Posts Tagged ‘D-Sisive’
D-Sisive has alot to say in his press kit, but I have to get in first and just state that if you don’t like D-Sisive after hearing these two songs, then just give up. “If…” might just be the personal statement song of the year. Now onto D to tell you about Jonestown 2:
I’m going to leave it to D-Sisive to, for a lack of a better term, explain this one. Funny guy, this one.
I grew up in the projects. Real talk.
Walked the talk. Spoke the slang. Drank the 40 and bought the short sleeved Dickies button-up, ya dig?
Where gunshots rang out like a bell. Shells falling on the concrete real fast. Police on the scene. You know what I mean.
Survival was key.
“Never let ‘em see you smile.”
Words to live by. Words spoken by the hardest hombre I knew. My Uncle Astar. A nickname given to him after a horrific chainsaw accident; Inspired by a bitch-ass robot in a War Amps commercial. Unfortunately, Uncle Astar couldn’t put his arms back on.
New D-Sisive, this time off his upcoming album, Vaudeville. I’ll let the press package explain the album, which you can read after the jump. D breaks out his singing voice on this one, which I can appreciate even though he’s by no stretch a great singer. It didn’t come off as bad, just unfiltered which was cool. As always, D’s strength in his lyrics, which continue to evoke a sense of real poetry a la Mos Def. King Reign, another T-dot native, joins in with some poetics of his own and delivers a nice outro.
Nothing seems to really be going on today music-wise so might as well play a bit of catch-up. We posted Sauks’ “Wednesday” previously, and now we get the Tone Mason-produced remix featuring D. I’ve already laid my case out as to why you should jump on D-Sisive so I’ll spare you the mini-rant. All I’m going to say is listen to his verse on this and try to deny his talent. This isn’t a collabo most would have expected, but both artists ended up complementing each other on the remix, even though their styles are contrasting. Download link after the jump. Shouts to cityonmyback for the track and the pic above.
On January 27, DOOM and Mos Def will be performing at the Kool Haus on Queen’s Quay. In December, word was released that these two would be performing two concerts: one in Toronto and one in New York (which I believe is on the 30th at the Nokia Theatre). While DOOM and live performances are two things that have proven to not mix well, seeing as Mos Def (an avid supporter of the villain) is on the bill also, I took a leap of faith and bought a ticket. If worst comes to worst and both acts are no-shows, at least D-Sisive is scheduled to open. Regardless, the promise of a night of such high quality lyrical hip-hop seems too good to pass up, so if you’re interested, check here and click the header that says “concerts” for more information.
Got an award and a couple nominates / But an Akon chorus kept my Book from a trophy.
Pardon the tacky artwork, but don’t let that throw you off. For those of you States-side, I have to explain why the above line is the dirtiest line I’ve heard all year. At last year’s Junos (the Canadian Grammys), D-Sisive’s The Book was nominated for Best Rap Album against Kardinal Offishall’s Not 4 Sale, which if you recall was led by the strength of the single “Dangerous” feat. Akon. The Book was much more highly acclaimed critically and by fans than Not 4 Sale, yet still lost. Canada might not produce many great mainstream rappers, but our underground is fire (fuck being modest!).After dropping three albums last year, D-Sisive is already back at it, this time inspired by a documentary called “Anvil! The Story Of Anvil” and the Dead man’s Bones LP. Read the rest of this entry (yes, I still have more to say) and download the track after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
In preparation for his free album Jonestown (I don’t know why the switch from mixtape to “free album” if they’re essentially the same thing lol), D-Sisive drops yet another nice track. It’s nice to see that he evolved from emo rap to rap with emotion. Seriously, a rap song with alot of emotion can be outstanding, but when it seems like the rapper is whining, it feels petty (…just like most of 808s & Heartbreak). But anyways, I digress. “Ken Park” is another track with image-evoking lyrics and a head-nodding beat that uses clever sampling. If you’re feeling this, go download Jonestown tomorrow (which unfortunately I will post only late into the evening as I’m gone for the better part of the day).
Download: D-Sisive – “Ken Park”
Some more from Toronto alt.-rapper D-Sisive, this time from his upcoming mixtape Jonestown, dropping November 18. These fringe rappers like D-Sisive can come off as a bit too left-field for people, but trust me, the dude is so sick. D-Sisive builds his raps on imagery-filled stories in which the images are formed through the many metaphors he throws. The sampling in the instrumental was also interesting, especially when Slick Rick’s “La Di Da Di” was thrown into the mix. Don’t sleep!
Download: D-Sisive – West Coast
As of late, I haven’t been making any posts about well-known artists and songs…and I’m not going to break that run just yet. I’ve never heard of Heidi Happy before, but after hearing her on this song I’m definitely going to check out her stuff (her latest album is called Flowers, Birds, and Home). This song won me over in ten seconds flat. It’s truly a perfect marriage between hook, rhymes, and beat: Heidi’s smooth sexy voice floats over the track, D-Sisive paints a vivid lyrical picture with beautiful imagery, and the mellow jazz beat with the violin riff is so dope. I don’t want to sound corny, but the best word to describe this song is beautiful. Shouts to Hip-Hop Canada! Download link after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »