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Quake Matthews & Kayo – Heavy [Audio/Video]

Halifax, NS – Check out the visuals for “Heavy” by Quake and Kayo. The song appears on their new collaborative EP, The Search. It was produced and directed by Cam Smith and it was recorded at IV League Studios in Halifax. Check out the video and more information after the jump. “Heavy” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

Video: Quake & Kayo - Heavy

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About The Search

Halifax rap veteran Quake has teamed up with Caribbean newcomer, Kayo to release a collaborative 10 track EP entitled The Search which was released on March 1st, 2011.  The first single off The Search, “Heavy”, was released to blogs February 17th and was made available for download through their website. The single has now been followed by the official music video, which is directed by the tracks producer, Cam Smith.

The Search is a conceptual piece that tells a story of a person on a journey to find himself. Each track is strategically placed in the album to follow the story line. It follows the artists embarking on this ‘search’, getting lost in the ambiguity of the world and eventually coming to the realization that one’s journey must first start from within.

The pair worked alongside each other for Quake’s debut album The Myth when the project came to fruition. After Kayo appeared on 3 tracks for the record, it was clear the chemistry between the two deserved a full-length release. From that moment on, The Search was born, and the duo began recording for the project. Producers on The Search include Ritchcraft, 2oolman, Tone Mason, Scena, DJ Soul and Yogi from Studio 9, St Lucia.

Quake is fresh off the heels of his debut release The Myth (2010), which featured Grammy nominated producers Tone Mason & Kuya Productions. The album also included guest features from Royce da 5’9″, Choclair and rising Canadian icon JRDN. The albums first music video “Just Got Home” featuring Kayo is now in rotation on MuchMusic.

Kayo has also had an impressive year. Recently releasing a viral mixtape entitled Apologies for The Wait, the St. Lucian native has appeared on songs with J-Bru, Sese and not to mention platinum recording artist Classified. Kayo is also featured on Classifieds forthcoming album Handshakes & Middle Fingers and is scheduled to complete his first full length solo album with the rapper/producer. He will also be hitting the road with Classified starting March 24th on a cross-country tour.

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