Mission Statement

"H3 stands for the manifestation of hip hop in all of its various forms. Practically, H3 will throw events, support individual artists, endorse causes, and participate in any medium that propagates hip hop as a culture and art-form. H3 is the physical instantiation of hip hop and lives through the creative efforts of its individual members working together towards common goals. H3 creates hip hop – we live hip hop – we are hip hop."

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wordsworth - No Need To Explain (prod. by Thir[13]teen)

One of hip hop's illest punchline-kicking (and slept-on) MCs sounds hungry as hell on his new single, No Need To Explain, produced by South Africa native Thir[13]teen. Wordsworth is coming with a vengeance on this one! Free for download and streaming:

Wordsworth - No Need To Explain [Prod by Thir[13]teen] by wordsworth

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Video: Scott Ramirez - Inspired Flight

Check out the new video for H3 community member Scott Ramirez for Inspired Flight, which is the first single off of his new album, Mad Work, Low Pay, Big Dreams. Peep the witty lyricism. Then go download his whole album (it's FREE!):

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Track: Notes to Self feat. Fashawn - Mr. Polite

Mr. Polite, the new track by Notes to Self, features an incredibly catchy hook and dope verse by west-coast rapper Fashawn, infectious co-production by Bronze One (of NTS) for Course of Study & Bookworm (of Beatface) for Jigsaaw (AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve). Great song all around. If this single is any indication of the type of music that will be forthcoming from Notes, then headz better get ready! Link below for stream + download:

Mr. Polite with Fashawn by NotestoSelf
"Notes to Self connects with Fashawn for their new song together, "Mr. Polite". Notes recorded with Fash in Toronto earlier this year, courtesy of their mutual Homie, Evidence. The song that emerged shows a different side of Notes to Self, a departure for both themselves & Fashawn - Girl at home vs. Girls on the road. A classic topic."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Theology 3 - Fantino Refix

Screwface Capital representative Theo3 coming with some intelligent "fuck the police" of Toronto type of rap...more information on the track below.

Originally featured on the seminal 2004 Screwface Capital Mix cd, FANTINO is a scathing commentary of the Toronto and Provincial police force by Emcee THEO3. No holds barred, ferocious lyrics accompanied by striped Producer PIKIHED on the boards. Enjoy! credits released 26 October 2011 Written by THEO3 Produced by PIKIHED Mixed by BLAOW

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Roots - Make My (ft. Big K.R.I.T)

New track by The Roots feat. Big K.R.I.T. off their upcoming album Undun.
MP3 Download HERE.
Definitely sounding like a melodic turn from their last album...check it:

J Shiltz - Gimme That Flow (Prod. by Lancecape, cuts by DJ Docta)

If you haven't heard of Mississauga's own J Shiltz yet, let alone seen this dope video and heard this track, it's time to TAKE NOTICE! His debut album is dropping 11.11.11., you keep your eyes and ears open - Shiltz is ill with it. Check out the video for Gimme That Flow, produced by Monolith's Lancecape with cuts by KOTD's DJ Docta:

Monday, October 24, 2011

THE CYPHER on CHRY 105.5 - Bigger Than Hip Hop Show

The Cypher crew went up to the Bigger Than Hip Hop show last week to show love to our Hip Hop Headz family up at CHRY. Check the knowledge being dropped + freestyle cyphers! A bunch of other headz in the house as well...take a listen...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Track: Unknown Mizery - Say Goodbye (Prod. DJ Kutdown)

Unknown Mizery coming with some deep lyrics and poetic verses on this newly released track, "Say Goodbye," produced by DJ Kutdown. Usually a very politically charged emcee with at times aggressive and angry tones to his music, Miz takes it to a more personal and reflective level in this song with lines like: "The enemy is me." Take it in...like six times...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Album Release: NewBreedMC - The Fresh Water Playlist

The highly anticipated debut EP by NewBreedMC, The Fresh Water Playlist, a follow-up to his Silent Slang Mixtape, has finally dropped. The album is produced exclusively by prolific beat-maker NTG (aka the Fresh Water Monster), with features from MC FÜBB, Roach Uno, SeAn Prominent, and Relic; this EP is off the hook! Take a listen and dive into the depths of the FRESH WATAH sound...and support that good hip hop music!

The Fresh Water Playlist   
What's more satisfying than fresh water when you're thirsty? NewBreedMC understands that and is back with his second release, The Fresh Water Playlist. Working exclusively with producer NTG Productions the Fresh Water Monster, NewBreedMC has created the musical equivalent of osmosis, inspired by the miraculous powers that water holds in all its characteristics. NewBreedMC and NTG provide a thirst quenching brand of freshness that is essential to the survival of the true essence of Hip Hop.  
The project includes hit singles Blue Lights and Rubix Cubez and features guest appearances from the likes of MC FÜBB, Roach Uno, SeAn Prominent, and Relic. The Fresh Water Playlist is nothing short of pure hydrations for all who seek refreshment.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Music Video: Notes to Self (NTS) - "Throw Your (Hands Up)"

If you haven't seen this video/heard this song from Notes to Self yet, kindly remove your head from under that rock and show some love to one of the illest hip hop groups out of Canada right now (that means "like" the video, comment on it, and spread it like rumours). Cool vid concept, dope production, and some ridiculous double time flows courtesy of Ragin Roshin:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rakim Interview (circa 1991)

Why can't artists be this real anymore? Listen to Rakim...

DJ Finn - Breaks & Barz Vol. 2

Check out this hot verse from 'sauga city representative DJ Finn...serious flows and heavy lyrics:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Album: J-Live - S.P.T.A.

Take in the new, highly anticipated album from the incredibly talented, triple-threat MC/DJ/Producer J-Live, "S.P.T.A. - Said Person of That Ability":

Official Press Release:

J-Live "S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability (Pronounced Spitta)"

J-Live’s long awaited fifth full length album, “S.P.T.A.”, is now available on CD, vinyl and digitally. “S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability” (Pronounced Spitta) is the follow up to the Undivided Attention EP. This is the first full length project released from his own imprint Triple Threat Productions. The producer, deejay and emcee, approaches this project creatively as if he were a three man group rather than a solo artist. The cover art features illustration by Adam “Illus Wallenta and art direction by Collin Badger of Freshrr. The album features production by J-Live, RJD2, Nicolay, The Audible Doctor, Illastrate, Korede, Floyd The Locsmif, Marco Polo and Diamond D.
1 As I Start
2 From Scratch
3 The Authentic
4 Watch Sun Watch (feat. YC The Cynic)
5 How I Feel Pt. 3
6 The Me And You (feat. Anneice Cousin)
7 No Time To Waste
8 Pronounced Spitta
9 Life Comes In Threes (feat Rasheeda Ali)
10 Great Expectations
11 Poetry In Ertia (feat. John Robinson and Marq Spekt)
12 Home Or Away Remix
13 Half A Glass (feat. Lyric Jones)
Bonus CD "Undivided attention EP"
1 Home Or Away
2 The Way That I Rhyme (feat Boog brown)
3 How I Feel Pt. 1
4 Undivided Attention
5 Fitness (feat Homeboy Sandman)
6 Calculations (feat Oddy Gato)

New EP: The Vibonics - Vibonics

If you haven't heard it yet, check out the fresh new sounds on the Vibonics first official, self-titled EP. The Vibonics is a 6-person band, front-manned by H3 Crew artist Crossword. Definitely some original and catchy vibes coming from the Vibonics, and there live show does not disappoint either. Take it in and support (only $4 for the EP) good music!

New Mix - DJ Romeo: 5 Minute Sampler

Peep the promo mix from H3 Family artist, Demolition Crew's own DJ Romeo (Don't Forget the Name!) For those who don't know, this young DJ is hungry as hell and has the talent to back it up. Take this in for a taste of things to come:


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Promo Video: NewBreedMC - The Fresh Water Playlist

Check out the promo video for H3 artist NewBreedMC's upcoming EP, The Fresh Water Playlist, produced by NTG (aka the Fresh Water Monster). The album drops Oct. 20, 2011:

Friday, October 7, 2011

THE CYPHER feat. Citizen Kane + Fresco P

After an action packed summer that included a road-trip to Chicago, a J-Live show in Toronto, and numerous block parties around the city, THE CYPHER is back at Augusta House...

This month, we're proud to present special features:


citizen: striving to live an honest and meaningful life kane: child of sin, ancestor of man. The force embodied in CITIZEN KANE: Spade, represents the daily struggle to balance the good and bad from within ones inner self. Each track that CITIZEN KANE slams out melds these two dynamics and it is precisely because of this fusion that CITIZEN KANE is became a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop world. A long time members of the Toronto hip-hop scene for the past 15 years, CITIZEN KANE has been steadily building foundations and has emerged as one of the leading rap groups in Canadian history. Deliverance was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the 1999 and 2000 Juno Awards. THE EPIC was nominated as Best Hip-Hop Album or EP at the Canadian Urban Music Awards in 1998. The National Film Board of Canada produced a Rapumentary featuring CITIZEN KANE titled Raisin Kane. This film was awarded best Canadian documentary at the Reel World Film Festival, won the HBO Best Documentary award in New Yorks Urban World Film Festival and others around the world. With their insightful lyrics, intricate rhyme structures and unique samples, CITIZEN KANE is one of the most respected acts in the Canadian hip-hop scene. Much like the film Citizen Kane, which was deemed a movie well ahead of its time and an epic to this day, CITIZEN KANE aspires to leave a similar impression on the rap world.



'Nuff said.


MCs spit their best 16's, competing to win cash.
-$10 entry fee for each competitor (winner takes all)
-Each artist performs their best verses over random instrumentals
-Whichever MC's verse is judged to be the best will win!
-Competitors who want to participate must sign up at the event no later than 11pm.
- Winner also gets to defend their title (no entry fee) at the next cypher!

Hosted by: 

Featured DJ:
(Don't forget the name!)

Resident Photographer:

$5 before 11:30pm
Pay $20 and get a Cypher T-shirt with admission!

Any artist that shows up will get mic time - GUARANTEED!

Also accepting donations (food, clothing, school supplies, children's books, toys, money) for PEACE QUEST:




Hip Hop culture manifests through the creative self-expression of individuals who embody its spirit in their respective art forms. This power of spontaneous creativity, the unification of a community for the great purpose that is Hip Hop, happens at The Cypher.

Artists sign up to take part in group performances called cyphers, in which each performer takes a few minutes on the mic and then passes it on to the next performer. All performances occur over music supplied by a live DJ, beat boxer, or producer. There are also a few spots at The Cypher reserved for featured artists to perform their own sets.

The Cypher is a grassroots hip hop event started by MC FÜBB, DJ Combo and the Hip Hop Headz (H3) community in downtown Toronto in the summer of 2009. The Cypher is an event where hip hop MCs, DJs, producers, and other artists from around the world come to meet and showcase their talents and skills, and gives them an opportunity to network and create business opportunities. The Cypher is an event designed to keep alive the spirit of spontaneous creativity and showmanship that can occur only in hip hop. The Cypher is an opportunity for various members of the hip hop community to perform, network, build community and have fun. 

For all inquiries, please contact: info@thecypher.ca

Brought to you by:
Hip Hop Headz - http://www.theh3.com/
Flip Rock!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Video: The Antiheroes - Become Alive

The Antiheroes (Sha Prince and Flex) just dropped  a new video off their debut album This is Freedumb, which if you haven't heard yet is absolutely incredible. Peep the cameo by MC FÜBB as one of the red-faced-skull-face dudes (takes off mask at the end briefly...). Dope track about wrestling with demons and "becoming alive" through hip hop: