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Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

Halifax, NSOriginally posted April 18, 2016 – Following the single and video release for “Just Another Love Story” earlier this year, Halifax artist Quake Matthews just surprised us by launching a teaser trailer for his upcoming new album titled Celebrate The Struggle.

The album is slated for release this summer on July 7 and features collaborations with Ria Mae, Neon Dreams, Jrdn, and JK of Justin Timberlake’s band The Tennessee Kids. This album announcement also comes with the announcement of Quake’s upcoming European tour in May. Quake will be performing 11 shows in in four countries including the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark.

And based on the content we’ve been seeing from Quake lately, this project is going to be a game changer. The visuals play out entirely in black-and-white until the end of the trailer, when Quake releases a single red balloon into the air.

Check out the trailer after the jump, read the official album press release, and keep it locked on the full album roll-out.

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Celebrate The Struggle: Press Release

On Celebrate The Struggle, Quake Matthews serves up more realness than ever. He opens up and makes himself vulnerable in a lot of different aspects, in turn delivering a product that embodies the golden era of hip hop. The authenticity on this project is something a lot of people will relate to. July 7th, Quake Matthews will once again use his voice to not only inspire the youth surrounding him but to continue putting Nova Scotia on the map next to hip hop’s elite” says Smith.

Matthews’ new project highlights the importance of struggles faced on the journey to success.

“We’re so busy trying to reach the top of the latter that we don’t take time to appreciate the overall journey,” says Matthews. Celebrate the Struggle means keeping a positive attitude when things aren’t going as planned, and realizing that hardship strengthens the appreciation we have for our accomplishments.”

The artist continues to elevate his game and has been on a steady incline since his debut in 2010. Celebrate the Struggle sees Matthews team up with several heavyweight producers, including two-time Grammy award-winning producer Street Runner (Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross); Canadian hip hop legend Classified; and 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red.

Celebrate the Struggle is set to be released on July 7, and the project also includes collaborations with Ria Mae, Neon Dreams, Jrdn, and JK of Justin Timberlake’s band The Tennessee Kids. But, Matthews isn’t waiting for the album release to kick his momentum into overdrive. This May, catch Quake Matthews on a European tour visiting four countries including the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark. Matthews will perform at 11 shows, including New Skool Rules, XPO North as well as heading Killing Moons Records event at London’s best live music venue Old Blue Last.

Follow Quake on all social media platforms to stay up-to-date on new content and to learn how you can be a part of Quake Matthews’ European tour. Check out Quake Matthews on Spotify to hear his latest music.


Twitter: @QuakeMatthews

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Sarah Jay is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah 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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