Relic – Miles To Go [Review]
Stephanie Raycroft of The Argus reviews Miles To Go by Toronto artist/producer Relic (aka Rel McCoy). Be sure to check the project out via Relic’s Bandcamp profile. Big shouts to The Argus, the student voice of Thunder Bay, for supporting Canadian hip-hop. Follow them on Twitter @TheArgusNews
Thunder Bay, ON – This week, we went in a bit of a new direction, giving Relic, a.k.a. Rel McCoy’s, latest offering, Miles to Go, a listen. The Toronto artist has been proclaimed a “hip-hop guru,” with such titles as Emcee, DJ, Juno award-winning producer, engineer, and singer. The “total package in Canadian hip hop” has his hands in many pots, having undertaken a huge project: endeavouring to write, record, produce, perform, and mix Miles to Go entirely on his own.
That’s not to say that he can be credited for every track on the album. Relic’s close friends, Shad, Ghettosocks, Brotha Soul, and Mr. J. Medeiros, contributed to the album. Thus, Relic maintained sole creative power over his album, but also continued strong personal relationships with these artists.
Now, you all know me. I am a big fan of the sweet, happy, “sparkles and unicorns” indie music, so a hip-hop album is hardly my style. [More]