Premiere: Fortunato releases “Squadron” video; proceeds from single to go to Sean Price’s wife
Toronto, ON – After wrapping up a Canadian tour that saw him perform 36 shows in 53 days – visiting towns and cities across the country from PEI to B.C. – Toronto-based rapper Fortunato brings his “Squadron” together to bust rhymes and a few moves in the new Devon Murrins-directed video. Filmed in Canada’s oldest incorporated city, Saint John, New Brunswick, “Squadron” features Metaphyzik and Scrimige with production by Sean One.
Fortunato was in New Brunswick earlier this year to showcase at the 2017 ECMAs in Saint John and open for Hopsin the next day in Moncton. There he connected with Metaphyzik, Scrimige, BBoy Faith and Murrins to shoot the video for “Squadron.” Fortunato feels the comradery the artists developed through working together in the past enhanced the overall video and experience collaborating on the track.
“I have performed with Scrimige and Metaphyzik for a while now, and so shooting a video with all of us together was like a visual representation of the brotherhood we have developed,” says Fortunato.
The single is available on all digital music platforms and 100% of proceeds from sales will go to the wife of Fortunato’s late friend and rap artist, Sean Price. When loss happens it’s easy to allow grief to take over, but Fortunato found a way to channel sadness into his art to create something positive.
“When I first found out about the death of my friend Sean Price, I was so devastated I cancelled the trip I was about to take and drank all day listening to his music,” explains Fortunato. “Two years later I’ve learned to channel that anguish into positive energy and that’s why I continue to focus on putting out music for people to enjoy.”
— HipHopCanada (@HipHopCanada) August 31, 2017