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Luc Toews – OSAP (Prod. BlueRibbonBeats) [Audio]

Burlington, ON – Burlington-based MC-producer Luc Toews just dropped a new single on us entitled “OSAP.” OSAP stands for “Ontario Student Assistance Program,” by the way. As you may have guessed – this joint is all about the financial struggle of the back-to-school season. 

A lot of cats like to rap about the financial end-goal of their craft (getting that cheddar, dough, stacks of paper, green, insert-name-of-expensive-car-here, etc, etc, etc). But few take the time to broach the burden of financial insecurity.

Luc Toews - OSAP (Prod. BlueRibbonBeats) [Audio] -

Rapper-students can face some pretty rough times. Think about it. You have tuition to pay. And on top of all of that, you might find yourself financing your career sans financial assistance or grants. This means you’re going to be spending a lot of cash: videos, proper production and mastering, marketing, distribution – it all adds up fast. Then you’re struggling to make ends meet: “And tell my landlord if I pay in essays/ I’ll pay this week/ He can have his choice/ English lit or biology.”

I like how Luc keeps it lighthearted. Being a Debbie Downer gets you nowhere in life. Anyways, here’s to making ends meet, getting through school, eating shit-tons of ramen, and finding time (and money) to hone your rap craft.

Twitter: @LucToews

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