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Kaytranada's Star-Studded 'Timeless' Is Here: New & Upcoming Canadian Album Releases

Also out this week is new work from Rick White and The Sadies, Super Duty Tough Work, Blue Hawaii and Bobby Bazini.

Kaytranada

Kaytranada

Jivi Emir

Kaytranada's hotly-anticipated and star-studded new album drops today (June 7), leading a big week of new releases from Canadian artists including Super Duty Tough Work, Rick White & The Sadies, Bobby Bazini and more.

Some notable artists have also recently announced new albums, including Jim Cuddy, Twin Flames and Klô Pelgag.


See the full calendar below, after our Album of the Week.

Album Of The Week: Kaytranada, Timeless

It is hard to believe that Timeless is only the third full-length album release from Montreal producer Kaytranada. His discography may be small, but his reputation, both at home and internationally, is now huge, thanks in part to two Grammy awards and a coveted Polaris Music Prize (2016). No wonder then that anticipation for this new album has been feverish, fuelled in part by the star-studded collaborations it features. Check this for just a partial list: Thundercat, Childish Gambino, Channel Tres, PinkPantheress, Tinashe and Anderson .Paak, plus Canadians Rochelle Jordan, Lou Phelps and Charlotte Day Wilson. The diverse set of artists confirms Kaytranada’s musical adventurousness, skipping across genres with ease. This generous 21-song collection delivers a sumptuous sonic feast.

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May

31: Ruby Waters, What’s The Point

31: Sam Jr., Inner Shadow (Arts & Crafts)

31: David Strickland, Foundation (MNRK Music)

31: Campbell & Johnston, Paisley Hearts

31: Alex Cuba, Voces De Mi Familia

31: Luka Kuplowsky & The Ryokan Band - How Can I Possibly Sleep When There Is Music (Next Door Records)

June

7: Rick White and The Sadies, S/T (Blue Fog)

7: Jeffrey Straker, Great Big Sky

7: Penny Shades, EP

7: Super Duty Tough Work, Paradigm Shift Extended (Next Door Records)

7: Bobby Bazini, Stone of June (Spectra Musique)

7: Blue Hawaii, Diamond Shovel

7: Kaytranada, Timeless

13: Christin Hyshka, Rescue

13: Kym Gouchie,Shun beh nats’ujeh

14: The Hi Tops,Lips, Hips, and Counterfeits

14: Maggie Andrew, Day Job (turtlemusik)

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14: Jim Cuddy, All The World Fades Away

14: Tevet Sela, Sweet Tears.

14:Ellen Doty, Every Little Scene

14: Geoffroy, Good Boy

21: Belfountain, Some Hearts

21: Celeigh Cardinal, Boundless Possibilities

21: Islands, What Occurs

21: Celine Dion, I AM: CELINE DION (OST) (Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Legacy Recordings )

21: SUBB and Mudie, Cat Songs EP

21: Lori-Ann Speed, Somewhere in Time

28: Homeshake, Horsie (Dine Alone Records)

21: Karma Glider, Ocean Honey Violence

28: Shawn Hook, Beauty in Surrender (Infinity & Records/UMG)

28: Tommy Crane, Dance Music for All Occasions (Elastic Recordings)

July

5: Future Star, It’s About Time! (Mint Records)

12: Donovan Woods, Things Were Never Good If They’re Not Good Now (End Times Music)

12: Colin Fisher, Suns Of The Heart (We Are Busy Bodies)

17: Begonia, Open Swim (Birthday Cake Records)

19: Oleyada, Late Night Jam

19: Boy Golden, For Eden (Six Shooter)

26: Electric Religious, The Taste (Red Music Rising)

26: Romi Mayes, Small Victories

August

23: The Secret Beach, We were Born Here, What's Your Excuse? (Victory Pool)

30: The Sound of Eddy, Ladders (Ensoul Records)

September

6: Hansom Ēli, Sip

6: Cuff The Duke, Breaking Dawn (Cardinal Records)

6: SUUNS, The Breaks (Secret City)

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13: Colin Stetson, The love it took to leave you (Envision Records)

13: Joel Plaskett, One Real Reveal

27: Leif Vollebekk, Revelation (Secret City Records)

27: Julian Taylor Pathways (Howling Turtle, Inc.)

October

11: Klô Pelgag, Abracadabra (Secret City Records)

18: Twin Flames, Hugging the Cactus

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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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