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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

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc8fvfEtAoA

SonReal and Rich Kidd travel to Vancouver

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVL8eieqNjM

From Vancouver to Los Angeles

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NmGDmsFdu8

The Closers LP is born

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJZKjHYdSvY

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

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SonReal & Rich Kidd – Money Money

Article: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) - 24 Pictures | 2 MCs | 3 Cities | 1 LP - HipHopCanada.com

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.

Twitter: @TheRealSonReal | @RichKiddBeats

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@ThatsBizz is a Senior Contributor for HipHopCanada and a member of the Central Canada team. The nuts and bolts of Jonathon “Bizz” Brown are impressive, but it’s his ability to apply his skills, identify opportunities, adapt to new environments and get the job done that makes him who he is. An engaging combination of education, experience and vision, Brown continues to make his mark on many fronts and plant his flag as a professional on the rise. Entrenched in the urban music scene for more than half a decade, Bizz launched Crack House Radio in 2004. Over the next four years, the online radio show would evolve into a major outlet for Canadian music and hip hop culture in general. Over that time, Bizz interviewed countless artists and professionals including Belly, Bishop, Drake, Classified, Guru, Joell Ortiz, author and gang specialist Michael Chettleburg, Brent (owner of Just Ent) & many others. In 2007, Bizz joined Urbanology Magazine as a staff writer and would go on to contribute dozens of articles over the next three years including a cover story on Classified in 2009. 2007 also saw the launch of Bizz' line of t-shirts reading "Hip Hop Ain't Dead It Lives In The North." Since then, he's toured with Peter Jackson, Busta Rhymes, DJ Dames Nellas, Bishop, Slaughterhouse & Pharoahe Monch and secured a strong following with his column on Cityonmyback.com called "The Fine Print."

  1. Edward Mullen

    Hi,

    I recently sat down with rapper, SonReal, to discuss his upcoming album, The Closers, which drops today. The interview was used as our feature article on CAVEmag.com. I was hoping that you could promote it through your sources as well. Thanks,

    Edward Mullen

    http://www.cavemag.com/cave-interview-series-sonreal/

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