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  • New Music: Jay-Z “DOA” (Produced by Kanye West & NO ID) CDQ

    June 5.09 @ 11:48 pm
    Posted By: admin

    We have been waiting patiently for his new single to drop and here it is. Today is a HOT day for HOT 97. First, DJ ENUFF dropped the Mary J. Blige track and now Funk Flex released Jay-z track called “DOA” (aka Death of Autotune) – produced by Kanye West and No ID. I am not going to say anything about this track because it is HEAVYYYY. Goodbye Autotune – I hope you are gone for GOOOOD! Now where can I get a ribbon?

    New Music: Mary J Blige “I’m The One” featuring Drake

    June 5.09 @ 7:00 pm
    Posted By: admin

    Here is a leak from Mary J. Blige called “I’m The One” featuring Toronto’s own Drake. DJ Enuff premiered the track on Hot 97 earlier today. It’s a dope song minus the auto-tune. I

    Contests: Win a Universal Music Prize Pack (Black Eyed Peas, Electrik Red, Just Dance

    June 5.09 @ 6:30 pm
    Posted By: admin

    Universal Music Canada + the Young, Fresh & New blog will be giving away Universal Music Prize Pack (Black Eyed Peas – The End, Electrik Red – How To Be a Lady: Volume 1 and a Just Dance Compliation).

    New Music: Justin Bieber “One Time”

    June 5.09 @ 5:41 pm
    Posted By: admin

    I have been hearing a lot about Usher’s protege Justin Bieber, a 15 year old is from Stratford, Ontario (Yes he is Canadian). He has been tearing up the YouTube channels that led him to get notice among the industry’s finest – including Usher.

    Events: Blake Carrington LIVE at MANNING (574 College St.)

    June 5.09 @ 3:01 pm
    Posted By: admin

    BLAKE CARRINGTON – WELCOME TO MY WORLD LIVE! Blake Carrington will be performing LIVE at the College Street Bar on Wednesday June 10th,2009. He will be performing tracks off his well received mixtape “Welcome to my World”.  The event will be raising money for the REMIX project and for the video shoot of Blake Carrington’s  […]

    Editorial: Is Screwface The New Face of Hip Hop?!?!?!

    June 5.09 @ 2:55 pm
    Posted By: markdyer

    Is Screwface aka Toronto The New Face of HipHop?!?!?!

    Say What Now: Spectacular Dancing With A Chair?!?!?!

    June 5.09 @ 2:54 pm
    Posted By: admin

    Spectacular from Pretty Ricky is back with ANOTHER video to prove that he can show the ladies how he can move. Last week in an interview with Kendra G, he did mention that he would be doing more videos and there’s many more to come. (smh). For those who didn’t see the first video, he made a challenge to Day 26, Omarion, Chris Brown, Trey Songz.

    Album Sampler: Empire AKA The Fifth Letter Fam – Get It

    June 5.09 @ 2:22 pm
    Posted By: admin

    A few days ago, Empire aka The Fifth Letter Fam released a sampler for their upcoming album Get It. The sampler features 5 tracks with major productions from Big Sproxx, Amir, Y-Not, Rich Kidd and many more. Last night, I got the chance to finally listen to 10mins sampler which gives a small taste of what’s to come from their album.They really brought the HEAT on this one which compliments the production!! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Remember Hip Hop is NOT Dead – it lives in the NORTH! (Real Talks) Empire Get It will be available this summer via HHC AKA HIPHOPCANADA DIGITAL/E1/A.W.O.L. Music Inc.

    Say What Now: Fake Drake Album Sold On iTunes..

    June 5.09 @ 1:31 pm
    Posted By: admin

    According to Billboard.com, Fake Drake Albums have been sold over iTunes. (Say What Now?) People are trying to capitalize on Drake since he is the #1 unsigned artist of 2009. It’s been a minute since an artist of his caliber has been making MAJOR waves and a major record label isn’t the one supporting him right now. Actually, it sounds like some NBA draft pick. Drake said it best “Rookie of year, ’06 Chris Paul shit”. Everyone is patiently waiting to see which major label he will call home.

    Mixtape Special: J Cole – (The Warm Up To) The Warm Up Mixtape

    June 5.09 @ 1:16 pm
    Posted By: admin

    A few days ago, I got a chance to listen to this upcoming rapper J Cole who is currently signed to Jay-z’ Roc Nation. Jermaine Cole aka J Cole, a native of North Carolina recently released his sampler – (The Warm Up To) The Warm Up Mixtape. Now you know if Jay-z co-signs someone, this person has to be HUGE. And you are right! J Cole is NEXT up. In a recent interview with Complex Magazine, he starting rapping at the age of 12 with a similar style to Master P. As he got older, he was in influence by 2Pac, Nas & Canibus. Now at the age of 24, he is on his grind to do “By Any Means Necessary” Read more on the interview on Complex Magazine – here