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Politic Live – Ellipsis [Review]


Edmonton, AB – YEG’s very own Politic Live just dropped their new album Ellipsis. The album provides hip-hop heads everywhere with a sample-free hip-hop album, a masterpiece in its own right. With a mixture of old and new school vibes, guitar, and reggae tones, they have managed to create their own fresh and unique sound.


Politic Live refrains from following the mass braggadocio found in hip-hop songs nowadays. They have chosen to focus on issues, current affairs and topics affecting daily Canadian life that many hip-hop artists shy away from. In “Wanty, Wanty,” they bring up the topic of welfare and the consequences it has on society. Hip-hop is a tool for expression, and change. In listening to Ellipsis, one gets the feeling that this is what classic hip-hop is all about; speaking out about the issues that affect us.

Although they tackle heavy issues such as immigration and welfare, Politic Live balances their album out with comedic and feel-good music, stuff you can bob your head to. In “Irony & Clichés,” they poke fun at the predictability in hip-hop, and in “NYE,” they speak about new beginnings.

Ellipsis combines boom-bap beats, smooth jazz, rock guitar, and reggae rhythms to appeal to all listeners. This, and a narrative that weaves love, perseverance, growth, heritage, community, and optimism, can make someone who necessarily might not like hip-hop enjoy and vibe out to the long-awaited album.

Written by Maral Bahmanpour for HipHopCanada

Check the album HERE

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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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