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Mixtape Monday: DJ Ducats – a Vinyl House exclusive
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Mixtape Monday: DJ Ducats – a Vinyl House exclusive

July 20th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  DJ Ducats has without a doubt carved a solid name for himself in the Ottawa hip-hop scene. Dabbling in DJing since childhood, Ducats is best known for his unique hip hop mixing style and successful radio show, Peaceful...
Outrage over Kanye at the Pan Am Games
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Outrage over Kanye at the Pan Am Games

July 20th, 2015 | by Lucy Sky
*DISCLAIMER: This story reflects views and opinions of the writer only. Vinyl House does not endorse any statements, quotes or allegations included in this article.*   Thousands of people are attempting to ban Kanye West...
Lyrica Anderson: a true R&B voice
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Lyrica Anderson: a true R&B voice

July 19th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  If you’re looking for some soulful vocals, let me introduce you to Lyrica Anderson. Lyrica has been on the R&B scene for a while, working with artists such as Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Chris Brown. Her...
Kenny Gourmet takes you back in time
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Kenny Gourmet takes you back in time

July 19th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  Vancouver’s Kenny Gourmet does many things musically, but there’s nothing better than the way he blends hip hop with R&B. After his 2014 release, Time Zones, Kenny had been working towards a new album,...
Kaytranada: the producer with a soft side
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Kaytranada: the producer with a soft side

July 19th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  There are many producers in the world, but Kaytranada seems destined on standing out from the bunch. Kaytranada is a EDM, house, hip hop and R&B producer based in Montreal, Canada. He recently produced the track...
Action Bronson, Gangrene trash a car in “Driving Gloves”
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Action Bronson, Gangrene trash a car in “Driving Gloves”

July 18th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  “Driving Gloves” is a fresh hip hop collaboration by Mr. Wonderful himself, Action Bronson, and Gangrene, a duo consisting of Alchemist and Oh No. The song comes off of Gangrene’s latest LP, You Disgust...
Joey Badass: the young King of New York
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Joey Badass: the young King of New York

July 17th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  Aside from Joey Bada$$, AKA Joey Badass, New York City has birthed some of the greatest hip hop MCs of all time. The five boroughs of NYC have brought us legendary artists such as Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, KRS-One,...
Public Enemy is back with a bang
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Public Enemy is back with a bang

July 17th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  The long wait is finally over for Public Enemy fans. If you don’t already know, Public Enemy is one of hip hop’s most influential groups ever – and the group is finally back after a three-year hiatus....
Buck n’ Nice: ready to take on the world
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Buck n’ Nice: ready to take on the world

July 17th, 2015 | by Jeremy Appel
  Buck n’ Nice is an Ottawa-based hip hop duo composed of MC Brendan “Sawbuck” Graveline and DJ Hassan “So Nice” Handan. Their debut album, Us Versus Them, combines old-school sensibilities...
EDM, soul, and a band called The Internet
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EDM, soul, and a band called The Internet

July 16th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  Before I even start to describe the band The Internet, I feel the need to point out that I’m surprised nobody jumped on that name before. Isn’t The Internet a great name for a band? The Internet is a soul band...
Maurice Moore is set for takeoff
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Maurice Moore is set for takeoff

July 15th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  You better get used to the sounds of Maurice Moore because he’s embarking on a career that has all the signs of being a promising one. Maurice is getting a lot of attention from his hometown fans on Ottawa, and...
*UPDATE* The countdown to the best hip hop group
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*UPDATE* The countdown to the best hip hop group

July 15th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  As the countdown to the best hip hop group of all time winds down, it’s becoming more difficult to eliminate bands on a weekly basis. It’s been so difficult to decide which groups to cut that I actually...
Genre blending: the new form of mainstream music
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Genre blending: the new form of mainstream music

July 14th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  Genre blending has always been a temperamental subject to discuss with musicians and die-hard music fans. Music genres only started blending when Aerosmith teamed up with Run DMC for their remix video, “Walk This Way,”...
Mixtape Monday: DJ Skyscraper – “B Sideeeees”
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Mixtape Monday: DJ Skyscraper – “B Sideeeees”

July 13th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
  DJ Skyscraper might be a familiar name for Mixtape Monday fans. After his Vinyl House feature last week, Skyscraper brings us “B Sideeeees” – another mix that’s tasty in its own right. The...
Watch Drake’s new video for “Energy”
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Watch Drake’s new video for “Energy”

July 11th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  Every time Drake drops a new video, hip hop fans around the world should simultaneously stop what their doing and check out the new visuals. In Drake’s new video, “Energy,” you’ll catch as many...
Artist profile: The Weeknd
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Artist profile: The Weeknd

July 10th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  When Frank Ocean dropped Channel Orange in 2012, I felt like there were some artists who started to separate themselves from the norm. Soon after Channel Orange dropped, a new singer became the talk of the industry. He...
Czarface blends superheroes and hip hop in “Sgt. Slaughter”
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Czarface blends superheroes and hip hop in “Sgt. Slaughter”

July 9th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
  Czarface is a superhero, villain, comic book and hip hop group, all in one. You probably wouldn’t have thought of grouping hip hop in the same class as lore and legacies – but that’s exactly what Czarface is doing...
After collab with Drake, Skepta is here to stay
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After collab with Drake, Skepta is here to stay

July 9th, 2015 | by Otis Coker
It’s amazing how many views a Kanye West or Drake collaboration can rack up. Add any other artist to the mix and you get a brand new, headline act who deserves respect in his/her own right. That’s exactly what...