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Emotionz – Pieces of Me (Album) [Review]


Vancouver, B.C. - Vancity stand up! Okay, now sit back down, get online and download Emotionz’ new E.P. Pieces of Me for free at For real, local boy done good has done better. With production from some of Van’s finest  beatmakers, such as Stylust and D- Rec, this E.P. really lives up to its name. Pieces Of Me consists of six songs that run the gamut of hip-hop and each song, or piece, has a feel very different from the song coming before or after it.


The sounds and styles range from jazz/lounge and classic hip-hop to grimey dubstep and the lyrical content bounces between clever wit, lighthearted fun, and conscious introspection seamlessly. As any Vancouverite hip-hop head knows, Emotionz’ vocal delivery leaves your head spinning. On any given verse he may change up his timing and kick multiple styles, all the while remaining clear and crisp – something many technical MCs can’t do – as his rhymes land on the snares and kicks perfectly. If you listen to this album for no other reason than the fact that the second track “Numbers” samples that ‘1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…’ wick pinball song from Sesame Street then listen on, you won’t be disappointed.

It’s difficult to imagine Vancouver having a better representative, a better ambassador, for this culture and sound we call hip-hop. With his latest release Emotionz cements Vancouver’s place on the map and continues to legitimize his, and Vancouver’s, positions in the rap game. And considering dude plays gigs or puts on events like twice a week, if you haven’t seem him live or heard him yet, hit any one of the various venues he can be found at. And in the meantime, download yourself a copy of Pieces of Me.

Written by Jesse Furnell for HipHopCanada
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Amalia Judith was born in Winnipeg, MB and quickly whisked away to a childhood of travel throughout California, England, Germany and predominantly Pakistan. In 2006 she completed an honor's degree in English Literature, which left her quite jobless and alone in East Van. Amalia cut her teeth at, Canada's darkest counter-culture magazine, moving on to contribute words and flicks to HipHopCanada: she's currently a member of HipHopCanada's West Coast team and has had the privilege to interview hip-hop icons like Lil' Kim, Pusha T, Big Boi, Three Six Mafia, Yelawolf, Pharrell Williams and most of Wu-Tang. Amalia also works as a Key Worker educator and advocate for families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, as well as heading up Team Heartbreak, a media production company that pairs community involvement and artistic movements.

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