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Black Arrow Trading Co. Teaser

Black Arrow Trading Co. Teaser

As Marko Sejat prepares to launch his well equipped clothing line, Black Arrow Trading Co., he enlists me on behalf of BLKNXPRSS to come up with some simple visuals. The short teaser was inspired by nature, history, success, the homeland and, of course, overall dopeness. Look out of a full length commercial to drop in...
Rich Kidd - Syke

Rich Kidd – Syke

The homie Rich Kidd drops off the first single “Syke” from his forthcoming project In My Opinion. It seems like Toronto is determined to carve their spot into this hip-hop game more and more as time passes. Be sure to check out the interview we put together with him and SonReal a while back here....
Juicy J - She Dancin (Video)

Juicy J – She Dancin (Video)

Our favorite drug abuser continues his reign over gentlemen’s club anthems and lets go this not very safe-for-work visual for “She Dancin.” Juicy originally had this song featured on his Blue Dream & Lean mixtape, available for download here. Also, for those of you based in Champaign, IL, you can catch him performing at Foellinger Auditorium on February 15th....
Top 10 Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J Collaborations

Top 10 Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J Collaborations

What happens when everyones favorite stoner and an Oscar winning Southern legend work together? Magic happens; two of the trippest guys in the game right now have been releasing collaborations ever since Wiz‘s first installment of Cabin Fever. Juicy announced that he joined Taylor Gang sometime last year which has made the duo unstoppable, making it seem that they’ve found each...
A Casual Game of Billiards with Rich Kidd & SonReal

A Casual Game of Billiards with Rich Kidd & SonReal

Last Thursday before the St.Catharines leg of The Closers Tour I had a chance to link with Rich Kidd and SonReal before their set. We discussed a number of things, including, how the tour has been so far, how The Closers came about, who we can expect to hear on Rich Kidd beats in the...
Jawunda - More to Life (Video)

Jawunda – More to Life (Video)

Introducing Jawunda, an aspiring artist from the Toronto area who seems to flow quite easily over the given beat. “More to Life” is his debut single off the upcoming mixtape Don’t Tell Anyone I Rap. The video was directed and edited by myself, for BLKNXPRSS. Enjoy and leave a comment with your thoughts below.
Derek Wise - Vacay (Album)

Derek Wise – Vacay (Album)

I’m gonna have to be honest with everybody, Toronto is being heavily slept on. Understanding that the majority of UPC readers are from the Midwest area, you get a pass; but that doesn’t excuse the rest of the world. What we have here is the debut album from T. Dot up & comer Derek Wise. The...
Harvey Stripes - Dolly On That Molly ft. Juicy J (Video)

Harvey Stripes – Dolly On That Molly ft. Juicy J (Video)

Many of you probably aren’t familiar with Harvey Stripes, but I assure you after one listen of his Molly girl anthem, which features the Drug General Juicy J, that you will be. The video was shot at a hotel in Niagara Falls and features blunt smoke, girl-on-girl action, and other things of the trippy nature....
Chief Keef - Love Sosa (Video)

Chief Keef – Love Sosa (Video)

The GBE head honcho continues his 300 campaign with this new video for “Love Sosa” produced by Young Chop. This appears to be the first single off Keef‘s upcoming Finally Rich project, which is no longer hosted by DJ Drama and will drop as a full length album instead. Stream the full CDQ of the song...
Nicki Minaj - The Boys ft. Cassie (Video)

Nicki Minaj – The Boys ft. Cassie (Video)

Looks like Stunna and Puffy have been discussing money as of late… Anyway, as Nicki prepares to drop Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up on November 19th, she gives us a set of visuals featuring Bad Boy’s Cassie, that’ll definitely have you running some scenes back. Even those of you who aren’t fans will probably be...
SonReal & Rich Kidd - Money Money (Video)

SonReal & Rich Kidd – Money Money (Video)

With The Closers being only a few days away, SonReal & Rich Kidd continue to push their campaign with this latest video. Anticipation has been built among fans of both artists, giving this potential to be one of the the better tapes to come from Canada this year. “Money Money” was produced by WondaGurl, who was featured on...
Rich Kidd & SonReal - MVP ft. JD Era

Rich Kidd & SonReal – MVP ft. JD Era

As Rich Kidd and SonReal gear up to drop their first collaborative effort The Closers, they drop another leak of the forthcoming tape, this time featuring JD Era. The Closers will be available online and in HMV October 16th. You can get a sneak peak at the upcoming music video for this song here.