This past Monday July 2nd, 2012 marked the beginning of a new annual tradition that will be taking place on your FM dial to celebrate the talents of Canada’s finest hip hop artists. Backroad Radio presented the first annual Backroad Cipher, a concept the country has wanted and needed for years. This was an invite only affair where we selected some of our favourite MCs in the country to come to the studio and catch wreck live on air with us. We were joined by Toronto’s finest for the cipher with the likes of: Rich Kidd, Dan-e-o, Promise, Smash Brovaz, Puzzle, Caution Da Don, L the 12th Letter, Church Chizzle, Set2, JR Mint, Miles Jones, and Bad Newz alongside Lyve who was the featured producer providing all his exclusive beats from his stash of heat. The vibe and energy in the room was amazing and it was nothing but love all around which you’ll feel when you listen. This one is a must hear!
We also played a lot of records, 100% Canadian bangers! Royale came with the newer flavor dropping joints from: Kardinal, Tona, JD Era, Shad, Theo 3, The Get By, Blake Carrington, Drake, Shi Wisdom, Jaykin, Adam Bomb, Richie Sosa, and HighDEF to name a few. Of course we had throwback joints too as Big Jacks kept it classic with staples from: Saukrates, Choclair, Thrust, Redlife, Ghetto Concept, Arcee, Mr Roam, Mathematik, Citizen Kane, Rascalz and many others.
Toronto and Canada in general has created some amazing hip hop records in the past and we continue to do so everyday. This episode of Backroad right here is further proof of that and we’ll keep showcasing that dopeness for as long as we can. Stand up for your own!
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ps. not pictured above: Rich Kidd, Smash Brovaz, JR Mint