Being a media personality I’m often stuck in the same conversation with artists where they try to get me all hyped up for the supposed ‘Big Something’ they got coming out ‘This Year’ and well.. that big something never comes around. That’s why I never trust a hype man. True go-getters don’t have time to toot their own horn (good thing they don’t cause i’d be out of a job) and let me tell y’all Chris RT, c’est un-vrai-de-vrai go-getter. Ever since he dropped Lost Hdd, I’ve been hassling him seeing if he could leak a little something for the Say Word fam and all I ever heard was ‘you’ll get something when it’s ready’. Well folks, it’s time. Chris RT just released the video teaser to his upcoming album Unbalanced today. RT got together with one of the best up & coming videographers of the city, Ms Rose Pacesix of course, and created a beautiful self-portrait video featuring four amazing tracks off the album. So far I’m really digging ‘Don’t Stop’ and can’t wait to find out what other gems from his repertoire will be making it on Unbalanced.
This Week’s show was particularly huge!
As always we began with a quick Hip Hop News Feed so S/O to Sikk for her new website pacesix, Jjanice+ for his new video ‘Aléas’, Hala Alsalman for getting a spot at the New Port Beach film festival for her Film Bêtes Humaines, Simahlak for working with the guys from Lonely Island and dropping the beat for Spin the Globe, Sarah MK,The Narcycist and Nomadic Massive for landing spots at the Jazz Fest and last but not least BIG S/O to Karim Ouellet and Kaytradamus for landing spots at Osheaga!
We followed up with a talk spot about the political situation in Montreal which unfortunately seems to be awfully stagnant on the government’s part. To Lighten up the day though we had a great interview with Dr. Mad (Beat maker extraordinaire and member of Alaiz) about his current projects and trip to California which was followed another amazing interview with Aisha C Vertus where she also told us about their trip to Cali but mainly talked about the highly anticipated Piu Piu Documentary that she’s working on right now. It’s was a pretty epic episode so be sure to listen to it right here!
We also took the opportunity to RAVE about how great the new Dead Obies album ‘Collation vol.1’ and luckily for y’all we were able to book an interview with them this Thursday so be sure to tune in to CJLO 1690AM (www.cjlo.com) from 11-1pm.
Respects to Nik Brovkin for the great Piu Piu artwork