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Will.I.Am and Young Mula’s Barbie hook up for the record Check It Out. Sounds like a radio-friendly track. Shout out to Splash for the track.

HT: Check It Out (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Will.I.Am

Directed by Marc Andre Debruyne, Slakah The Beatchild releases his latest video for his record B-Boy Beef. The video has a 70s feel to it. You can find the track on Slakah’s album Soul Movement Vol. 1 which is in stores and online. Lace Up!

Toronto’s talented soulful hip-hop duo, Art Of Fresh are ready to drop their sophomore album When The Night Comes In and they want everyone to come celebrate the album release! The event will take place at the Czehoski Restaurant (678 Queen St. W) on September 17th at 9pm. There will be a live performance from Art Of Fresh, giveaways and much more. So come on by and support your Toronto artists!

It’s G.O.O.D Friday and you know what that means, Kanye West drops a new track! This track will appear on Yeezy & Jay-Z’s 5 track EP called Watch The Throne. Loving the new Kanye!

HT: Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj) – Kanye West

Jamiroquai is back after five years with his brand new single White Knuckle Ride from his upcoming album Rock Dust Light Star. The album is set to release this November in the UK. Hopefully there will be a North American release date. Until then funk with this!

HT: White Knuckle Ride – Jamiroquai

Toronto’s 4th annual Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture will take place in the heart of downtown, Young & Dundas Square. Manifesto is a non is becoming one of Canada’s biggest hip-hop festival offering many big and upcoming artists and performers. There will be art shows, dance competitions, free concerts and much more during the 7 day event. So come on by and show some love to your local talents. For more information you can visit Manifesto’s official website.

Over at Lissa Monét’s headquarters, I review Toronto’s soulful hip-hop duo Art Of Fresh’s brand new album When The Night Comes In. I also had the chance to transcribe a few songs off the album so look out for that. When The Night Comes In will be available September 21st in stores and online.

HT: DJ Lissa Monét:: Review: Art Of Fresh – When The Night Comes In

Diddy and his crew hook up with Toronto’s very own Drizzy for the record Loving You No More. The track will appear on Diddy’s album Last Train To Paris. Shout out to Splash for the track.

HT: Loving You No More (feat. Drake) – Diddy-Dirty Money

Usher drops his latest video which features Pitbull for his single DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love. The track is available on Usher’s Versus EP and Raymond v Raymond Deluxe Edition.

On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were involved in a plane crash after filming the video for her record Rock The Boat in The Bahamas. Aaliyah paved the way for all the recent R&B artists to where they are now. Her style and voice will never be unmatched. Aaliyah was and always will be the Princess of R&B. Aaliyah’s albums are in stores and online.