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Bias Truth – Open Road (Prod. Kam0) [Audio]

Toronto, ONBias Truth recently hit us up to let us know that he’s teamed up with Paris-based producer, Kam0, to put together a collaborative projected titled Mid-Summer Nights B4. And to get us hyped on the project release at the end of the month, the duo released their lead single: “Open Road.”

Bias is one of the most spiritual rappers I’ve encountered. By spiritual, I don’t mean that he’s trying to preach religion, or anything. I mean that he maintains a close connection with a higher power and frequently counts his blessing. It also means that Bias is really introspective. The rhymes he spits are rarely about surface-level things: no poppin’ bottles, no fast cars, no hotel parties. Actually, around one minute into the track, Bias raps the Serenity Prayer (frequently seen in 12-Step programs and the likes): “Grant me serenity/ Accept things that I can’t change/ Courage to change what I can/ Wisdom to embrace the difference.”

And just so you know – Bias has a knack for getting his listeners to self-reflect along with him. So welcome to the “Open Road,” people. Stay cruisin’ and peep the single below.

Bias Truth & Kam0 - Open Road [Audio] -

Now let’s just take a minute to talk about Kam0. Shameless confession: I have a huge soft spot for French hip-hop; particularly French hip-hop production. It’s always so fresh and genre-bending. For this track, Kam0 emphasizes smooth saxaphone sounds laced over top of a beat that resembles a hip-hopped version of everything Phil Collins should have been in the ’90s. It’s easy-listening jazz-tinged rap greatness. Ugh.

Twitter: @BiasTruth | @Kam0musik

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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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