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ACCLAIMED EAST COAST RAPPER CLASSIFIED TO RELEASE GREATFUL JANUARY 15

ACCLAIMED EAST COAST RAPPER CLASSIFIED TO RELEASE  GREATFUL JANUARY 15

ACCLAIMED EAST COAST RAPPER CLASSIFIED TO RELEASE  GREATFUL JANUARY 15

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY!

 

LEAD TRACK “NO PRESSURE”  FEAT. SNOOP DOGG

AVAILABLE FROM NOVEMBER 6

 

CANADIAN TOUR STARTING FEBRUARY 6

 

Classified-Album

23 OCTOBER 2015 (Toronto, ON) – Juno Award winning, Halifax based hip hop artist Classified announces new album, GREATFUL, set to release January 15 via Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.  GREATFUL will be available for pre-order today.

 

GREATFUL was self-produced by Classified and recorded at the Halflife Studios in Enfield, Nova Scotia.  The album consists of 16 tracks and collaborations featuring Snoop Dogg, David Myles, Ria Ma, DJ Premier and more.

“This album feels like what I’ve been working towards my whole career,” said Classified.  “It took me longer than any other album, it’s more personal and I got to work with my heroes in hip hop.  I’m excited to get this out to the fans who have listening to me since day one and the newer listeners who just started listening.”

Fans who pre-order GREATFUL will receive two album tracks – “Filthy” and “No Pressure” – leading up to release. “Filthy” will be available instantly and harkens back to early ‘90s cypher hip-hop in Brooklyn with sharp, witty wordplay over a simplified, catchy beat. “Filthy” is one of the hungriest tracks of Classified’s career, with the rapper settling into his niche of conscious lyrics followed with a sing-along chorus. The video for “Filthy” premieres later today.

The second instant grat and the album’s official first single, “No Pressure” will be available on November 6 and features Snoop Dogg. “No Pressure” is the anthemic follow-up to 2013’s five time platinum-selling single “Inner Ninja”.

Following the release of GREATFUL, Classified embarks on 26-dates cross-Canada, commencing February 6 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Acclaimed Vancouver Hip Hop artist SonReal joins the tour for 25 dates. See below for full list of dates and visit classifiedofficial.com for ticket information.

GREATFUL Tracklisting:

1.     Filthy feat. DJ Premier

2.     No Pressure feat. Snoop Dogg

3.     Beautiful Escape

4.     Noah’s Arc

5.     Heavy Head

6.     Square

7.     Having Kids is Easy

8.     Work Away feat. David Myles

9.     Oh No

10.  It’s Hard to Understand

11.  Hoody and a Ballcap

12.  Video Games feat. Mike Boyd

13.  All My Life feat. Ria Mae

14.  Grand Slam

15.  Never Stop the Show feat. Snak the Ripper and Slug from Atmosphere

16.  Best of Me (Closing Ceremonies)

Upcoming Tour Dates:

6-Feb-16

Wolfville, NS

New Minas Civic Centre

9-Feb-16

Neustadt, ON

Neustadt Community Centre & Arena*

10-Feb-16

St. Catherines, ON

Isaac’s*

11-Feb-16

Guelph, ON

Guelph Concert Theatre*

13-Feb-16

Toronto, On

The Phoenix*

16-Feb-16

Thunder Bay, ON

Crocks*

17-Feb-16

Winnipeg,MB

Garrick Centre*

18-Feb-16

Saskatoon, SK

O’Brians Event Centre*

19-Feb-16

Edmonton, AB

Shaw Conference Centre*

20-Feb-16

Calgary, AB

MacEwan Hall*

24-Feb-16

Cranbrook, BC

Key City Theatre*

25-Feb-16

Nelson, BC

Spirit Bar*

26-Feb-16

Victoria, BC

Sugar Nightclub*

27-Feb-16

Vancouver, BC

Commodore Ballroom*

28-Feb-16

Vancouver, BC

Vogue Theatre*

29-Feb-16

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna Community Theatre*

2-Mar-16

Lethbridge, AB

Studio Nightclub*

3-Mar-16

Red Deer, AB

Lotus Nightclub*

4-Mar-16

Medicine Hat, AB

Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre*

5-Mar-16

Regina, SK

Sound Stage*

9-Mar-16

Barrie, ON

The Roxy*

10-Mar-16

London, ON

London Music Hall*

11-Mar-16

Ottawa, ON

Algonquin Commons Theatre*

12-Mar-16

Montreal, QC

Metropolis*

17-Mar-16

Charlottetown, PEI

PEI Brewing Company*

18-Mar-16

Halifax, NS

The Marquee Ballroom*

* = w/ SonReal

About Classified:

Originally from Enfield, Halifax and born Luke Boyd, Classified started making music by plugging mics into his dad’s system in their basement to record his music.  He continued releasing music improving with each disc and since has become one of Canada’s most respected and successful rapper and producer.

Classified’s self-titled 2013 release debuted #1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan chart and sold over 40,000 albums and 500,000 singles.  The release also has two top ten singles (“3 Foot Tall” is Platinum and “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles is 4x Platinum). As one of the most influential hip hop artists, Classified hosted the 2014 Juno Awards, gained a combined 24 nominations and 8 wins at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Juno Awards and East Coast Music Awards.

CLASSIFIED FAST FACTS:

§  2x Juno winner

§  7x Juno nominee

§  5x MMVA winner

§  17x MMVA nominee

§  Host of 2014 Juno Awards

§  2 top 10 Radio singles

§  18 million Youtube/Vevo Views

§  2013 release debuted #1 and has sold over 40,000 albums & 500,000 singles

§  2013 Canadian tour included 40 sold-out tour dates and over 70,000 fans in attendance

Classifiedofficial.Com

Facebook.Com/Classifiedmusic

Twitter.Com/Classified

Instagram.Com/Classifiedhiphop/

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For further media correspondence contact:

Stephanie Mudgett
Communications, Universal Music Canada
416.718.4024

stephanie.mudgett@umusic.com

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