Describe your sound in 3 words
One. Of. One.
Tell us a few things about your new song ‘Way I See It’. What is the main idea behind it?
People only love you when you carry their burdens. Hard work pays off. But then the pay off can either make you or break you. It never really ends. It’s a lifestyle, success and failure aren’t destinations, they’re lifestyles. And that’s the way I see it.
Which is your most personal and honest lyric?
Hard times create hard people. Tough people create good times then good times (can) rebirth weakness.
Do you think there is a true underground hip hop sound today?
Yes for sure. It’s thriving. But is there a collective underground hip hop sound? Not really. You can’t put underground hip hop in a box. It’s very geographically/socio-politically different. Toronto’s underground sound is much different than London’s or New York’s. What all underground music has in common though is that they report what’s underground, what’s happening on the streets, in their neighbourhoods, amongst their peers etc. Versus commercial stuff that’s not as deep content wise and more aimed at the general listener looking for a good melody or a catchy hook.
What would be your dream performance venue?
The TD place in my hometown in Ottawa for sure!
When not writing music, how do you spend your time?
I made my come up off soccer so playing footy for sure! Don’t get it twisted, I’m a footy boy for life! Shout out St Anthony FC and YSSA back home. Wouldn’t be where I am without these two organizations.
You’d give up making music for…
Nothing and nobody!