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By: Martyr Magazine  09-12-2011

It’s been 20 years since the iconic Canadian group Organized Rhyme released an album and even longer since they shared the same studio. Recently, two-thirds of the trio reunited to record a 2011 version of Check the OR.

In this MartyrTV exclusive, Ottawa hip-hop group Philly Moves reveal the secret to staying warm on the scene, year in and year out, in the country’s blistery capital city: Consistent flow and a positive message.

In addition to unloading their latest album, Armed to the Teeth, for us, Swollen also discuss a decade-plus in the game, how the times have a changed, Mad`s war with a well-reported Oxycontin addiction, and the future of the team, Tre Nice.

The Creepshow sit down with MartyrTV to discuss being robbed by fake cops in Spain, the latest album, Run for your Life, and the pros and cons of sounding like zombies on stage after too much Jagermeister.

K-os discusses his new album, Yes!, and unveils what inspired the idea for the Karma Tour, a series of free shows where fans are asked to pay what they feel the show is worth, after the set is finished.

An LMFAO concert is no place for the rubes, the youngsters or the prudes. Debauchery is in abundance whenever Red Foo and Sky Blu take to the stage. Enjoy the experience from backstage.

Exclusive on-camera sitdown with Guru of Gangstarr and his Jazzmatazz partner in rhyme DJ Solar, as they sit down with MartyrTV do discuss Vol. 4, The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future.

Independent hip-hop artist Nine4 takes a short break from the his busy recording schedule to discuss his moniker, his love for 90s rap and his big plans to take over the world from Canada’s capital city.

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