Derek from Northcliffe is back with his latest single from the 3rd act of the Jonestown trilogy, The Dream Is Over. The video features a funeral in a bar, as well as a precession through the cemetery. Similar to 2010 when D-Sisive tried to drop his name the first time, this video shows the funeral of D-Sisive (as can be seen with the mask that was synonymous with D-Sisive prior to 2010). With this burial of D-Sisive and his comments on The Come Up Show, it appears that this is the end of the reign of D-Sisive. While Derek Christoff will continue making music, we all await what’s to come.
Maybe this is what D-Sisive and Muneshine were talking about when they “retired” from Rap. Only they can say for certain but they’ve teamed up with Bix, Timbuktu and Ghettosocks to become a pack called Wolves. The Canadian group of heavy spitters brought along a couple more Canadian heavyweights in Adam Bomb and Maestro to show that Canada isn’t only the place where Drake, The Weeknd, and The Airplane Boys came from, but it’s a place where Kings are born.
I’m not big on posting interviews simply because most interviews are generally the same. This one however I felt was worthy of posting because D-Sisive & Muneshine bring to light the realities of this industry. The reality is that you can be putting out amazing music, like they have been doing for the past 5 years, and still only get limited credit outside of Toronto. Many could say they’ve made it in a sense after having 3, and a soon to be 4th Juno nomination with Jonestown 3, alongside a Polaris prize nomination. However, they’re still working 9-5s just so that they can keep their dream alive. Anybody trying to make it in the music industry, especially if its urban music in Canada has to realize that this is an EXTREMELY difficult market to break just to get recognition, let alone actually making a sustainable living off of it. Knowing this D-Sisive (otherwise known as Derek Christoff) and Muneshine (Rob Bakker) are taking things into their own hands yet again, throwing out what they’ve known for the past 5 years and starting anew as artists. Who knows what will come of their new beginning. Below is Chedo of The Come Up Show’s interview with the duo before their Jonestown 3 release party. Download the album over on bandcamp because The Dream Is Over. Derek also wrote a letter to his fans prior to the release of Jonestown 3, further explaining his positioning on why he’s switching things up (you can read the letter here).
The homie D-Sisive drops his latest single off Run With The Creeps‘ Deluxe Edition. The track features Canadian collaboration project Neverending White Lights, which as you may remember made a name for itself with their debut track The Grace featuring Dallas Green. Don’t Turn All The Lights Out shows why D-Sisive is consistently known as one of Toronto/Canada’s most underrated emcees. His ability to tell stories through lyrics is undeniable, and I’ll be surprised if this track about love and living in the moment doesn’t receive frequent play due to its radio friendly sound. You can grab the deluxe edition over on iTunes.
This past weekend Toronto hosted the Stylus DJ Awards recognizing some of the DJs and artists that have been putting in work across Canada this past year. Similar to the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the Stylus DJ Awards have their own cyphers (brought to you by City On My Back). The first cypher, featuring Tona, D-Sisive, Adam Bomb & Rich Kidd is absolutely bananas and shows what some of Toronto’s veterans are capable of. The other two cyphers after the jump show off some of Canada’s younger hip-hop talent.
First off I gotta say I wish I could pull the name of that sample off, I know I’ve heard the original track its from but the name isn’t coming to me. C4 produced the track for the upcoming EP C4 Presents Dirty Deeds: Let’s Be Friends. Dropping two of Toronto’s heavy hitters, I remember when you couldn’t turn on a music channel in Toronto and not see Choc. tracks playing, I’m Here showcases some of Toronto’s hidden talent that is bursting for coverage outside the city. Let’s Be Friends is said to drop on iTunes on Tuesday.
Off Run With The Creeps available on iTunes.
D-sisive puts out another great album with Run With The Creeps. Seriously, why doesn’t he get more attention, he’s a great lyricist, and hales that golden age hip-hop.
it’s 11:38pm. in 22 minutes i’ll be releasing my 6th album. run with the creeps.
i’m refusing to use capital letters.
the only lights in my apartment come from my television. last week’s episode of dragon’s den. on mute.
i don’t feel the same way i’ve felt on my previous release eves. over excited? jaded? tired? low expectations? i can’t figure it out. i know i’m proud of this album. that’s all that matters, i suppose.
today my label informed me theres has been a lot of pre-orders. i’ve never been one to sell a lot of albums. the news made me happy. my vancouver show was packed. my shows are rarely. things definitely seem to be picking up. i’m happy.
and now the favour. i hope you don’t mind me asking one of you. not a difficult one. if you choose not to, i understand. this album has had minimal to zero promotion. this is usually the case. something i’m used to. this time around i need your help. nothing fancy. if you feel up for it, please mention the release in a facebook status. or a tweet. or pass the bandcamp/iTunes link on to a friend. or two. and if you like the music, come visit me when i’m in your town. if you choose to grant me this favour, your effort officially makes us posse members. a band. creeps!
if you tweet, please include the hashtag #Creeps
does this request seem desperate? maybe. what’s the worst that can happen? you refuse. i’ve been through worse! ;) your help will not go unnoticed and will be greatly appreciated. keep the train moving forward.
will this album match drake’s sales? absolutely not. will it change my life? hopefully. but not drastically. it’s going to take a lot more and i have a lot more in me.
5 minutes till release!
if you’ll excuse me, i must tupperware tomorrow’s lunch. work at 9!
hope you enjoy Run With The Creeps.
ps. i’d like to thank everyone involved in creating this album. and i’d like to thank everyone i make music for. hope to meet you all.
More of that sickness that is D-Sisive. This one is off of Run With The Creeps and produced by Muneshine