The Gap Year is about a group of artists who are forced to take a year away from school and end up learning more about life outside the classroom than inside the desks. Marc Payne teams up with Big Freez, Chizzle, Cris Jaye and Mike Philson over @TCTurnerClassic's instrumentals for a soundtrack of hip hop college anthems.
Hip-hop lyricist Eddie James released his debut EP, Dedicated to Woodside, which includes his latest single "City Lights." Drawing influence from artists like 50 Cent, Nas and Meyhem Lauren, Eddie James has mastered the art of lyrical storytelling, giving his music an old school, street-rap feel. A "storytelling prowess," (DJ Booth) James' compelling verses in his latest single, "Streets," earned the song a featured spot on the indie film, Chapter and Verse.
Singer/songwriter Nicole Lundy recently released her EP, "7 Journeys at Once". It is based on on my life and the various journeys that I have been through in the last few years. In her words, "I write from my heart and I sing from soul". Her EP features grade A production, complemented with her seductive voice. Track 5, Pharaohs and Queens is the one. Enjoy!.
Independence Day is a three-piece set released the week of the same holiday and also an independent release. Although all of the songs are produced by one Baltimore, MD producer E. Hill., each track has a diverse sound and topic.
Working closely with Toronto producer and engineer, Solid Mas - who brilliantly engineered and mixed the entire project - as well as Toronto producer 4:44, St.James has pushed himself to create a body of work that was more than worth the wait. With a dark ambiance, compelling word play, and catchy hooks, St.James introduces the world to the dark twisted reality of Toronto.
Toronto based Layla Hendryx drops her debut EP "Channel 6". Having released the her lead single "Ride Out" in May,"Channel 6" gives a solid introduction to a sound that is sure to shake up the industry. Layla’s style switches effortlessly between singing melodies and aggressive lyricism in raps, as she blends genres to make her own sound she stands out as a captivating new artist. Check it!