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Minister G – Rules of Engagement [Audio]

Montreal, QC –Minister G just dropped a new track on us entitled “Rules of Engagement.” It’s one of those great anecdotal stories about the consequences of living a life of crime. But Minister G is so poignant with his rhymes. “Rules of Engagement” conveys a hopeful message of life re-evaluation. I’m so tempted to make a “Started From The Bottom” Drizzy reference, here. But I will refrain. Check it below.


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This track hits close to home for Minister G. In fact, here’s the Cliff Notes version of  the Minister’s past: Minister G used to roll under the alias GunDei (like Gandhi, but with a “gun”) and he used to be bad news bears. He was a Miami gang banger who saw crime as the only means of achieving some sort of good life. But in 1992, Minister G moved to Montreal and signed to the Zoobone Records label.

After touring and cranking out jams for nearly a decade, the Minister hit a rock bottom, of sorts. He had change of heart that led him away from his self-destructive mindset, and back into hip-hop. So the moral of the story: moving to Canada evokes spiritual awakenings that lead to musical mastery. Also, Minister G is gearing up to launch his Church Fo’ Da Thugz project in summer 2014. And part of me hopes that the project ends up being a bit like that “R.A.P. Music” joint by Killer Mike. I mean, dude’s already preaching to the congregation. So it should be a gooder.

Twitter: @MinisterGonline

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Sarah Sussman is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is a born-and-raised Calgarian who works as a freelance writer, photographer, and A&R talent scout for Universal Music. During the day, she runs a vintage clothing boutique on 17th Avenue called Used House of Vintage. Sarah graduated from SAIT Polytechnic's journalism diploma program in 2013 and has been writing about Canadian hip-hop since 2012. Sarah has written for The Yellow Pages Group, The Weal, Where Calgary, Essential Calgary, and Our Alberta. Sarah started working with HipHopCanada in January 2013 as the Regional Prairies Editor. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Rich Homie Quan, Action Bronson, Smoke DZA, Future, MGK, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, Maseo (De La Soul), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @IHeartTART

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