Canadian legend Maestro Fresh Wes is back with a new single featuring JUNO Award-winner Adam Bomb of Naturally Born Strangers.
The Secret Suburbia-powered “Somewhere Down The Line” comes in advance of Wes’ next album, Champagne Campaign, slated to drop before the end of the year.
Maestro offered up some insight on how the collaboration came to be:
“I love working with Adam Bomb. He’s one of the dopest lyricists up here. When I heard him say ‘somewhere down the line’ in one of his previous tracks, I thought it was dope. Then I called him up and asked if he would give me permission to use it. Then I said to myself, instead of me just dropping two verses, it would be even doper to have him spit a verse as well.”
Still going strong, with an extremely impressive career behind him, you could still sense the raw excitement Wes feels when he’s got a new record coming. He’s eager for people to take it in, explaining that the single is for true hip-hop heads who prefer hard beats and rhymes.
“Secret Suburbia Productions is my homie TJ Habibi who mixed my last three projects. One day, we were at the studio going through sounds and when I heard those alarms, I said… ‘that’s it! Just ad some drums and that’s it. Then when he put the Adam Bomb voice sample in, we knew it was a wrap.”
You can find “Somewhere Down The Line” below via SoundCloud.
Maestro will be hitting the road this Thursday with Choclair as part of Classified’s Canadian Classic Tour. The tour starts in Kingston, Ontario inside The Ale House, and wraps up on Saturday, Nov. 17 inside Montreal’s Corona Theatre.
And if you’re looking for even more from Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop, make sure you tune into CBC on Nov. 7, 2018 for the Season 8 debut of Mr. D. The show is based on Gerry Dee’s real-life experiences as a high school teacher before he switched to comedy full-time.
Wes plays the character Paul Dwyer and has been a regular on the cast since the show started in 2012. Season 8 will be the last for the popular series.
Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of Wes’ Symphony in Effect album, so don’t expect him to slow down anytime soon. The Champagne Campaign is just getting started.
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