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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | MAJOR

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | MAJOR
Band R&B Hip Hop


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"Rascalz reunite in Nanaimo"

"The crowd was extremely receptive, having been warmed up by Skulastic and the Scale Breakers, and definitely ready to see the hip-hop they’d grown up on. Lamar Ashe, HeatWave and Plazma – the artists hand-picked by Red1 for his label – proved their worth with energetic and charismatic performances, including the hit single “Killa Danca” which is currently in heavy rotation across the country." -

"HeatWave – The Masses Volume 2 [Mixtape]"

Vancouver, B.C. – One of Canada’s favorite West Coast MCs has come out with the long-awaited follow-up to The Masses: HeatWave presents the DJ Kemo-hosted mixtape The Masses Volume 2. It’s immediately apparent how much this artist has grown over the past several years, a growth indicated by the presence of some hot new producers and original beats, more introspective lyricism and of course the sophisticated touch of DJ Kemo. -


The Masses Vol. 2 -2011
Original Jackboys 2-2010
Hotter Than July-2009
Original Jackboys-2009
The Masses Vol. 1-2008
Coming to America-2007
Rookie of the Year-2006
Year of the Star-2005
Lamar Ashe:
Killa Danca got national radio play, album Louder Than Words due out this year.



KILLAWATT RECORDS was born of necessity and chance; when Red1 ventured to release a project independent of the influential Rascalz crew, he was offered the opportunity to start his own label but retain major label distribution. April 2004 saw the creation of one of Canada’s most innovative and visionary musical projects: Killawatt Records.

The Canadian hip-hop scene needed something to bring it together, and even before "Northern Touch" famously combined Vancouver and Toronto artists, Red1 was of the mentality to unite in a common cause, feeling that it’s easier to to accomplish goals with a shared vision. In essence, it was this line of thinking which brought HeatWave, Plazma Crew and Lamar Ashe together under the Killawatt banner. Today, HeatWave and Lamar Ashe join with the Vandettas, a live band that combines hip-hop beats with an indie sound.

Since its earliest inception Killawatt Records has represented good music, social issues and party vibes alike. It’s about music with substance and real change for communities: real hip-hop, reggae, r&b, any music as long as it carries a positive vibe and a genuine message. Red 1 feels that "the way the industry’s become that’s not necessarily the case with a lot of artists these days, so we want to take it back, put back the essence that’s been missing, that goodness you used to feel getting into music."