#BizzysCorner | The Closers x 24 Pictures x 2 MCs x 3 Cities x 1 LP [Article]
Toronto – Vancouver – Los Angeles – This Tuesday, October 16th marks the release of The Closers LP by Rich Kidd and SonReal. Presented by Black Box Recordings, the 10- song project was recorded in just under two months in Toronto and LA, with a stop in Vancouver in between. Approaching this type of collaborative project was challenging given the bi-coastal nature of the MCs operations. Instead of “mailing it in” via Dropbox and Skype sessions, Rich and Son opted for a more organic creative process, recording at The Remix Project and Metalworks in Toronto, and Truth Studios in Los Angeles.
I had the pleasure of being a fly on the wall throughout the conception, creation and release of this project, and attended several of the Los Angeles sessions during my time there. After three leaks off the project (“Best Believe,” “MVP” & “Money Money”) and four webisodes, The Closers LP arrives tomorrow (stream here now or after the jump). Take a look at 24 photos following the cross continent collaboration that is The Closers.
SonReal travels to Toronto
SonReal and Rich Kidd travel to Vancouver
From Vancouver to Los Angeles
The Closers LP is born
Written by Jonathon “Bizz” Brown for HipHopCanada
Listen to The Closers LP
You can currently listen to The Closers LP below:
The Closers Tour Dates
More dates in November and December to be announced soon.
VICTORIA – November 2nd, 2012 – University of Victoria Pub
VANCOUVER – November 3rd, 2012 – Fortune Club
CALGARY – November 9th, 2012 – SAIT
EDMONTON – November 10th, 2012 – The Haven Social club
TORONTO – December 1st, 2012 – The Rivoli
About The Closers
Rich Kidd, known primarily for his production work with A-List hip hop artists including Drake, Shad, Jay Electronica, Redman, K-OS and more, has emerged as an equally talented emcee, already recognized by the Toronto Star as one of the top five indie emcees in Toronto. His successful mixtape series We On Some Rich Kidd Shit won him the 2011 Stylus Award for Artist Mixtape of the Year.
Vancouver’s SonReal has built a loyal following with his steady flow of witty, interesting and innovative tracks. As an independent artist, his videos regularly hit over 100,000 views within weeks of being posted. He’s shared the stage with J.Cole, Bun B, Raekwon, Big K.R.I.T., Macklemore, Evidence, Bishop Lamont, Stalley and Kardinal Offishall.
The Closers releases on October 16, 2012. The EP-turned-LP marks the beginning of a new relationship with Black Box (Shad, Classified); both artists will be releasing solo LPs via Black Box in early 2013.