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The music industry can be a tough game. Finding success in that game is something few artists can claim. Never is this more prominent than in Canada’s Hip Hop Industry. Halifax based artist Classified has defied the odds and has found success where others could only try. Through his own label, Halflife Records, Classified has dropped hit after hit, appealing to everyone from the casual to the most underground of fans. And after ten-plus years in the game, this critically acclaimed producer/mc is showing no signs of slowing down.
The list of accomplishments just keeps growing for this Juno nominated artist. Along with multiple East Coast Music awards, the video for Classified’s track, “No Mistakes” from his “Boy-Cott-In The Industry” album, won him a MuchMusic Video award for Best Rap Video in 2005. The release of his last album, “Hitch Hikin’ Music”, has seen the release of 4 singles and videos. The lead off single “Find Out”, reached a peak position of number 17 on the MuchMusic nationwide video charts. The follow up single, “All About U”, featuring soon to be star singer/songwriter Chad Hatcher, reached 18 on the charts, received national radio exposure and critical praise for the song’s uplifting & positive message. The third single, “Hard to Be Hip Hop”, a soon to be Hip Hop classic featuring Canada’s own rap legend Maestro, has also gained rotation on the MuchMusic & MuchVibe music stations.
After recently completing a coast-to-coast national tour that spanned 41 tour stops, including every major city in the country, Classified has released his new CD/DVD, “While You Were Sleeping”. The lead single “Fall From Paradise” perfectly captures the artist’s dedication, drive, & achievements throughout his career. With the video being shot by acclaimed Canadian video director RT, be on the look out for Canada’s next big star.
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HANDSHAKES & MIDDLEFINGERS