Pilla B Confronts the Realities of Life and Shares Personal Message on New Single/Video “Live from The Gutter”

“I’m reminiscing on the loss of my brother and acknowledging the fact that the grind don’t stop. I lost my brother but a lot of positivity has come out of my situation. I want to honor him in any way I can and make the Forever Yung movement recognised and most importantly live the best life I can.”- Pilla B

Today, Pilla B releases his new single and video for “Live From the Gutter” via Public Records/Universal Music Canada. “Live from the Gutter” marks the second anniversary of the tragic event but also a milestone for the positive progress Pilla B continues to make in pursuing his music career and honoring the memory and  legacy of the late Yung Dubz with the inception of his brand Forever Yung. Pilla B delivers a touching song as he expresses coming to grips with the loss of his friend/brother, facing the consequences of living as a young black man from a marginalized community and embarking on the journey of fatherhood. A year ago, Pilla B released his debut album “One Year to Date,” a public snapshot of Pilla B’s emotional state and feelings over the last year since the tragedy that took his friend and musical collaborator Yung Dubz. This body of work documents the highs and lows that stemmed from that tragedy and ultimately Pilla B’s path to redemption and triumph.


Amaal Delivers Stellar Visuals with Official Video for Single “Coming & Going”

Amaal, returns today with the music video for her most recent single, “Coming and Going.” Directed by Kat Webber, who’s best known for directing videos for SZA’s “Garden” and Drake’s “Nice For What,” the dream like visual stars Amaal as she cycles through her day reflecting on the impermanence of love and life. Filmed at a sun drenched home in the hills, the visual is a meditation on transience and seeks to flip the traditional response towards the inevitable passing of things from one of mourning to one of acceptance. “Coming and Going” is the second single from Amaal’s forthcoming debut project that’s set to release this summer.


Pilla B Drops Playful Video for New Single “Big Chopper” Feat. King Louie

Toronto Rapper Pilla B is coming hard in 2019 with his new single and video for  “Big Chopper” featuring Chicago great King Louie via Public Records/Universal Music Canada. Pilla B comes through with a creative and trippy video with scenes from neon helicopters to newsrooms to UFOs. Along for the “ride” Pills tapped fellow Chicago Rapper Bread Doe for the cameo. The visual is directed by Miguel De Berry and Pat Banahan and produced by Burd and Keyz.


Rising Canadian Singer Amaal Releases New Single " Coming and Going"

Rising Somali-Canadian R&B artist, Amaal, releases her new single, “Coming and Going,” today. “Coming and Going” is a silky, lustrous number inspired by the experience of being in love. The track muses on the highs and lows, acknowledging that the bad often doesn’t negate the good in a relationship. Speaking on the track’s inspiration, Amaal shared: “Coming and Going is about being in a relationship that had no defining status. I think a lot of us have been in situations where we should leave but it feels so good to stay.”

“Coming and Going” is the second single off Amaal’s upcoming debut EP set to be released this summer and is the follow-up to the ground breaking “Not What I Thought” released earlier this year.

Listen to “Coming and Going” here.

Artwork: Sean Brown


Pilla B is a new and exciting recording artist emerging from Rexdale, Toronto. He is adept at creating hooks and choruses that stick with his audience. His sound is gritty, visceral, and soulful. May of last year he dropped his project ‘1 Year To Date’ and just a few weeks ago he dropped his first single of 2019 titled “Good For You” featuring Yung Tory. As promised Pilla B returns with the official video. The KB Kutz and Trung Hoang directed clip finds the two rappers in a hazy penthouse as they smoke hookah with a few beautiful women by their side.

Read article here and check out the video.

Amaal Releases Highly Anticipated Visuals for Single "Not What I Thought" to Start Off the Year

International recording artist Amaal releases “Not What I Thought” the first single off her forthcoming debut EP. Amaal also drops the accompanying music video for “Not What I Thought” directed by renown multidisciplinary creative Sean Brown (Daniel Caesar). The R&B influenced, bass thumping single is a gentle yet confident ballad about the end of a relationship. Hardly a new theme and yet, “Not What I Thought” unfolds as a salve for the question of how an intimate partner can become a stranger. "It's about finally realizing the person you're in love with is not who they've represented themselves to be. That love quickly conjugates to the past tense." – Amaal.

Surauchie’s “Sometimes” Is The Soul-Baring Bop We Need- Noisey

“I’m a superstar, that’s just what it is,” Surauchie says confidently over the phone. There’s a certain kind of assurance that all upcoming artists need to have to see themselves through the rigamarole of “making it big” and Surauchie has an ample supply. One of the main takeaways Surauchie wants is for her listeners to know that she’ll always deliver authentically transparent and honest music. The Toronto-based vocalist is taking intensely relatable experiences that come with growing pains and crafting them into infectiously melodic and soulful R&B records.

Read entire article here.

Surauchie Proves That "Sometimes" Pain Brings Forth The Most Beautiful - Earmilk

Like a calming peace in the middle of a storm, Surauchie’s “Sometimes” is an emotionally raw ballad of utter surrender. The Toronto singer captures the essence of feeling irrevocably disconnected, uncertain and alone. Surauchie opens up about being trapped in a cycle of dysphoria when faced with the dissonance of what the heart craves and what life presents, creating a melancholic psalm of coming to terms with the often bleak realities of life and realizing that all hardships eventually come to an end. 

Read entire article here.

R29 Unbothered Premieres Tiara Thomas "Retro 1's" on IG TV

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R29 Unbothered premieres the visuals for Tiara Thomas’s single “Retro 1’s” via their IG TV. Her re-birth is evident in her latest EP “FWMM” (Fucking With My Mind) and the video captures just that. Look out for her upcoming documentary premiering on Hypebae, revealing insights and introspect into the songstress life experiences. 

R29 Unbothered IG TV “Retro 1’s” - Watch Here

Pilla B Performs at Red Bull Music

Pilla B recently hit the stage during the Toronto stop for the Red Bull Music Festival, that evening he was coined "the People's Champ" as the crowd sang along bar-for-bar. Read article here and watch recap video above. During A3C Festival earlier this month, Atlanta welcomed Pilla B with warm weather and recording opportunities at the Secret Genius Studio and infamous Atlanta studio Patchwerk. 

Footage and photos by Buruk | Video chopped by KB Kutz