Cowabunga: Rochester ended 2016 with a new EP featuring Boi-1da, Big Pops, DZY & more
Toronto, ON – It’s always great to see an artist that was around during our earlier stages still going strong so many years later. There’s no denying Rochester’s dedication to the culture and his craft. He was dope when we first met him – he went by Juice then – and his new material could be his best yet.
Released towards the end of 2016, Cowabunga is the latest project from Toronto vet; an 8-track EP featuring the likes of Boi-1da, The Maven Boys, Big Pops, DZY, Hooks, Staasia Daniels, Emg and Lgiano. Popular Toronto commercial radio station Z103.5 got behind the project’s release party and it saw some early success as the single “Boost” landed on Apple’s Hot In The Six chart. Cowabunga is available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
“Grateful” is another tune doing good things for the project with the P.HarrisDesigns-directed video reaching over 30K view since November. The video has received a ton of great feedback with comments like “This track is refreshing, we need more music like this. Keep it up!” and “Yoo Rochester you gotta do some more shit like this help the youth out, need to get all the toronto blocks to stop beefing and just make music like this.”
Rochester and Boi-1da have always had good chemistry and this isn’t the first time they’ve come together on a big record. In late 2008 we featured the single “Pull Up” as our Song of the Day as well as the song’s remix shortly thereafter. The remix featured Kardinal Offishall, Lindo P., Shawn Desman and Shantal.
Make sure you take in new EP and stay tuned for more new music from Rochester.