JD Era – Canada EH! [Video] #HappyCanadaDay
Vancouver, BC – I remember a time when many Canadian rappers wanted to hide the fact that they were Canadian, instead hoping to pass off as their American counterparts. You certainly don’t see that much anymore.
And since the very beginning, Black Market’s JD Era has worn his Canadian pride on his sleeve. Even going as far as paying homage to his home country with the catchy “Canada EH!” anthem, and that was AFTER his stock rose exponentially from the Raekwon co-sign. It’s the type of song title that – years earlier – would have made Era supporters cringe at how many non-Canadian listeners he was possibly alienating. But not anymore. Many international listeners have embraced the young Ghanaian-Canadian talent for staying true to himself and being proud of his heritage. One YouTuber put it best:
“Yooo getting goosebumps off of this. Who is this dude? I’m not even from Canada and I’m standing up. Mad respect dude.”
“Canada EH!” which was produced by Mark Henry and appeared on Era’s acclaimed No Handouts mixtape, is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Check out the CartelFilms-directed “Canada EH!” video below or click here to download the whole No Handouts tape. Happy Canada Day!
Tonight, you can find JD Era inside Vancouver’s Red Room with Jae Maze, Emotionz and more.
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