Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blue Ribbon

blue ribbon
strewn across the sidewalk

there’s a blue ribbon
tied to my right wrist,
lifting my hand, pulling me up
higher, higher,
but my feet remain planted on the ground

one hand on the pen,
replaced by a keyboard,
evolved into a mic. and a beat;
ba-bump, ba-bump, ba-bump
and words flow over them
like a river of crystal shards
piercing through the fabric of time

the fabric
of a blue ribbon,
tied in a tattered bow at one end

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

J Shiltz x MC FÜBB x Wordsworth - TAKE NOTICE

Peep this new single I did with Toronto artist J Shiltz and Brooklyn's own Wordsworth. Produced by Fresh Kils.

The tides are beginning to turn in the quality of hip hop music

(Toronto, ON) - Take Notice. Up and coming Toronto hip hop emcees J Shiltz  and MC FÜBB (The Cypher, Hip Hop Headz/H3) and NYC veteranWordsworth (eMC) have come together over a banging instrumental by Juno-nominated producer Fresh Kils and collaborator Bix. With cuts courtesy of Halifax DJ Uncle Fester (The Extremities), listeners can expect a metaphorical massacre of brilliant lyrics, an awe-inspiring display of flows, and distinct deliveries from these three masterful microphone controllers.
It’s become an almost cliché complaint of hip hop music lovers that the rap scene is saturated with a plethora of artists, making it hard to find real talent amidst the mire of unexceptional music that is released. With Take Notice, J Shiltz, MC FÜBB, and Wordsworth are making it clear that they have the skills necessary to stand out and excel in the rap industry (and demanding that those who aren’t up to par quit rapping). Hip hop heads everywhere need to Take Notice - this year they will get the music they deserve.

Artists: J Shiltz, MC FÜBB, and Wordsworth (@JShiltz @MCFUBB @WordsworthEMC)
Song: Take Notice
Produced by: Fresh Kils and Bix (@freshkils @BixBeats)
Cuts by: Uncle Fester (@TheExtremities)
Mixed and mastered by: Fresh Kils
Promo image by: Kid Slim

About the Artists
                J Shiltz
J Shiltz is a Mississauga City/Toronto MC who has been gaining notoriety for years on the underground circuit. A long time in the making, his first solo offering, What I Stand For, is certainly worth the wait. The album boasts production from Kev Brown, Rich Kidd, Lancecape, Smash Brovaz, and Philly's own Twizzmatic. The album also features guest appearances from Illa J, Frank Nitt, Monolith, SonReal, and more. What I Stand For is a manifestation and testament to the past, present, and future of Canadian hip-hop. Word about the album is getting out, with two music videos featured on MuchVibe and a feature on the Stylus Awards “Who’s Got Next” CD. The album is available for free download at
                 MC FÜBB
Rapping since the age of 15, MC FÜBB (pronounced "emcee foob") began taking his career as a hip hop MC seriously after graduating from the University of Toronto in the spring of 2009. In Sept. 2009 he dropped his debut EP Foundations, and followed up with his mixtape Blue Collar Worker in May 2010. He founded a hip hop community called Hip Hop Headz (H3) with which he started the event THE CYPHER, where MCs/rappers come out to showcase their talents and skills. In collaboration with his fellow H3 members, THE CYPHER has grown to become a staple hip hop event in Toronto, one which FÜBB hosts and freestyles at monthly. His first full length LP In the Face of No Agreement, a collaboration with Brampton producer Noyz, was released in April 2011 under his self-owned label Revolutionary Times Records (RTR). In December of 2011, FÜBB created H3 Radio (in collaboration with internet radio company Mediazoic), a station which plays only the highest quality hip hop with an emphasis on Toronto hip hop. Whether laying down his poetic, intelligent, and intricate verses in the booth or just freestyling in a cypher, MC FÜBB brings a level of intensity and skill to be reckoned with in the world of hip hop. He is currently busy releasing new singles and music videos, while working on his next project, the poet. For more info, check
As his name suggests, Brooklyn-bred artist Wordsworth is the epitome of a true hip hop wordsmith. In addition to appearing on a multitude of other artists' albums, such as Black StarA Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement, and Lyricist Lounge Vols. 1 and 2, he co-created, starred in, co-wrote and produced MTV's ground-breaking sketch comedy series The Lyricist Lounge Show.  Since then he has released his acclaimed solo album titled Mirror Music and featured work in video games such as Saints Row to movie soundtracks such as The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Also, some of his recent works include The Dino 5, a children's hip hop album produced by legendary producer Prince Paul. In the midst of that, he released an album called The Show with his supergroup eMC, which consist of members Stricklin, Punchline and Masta Ace. He also appears in the Kevin Fitzgerald film Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme. His sophomore album is being released later this year.

For further information, contact Daniel Farb at 647-201-9161 or email


Friday, February 3, 2012

60 Bars (You Ain't Hip Hop) - Video + Q&A

Written and performed by MC FÜBB.
Produced by Noyz.
Video shot and edited by Neil Austen.
Additional footage by Slick Nick.

60 Bars (You Ain't Hip Hop) is track #3 off of MC FÜBB's album, "In the Face of No Agreement" (aka ITFONA), (produced exclusively by Noyz):

A little Q&A with Toronto hip hop MC/rapper MC FÜBB about his latest video, “60 Bars (You Ain’t Hip Hop)":

Q: Your music is often so positive and uplifting…why are you so angry on this track?

A: I guess that sometimes I get really pissed off with what I see and hear in the world of hip hop, specifically rap music. A lot of rappers say that they’re real and they’re dope and represent hip hop, but the second they get off stage or off the mic, it’s clear that their words and actions don’t match up. I know that I could easily get really cynical about it, or even start beefing with people…so instead I made a track about it to get it off my chest.

Q: Is this song directed at anyone specifically?

A: It’s more an expression of a generalized perspective I have on the rap scene. It’s safe to say this song is directed at a sizeable portion of rappers out there.

Q: The instrumental sounds pretty dark and intense. Did it influence your writing on “60 Bars”?

A: When I got this beat from Noyz, it felt so raw to me. I knew I was going to have to rip it. I just started writing, and I could feel a lot of my frustration coming out. I didn’t want to just come across as being Mr. Angry Rapper and say “fuck all ya’ll,” so I took my time with it and did my best to convey my feelings and observations in a thoughtful and relatable way, without compromising the rawness of the track.

Q: Why are you burning CDs and smashing laptops at the end of the video?

A: Because it’s fun! Seriously though…I get handed CDs all the time and constantly have heads asking me to check out their video or their new track. Sometimes I come across some really dope stuff. I’d say at least 80% of the time though, it’s pretty awful music. So I burned a bunch of CDs and smashed a laptop that was playing a wack song to symbolize that

Q: What is that song playing at the end of the video, right before you smash the laptop? Who is the artist?

A: This interview is OVER.