, but this particular female is like the wittiness of Jean Grae fused with the rawness of Foxy Brown. I know comparing a new comer to Lauryn Hill may sound ludicrous but believe me once you listen to her, you'll love it."

The second time I found myself posting about Nitty, I found myself in a state of competitiveness and joy, these were my words: "Watch out mainstream, there might be a new queen knocking over the current multi-hair-coloured-aesthetic-silicone-filled "top" female MC. (Cheap shots? I think so)"

She has just released her first mixtape titled "The Cassette Chronicles" presented by Mick Boogie. Cover art and download link after the jump.