November 1, 2013 17:38
We've got a day off in Toronto today. I'm sitting in the studio having a drink and thinking about this journey I've been on. It's been dope to sleep in a nice warm bed the last couple nights and have a home cooked meal. Dang.
I wanna thank each and every single one of you for the support, encouragement and love you've all shown us on the road. Toronto showed madd love the other night for Relic's release party for his new EP, GOLDEN. As expected, it is a GREAT record! Pick it up HERE!
My favourite moment of The Ghost Bus Tour thus far has definitely been the Toronto show the other nite. The energy in the room shot through the roof when I performed "A Swing and a Belt" for the first time live in T.Dot. There was an old man at the side of the bar who broke into tears during the song. Amazing haha.
I love rap.
And I love y'all!
HELL OR HIGH WATER :: 3/25/2014!
July 29, 2013 13:32
Here it is homies!
The Toronto Blue Jays premiered the official MLB and Sportsnet-produced video for "A Swing and a Belt" yesterday on the Blue Jays pre game show, Blue Jays Central.
"A SWING AND A BELT" OFFICIAL VIDEO
The video also aired on Sportsnet Connected. Sportsnet is also running 30 second commercials for the track inbetween programming on all of their networks coast-to-coast!
Make sure you grab the FREE DOWNLOAD at www.rational.bandcamp.com!
July 22, 2013 02:18
FINALLY IT'S HERE!
THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED FREE DOWNLOAD OF
RATIONAL'S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED NEW SINGLE:
"A SWING AND A BELT"
(TOM CHEEK TRIBUTE)
(CLICK ON ALBUM ART)
HERE AT SPREADTHERASH.COM, WE ARE SO HAPPY TO RELEASE RATIONAL'S NEW SINGLE: "A SWING AND A BELT", THAT WE FEEL LIKE PARTYING!
WHEN WE FEEL LIKE PARTYING, WE FEEL LIKE CELEBRATING!
WHEN WE FEEL LIKE CELEBRATING, WE CELEBRATE BY GIVING AWAY FREE ALBUMS!
FREE RATIONAL ALBUM!
HARD LABOR: THE BIRTHWRITE PREQUEL
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July 2, 2013 21:06
I was madd honoured to do a guest verse for a couple of West Covina cats that I grew up listening to. Don't tell them cause it will go straight to there head but the following is a list of factual statements:
- i had their posters on my wall
- and stickers on my binder
- and stickers on my panasonic shockwave discman with the orange padded headphones (i invented this "swagger" thang)
I knew every lyric. To every song. On every album.
Anyways, these cats are Jurny Big and Peace 586 of the Tunnel Rats and together they are: The Battery
Their new record "TWO" just dropped today on ILLECT . Cop it on iTunes here:
The joint we did is called "CUDDIT" featuring Sev Statik and DJ Kair One.
Hit the iTunes link below and show love!
March 13, 2013 01:01
March is my favourite month of the year. Why, you ask? Cause I said so. Also, because it means the start of spring and a brand new MLB season (Blue Jays!) and it's also MY BIRTHDAY. So, I wanted to get this out there in internet land and give you atleast two weeks notice to send me all your birthday gifts, cards, well-hidden cash, cheques, Wu-Tang albums, eadible goods, including - but not limited to - ice cream cake. Word? Word.
On a non-birthday-related-note, I was recently approved for FACTOR funding for my new music video, "Beautiful Mess". Watch for that to drop this spring!
February 14, 2013 14:41
In honor of Valentine's Day, tonight at The Odeon in Saskatoon I will be rocking all your favourite R. Kelly cover songs such as - but not limited to - "Your Body's Calling", "Bump & Grind" and "Can We Get Up on a Room". Grab your lover by the hand and come on down.
December 6, 2012 17:15
You might, recognize Mr. J. Medeiros from the feature he did on my new record - The BirthWrite LP - alongside Pigeon John - on "Dream On".
Mr. J has been around for over a decade, as a solo artist and member of The Procussions. You may remember The Procussions were the first group to be released on the re-launch of Rawkus Records back in the day. The record was called 5 Sparrow for 2 Cents and featured Talib Kweli, Ahmad and more.
Back in the summer, Mr. J. Medeiros reached out to me on Twitter and asked me to feature on a track of his. My dude RELIC also hopped on the track and the end result was a Stro Elliott-produced (Phonte, etc.) joint with the three of us called "Tri Cycle".
For a FREE DOWNLOAD of "Tri Cycle", click HERE!
December 5, 2012 20:24
Whatup grease monkeys.
I wanted to drop you a quick line, if you're in the Saskatoon-area I have a couple dope shows coming up. First off, this Sunday night - December 9 - at The Odeon I'll be rocking your faces off in my Christmas sweater at the Machine Gun Kelly show. Tickets are $40/$75 for VIP and are going FAST! This is an EARLY/ALL-AGES show, doors at 7pm, MGK is on no later than 10pm. Peep and RSVP the Facebook event!
I remember wayyy back in the day, hearing this raspy-voiced cat on The Notorious B.I.G.'s classic Life After Death album on a joint called "Last Day". That was back in... oh... 1999? (dang, I feel old). That dude happened to go by the name of Jadakiss and on December 13 the O.G. himself (Bad Boy/Ruff Ryders/Def Jam/Roc-a-fella) is coming to Tequila. I will also be rocking this show and I am super amped about it. Jadakiss has done work with everyone from Jay-Z and Biggie, to Nas and Snoop Dogg. Advance tickets are $29, VIP is $45! Peep the Facebook event and RSVP, here!
See y'all at the show!
November 12, 2012 23:30
I am on tour right now with an old homie of mine from Los Angeles, by the name of RedCloud. One of the best freestyle emcees I have ever seen, Cloud is the 5x battle champion at the legendary Power 106 FM hip-hop station in Los Angeles. I first met this fool in 2006... it's hard to believe it's been 6 years since we last connected. RedCloud toured over 50 dates with Tech N9ne and MURS in 2008 and this weekend I saw him and his better half - Crystle Lightning - take home "Best Rap Album" for the world debut of LightningCloud (RedCloud + Crystle Lightning = LightningCloud) at the 2012 APCMAs. I was so dang proud of those animals. Get hipped to the game with them over at HipHopCanada.com
*Side note: this chick is also an accomplished Hollywood actress, rocking roles in Days of Our Lives, Touched by an Angel and American Pie: Bandcamp :: click this link, dummy.
I know, I know... THE "BEAUTIFUL MESS" VIDEO IS DROPPING SOON, y'all.
Catch me rocking all three SK (Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert) dates on Mad Child's "Dope, Sick" Tour next week.
I've got lots more in my pants for 2013, more videos, more music, more sexy time. Stay posted!