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SonReal Announces "For The Town" EP
March 23 2015


SonReal has announced he will be dropping a new EP on April 28th. The release is called "For The Town", and includes the track "Preach" and a collection of new tracks. Stay tuned for more information, but for now, check out the "For The Town" trailer above, and the video for "Preach" below.

Pabst Street Jam ft. Rich Kidd & More
March 20 2015


We are excited to be taking part in the 2015 Pabst Blue Ribbon Street Jam in Toronto on Saturday March 28th. This is the second annual event, which features snowboard demos, a beer garden and other events and showcases throughout the day. We helped to curate the musical side of things which takes place in the evening. Our very own Rich Kidd will perform and act as host for a great lineup that also includes Tre Mission, a collab set from our very own Kayo and producer/beatmaker Andrew Triple A, and sets from Raz Fresco and Teddy Fantum.

For more information, including times, a list of events and more, check out the FACEBOOK EVENT. This is a free event, 19+ and runs all day long in the parking lot at the corner of Shuter and Church. See you there!
Shad Named New Host of CBC Q
March 11 2015


We are absolutely ecstatic that Shad has been announced as the new permanent host of CBC Radio One's flagship program, Q. We have long contended that he is one of the most important voices in Canadian culture, and this platform will give him the opportunity to share that with Canada and the rest of the world. More than being one of the most critically acclaimed rappers in recent memory, Shad is a quality person, full of important ideas and insights, which is what endears him most to us and everyone who knows him.

Shad has been an extremely important part of our history at Black Box. He was the first non-rock artist that agreed to work with us, and the relationship spawned three amazing albums, three Polaris Short-List nominations and a 2011 Juno Award. We are so proud of the work Shad and his team have put in, and are happy to have been a part of his emergence over the last 8 years.

Congratulations to Shad, CBC and the whole team at Q on this exciting announcement. We couldn't think of a better candidate.
News Roundup: Kayo Video & SonReal Tour
February 06 2015


KAYO VIDEO - BAKARA
Over the past few months, Kayo has been releasing a free joint on the 6th of every month as part of his 6ix Series campaign. The campaign celebrates Kayo's recent relocation to Toronto from Halifax, where he has spent the last number of years.

This month marks the last release from this series. Entitled ‘BAKARA', the joint was premiered today via Exclaim.ca, and was curated entirely by producer, partner in crime, and fellow St Lucian, Yogidaproducer. Yogi produced the beat, recorded mixed & mastered the track, and directed the video for the song, which was shot on a block affectionately called 'Bakara' (hence the song title) in his home village of Anse La Raye in St Lucia.

As this is the final instalment of the 6ix Series, you can catch up on the previous releases in the convenient SoundCloud playlist below:


SONREAL US TOUR
On the heels of his third Juno nomination in as many years, SonReal is prepping to hit the road in the US alongside Mass Appeal's Fashawn. 28 shows across the country, the full list of dates is below. Grab ticket links and info at IAMSONREAL.COM.

Ecology Tour w/Fashawn
2/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
3/04 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
3/05 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
3/06 - Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
3/07 - Oakland, CA @ Leo's
3/08 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
3/10 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
3/11 - New York, NY @ Sob's
3/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
3/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
3/15 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
3/16 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Stache
3/18 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
3/19-3/21 - South By Southwest Music Festival
3/22 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
3/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory
3/25 - New Orleans, LA - Parrish Room at HOB
3/26 - Houston, TX @ Studio at Warehouse Live
3/27 - San Antonio, TX @ ACMC
3/28 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft
3/30 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes
3/31 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
4/01 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Press Room
4/02 - Orange County, CA @ Constellation Room

The Glorious Sons & SonReal Receive Juno Nominations
January 27 2015


We are very proud to share that The Glorious Sons and SonReal each received a nomination for the 2015 Juno Awards at the announcement this morning in Toronto!

The Glorious Sons pick up their first ever Juno Nomination in the Rock Album of the Year category for their album "The Union, up against the likes of Arkells, Sam Roberts Band, Thornley and Your Favourite Enemies.

SonReal picks up his second Juno Nomination in as many years, this time in the Video of the Year category for "Preach", directed by Dane Collison.

The Junos go down in Hamilton Ontario this year during the weekend of March 13th. Stay tuned for more details! For a full list of nominees visit JunoAwards.ca. Congrats to everyone who was nominated!