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  • New Music: Rihanna – “Disturbia”

    June 2.08 @ 4:47 pm
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    Rihanna has released a third track off her re-released multi-platinum album “Good Girl Gone Bad. This track definitely had a pop, dance appeal and sounds similar to “SOS” Not sure who produced this track but be sure to leave a comment about your thoughts.

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    Stylus Day Three: 2nd Annual BBQ & Music Trivia Challenge

    June 2.08 @ 11:57 am
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    The 2nd Annual Stylus BBQ and Music Trivia Challenge took place yesterday (June 1, 08) at Montana’s (John & Richmond). With DJs spinning and label reps giving everyone a taste of what’s to come this summer, it was definitely the place to be on a Sunday afternoon. For those who were there got a peak of some local talents incl. Zaki Ibrahim, Mayhem Morearty, Shannon and Kardinal Offishall and many from our neighbors south of the border incl. Lil Wayne, Usher, and N*E*R*D. Later in the evening, the music trivia challenge kicked off with four teams. (Team Fragile, Agile & the Cult Jam, Team Spinaholics, Team 45 Kings and a Queen and Team Do the Knowledge. I must admit there were a lot of hard questions but there were alot of those (OMG – how could you not know the answer!!!) And as Scratch said, “Good Timesssssss”. After a brutal challenge, Team 45 Kings and a Queen (Jester, Lissa Monet & Fin-S) took the throne. Congrats to all the DJs who took part in the trivia and held it down!!!! And a special thanks to Mike Z, Click, Nigel, Stylus Team, Scratch, Shaman Fam and Real Mark Global Group for making this event possible.


    N*E*R*D “Seeing Sounds” Album Listening Party

    June 1.08 @ 12:37 pm
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    Last Night, Asphalt Regime, Universal Urban and Livestock hosted the N*E*R*D’s “Seeing Sounds” Album Listening Party at Livestock (located at 116 Spadina Ave.) People got a chance to preview the album, have drinks and appetizers, and network. Listening to the album, it definitely has their traditional N*E*R*D’s sound (hip hop, funk and experimental rock) and can definitely appeal to anyone who listens to any of the genre mentioned above. Personally, I don’t think its better than their last two but I’m sure after a few listening runs of the album, it will definitely fit the scale. Remember June 10th, 2008 – N*E*R*D – “Seeing Sounds” in stores.

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    Reme-red of Asphalt Regime C Sharp of 280Live.com

    Stylus Day Two: It Starts with the DJ Conference

    June 1.08 @ 12:19 pm
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    I got a chance to check out “It Starts with The DJ” Conference where Ty Harper and Rez Digital of OTALive addressed and informed djs, artists, label reps and etc about the importance of DJs.

    Segment One: The DJ

    • Spex
    • Dr. Jay
    • DJ Sivu Play
    • Baba Kahn
    • Ricochet (of ILL Kidz)
    • DJ IV

    Segment Two: Bridging the Gap

    • David “Click” Cox
    • Richie Sosa
    • DJ Starting From Scratch
    • Jay Devonish
    • Rochester
    • Court Jester
    • Kim Davis
    • DJ Dax

    A lot of upcoming artists fail to understand that it really does start with the DJ and that it doesn’t stop there. If you are an upcoming artists, do your research. Get industry advice. Show that you are willing to go the extra mile to understand how the industry works. Throughout the blog, I will host interviews with industry insiders giving upcoming artists, producers, songwriters and etc a better knowledge of the music industry.

    Here are some photos from the conference:

    New Music Video: Ayah feat. Tona – PushaMan

    June 1.08 @ 11:22 am
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    This past Wednesday, Ayah held an event for the video release of “Pusha Man” feat. Tona

    For those who don’t know who Ayah is, ya’ll need to get familiar. Here’s a bit of her “rap” history:

    • Unsigned Soul/R&B Artist out of Toronto
    • Singer/Songwriter/Composer
    • Age 9, she discover her love for music
    • Age 14, she mastered playing the piano and learned the fundamentals of engineering her own music
    • Now at the age 22, she has created a mix-blend of soul, hip hop, funk and r&b which she used to define her sound.
    • For more information: Visit her website here or check out her Myspace

    Check out the video and be sure to comment.

    Directed By: Trevor Francis


    New Music – Ciara “Click”

    May 31.08 @ 1:54 am
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    Ciara is back with a new track “Click” from her 3rd album “Fantasy Ride” which is featured to be a 3-discs showcasing three different sides (pop, crunk and slow jams). Her album is set to release September 2008. Also, this track is rumoured to be on the “Sex and The City” Soundtrack. Check it out..

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    Say What Now? Usher Takeover on TRL // Usher on SNL

    May 30.08 @ 9:19 pm
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    usher & tameka

    Earlier this week, Usher made an appearance on MTV’s TRL. While being interviewed by Damien, Usher decided to take it upon himself to takeover TRL. Peep this:

    Also, Usher was on Saturday Night Live two weeks ago (May 17, 2008) and during their weekly news segment he wanted to set some things straight. Take a look:

    2008 Stylus Spinfest

    May 30.08 @ 9:08 pm
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    2008 Spinfest

    The weekend the Canadian Urban Music Industry looks forward to every year is finally here. The 3rd Annual Stylus Spinfest weekend kicks off tonight with the DJ Soundclash III @ 6 Degrees. Young, Fresh & New will definitely be in attendance to cover the whole weekend.

    Here is the list of events happening this whole weekend:

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    Friday May 30, 2008

    • DJ Soundclash III feat. DJ LAW vs. DJ FASE @ 6 Degrees

    Saturday May 31, 2008

    • It Starts with the DJ Conference @ Robert Gill Theatre (12pm Sharp!!)
    • ENCOREĀ  @ State Theatre

    Sunday June 1, 2008

    • Music Trivia Challenge @ Montana’s -145 John St (7pm)

    Monday June 2, 2008

    • Toyota Yaris presents 2008 Stylus DJ Awards @ State Theatre (8pm Sharp)
    • 2008 Stylus DJ Awards VIP After Party @ 6 Degrees

    Glow In The Dark @ Molson Amphitheatre

    May 30.08 @ 3:50 pm
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    kanye west tour

    Last week (Wed May 21), I got a chance to check out one of the hottest concert of the year – “Glow In The Dark Tour”. Performing in order – Lupe Fiasco, N*E*R*D, Rihanna and of course, the genius Kanye West. Unfortunately, I got there a bit late and missed Lupe’s set. From what I’m hearing, homeboy did like three tracks. No Comments there. It was definitely a wrap when N*E*R*D took over the stage. I must say they need to come back to the T.DOT cause they had that raw energy that got the crowd moving. During the performance of “Spazz” a special guest and Rihanna’s suppose “BFF” Chris Brown came out crumping and acting wild. I guess the rumors are true. Shoot, I wish I can go on tour and don’t have to do anything.LOL


    Rock The Bells Festival

    May 30.08 @ 1:50 pm
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    Rock The Bell - Listing


    Title: Rock The Bells Festival
    Location: International Centre Arrow Hall – Toronto (Mississauga)
    Description: feat. ATCQ, Nas, Rakim, Mos Def, De La Soul, Cool Kids, Method Man, Redman and many more
    Start Time: 11:00
    Date: 2008-07-20


    Hey Ya’ll – Welcome to Young, Fresh & New. This is will the #1 stop to get all your urban culture and lifestyle needs. With that said, I know I’m a lil late about the Rock the Bells Festival but it has one of the most intense line-ups I have ever seen. And they are coming to Toronto. Check out the line up above and to see if they are coming to your town, click here. For all those that believe that Hip Hop is DEAD. Think again!! Cause if it was, concerts and events like these would not exist.