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."

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Video: Faction - Street Tactics

New video for "Street Tactics" by the GTA's own hip hop trio Faction. Def a very vintage feel on this video + track. This video is also a promo for the release of their new album, X Faction (currently available at Play De Record in downtown Toronto), which will feature a slew of local artists including: Fresco P, Tru Liani, Wordburglar, Phoenix, MC FÜBB,  Latté D. Kyd, Mindbender, The W.E.B., White Fang, Kingkade, and Kre3p Show, J White, White Lotus Chief, and Conspiracy.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Music: J-Shiltz - Ridin' Out feat. SonReal (prod. by Rich Kidd)

Check this banging new tune from J Shiltz off his recently dropped album What I Stand For. "Ridin' Out" featured Van-city's SonReal, produced by T-Dot's own Rich Kidd.

J Shiltz - Ridin' Out feat. SonReal (Prod. by Rich Kidd) by J Shiltz

Thursday, November 24, 2011

DJ Finn - Breaks $ Bars Vol. 4

Tight flows and ill lyricism by Brampton's own DJ Finn! Hard to find DJ's who can spit this nice...take it in...

This is a video series by DJ Finn called "Breaks & Barz". DJ Finn will be rapping over some of the most popular as well as the most slept on breakbeats of all time.
Directed by: DJ Finn
Artists that need a director for music videos or promo videos u can contact them on Twitter: @mcdjfinn
BBM: 2169DF4B
Facebook: Finn Unorthodox/DJ Finn

Double Single Release: Crossword and MC FÜBB - Toronto 2 Chicago

New heatery from H3 artists Crossword and MC FÜBB feat. artists Cada Bug and Shake LaBomba from Chicago. Check more info below!

Two days, two nights, two banging tracks. This past summer, Crossword and MC FÜBB (The Cypher, H3/Hip Hop Headz) took a road trip from Toronto to Chicago. While the main focus of the trip was to bring Toronto-based event The Cypher down to the windy city, the two emcees also linked up with studio engineer John Randle at JDR Sounds. The first recording session went so well that FÜBB and Cross came back the next day to lay out another track. The end result: the Toronto artists banged out two joints with Chicago artists they'd never met prior. 

The products of their collaborations are unleashed in Toronto 2 Chicago (aka #TO2CHI), a hard-hitting double single release that bridges the distance between artists in the two great cities in the name of creating high quality hip hop music. The two track release features Chicago emcee Cada Bug and Toronto's DJ Nef-You on "Casey Anthony," a high-octane track with a murderous beat produced by TO's Justunlimited. Producer/emcee Shake LaBomba rapped on and provided beat for "Not Impressed,” on which all three artists spit diverse flows over a 6/8 timing instrumental (an atypical meter for hip hop music).

In a musical era where monotony and lacklustre quality are commonplace, Toronto 2 Chicago raises the bar by infusing a fresh dose of creative production, original lyricism, distinctive flows and raw hip hop flavour for astute listeners worldwide.
Artists: Crossword and MC FÜBB

Project: “Toronto 2 Chicago” (#TO2CHI) – Double Single Release

Song 1: “Casey Anthony” feat. Cada Bug (prod. by Justunlimited; cuts by DJ Nef-You)

Song 2: “Not Impressed” feat. Shake LaBomba (prod. by Shake LaBomba)

Recorded by John Randle at JDR Sounds (@JAYRAN20). 
Mixed and mastered by Phame at GameTyme Studio (@PhameOne).
Project cover art design by Olivia Allen (@liv_allen).

THE CYPHER TO2CHI Road-Trip Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuG9Yvi8PEg

Music Video: Notes to Self - Nobody feat. Evidence

Very creative idea and excellent editing job for the new Notes to Self video for "Nobody" featuring Evidence.  Sick track, nostalgic video. Nnnnnnnnnnnnotes to self!

Notes to Self returns with the second video from their upcoming project "Used to Dark [RECOIL]."  Notes and Ev hopped in the DeLorean and made a video with all their favourite rappers. You have to see it to believe it.

 --  Remember back back in the day when you had that 1 Homie who would video tape & record every rap video on TV, or every rap show on the radio? Fast forward 15 years, the Homie has a box of 30 or so VHS cassette tapes sittin dusty in a drawer with things like "Rap City", "Summer Jam", "The Box", "In Da Round" scrolled on the side of'em in some youthful hand styles fit for a wall or 2 - and you're like, I need to watch these, takes you back, rappin along with every word like it was yesterday. But you ain't mad raps evolved, cus you fuck with the new shit, cus back then "this was the new shit". You were at home thinking, "How can I rap like that?"

 Artist: Notes to Self
Song: Nobody with Evidence
Produced by Bronze One (of Notes to Self) for Course of Study & Bookworm (of Beatface)
*AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve

Directed by JR of Motioneer & Matthew Bronson
VFX by The Farm Team [Kyle Sim, Mike MacInnis, JR]
From the forthcoming Notes to Self project "Used to be Dark [RECOIL]".

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DJ Romeo - Scratch-set in Future Shop

Check out the young Jedi at work in a Toronto Future Shop location - Demolition Crew's own DJ ROMEO! It's been suggested quite vehemently that you should not forget the name...

Music Video: J-Live - The Authentic (prod. by Marco Polo)

Check this dope and creative new vid from J-Live off of his new S.P.T.A. album (which is also dope and you should definitely cop). Triple Threat Productions all day!

J-Live "The Authentic". Directed by Will Feagins Jr. From the album "S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability". J-Live approaches "The Authentic" and much of the album, as if he were a three man group, rather than a solo emcee. Track produced by Marco Polo.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Track Remix: Notes to Self - Nobody [RECOIL Remix] feat. Evidence

Toronto rap group Notes to Self continue their weekly offering approaching the release of their new free album "Used to be Dark [Recoil]," dropping this December.  "Nobody" was the song that initially brought Notes to Self together with the Dilated Peoples camp for the first time. Its since been updated in preparation for the "Nobody" Official Video dropping next week. 

Soundcloud (Download Available) :

New Album: B Magic - D.R.E.A.M.

New album from B Magic - D.R.E.A.M. (Dollars Rule Everything Around Me). This album is pretty ridiculous - in a good way. Production by DviousMindZ and others is solid throughout. Production and features from H3 Family member Noyz. B Magic is both entertainingly comical at times and heartfelt and sincere at others. Not to mention he put this entire album out as a free download ---WHAT?! Thanks B Magic and the whole Believe Me Music family.

New Music Video: Ian Kamau - The Village

Check the new video to the Kamau's great track "The Village" off his new album, One Day Soon. Also peep the album review HERE.

"My heart's a kingdom - it ain't no slum" -Ian Kamau

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Single: Theo3 - EPIC (prod. by SCAM)

T-Dot veteran/Screwface Capital representative Theo3 (aka Theology 3) just dropped a new banging single produced by SCAM ( off of his upcoming Theo3 x Tony Touch Elevator Up Volume 1 mixtape. The production, the lyricism, the flow...it's all EPIC on this one! Absolutely covered in dope-sauce:

THEO3 and legendary Toronto producer SCAM (Concrete Mob, Thrust, Frankenstein) team up to bring you a full, rich sound complete with big ass drums, dope chops and insightful rhymes. Download FREE now, this is the first drop from the BRAND NEW THEO3 and TONY TOUCH ELEVATOR UP mixtape available for purchase soon at www.Theology3.com!
The ELEVATOR UP Mixtape boasts production from Boi 1 da (Not afraid, Forever), Tone Mason (Light Up, Hood Boy) and many many more...

New Music Video: J Shiltz - Gimme That Flow Pt. 2 feat. Nish Raawks, Wio-K & Junia-T (Prod. by Lancecape)

BIG tune, with some nice visuals to go along with it. Get familiar with all these emcees!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Track: J Shiltz - Chop It Up (Prod. by Rich Kidd)

'Saugga City's own J Shiltz coming with some new heatery on this one: "Chop It Up" produced by T-Dot producer/emcee Rich Kidd. "Chop It Up" is the most recent single from the forthcoming J Shiltz album, What I Stand For, which is coming out on Nov. 17. Also be sure to catch Shiltz featured at The Cypher this Weds., Nov. 16 @ Augusta House!

J Shiltz - Chop It Up (Prod. by Rich Kidd) by johnshiltz

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Robbie G "THINK" Album Release Party [GUELPH]

H3 Family + supporter Robbie G is releasing his album Think tomorrow night, 11.11.11., at his release party in Guelph. The album boasts features such as Canibus, Reef the Lost Cauze, Diabolic, and Moka Only and will be on sale at the event (free for the first 15 people through the door!). H3 + Cypher founder MC FÜBB is on the bill as well.

WHERE: Sound Lounge 121 Wyndham st. downtown Guelph

WHEN: Nov. 11, 2011 - Doors @9pm

Cover: $10 Advance, $15 at door

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Notes to Self x 59Fifty (Commercial - Part 2)

Check out this jokes new commercial for the NTS 59Fifty hats...let's hope these fellas don't get sued...
Cop yours today at a New Era store near you!

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Music Video: B Magic - Rat Trap (produced by KinG!)

Peep the music video for the single "Rat Trap" (prod. by KinG!) off of B Magic's forthcoming album DREAM which drops 11.11.11:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Track + Video: Freedom Writers - For the Change

The GTA super-group Freedom Writers are bringing some serious heatery with their latest track, "For the Change." Intense, on point flows and deliveries from all artists involved. Peep the video for the track below (filled with lots of funny cameos), and if you're feeling it, BUY IT for a BUCK. P.S. Somebody get Theo3 some more Canada Dry and tell Mindbender where the party's at!

A hard hitting production layered with horns and an infectious bassline, “For the Change” features Emcees Tona, Adam Bomb, Progress, Frankie Payne and Theo3 weaving in and out with rapid fire flows that rise in intensity with every line. Produced by Big Sproxx, this showstopper that captivated thousands and stole the show on a bill with many notable International acts is now available for purchase at www.freedomwritersmusic.bandcamp.com STREAM and PURCHASE NOW

Friday, November 4, 2011

THE CYPHER - feat. Sep and J Shiltz

WHERE: Augusta House - 152 Augusta Avenue (Toronto, Canada)

WHEN: Weds. Nov. 16, 2011 - Doors @ 9:30pm

$5 Cover all night, 19+

New Music Video: royceBIRTH - When the Music Stops

Great chillin, classic hip hop vibe on this track by royceBIRTH. Simple but effective video with a nostalgic feel to it. Directed by Birdo Productions, When the Music Stops is a single of of royce's album, theREBIRTH.

New Music Video: Notes to Self - Today (I Wanna)

New true-school hip hop dopeness from Notes to Self! Banging beat, lovely vocals by Lee Gaul, and dope verses from all MCs:

When the stars align and creativity is at its height, magic happens - believe it or not, it can also be predetermined.

Ever just borrow a camera and shoot a video for a joint that wasn't finished yet, solely off the goosebumps that those very first 16 bars gave you? And before that 16 is even written, that 16 is inspired by a beat that is made in 10 minutes while en route to the session waiting for that 16? Flipped in mere minutes from the energy a soulful voice a friend introduces to you only hours before? That same voice winding up on the hook because it was destined to, because you couldn't get that soulful voice out of your head? A feeling from a beat so powerful, that the same Dude that writes the first 16 to that beat, is also incredibly compelled to write a hook too, on the spot? Who's then convinced, that this is "thee" tune and writes his own 16, forcing the other to? Plays it for the only remaining Homie, who then loses his shit so much that he turns on the Organ, unintentionally finishing the joint together? Has that ever happened to you?

Well, it happened to us, Today.

Artist: Notes to Self

Song: Today [I Wanna] with Lee Gaul
Produced by Bronze One (of Notes to Self) for Course of Study & Bookworm (of Beatface)
AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve

Additional Vocals by Lee Gaul

Directed by Matthew Bronson
Edited by Gerrit Van Dyke
Shot by JR at Motioneer.ca
Additional Shots by James Donald

From the forthcoming Notes to Self project "Used to be Dark [RECOIL]".

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Cypher - Chi-Town road trip highlight reel

Check out the highlight reel of The Cypher crew from a summer road-trip they took to Chicago to run The Cypher down in the windy city:

Teaser Video: Notes to Self - Today

Check out these sweet cuts/production by DJ Dopey (2002 and 2003 World DMC Champion) of Notes to Self for a track that will be dropping very shortly, Today: