Underground Realroad release Slave To The Game, on Jan. 26 [PSA]
Montreal, QC – Montreal’s progressive, formula-breaking collective, drop their fresh debut album, Slave to the Game, on January 26th on Red Rhino Recordings. Bored of traditional hip-hop, Underground Realroad deliver their vision of what hip-hop should be. “People limit themselves creatively because of the industry side of things,” says Drex, and so they strive not to emulate what is popular, but opting to make their own scene with creativity and originality is what you can expect from their music.
Recorded in their hometown of Montreal, the album features fifteen tracks, which fuse old-school hip-hop with innovative twists, along with collaborations with some of Canada’s freshest up-and-coming talent like Mr. Bits and Miss Tee. Their name, a play on Canada’s historic involvement in smuggling American slaves through the Underground Railroad, represents the road they’re taking: “Trying to be free of influence and emancipate ourselves from it.”
What it comes down to, as Bricc quotes, is: “Life is not made to find you, but to create yourself.”
“If you have never heard about the Underground Realroad coming out of Montreal (the Real City) you need to put your ears to the street and inform yourself about this dynamic duo…Their album “Slave to the Game” is off the chain, one of the best albums I have heard in the past two years.” – 4.5/5 – Morburn-Music
“Underground Realroad’s track “Maybe” is one of the best songs I heard come out of Montreal in 2009. Their production is creative and energetic. The lyrics are direct with no compromise.” – DJ Solespin – Eclectricity – 1690AM – Montreal
Follow Underground Realroad on Twitter @urealroad