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Magnificent: Mississauga rapper JD Era is Back from the Dead
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Magnificent: Mississauga rapper JD Era is Back from the Dead

Earlier this summer, Sauga City rapper and songwriter JD Era dropped his first full-length project since releasing his Barz mixtape in 2014.

Back from the Dead⁠—spearheaded by his “Bankroll” single from late 2018⁠—follows three songs that Era was involved with earlier in 2019 including producer Dub J’s “Big Things” (with Young Stitch), Thugli’s “I Got It,” and the Scholars Ent. posse cut, “Never Learn” which also featured Percee P, Billy Danze, and Thrust.

But aside from “Bankroll,” and another 2018 single called “Drop Top,” Era had been absent from releasing new music for a stretch of roughly four years, starting around 2014-2015.

We recently caught up about Era to ask about his hiatus and subsequent return to the scene:

“I took a little time to grow up and boss up! I felt like I was doing the same thing and just needed a change in direction. The good thing is I’m always recording, so once my personal life and music got on the same page I was ready to go. This album’s the warm up.”

Back from the Dead is certain to please any of Era’s existing fans and will undoubtedly earn him some new listeners as well. It’s a very solid offering from start to finish which puts his lyrical capabilities on full display, and leaves us eager to see what he’ll be rolling out next.

The project features guest appearances by Monico Lights, Swagger Rite, Temi, and the legend Louie “Ox” Rankin.

We also asked him what he has on deck for the remainder of the year:

“I’m going to start flooding the place with videos. I know consistency is key in 2019. I’m a lot more involved in the visuals from the concepts to the final edits, I hope my fans appreciate the attention to detail. I’m setting it off with the ‘Back From The Dead’ video starring the legend Ox. Directed by up-and-comer Sava Terehoff. We took our time to put that one together but I think it’s special.”

Today marks the release of that Ox-assisted “Back from the Dead” video which was directed by Sava Terehoff and features visual effects from Cosmos Film. Click here to check that out the HipHopCanada premiere now or stream the album below.

Back from the Dead is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and other digital streaming platforms via Up North Records.

Magnificent: Mississauga rapper JD Era is Back from the Dead

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Jesse founded HipHopCanada.com in 1999 and is currently the organization's Co-President & Editor-in-Chief.

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