Witch Prophet

Black Lives Matter Toronto – Black City Mixtape

Early last week, Black Lives Matter Toronto began a protest/occupation in front of police headquarters in Toronto in response to the lack of charges against the officer who shot Andrew Loku in July 2015. They intend to remain there until their demands are met. To help raise funds for the ongoing protest, they’ve released a mixtape composed of Toronto hip-hop and R&B artists, including choice cuts from some of our favourites in the city: Witch Prophet (of Above Top Secret) LAL, Lido Pimienta, and pHoenix Pagliacci (whose new record Ars Amatoria was our Album of the Week last week).

The compilation is available from Bandcamp, and all proceeds go to Black Lives Matter Toronto. We highly recommend it both musically and politically – and if you’re in Toronto, be sure to voice your opinions to public officials and Chief of Police Mark Saunders, and follow Black Lives Matter on Twitter to keep informed about how you can help.

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Song: Witch Prophet – Architect Of HeartBreak

Ayo Leilani, aka Witch Prophet from Above Top Secret and the 88 Days of Fortune collective, teamed up with none other than Stas Thee Boss of THEESatisfaction on a track a couple of months ago, and the results were unsurprisingly incredible. A dark, bassy, soulful and smooth r&b/hip-hop future-classic, their effortless flow makes you wish the song would last forever, instead of fading into psychedelic infinity at the two-minute mark. We want to hear these two work together AGAIN!

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Witch Prophet in Toronto with Val-Inc this Saturday at the Music Gallery. E-mail us at info@silentshout.ca before Friday at 2:00 PM with the subject line “Witch Prophet tickets” for a chance to win by random draw.

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