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““Rock The Mic” celebrates hip hop with a seriously fun posse cut featuring Ultra Magnus, M.O. Littles and Dynamic aka Ya Favourite Light Skin over a funky-ass DJ SLAM! production.”
“Il est accompagné sur cet EP de son acolyte et producteur DJ SLAM, originaire de Toronto, avec qui il collabore depuis plus d’un an déjà. On avait pu déjà entendre le flow du rappeur sur quatre tracks figurant sur le premier album de DJ Slam intitulé Quarter Century, sorti en 2014.”
“Canadian emcee Ultra Magnus is a breath of fresh air for any fan of hip hop.
His lyrics are thoughtful. His flow: incredibly unique. His style is a whirlwind of Ol’ Dirty and MF Doom, and that’s a compliment in the highest regard.”
“Need to start 2015 off right, do it by rocking the mic. What the mic may be is up to you but then again, maybe the microphone is what it is supposed to be: a mic. Ultra Magnus and DJ Slam! want to tell you how to “Rock The Mic” right, with help from M.O. Littles & Dynamic.”
““HELL-O-L” is a crazy video by the homie Ultra Magnus & DJ Slam! that’s on some different ish that i really gravitated to. This is why joint that gives you a peep in to the mind of these crazy cats. #Funkydope”
“I2G chilled with Ultra Magnus & DJ Slam for an exclusive interview. We discuss their start in hip hop, upcoming projects and much more so check it out.”
“Who knew that a rapper walking down the street in a bathrobe could be so creepy? That's exactly what we see in the clip for Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!'s "HELL-O-L," and the results are a little unsettling.”
“Saw Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! live last night. This was the last show of their tour for The Raw.
They were dope!”
“This “Hell-o-l” track is a good example of why Cut From Steel got started originally – a place to share music that is so impressive that it drives you to want to tell everyone about it. That’s how I feel about this “Hell-o-l” track: excited to spread it like wild fire.”
“Check out the official video of “Rock The Mic” by Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! Featuring M.O. Littles & Dynamic. The video was directed by iLLvibe.”
“Lead single from Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!‘s latest album The Raw, which has a bit of Run The Jewels feel on the production to my ears.”
“2015, début d’année où les sorties de qualité en matière de rap canadien se font rares, alors que le nombre impressionnant de sorties US tend à passer sous le silence certains projets dignes de mention. The Raw, tout premier projet du jeune duo torontois formé d’Ultra Magnus et du producteur DJ SLAM!, ne fait pas exception à cette récente tendance, et a récemment retenu notre attention chez ReapHit.”
“Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! is everything the world needs during these tumultuous uncertain times....”
““Bill Clinton” is the third single from Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s debut album, The Raw. The song was written at the peak of the scandal surrounding former Toronto mayor Rob Ford and relates to a similar scandal with ex-President Bill Clinton....”
“This album felt like a long time coming. Super MC Ultra Magnus and DJ SLAM!, both from Toronto, have stepped on the scene with pure energy and a deep love of Hip Hop.”
“This album could have come out in 1994, or any year since. It's got a classic, golden era vibe that we love so much, and we would have been just as into it if we were in high school when it was released. Ultra Mag sounds like an MC who's been at this for a lot of years. He's got an endless arsenal of obscure references and infinite jokes, but there's also a ton of honesty and self awareness on this record. The guest appearances are also top notch, with Wordburglar lending one of our favorite verses we've heard from him and a beautiful hook from Maya Killtron on the final song.”
“When listening to The Raw, it’s easy to see that these two would put on a great live show. There is a tremendous amount of energy to the album. DJ SLAM! is a solid producer and can cut and scratch with the best of them. Ultra Magnus has plenty of skill and charisma on the mic.”
“Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! is everything the world needs during these tumultuous uncertain times. Another DJ and the 10,000th rapper this week, and from Canada, no less. But what sets this duo apart from the rest is they make music not for their contemporaries but for dental assistants, public servants, Puerto Rican goths, Filipino vampires, sexual deviants, 1990s ravers, dads, people with three dads, your dad, Big Daddy Kane, and you. Yes, even you, rap fan, should find something to like in the rhythmic bleating of Ultra Magnus and the steady beatitude of DJ SLAM!.”
“It seems to me wholly appropriate that the MC known as Ultra Magnus shares a name with one of the Transformers (a fact brought home with various bits of dialogue sprinkled throughout the album and the track “Autobot Anthem”). His rap style can transform from a rapid-fire attack mode to a laid-back vibe, sometimes within the same verse. Add in DJ SLAM’s beats, and you have yourself a quite impressive debut album.”
“Canadian duo “Ultra Magnus and DJ Slam” are a eccentric hip-hop duo that would be right at home in the native tongue family but instead they are artists on the hands solo record roster and dope at that.”
“Within the first two minutes of listening to "The Raw," rapper Ultra Magnus is giving me flashbacks to early 1990's Jay-Z, the fast tongue flipping Jay-Z, and to follow up that DJ SLAM! starts sampling from and scratching Transformers dialogue from Scourge. Of course that was to be expected since Ultra Magnus is himself a reference to the robots in disguise, but still I had a good vibe that I was going to enjoy the flavors "The Raw" had to offer.”
“If you like your music soft and gentle, move on! Today, the Limonadier’s talking real rap and swinging groove… it’s time to discuss the debut album of the new hope for the Canadian hip hop scene: Ultra Magnus. His LP The Raw, released on Hand’Solo Records a few weeks ago, is a furious collection of dynamic hip hop joints with a sprinkling of joyous and groovy samples from the sixties.”
“From Hand’Solo Records comes The Raw by Ultra Magnus and DJ Slam! But with the highly anticipated new Backburner posse album due up soon via the label, does this album serve as an warm up act or raise the bar?”
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