TAKE NOTICE. Nuff Said.
(Toronto, ON) - Take Notice. Up and coming Toronto hip hop emcees J Shiltz and MC FÜBB (The Cypher, Hip Hop Headz/H3) and NYC veteranWordsworth (eMC) have come together over a banging instrumental by Juno-nominated producer Fresh Kils and collaborator Bix. With cuts courtesy of Halifax DJ Uncle Fester (The Extremities), listeners can expect a metaphorical massacre of brilliant lyrics, an awe-inspiring display of flows, and distinct deliveries from these three masterful microphone controllers.
It’s become an almost cliché complaint of hip hop music lovers that the rap scene is saturated with a plethora of artists, making it hard to find real talent amidst the mire of unexceptional music that is released. With Take Notice, J Shiltz, MC FÜBB, and Wordsworth are making it clear that they have the skills necessary to stand out and excel in the rap industry (and demanding that those who aren’t up to par quit rapping). Hip hop heads everywhere need to Take Notice - this year they will get the music they deserve.
Artists: J Shiltz, MC FÜBB, and Wordsworth (@JShiltz @MCFUBB @WordsworthEMC)
Song: Take Notice
Produced by: Fresh Kils and Bix (@freshkils @BixBeats)
Cuts by: Uncle Fester (@TheExtremities)
Mixed and mastered by: Fresh Kils
Promo image by: Kid Slim
About the Artists
J Shiltz is a Mississauga City/Toronto MC who has been gaining notoriety for years on the underground circuit. A long time in the making, his first solo offering, What I Stand For, is certainly worth the wait. The album boasts production from Kev Brown, Rich Kidd, Lancecape, Smash Brovaz, and Philly's own Twizzmatic. The album also features guest appearances from Illa J, Frank Nitt, Monolith, SonReal, and more. What I Stand For is a manifestation and testament to the past, present, and future of Canadian hip-hop. Word about the album is getting out, with two music videos featured on MuchVibe and a feature on the Stylus Awards “Who’s Got Next” CD. The album is available for free download at http://jshiltz.bandcamp.com
Rapping since the age of 15, MC FÜBB (pronounced "emcee foob") began taking his career as a hip hop MC seriously after graduating from the University of Toronto in the spring of 2009. In Sept. 2009 he dropped his debut EP Foundations, and followed up with his mixtape Blue Collar Worker in May 2010. He founded a hip hop community called Hip Hop Headz (H3) with which he started the event THE CYPHER, where MCs/rappers come out to showcase their talents and skills. In collaboration with his fellow H3 members, THE CYPHER has grown to become a staple hip hop event in Toronto, one which FÜBB hosts and freestyles at monthly. His first full length LP In the Face of No Agreement, a collaboration with Brampton producer Noyz, was released in April 2011 under his self-owned label Revolutionary Times Records (RTR). In December of 2011, FÜBB created H3 Radio (in collaboration with internet radio company Mediazoic), a station which plays only the highest quality hip hop with an emphasis on Toronto hip hop. Whether laying down his poetic, intelligent, and intricate verses in the booth or just freestyling in a cypher, MC FÜBB brings a level of intensity and skill to be reckoned with in the world of hip hop. He is currently busy releasing new singles and music videos, while working on his next project, the poet. For more info, check out:www.mcfubb.com
As his name suggests, Brooklyn-bred artist Wordsworth is the epitome of a true hip hop wordsmith. In addition to appearing on a multitude of other artists' albums, such as Black Star, A Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement, and Lyricist Lounge Vols. 1 and 2, he co-created, starred in, co-wrote and produced MTV's ground-breaking sketch comedy series The Lyricist Lounge Show. Since then he has released his acclaimed solo album titled Mirror Music and featured work in video games such as Saints Row to movie soundtracks such as The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Also, some of his recent works include The Dino 5, a children's hip hop album produced by legendary producer Prince Paul. In the midst of that, he released an album called The Show with his supergroup eMC, which consist of members Stricklin, Punchline and Masta Ace. He also appears in the Kevin Fitzgerald film Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme. His sophomore album is being released later this year.