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D.O. – Down Home ft. Chad Hatcher (Prod. Classified) [Video] #VideoPremiere

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada has teamed up with D.O. (aka: Defy the Odds) to bring you this fresh new video premiere for the track “Down Home,” which was produced by Classified, and features Chad Hunter on the vocals.

This track embodies East Coast love. D.O. was born in Saskatchewan, and came up in Ontario. But his family is out in Nova Scotia. So the East Coast has always been his default home. And just so y’all know: Classified is from Enfield, NS and Chad Hatcher is from Dartmouth, NS.

D.O. told me that when Nova Scotians move away from the province, they refer to it as “Down Home.” So this video takes us “Down Home” on a road trip through the East Coast. Biggie once said that he was going back to “Cali,” and now D.O. is taking us back to “Hali.” Check the video premiere after the jump.

D.O. (aka: Defy the Odds) - Down Home ft. Chad Hatcher (Prod. Classified) [Video] #VideoPremiere -

D.O. actually gives a nod to B.I.G.’s “Going Back To Cali” on his first verse. Except he D.O.ifies the lyrics: “But if I got to choose to a coast I got to choose the east/ If you ain’t been there/ You got to go out there.” And then instead of talking about the nice breasts in the west, he says, “Don’t just stop at the Fax/ Gotta go all the way/ Scenery on the trail will blow you away.”

I love how D.O. worked this as the 2014 rap music equivalent of a home video. We meet his friends and fam. We get to see all of his East Coast haunts, and we get to see him in his element and putting on for his side of the country.

I also just want to take a moment to shout-out that shot at 0:58 of the chicken joint called A&K Lick-A-Chick. Because damn diggity, that is the best name for a chicken joint. Ever.

Twitter: @iamDO | @classified | @chadhatcher

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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