Maestro Fresh Wes – Black Trudeau [Video]
Toronto, ON – Twenty-five years since beginning his groundbreaking career, Maestro Fresh Wes makes his triumphant return this week with the release of Orchestrated Noise, his first full-length in over a decade. The Winnipeg Sun says, “he hasn’t lost his touch on his seventh disc. Between his nimble rhymes and sharp lyrics and symphonic touches, the Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop makes you an offer you shouldn’t refuse.”
To celebrate Canada Day, Maestro Fresh Wes delivers his address to the nation with a new video for “Black Trudeau”, a track that as the Toronto Star says “speaks the truth: he was Canada’s first domestic rap music breakthrough.” Last year hip-hop fans in Toronto were given a taste of the track when Wes was invited on stage by hip-hop legends Public Enemy. The crowd went wild and Chuck D fell to the floor in awe as Maestro delivered rhymes about Drake, former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Stro has 2 concert dates coming up including July 27 in Whistler, BC at the Olympic Plaza (a free show) and on August 11 in Hamilton, ON at the Festival of Friends. Stay tuned for more details.
About Orchestrated Noise
Often referenced as “The Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop”, Maestro Fresh Wes calls Orchestrated Noise a “conceptual extension”of his 1989 platinum-selling album Symphony in Effect, which continues his exploration of genre-cross over, blending rock and classical instrumentation. He also calls on wide spectrum of artists to collaborate with him. The impressive list of collaborators includes Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Classified, Lights, k-os, Brand Nubian’s Sadat X, Kardinal Offishall, The Trews, Kool G Rap, Divine Brown, Saukrates, Sam Roberts and Rich Kidd.