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Pimpton – My Day ft. Shantel Stewart (Prod. 8track) [Audio]

Regina, SK – Queen City-based MC Pimpton is gearing up to drop his forthcoming Killa Call Me Killa Vol. 2 LP. And he’s just released a new track called “My Day” (featuring Shantel Stewart on the hook). This is about as self-reflective as it gets. Pimpton speaks to the struggle he’s endured to make it in the rap game: “The struggle’s still going/ So the hustle won’t stop.”

If you know Pimpton, you know that he’s all about the hustle. He’s one of the most hard-working MCs I know. Not just in terms of cranking out lots of new music, either. Pimpton is one of few who is just as much of a businessman as he is an artist. He knows how the game works. And he knows that “making it” is about so much more than the music.


Pimpton - My Day ft. Shantel Stewart (Prod. 8Track) [Audio] -

Full disclosure: the first article I ever wrote for HipHopCanada was a review of Pimpton’s The Deal Breaker: Manifest Destiny. That was a minute ago. Over the last year-and-a-bit, Pimpton’s hustled hard. He’s made it through the festival circuit, he’s opened for some of the biggest shows, he’s made several appearances on the MuchVibe charts, and – most importantly – he’s continued to build with his fellow SK artists, as well as his C.J.E. fam.

So this track goes to show just how far the P-Man has come. He’s always had a penchant for weed-rap and trap beats. But he switched it up, got in touch with his feelers, and killed it over top of a beat that I would have never pegged as a beat he’d choose to rap over. This is all kinds of hopeful. Can’t wait to see what’s in-store for us on KCMKV2. This is your day, Pimpton. Salute!

Twitter: @ThePimpton | @8trackbeats

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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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