LEE REED & KAY THE AQUANAUT
THE KANADIAN WILDFIRE TOUR
Kanadian HipHop elders, and battle-tested tour comrades Lee Reed & Kay the Aquanaut.. both repping 'international' releases in 2019.. had a discussion recently about tour plans for the year. After 2mins of talking about what a shit-show AmeriKan touring would be under Don Cheeto.. and/or the possibility of logging another 10,0000 kilometres out to the West Coast of Kanada again.. it was agreed:
WE GOING TO EUROPE"
And so it is.. May31-Jun16, the homies will be taking that raw-rah RHYMETHiNK radical roadshow rawkus from the TransCanada tarmacs, to the TransAtlantic jet streams.. as they embark on 3-weekend tour of Europe & the UK (Central Europe, France, Germany, Netherlands & the UK). With a handful of dates locked in for Germany, France and the UK.. the homies are still building this thing. So, please have a look at the KANADIAN WILDFIRE TOUR PAGE for more details.. plots, plans.. and infos on how YOU (yes you) can get in the fight.
BEFORE & AFTERMATH
TA-fuckn-DA.!! HERE IT IS PEOPLES.!! MY NEW ALBUM.!! "Before & Aftermath" // check the link below to the Strange Famous page.. there's new flicks, a 7" order and full digital album download + some kind words from legendary underground rap OG Sage Francis & my new Strange Famous Records fam. Click it. Share it. Have a look-see. And pretty pleeeeez.. COP DAT.. STAT.!! This beast has been over 2 years in the making. And is, I do believe, my best work to date. 12 tracks. All the beats by the big homie SUPA83. All the cuts by my brother !Kryme Won. Record and mixed by Scott Peacock at Catherine North Studios. Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering. Artwork by my new pal Pat Jensen from the Strange Famous fam. Please visit the Strange Famous site for more infos: www.strangefamousrecords.com/news/leereed/
THE STEAL CITY EP
I been busy working on tenant organizing the past while, with my peoples from the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network. On May 1st, a Rent Strike was declared at the Stoney Creek Towers in the east end of the city - as working class tenants, facing unaffordable rent increases, organized to withhold rent, to collectively protest the hikes, and to fight the displacement from their homes and community . The city's movers n shakers celebrate the new 'Hamilton renaissance' and fawn over every shiny new over-priced boutique and eatery that opens.. but, for the majority of Hamiltonians, the downtown has become an unaffordable hellhole, for yuppies and food tourists.. a living, breathing, developer-boner stroking real-estate ad.. that eats homes and neighbours and shits out empty EcDev slogans.
Tired of the booster-boy bullshit. And inspired by the working class badassery of the East Hamilton Rent Strikers.. I wrote and recorded this 5-song anti-gentrification tirade, THE STEAL CITY EP, to help raise some cash for the Rent Strike defense fund. I generally give my music away pretty freely.. but, for this one, PLEASE.. click on the Bandcamp link, and throw down some support for this important struggle! FIST UP!