Rock The Mic: Raz Fresco performs “And It Don’t Stop” in NYC [Video]
New York, NY – In case you missed the memo we’ve been keeping up with CBC Music’s Rock The Mic sessions. The CBC Music fam brought Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco to New York City to kick it with Pete Rock. In the first session, we saw Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco get in on a rendition of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y).” It was beautiful. Emotions happened. In the second session, Rich Kidd hit us with a smooth rendition of “Syke,” complete with a live back-up band, and Pete Rock on the control board. We promised we’d hit you with part three of RTM. And now we’re delivering.
In this session, 19-year old Torontonian Raz Fresco spits his throwback “And It Don’t Stop” joint with a live band. And saxophone. It’s smooth. It’s suave. It’s a serious good look for the homie Raz. Check it below.
The beginning of the video also gives us another solid dose of dialogue between the Kidd and Fresco. “Just ’cause you got one foot in the door, it doesn’t mean – all of a sudden – Toronto’s here,” explains Fresco.
The struggle is real. Y’all feel me? As Kidd and Fresco point out; Canada’s got the “nice” reputation. No hate on the Drizzy movement of soft rap, or anything. I love me some soft rap. All day, most days. But in terms of establishing a place for Canadian hip-hop on the global-scale, we struggle. So that is why it’s so dope to see CBC giving some shine to Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco. Shout-out to Rock The Mic; I see you doing your thing, there. And I like it.
The visuals were produced and directed by David F. Mewa, co-produced by Alex Narvaez, associate produced by Shara McHayle, and edited by Dennis Chan, with music production courtesy of Ron Skinner. Keep up on all things CBC music over here, and make sure you follow the Rock The Mic sessions over here (shout-out to Jesse Kinos-Goodin for the blog post).