Vancouver’s Snak The Ripper releases highly anticipated new album, From The Dirt
Vancouver, BC – After a strong lead up that involved extensive touring and a ton of great marketing collateral, the new Snak The Ripper album is here at last!
Thanks to a strong pre-order campaign, the 15-track From The Dirt made its debut in the No. 2 spot on the iTunes Top Albums chart for hip-hop, impressively in front of Drake’s Views and behind YG’s second studio album, Still Brazy, which was also released today. From The Dirt features, in order of appearance, Crooked I, The Outlawz, Merkules, Ill Bill from La Coka Nostra, Jaclyn Gee and Dope D.O.D.
Checking in from a tour stop in Trondheim, Norway, Snak offered this message to fans:
“My new album #FromTheDirt is now available worldwide! Check it out on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Bandcamp and more today! We are currently sitting at #2 on iTunes… Let’s take that #1 spot! I appreciate the sup[port and I hope you like the new music! #SDK #SBR #100MAD #EPHIN.”
In support of the new release, Snak has announced via a Facebook post that he’ll be doing a live Q&A from the platform today at 4 p.m. PST:
“I’ll be doing a live Q&A and talking about my new album “From The Dirt” today at 4 p.m. PST (That’s 7 p.m. EST and 1 a.m. in Central Europe)! Get your questions ready! Talk to ya in a bit!”
Snak is in Bodø, Norway tomorrow night and will then make his way over to Greece for a show on June 22.
Snak The Ripper rises ‘From the Dirt’
Thunder Bay, Ontario-based publication, The Chronicle Journal, recently covered the Stealth Bomb MC’s rise in Canadian hip-hop, and dug deep to find out what morphed him into the artist he is today – essentially starting from the very bottom and making huge strides in a short period of time. Here’s an excerpt from the story, which gives you a look at his storied come up, as well as a look at what he has coming.
William Fyvie, a.k.a. Snak the Ripper, could easily be public speaking/life coaching in high schools, sharing his infectious stories with a younger audience than who might come to his shows. He may have to leave out the high school drop-out part, but his experiences with bullying and advice on discovering your personal talent, are inspiring.
“I feel like everyone has talent and is good at something. It takes time to be aware of that. I realized I’m good at entertaining people and making words rhyme,” he said.
That’s my calling. It took me a little while to realize. If there’s any youth listening, if you do what you love and are good at it, it can change your life. You have to believe in yourself.”
Ten years of actively rapping has brought Snak to where he is now, a far cry from his homeless days. A former graffiti artist, he is an underground cult phenomenon, Stealth Bomb Records owner and entrepreneur equipped with a massive online following. His style is raw and gritty yet keeps your head bopping to the beat, composing rhymes you wish you had thought of. His last album White Dynamite spent almost 3 weeks at #2 on iTunes Hip-hop/Rap Charts, selling nearly 10,000 digital albums and over 22,000 singles.
Having many crazy stories not suitable for newspaper or commercial press, Snak has decided to write a book.
Click here to read the full piece by Angie Valente.
Twitter: @SnakTheRipper | @StealthBombRecs
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