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Corvid – Dalriada (Album) [Review]

Vancouver, BC – Today marks the release date of up-and-comer Corvid’s new album,Dalriada. Infusing elements of his Celtic heritage with old school turntable-ism, Corvid puts a fresh spin on the nostalgic sound of true school hip-hop.

Review: Corvid - Dalriada (Album) -
Corvid (left) and DJ K-Rec

The album starts off with “Complete Me” and begins with an unexpected sample of what sounds like a deep-rooted Irish song. Each track after this incorporates a sample from a classic Irish/Scottish film, which previews the subject of the lyrical content for the rest of the song. Besides repping his heritage, the inspiration behind Corvid’s lyrics come from his own personal experiences. With lines like “Never lighting incense again/You could burn your house down without even noticing” on “Burn”, his stories are definitely worth a listen. The album has a pretty consistent sound, until you reach “Peace”, which seems out of place with a beat that has a more electro vibe. Going back to the original feel of Dalriada, “Popsicle” is a fun track with hilarious anecdotes from Corvid’s “skinny little kid” days, which contrasts “Revolutionary Suicide”, a track that delves into his darker past.

While Dalriada doesn’t have what it takes to attract the masses, the exploration of integrating the unique sound of the Celtic culture with North coast hip-hop does have potential to bring his music onto another level. Definitely can’t wait to hear what’s next from this guy.

Written by Shaheena Azmatullah for HipHopCanada
Photography by Jamie Sands for HipHopCanada

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Twitter: @Corvideo



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Kassandra has her hands in several cookie jars. Born in Ontario but raised on the West coast, she is currently located in the wonderfully diverse East side of Vancouver. With a passion for all things creative KassKills is a hair stylist by day and HipHopCanada's West Coast Regional Editor by night. Music and public relations are her true passions and although she didn't inherit the talent of her musician father she makes her mark on the industry through other avenues. By night you can catch KassKills at almost every Vancity hip-hop show, shaking hands and snapping photos while covering and supporting the local music scene. On top of that she works closely with one of the cities most reputable concert promotors, Timbre Concerts. Kass is a hustler by nature and works hard to play a key role Vancity's hip-hop scene. Over the years she has seen, photographed and interviewed many of hip-hop's top artists such as T.I, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, Noreaga, Black Milk, Waka Flocka, Ab-Soul & Dizaster.

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