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."

Friday, August 31, 2012

Music Video: Brother Ali - Mourning in America

Brother Ali's latest release, the title track from his upcoming album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Colour, is intense. The music and the images speak for themselves. He'll be performing in Toronto on Sept. 30, 2012 at the Annex Wreckroom.

Pre-order the album: http://bit.ly/NbZfxY
Buy song on iTunes: http://bit.ly/PmIHSV
Album in stores 9/18. Produced by Jake One. 

This is the title track to my new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The first half of the album highlights and critiques the dire situation in which we live. The second half outlines the tremendous opportunity we have to re-imagine and reform our society. This song is an observation and a critique of our culture of death and murder. From actual war zones around the world to our own inner cities where this summer's death rates rival war zones. I also address our national hypocrisy regarding violence. We have a zero tolerance policy of violence committed against us, but we're a lot more lenient and patient when it comes to the violence we commit. "A life is a life and a killer is a killer". -Brother Ali 

Es - Feud for Thought

I somehow just found out about Mississauga emcee Es, even though he's been doing the damn thang since 1991! Met him at the Big Mic TO show this past Tuseday, unfortunately missed his set, but he hailed me up on FB and sent me the link for his most recent album, Feud for Thought. Intelligent lyricism? Check. Complex flows? Check. Originality. Yup. Es is an all around dope hip hop emcee, and this album is sick.

“Feud For Thought” is a collection of my thoughts which illustrate my views on what is hurting this culture, music and community that I love. This beautiful forum of expression is being exploited for capital gain at the expense of the impressionable minds of the youth. Hip hop is much more than the one dimensional imagery depicted in various mainstream media. The entire story isn't being told. The industry powers- that-be would rather force-feed the masses watered-down, dumbed-down rubbish than evoke thought, knowledge of self, introspection, messages of love, peace and respect. They will have you believe that hip hop is supposed to look and sound a certain way. A bunch of cookie-cutter mass produced cloning has negatively impacted the creative element of the music. My war is with the media brainwashing. My feud isn't necessarily with the clones themselves. My feud is with the “puppet masters” controlling minds and insulting the intelligence of the masses. The dumber they make us, the more money we put into their pockets. Let's fight for mental freedom. Let's fight for creativity and originality. Let's “Feud For Thought”. 


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Music Video: Brown Bag AllStars - 406 (Fat Beats Tribute) [prod. by The Audible Doctor]

NYC's own Brown Bag AllStars paying tribute to the life and death of Fat Beats Records. Hard not to feel nostalgic listening to this track, even if you'd never been to the spot on 406 6th Avenue...


From Brown Label Part 2, dropping 9/4/12, only available at http://brownbagallstars.com

Directed & Filmed By: Robert Adam Mayer http://www.robertadammayer.com
Filmed & Edited by: Robert Levy of Civil Productions http://vimeo.com/48202335

Archive Footage and Photos THANK YOU: Jed I Rosenberg and Ethan Blum for http://www.broodbaby.net, Jaimie Bermudez, DJ Eclipse, Christian Vasquez, Critical (Sweden), DJ Games from Act:Live, DJ Sav*One, Loopyvids, Donovan Ka5p, Abraham Heisler.

Contact: bagtheinfo@gmail.com

ELMNT - All Figured Out feat. Lyve

New trizzack from ELMNT feat. Lyve (also produced by Lyve). Getting honest on the idea of an artist having it "all figured out":


Produced by Lyve 
Extra Arrangement: ELMNT 
Backing Vocals: Coco Dyce, Press of HighDEF

Music Video: Mazaman - Maybe Tomorrow

Mazaman showing us again why he's a double-threat, with incredible production and a heartfelt verse. On some bittersweet-reminiscing-on-the-painful-past stees:

Classic Photo's Provided by Pops and Ma Dukes
Produced by Mazaman
Directed By Big Sproxx & Mazaman
Edited by Big Sproxx for Freedom Writers/Proletarian Music. 

El Corazon Album Now Available!
The Mind Album Coming Soon!
Free Download of "Maybe Tomorrow" w/DJ PACK" 
@ http://www.mazaman.com/fr_music.cfm

J-Live - As I Start (Over)

J-Live just dropped a new video of for a verse of a re-visit to the intro track on his latest album. S.P.T.A. (Said Person of That Ability), which if you haven't copped yet you can (and should) right HERE.

"I can’t leave long as hip hop is needing me 
I got unfinished biz like EPMD"  

Peep it:

Artist: J-Live
Song: "As I Start (Over)"
Album: S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability
Song Producer: Korede
Directed by: J-Live
Track Download: http://j-live.bandcamp.com/track/as-i-start-over-single

The original "As I Start" is the intro skit to J-Live's latest album "S.P.T.A. Said Person of That Ability". On "As I Start (Over)", J revisits the track with a verse to bring people up to speed on things. The video was shot and edited in its entirety at J's home studio in Decatur, GA. In addition, what you're witnessing is footage of the actual recording of the song.


Monday, August 13, 2012

MC FÜBB - Another Rapper

Tired of being looked over, shrugged off, and brushed to the side by the music industry, media sources, and even his own peers, MC FÜBB felt it necessary to vent his frustrations on his last album, In the Face of No Agreement (aka ITFONA). In anticipation of his upcoming EP, the poet, FÜBB teamed up with Evan Ciniello (StreetCar Creative) to release a video for his spoken word/acapella rap piece "Another Rapper" (which appears on ITFONA).

"I wrote 'Another Rapper' as part of a process in which I was getting out a lot of my internal struggles and frustrations, which was sort of the personal theme of ITFONA for me," says FÜBB. "I wanted to explicitly show and prove to people why I'm not just another rapper out of the millions of rappers in the world. People might wonder, 'why should I pay attention to you? What makes you special or different than everyone else?' 'Another Rapper' is my answer to those questions."

The video for "Another Rapper" is the first in a series of spoken word/acapella rap videos that MC FÜBB will be releasing before the poet EP drops in late 2012.

"Another Rapper" is featured as track #7 on MC FÜBB's album, "In the Face of No Agreement," produced exclusively by Noyz (http://mcfubb.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-face-of-no-agreement-lp).

Free download of "Another Rapper" and lyrics available here:

Written and performed by: MC FÜBB

Cinematography by: Evan Ciniello for StreetCar Creative

Outro beat by: Noyz

Music Video: Noyz feat. B Magic, Selena Dhillon & Strictly Steele - This Song

Truly inspirational song from Brampton MC/producer Noyz , off his latest album, Degrees Of Freedom. Dope verse also from B Magic, lovely, soulful vocals from Selena Dhillon, and a nice piece of thought-provoking poetry at the end by Strictly Steele. Take it in:

DOWNLOAD: www.noyzhiphop.bandcamp.com

Directed by Flavour Media
Produced by Satnam Singh Chatha for 5 Rivers Entertainment
Co-produced by Noyz


Music Video: J Shiltz - No Competition feat. DJ Docta (Prod. by Twizzmatic)

Hot new track in video from 'sauga city representative J Shiltz:

J Shiltz let's off a brand new music video for the second single off his upcoming album "Still Standing".  The song, titled "No Competition" features KOTD's very own DJ Docta, and production from, by way of Philadelphia, up and coming producer/MC Twizzmatic.  The video marks the second collaboration between Shiltz and director/editor Evan Ciniello of Street Car Creative.  "No Competition" was mixed by Lamounde Moore for Notlam Productions.  "Still Standing" coming soon...

MP3 Download: http://www.hulkshare.com/uiwxqrfbbdvk

Follow J Shiltz on Twitter @JShiltz

Follow Twizzmatic on Twitter @TMaTic86

Follow DJ Docta on Twitter @DjDoctaKOTD

Check out more from StreetCar Creative @ www.facebook.com/StreetCarCreative

Thursday, August 9, 2012

royceBIRTH - The Verge (prod. by Uzie Beatz)

Something a little bit different from T-Dot emcee/producer royceBIRTH, switching up his styles for his upcoming "experimental EP," Departures. Not his regular style, but a dope track nonetheless:

royceBIRTH returns, with a sound that deviates away from his typical sound.  The Verge, is the lead single from royceBIRTH's upcoming EP, "Departures" (Due Fall 2012).

royceBIRTH, known to be rooted in traditional Hip-Hop, describes "Departures", as an album based on risk taking, presenting the unexpected, and welcoming challenges through music.

The Verge, talks on personal adversity, and having the fearlessness to overcome life's struggles, reminding the listener to continue striving for greatness.

The Audible Doctor Feat. Chaundon - Success (Part 1)

Audible Doctor just makes good music...

Audible Doctor Feat. Chaundon "Success (Part 1)" (Prod. By Audible Doctor, Cuts By DJ Brace)
Download the full song FREE here: http://www.sharebeast.com/4bfn119jpmgi
"Success (Part 1)" is off of Audible Doctor's "I Think That..." EP (Out 09/25/12)

Kardinal Offishall - Mr. Parker feat. Shi Wisdom (prod. by & Nottz Raw)

Kardi speaking on his success while reflecting on going through a school system that didn't empower him and his peers to succeed. Lovely vocals by Shi Wisdom, and up-beat production by Nottz Raw (young MJ samples, anyone?). 

Audible Doctor - F.U.B.U. Feat. Von Pea (prod. by marink)

Dope new single from Audible Doctor (Brown Bag AllStars) feat. Von Pea (Tanya Morgan), over some incredible, soulful production by marink. Venting the frustrations of lack of support that any independent artist can definitely relate to, on some FUBU stees.

"The Audible Doctor (of The Brown Bag AllStars) and Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan) have teamed up over marink's soulful production to bring you "F.U.B.U", the newest leak off Audible Doctor's upcoming FREE EP. The Full EP titled "I Think That..." is set to drop September 25th."

G. Dot & Born Feat. Edo G - Makin' Tracks (prod. by Confidence)

Some true-school hip hop from G. Dot & Born, featuring Edo G. G. Dot and Born have a mixtape out, which you can cop HERE.

Kit Knows - "Summer In The City"

Peep the new video for Kit Knows "Summer In The City" single. Toronto-summertime-chill-out-and-have-a-good-time vibes with this one.

Smash Brovaz - "Be Free" (prod. by Junia T)

Lovely new single from T-Dot's own Smash Brovaz, "Be Free" (produced by Junia T of the Smash Brovaz). "Be Free" is the first single that will be featured on the Smash Brovaz new album, set to drop in the the first quarter of 2013. Catch the summertime vibes off this one: