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John River – The Calm [Mixtape]

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Toronto, ON – It’s The Calm before the storm. Toronto’s hip-hop future is in good hands with producer/artists like John River taking charge and this new release is proof of that. The Calm is available now for free download and we highly recommend you take it in. River’s got a handful of self-produced tracks along with production from Francis Got Heat and Showboiz. The Calm is refreshingly low on features, giving the project plenty of opportunity to showcase John River’s talent. Guest appearances include Bad Boy’s Los, Anthm and Kembe X.

“Every Evening” was the song that introduced us to John River and it nicely showcased his ability to tell a story, deliver a message and be mindful of keeping the music catchy. It was the type of introduction that gave you that urge to immediately dig through YouTube to find more of their work. We’ve been keeping a close eye on John ever since. He came across as a bit of a modern day sounding AZ with a similar vibe but undeniable individuality. At a young age he’s demonstrated leadership and a need to create positive change. “Don’t Want To Be” spoke out on the gun violence plaguing the GTA and comments on issues like racial profiling. From beginning to end, The Calm tells a story of a young black male growing up in Toronto and the challenges he’s facing. Click the jump to download the project for free.

Mixtape: John River - The Calm - HipHopCanada.com

Mixtape: John River - The Calm - HipHopCanada.com

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TRACK LISTING
01 – Intro
02 – Seasons of Love
03 – Broken Wings
04 – Hope City
05 – The Last Hope ft. Los
06 – Show Me The Way
07 – Ride & Roll
08 – Everything
09 – Interlude
10 – I DOn’t Want To Be
11 – Rise And Fall
12 – They Say ft. Anthm
13 – The Light
14 – All We Have ft. Kembe X
15 – The Calm
16 – Impossible

Twitter: @TheJohnRiver

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  1. Rossco

    already listen to the whole thing… Finally canada has another winner #Thecalm #JohnRiver

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