416 rapper Ian Kamau doesn’t mince words

Toronto wordsmith, soul singer and rapper Ian Kamau says he’s still hoping for that day when he drops a record and we all run out to the store that day to get it. Though that wasn’t exactly the case with his 2011 record One Day Soon, he’s humble enough to play down his apperances on at least two records that received that kind of fanfare already — notably K-os’s Exit and Shad’s TSOL.

Cadence Weapon on coming up rap

Cadence Weapon, playing the M for Montreal festival tonight, talks misconceptions, the Montreal scene, the CFL connection and growing up on rap and funk records.