After Block Rocking Beats and Road Trip Songs we are turning our playlist-making attention to homegrown hip-hop. Long maligned, Canadian hip-hop stars now rule the world stage, from the sultry vocals of Drake to the world anthem lyrics of K'Naan to the underground cred of rappers like Cadence Weapon, Buck 65, and Shad. We want to celebrate the old and the new in a slew of Canuck rhymers, and if you have a pick call us at 1-866-340-1932, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @daybreaknorth.
To kick things off, here is a pioneer of the genre who also managed to be the first Canadian rapper to top U.S. charts: Kardinal Offishal and "Bakardi Slang."
Track 2: "Zombie Delight" by Buck 65
Track 3: "The Way It Should Be" by Plex feat. Wab Kinew and Sarah Podemski
Track 4: "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style" by the Dream Warriors
Track 5: "Rhyme the World in 80 Days" by Kish
Track 6: "Check the OR" by Organized Rhyme
Track 7: "Crabbuckit" by K-OS Track 8: "Northern Touch" by Rascals Track 9: "I play my kazoo" by Grand Analog Track 10: "Mr Metro" by Devon Martin Track 11: "Take Care" by Drake
Track 12: "Black Hand" by Cadence Weapon Track 13: "If this World were Mine" by Snow Track 14: "Breathe" by Swollen Members Track 15: "Drop the Needle" by Maestro Fresh Wes Track 16: "Fire in Freetown" by K'naan Track 17: "Ya I get it" by Shad
Track 18: "Don't Want To Be Your Slave" by Michie Mee Track 19: "Loonie" by Classified feat. Buck 65, D-Sisive, DL Incognito, and Shad
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