MOKA ONLY - RE-BENT TWISTED AND GNARLED
Moka Only has announced he will release 12 albums with URBNET in 2016. #12albumsFor2016 Showing no signs of slowing down, Moka Only will continue his prolific reign in the hip-hop scene by dropping an album every month this year. After a busy year of touring North America and releasing 3 albums, Moka returns full force with plans of releasing 12 albums in 2016. He aims to include new recordings, mystery albums with exclusive unreleased music from the vaults of 2002-2003, as well as collaborative projects from Torchlight Commission crew members including Illa-J, Jon Rogers, Tanya Morgan among others. While most albums will only be available in digital form, select releases will be available on Vinyl LP, cassette and CD.

Regarding RE-BENT TWISTED AND GNARLED, "This album is dedicated to Ishkan.
It's really a remake of sorts, recalling Bent Twisted a gnarled album from 2000 that he created with Deceo (a.k.a. starving marvel). To me, this album is such a marvelous work of art-one that represents the crew I was in, and the music we surrounded ourselves with. Ish may claim that it sounded rough or rushed, but for me it captured the vibe of that era better than any project I was doing at the time. That's my opinion.
For THIS project I tried to stick to the script without making exact duplicates of Deceo's original beats. I wanted to "keep the feel" as best as possible and, in some instances, create similar melodies."


FRIDAY AKA Ricky Dred - Nocturnal
This album should be played on the late night while driving for best results. Insomniacs unite! Nocturnal is a collection of sleepless nights and the things I see through my windshield in these Toronto Streets. The Highs & Lows that I feel in my Cold heart while I'm gripping my Woodgrain steering wheel. I am a Child of the Night looking to make Changes! Sometimes I feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders and Nocturnal is a very important project for me to introduce myself to the world as well as reintroduce myself to my cities.


BUDAMUNK & ILL SUGI - SPIRIT OF THE GOLDEN ERA
URBNET proudly signs Japanese beat maker/producer duo BudaMunk & ill Sugi and launches their new album Spirit of the Golden Era on March 25th, 2016. The release will be available on limited edition cassette and digital download.

The 90s were, in many ways, the golden era of HipHop music -- a time when its expression was still pure and raw. BudaMunk is one of the rightful heirs to that golden era, and together with the younger Nasty Ill Brother Sugi (who has also studied HipHop's lineage) the two artists form an intergenerational sound that honors the soul of HipHop's remix legacy. Excavating beats from the dusty depths of HipHop's past, the duo refashioned forgotten beat-styles (like the "boom bap") to vibrate once again in a manner that is very different from contemporary offshoots of the sound. The "boom bap" was never truly gone-it just fell out of style. But it has returned and found a new home in the aesthetic spirit, vision and composition of BudaMunk and Ill.Sugi. These beats will surely put the diaphrams of your audio equipment to work!


BREVNER - BREVNER EP
With the few successes of Vancouver's remote hip-hop scene fading away into history, Matt Brevner's arrival in marked the start of a new generation of game changers for the city. Shaped by his Trinidadian and Japanese roots, Brevner's gritty honesty, matched by his consistent hustle, set a new standard for the underground.


LMNO - MOTHERBOARD
In 2012 I was called to produce a track for Craig G so i went to the studio with DVINE1 and came up with "Originality" (Ramblings of an Angry Old Man - Soulspazm) After being told by J.Rocc & Evidence i need to produce my own album, i took the advice. While already in the studio with DVINE1 working on LexneveL records we came up with "Motherboard" which consists of live instruments, no samples (except for "Deadication") i've been working with DVINE1 since the days of live 4-trk tapes, LBCC recording studios to the now "Motherboard".


MOKA ONLY - SAO PAULO
Moka Only has announced he will release 12 albums with URBNET in 2016. #12albumsFor2016 Showing no signs of slowing down, Moka Only will continue his prolific reign in the hip-hop scene by dropping an album every month this year. After a busy year of touring North America and releasing 3 albums, Moka returns full force with plans of releasing 12 albums in 2016. He aims to include new recordings, mystery albums with exclusive unreleased music from the vaults of 2002-2003, as well as collaborative projects from Torchlight Commission crew members including Illa-J, Jon Rogers, Tanya Morgan among others. While most albums will only be available in digital form, select releases will be available on Vinyl LP, cassette and CD.

Regarding SAO PAULO, "This album is dedicated to all my people in Sao Paulo, Brazil (and all of Brazil in general). I have been blown away by the love and support Brazil has shown me. I watch and notice who gives me love and credit for my work. Thank you. I hope to visit and perform in Brazil in the near future." ~ Moka


URBNET UNDERGROUND HIP-HOP VOL.9
The long-running #URBNET branded Underground Hip-Hop compilation series returns in 2016 with Volume 9. This fourteen track collection features new music from EVIL EBENEZER, Moka Only, Elaquent, Myka 9 + Factor Chandelier as well as tracks from Animal Nation (Mike Animal-Nation Armitage/ Garnet Animal-Nation Clare) Matt Brevner, Bless Platinumberg, Philly Moves, Swamp Thing, Fortunato Tacchini and more of your favourite underground hip hop artists from the URBNET roster. Only $7 Digital/ $10CD. Get your copy at urbnet.com/ughh


ELAQUENT - LESS IS MORE (LO-DEFINITION)
Canada-based hip-hop producer Elaquent returns with an 18 track release titled Less is More (Lo Definition) on December 4th, 2015; available now on URBNET with early streaming for 3 tracks. This 18 track release is available on cassette with exclusive bonus track Look In Her Eye -- and digital download.

"I've put out many albums. My sound has evolved quite a bit over the years. More layers, more complexity, more structure, more synths, more experimentation... but sometimes the beauty is all in its simplicity. I always liked to say in the past and still say it today: perfect is boring. Human beings are flawed. So let's embrace it. Less is more." - Elaquent


BLESS - SPOILS OF WAR
Former Gang Starr Protege, Montreal's Bless returns with his new album entitled 'Spoils of War'. The project features collaborations with New York heavy hitters Vado, Fred the Godson, and Statik Selectah as well as production from Mano Soundmachine. The first single/video 25th hour shot on location in NYC, features Bless and Bronx native Fred The Godson exchanging punch line after punch line and clever wordplay over melodic horns and hard hitting beats. 'Spoils of War' stands out from beginning to end, with street anthems such as "Luxury Rap" & "Huge Star" and more introspective tracks like "Feel this Pain" and "paid the price" not to mention banging production and meticulous delivery throughout.

SWAMP THING - PLANET MURK
Toronto's three-headed monster, Swamp Thing, is back with an incredible new album, Planet Murk. For the first time in their five-year history, Timbuktu, Chokeules, and Savilion have outsourced the production (which is usually handled by Savilion or Timbuktu) to super producer Peter Project, and his army of 808s, 303s, MPC 60s, and SP-12s. The result is a Swamp Thing album unlike any other.

"Planet Murk? It's equal parts Gravediggaz and Beastie Boys, Wes Craven and Tim Burton. It's as swampy as ever, but on this one we're having even more fun." - Chokeules

"We're going hambolini like Gandolfini!" - Savilion

The new Swamp Thing and Peter Project album, Planet Murk, is available 10/31/15 on URBNET. Happy Halloween.

MYKA 9 & FACTOR - Famous Future Time Travel
Famous Future Time Travel is Myka 9 & Factor's latest collaboration and debut UBRNET release. Famous Future Time Travel could be the duo's best work yet, with a banging and fresh West Coast hip hop feel. This hip hop duo's last joint-effort, on the critically acclaimed album Sovereign Soul, hit #1 on the CMJ Charts. No doubt Famous Future Time Travel will soon boast the same.

Myka9 is a rapper and producer from Los Angeles, California and co-founder of the legendary hip hop crew, Freestyle Fellowship. Myka 9 has been bringing innovation and his dope skills to the world of hip hop for over two and half decades. Whether Myka 9 is snarling, scatting or singing into the mic, he is always delivering hot and clever lyrics in his signature jazz-influenced style.

Factor Chandelier is a Saskatoon-based producer who started out as a DJ in 1998 and is now one of Canada's most notable independent hip hop producers. Known for his distinct style and progressive beats, Factor is in-demand and prolific, having an impressive array of both solo and collaborative projects in his discography.

Famous Future Time Travel is available May 19th, 2015 on CD, limited edition cassette and digital download on the URBNET Shop!

DOODLEBUG x ABSTRACT ARTFORM - LIVING PROOF
2004: K-Os told us, "Hip-hop isn't dead, it's really the mind of the emcee."
2009: Nas said, "Hip-hop is dead."
2015: You'd be hard pressed not to believe it but as the great teacher KRS-One told us, "Hip-hop culture is eternal," so there must be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Abstract Artform is an award winning up-and-coming producer/rapper from Winnipeg, a city literally in the middle of Canada. His determination to represent the nation on a worldwide scale has pushed him to travel and tour, release four solo full-length projects and produce music with and for some of Canada's and America's greatest emcees. This project is no different.

Stemming from his small town background and eventual move into the city, Abstract has maintained that relationships are the most important aspect of his success. One such relationship was with Ceeknow the Doodlebug, one of the legendary members of the Grammy award winning Digable Planets. The Philadelphia rapper Doodlebug needs very little introduction. His smooth flow over jazz based instrumentals is a staple in almost every Hip-Hop heads collection. Doodlebug's career has taken him further than most rappers could imagine. He was signed to a major label, Late Night Show performances, and even performing at the Soul Train Music awards. Doodlebug was and still is a Hip-Hop icon.

Q How did this relationship happen? Hip-Hop. So how can it truly be dead?
A A veteran and a young buck. An American and a Canadian. Black and White. These labels mean nothing. This is purely the connection of two people who love Hip-Hop, making music that has meaning, depth and most of all goes in pretty f#@%'n heavy.

Two people from opposite sides of the spectrum have stepped outside of the comfort zone of what people recognize from them stylistically and have landed on some loud new ground. Heavily influenced by prog rock records and in the same way Nas used Iron Butterfly to tell us Hip-Hop is dead, these two have used the same tone to show us that Hip-Hop is not at all dead.

Their word is bond.
Hip-hop is eternal.
They are Living Proof.


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