Folks. It is -23 outside but it feel like -33. It’s been like this for the past four days and will continue to be so till Sunday (Apparently). I still had to haul my butt to school and work and back everyday. I don’t have a man warming up my sheets and I could really use an upgrade on my mittens but I ain’t got no dough. All this to say I was in neeeed of something to help me get out of bed this morning with a smile on my face. Luckily for me there’s a wonderful Soul Shaolin from the Philippines who thought i needed some help to. I present to you the 1min 13 second track that opened my heart and made it possible for me to go on with this day. I wish you all a great one Xo -MF
Gurl – kⓘяvy
It’s that time of year again! Call me introspective but I love taking the time to reflect on the best moments of year that passed and preparing for the year to come. Things happen way to quickly these days and my memory has never been my forte so these end of year lists are the one of my favorite indulgences. Enjoy!
Top 5 albums
Black Radio – Robert Glasper
Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde – Gummy Soul [Amerigo Gazaway]
Something You Feel – Jai Nitai Lotus
Sunwalk – Modlee & Vlooper
The Good Fight – Krystale & Kaytranada
Top 5 Mixtapes
Collation Vol.1 – Dead Obies
Supafam Mixtape – Nomadic Massive
1999 – Joey Bada$$
The Bite Marked Heart – Brother Ali
Soul Sisters Stand Up – Skracth Bastid & The Gaff
Top 5 tracks
If (Janet Jackson Remix) – Kaytranada
Midnight – Nomadic Massive
Magic Look – Marques Toliver
Thinking ’bout You – Frank Ocean
Five – RT Beat
Top 5 Shows
Kalmunity Vibe Collective [Dilla Night], July 16th @ The Savoy [Jazz Festival]
Robert Glasper [Black Radio], February 24th @ Gésu Theatre
Jai Nitai Lotus [Something You Feel Launch], November 21st @ O’Patro Vys
The Narcicyst [Last show in Montreal .. for a minute], July 4th @ Bell Groove Stage [Jazz Festival]
Slum Village, BIG Pooh, & Dr. Mad from Alaiz, May 24th @ The Belmont
Top 5 Artists of the Year
Rose Pacesix [aka Sikk]
*Late Addition: Aisha C. Vertus
Episode full dedicated to our unique language and the unmatchable rap flow it has created.
Everything from Low Key to Itty Grittty and 100% Montreal Based as per usual
Word Up Fam!
In continuation of my goodbye to the CJLO airwaves (for the next 8 months) I decided to follow up with another pillar in the Montreal Hip Hop world: Beat Life aka Piu Piu aka that shit that’ll make you go CRAAAAZY!
100% Montreal Artists Again and a dope set Again.
Ok so this was a super special episode that I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now and since I only have 4 more episodes left to do ON AIR before Say Word goes on a 8 month hiatus (I’ll still be podcasting once a month no worries) I figured it was a perfect opportunity to present to you one of the main pillars in the Montreal Music Scene… drum roll please.. LADIES!!! I was inspired by the wonderful Do my ladies run this event that J2K and Head and Hands held on August 3rd. The entire two hours was dedicated to female artists of this city. They continually impress me s I hope you guys enjoy!
NB: For some reason the archiver cut me off while I was saying my salutations and stuff but basically I was saying how much I love you guys, will miss you and that I dedicate ‘Run Away’ – Georgia Anne Muldrow to all my ladies out there who are thinking about letting out their creative side for the world to see.
P.s: YO! Can you guys pleeeeeease find my a female producer from Montreal (Hip Hopish) .. inbox me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So tonight is the night that you’ve been waiting for fam.. The official launch of festival fever in Montreal! Francofolies start tonight. Beerfest all weekend. Street Sales Galor. Grand Prix. Hip Hop Karaoke is Back and the PIU PIU DOC is finally screening this friday! Yup lots to talk about today and loads of great tunes for your loving ears. Today’s set was mainly franco in honor of the francofolies. We also highlted some great new releases from Daz- Ini, Skinny Bros and Modlee & Vlooper // ENJOY!
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