Tangents With Toby
Tangents With Toby

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Question Call July

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For the last week I've been asking everybody to phone in or even message me questions for me to answer on question call well that sure was a massive failure so sit back relax and listen to my top 5 Canadian rappers

Oh shoot, hey, good morning everybody. Welcome to another episode of Tangents with Toby. How are you doing, and hopefully your weekend was great, grand in everything in between. All right, so today it's a very special episode for me because this goes back to my last show and I had a little segment called question called we're. Basically you guys would message me, send MP threes into me and I would answer them on the air, some of them. Sometimes it was live, sometimes it wasn't, depending on the move that I was going to be in. So today I'm going to be answering your questions via voicemail as well as email. So this has been going for roughly the last week. I've been I wouldn't really been paying attention to my voicemails or email, so I don't know how many we got, but all we can do is go into it, check it out and see. All Right, okay, let's go and voicemail. You have no new voicemail. H Well then, it's kind of embarrassing. Maybe it was long distance charges that people don't want, and you know, I totally understand, but if you're like being what you need to do is go to your play store and do a search for text now it gives you an actual free number for texting and calling, with your very own voicemail, which you can then phone us well, since we don't have any voicemail. So let's go to art tangents with Toby inbox. You have no new emails. Neither, DUMB ASS hum. Okay, when I signed up for this email service, I didn't think it was going to be this. How would you say it? PERSONALIZED SOM BUM bum. All right, so I think I'm gonna so today. There's gonna be no question call. God, Damn. But lucky for you, I already have a show lined up, prepped and ready to go, and it's going to be a top five favorites. This week it's going to be my top five favorite Canadian rappers. The more I look back on my choice in music, the more I actually realize that my taste in rat music wasn't done by Warren g like what I thought it was, but it was by some of the people on this list. So let's kind of get going, let's flowing, and let me tell you about my five favorite Canadian rappers. FIRST UP, Maestro. I think this is my show's one of the first real taste of hip hop that I got, and it was in probably the late s early S, because my buddy pete, for some odd reason he was like up to date on music and he actually had the seat Eric Hassett at his house. The one that put my show and also Canadian rap on the market was let your backbone slide. It was a huge hit, especially on much music, and a kind of opened up doors. So in reality...

...he was kind of like the God father of Canadian rap. You know, you can say otherwise, stuff like that about what I said, but when I think Canadian rap I think Maestro at which it's totally cool, awesome, and he did it for not a lot. Like the issue with these Canadian rappers, especially back in the early S, was it was very, very hard to get noticed and to make any kind of money, because when it comes to Canadian artists, you can be a number one hit, you could have great record sales in Canada, but at that time the sales in Canada doesn't mean squat. It wouldn't even pay your rent. You had to hit it big in the states and it was a major downfall for maestro back in the day because just because he there was the border was what was holding him back, but yet he still started producing music. Stuff like that, and in the show notes for the show I will actually have links to an older version of these guys, like all these artist songs, with the newer version, so you can go and compare it. Next for my show, underestimated I grabbed a new one. I didn't even realize he had the song, but it is actually a very good song and you can listen to the two songs from back of the s too, little bit earlier, and you can compare the two like it was two totally different styles, two totally different everything, like it was quite interesting. Next up, whoop match child. Mat Child really hit a big in the early s with the group swollen members. The song that I've chosen for this one is feel injected, which some of you are going to kind of shake your head and go that's not the biggest hit lady venomals. Yes, I know lady venom was a huge hit, but I just felt that fuel injected had a different vibe and most people knew about it, listen to it, but they'd rather go with their very first massive hit. So it kind of gives a little bit of a different leeway to it. But with Matt Child, you can totally hear the difference with him, with his style of music when he first came out to even now he's been popping and produced and for like twenty to twenty five years. Like this guy's rap creativity, rap life, spam is so huge it is absolutely ridiculous. And just late last year, early this year, he did a collab with a another Canadian rapper called Tom McDonald, which I also put in...

...the list for mad child second album. God, listen to both and just listen to the songs, from fuel injected to being played on much music to bad news, which is more underground, independent like. It is really, really interesting to see these rappers from back in the day to now. It's it's unbelievable. Chocolaer, I I respect him for the musician he did have let's ride. He also was a part of the northern touch song, which was also created by a bunch of Canadian rappers together. You know, kind of get your their name out into the world. It's kind of like a superstar Clab. So I heard let's ride and I absolutely loved it and by then I want to get into the music scene. I didn't have the money for the magazines or anything like that, so of course I really never bought the CD till a little bit later in life I actually bought the song, which helped me out. Another great song that he had was a duet with Julia Black, female Canadian musician, and, God Dang it, why do I always have this happen? The hurts, which lighted up very catchy, good duel and the link is in the bio type of deal. So Jesus, Somebody's on my ass like they're important. All Right, I'm at child, got it, Choclaire, got it, Maestro got it. Are At all right? So Hmm, two, three, four, five, six. So apparently this show is going to be my top six favorite Canadian rappers, not top five, but when it comes to Canadian rappers there's so many that I could probably make a top thirty. It's just absolutely amazing, just like this next rapper that's on my list, cash. If you've been paying attention to my show, you've heard me talking to him before and his story for being the Canadian rappers actually really quite interesting because with him early s, he has an Asian bloodline, so not only is he young, he has that towards them Canadian early s. It is a huge accomplishment what he has done, especially in the environment he has his story was also told by a podcast called Mike Up. I want you guys to go listen to it after...

...you're done this show and listen to what Kish went through. It was absolutely amazing and of course it kind of opened up a little bit of roadway from my show. So there's a little bit of a connection between all these guys, but it's really interesting and I absolutely recommend everybody to go check it out. But with Kish is major hit. I rhym the world in eighty days. It was over the air waves up here in Canada. It just it was beautiful. But there's more to this song that I never knew about and he actually said it on the podcast. So go check it out learn something about it. His second album that he created back in around ninety four didn't do too well. Bites. What is it? Crate and concrete, crates to concrete. I think is one of my most favorite song that he has produced. It just has a awesome beat, the rhymes are absolutely dope. It's it should have blown up bigger than I rhym the world in eighty days. I just think it's a lot more stronger song just in general. All right, there's two left and I'm going to save the best one for last. Next up, Joey styles. Born, raised here in Saskatchewan. Strong roots. But the one thing about Joey is when I first heard of him was back when I was working at the gas station wanting my buddies. What is his name, Devon, he actually played the hit sugarcane and I liked it. You know, it's poppy, it's catchy anyway. Side step in there. So listen to it. It was great. Then a little bit later on, I then got deeper into it and got his elped like album black start, which absolutely shreds from start to finish. There's just no doubt about that one. He even won awards for this album for best pop song, best performance. That it's Duh. It is really, really amazing when it comes to this album, like it's just to me. It's that good. The little bit later, like with his next album and stuff like that, he still has those poppy songs, but then he got little bit deeper into the soul meaning of relationships. Then, on top of that, he actually story told about his culture because he has the native descent and there's so many songs and so many albums, like on crap, I forgot the album on his album with cool runnings, candy cane, he had some songs on it that showed in story told about what native Canadians, native Americans, went...

...through back in the late eighteen hundreds, early nineteen hundreds. Like it's a very good story telling and that's one thing I like about him is he can have the storytelling within the songs and it's still has the meaning, the beat, everything like it is really, really I love it. He actually had one that was dedicated to one of his family members right after the album with candy cane. Come on, yes, I forgot, to leave me alone. But there's other ones where he will talk about to die for and it's kind of like a relationship what he's willing to do for the girl. Joey. He has an unbelievable library of music and you need to check it out. Canadian Rapper Joey is on the list, like just no doubt about it. Massive respect for this guy, what he has done and overcome. I tip my hat off of them to him. And here's a fun fact. I was literally three days away from interviewing him on my podcast, like full five years ago, but I had to cancel it because rhymer was going to be do within that time period. So my chances interviewing him in person when he was down in Nestevan, sadly I couldn't. Maybe there are, there will be a time in the future where I can interview them and I just want to ask him stuff like what has Saskatchewan artist what was the hardest struggles you've had, because I know if you want to hit a big you either have to go to Vancouver or Toronto or move down to La they're Tom McDonald, Canadian rapper who also went with Matt Child on bad news. He want he's a rapper, he wanted to become big and with him he actually had to move down to the states to do what he became then Kish he had the issues as well because with the Canadian rapper in from Saskatchewan, it's going to be a hell of a lot harder just because we don't have the resources. Are Populations one point two million for the whole entire province. Heck, Calgary, the city has more population than our province. So if you wanted to hit a big anything like that, you physically have to up and move to Toronto to get into the the eyes, the ears and even the crowds. And that takes me to my last top quotations. Six favorite Canadian rappers. Troy Junker. I've known this guy for the five to six years and I've watched him grow creativity wise, from his first no, I guess it won't be his first hit, because when he was here in Saskatchewan, up north, he had a bunch of songs. But life's good is one of...

...the songs that I have down that you need to listen to. The one thing that I like about troy is he actually has very well meanings and stories and encouragement in his songs. So life's good it just basically says life's good, he wants to make his momb proud and it just kind of shows his view and opinion of how everything goes. It's it's great. He also made a song for me, Oh crap, with one of the beats from the ghetto boys. This guy is absolutely genius when it comes to rhymes and when it comes to songs. He's so dedicated. He puts his like the hours and hours away to make sure everything is perfect. He's even done work with Joey styles, and that's one thing that's absolutely awesome. The Saskatchewan Boys. They got a stick together and the sky is a limit. One of these days I will have him on board like Troy. I've talked to him, we have got him like. I told them what my idea was and he's absolutely okay with it. But the song between with Troy himself and Joey styles is inhale, exhale. It's a one. Part of the about this song is the beating her like the actual music. It's very, very hypnotic, which gets you into a trance and starts moving. But if you head over to his okay, let hand on hand hand, but bumbum put up a bum. He's got thirty two videos on his youtube channel. Make sure you go check them out. But the one song that I have to really really tell you about is his latest one for you, the number for the letter you. Troy's getting this played on CBC radio and there was even a video of for you being played in Ebington on a country music station. It is absolutely blowing up in Canada. You need to go check out the video. Or stream it on spotify. Deezer, anything else to this day, as much as I love loves or life's good for you, is probably going to be right up there as number one. It's just it's just that damn good. Yeah, no, I don't want that. I want to keep that. So, yeah, I don't know troy. He's had a lot ups and downs, but the one thing that I do have to say is even though he's younger than me, probably shorter than me, and still look up to him, this is a guy who had a dream, had a vision, had a passion and he is actually working towards it to make sure he...

...can make that dream live once again. Born and raised here in Saskatchewan, moved out to Toronto. He's getting songs produced, he's creating songs, he's getting noticed. Most people would stop as soon as they hear go to Toronto. Troy's pushing that extra mile to get his dream, his passion, everything fulfill if that right, there isn't a role model for people to follow to show that dreams are possible, the only catches you have to work for it, then I don't know what is. This guy is just absolutely unbelievable. If you don't follow them. You need to follow them, plain and simple. Your dreams are possible. You just need a shiny light in this guy's the one. Well, you guys shows basically done. Those are my top six Canadian rappers. If you have any questions comments, feel free to email me at tangents with toby at gmailcom. Follow me on twitter at Tangents Toby, and I will see you next week, and also follow me on facebook. More things will happen, but I'm running out of time here. All right, thank you for uh.

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