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Saukrates arrived on the hip-hop scene of the early-Nineties, a post-Native Tongues rapper and producer who pioneered the Canadian hip-hop scene. He has been awarded multiple Juno nominations for Best Rap Recording and through his career has collaborated with the likes of Drake, Nelly Furtado, Nas, Common, Redman, and Xzibit.
A fixture in the top-tiers of the Canadian hip-hop scene, he is present as a rapper or producer on almost every Canadian major label hip-hop release over the past 20 years. Providing the likes of K-os, Swollen Members, Jully Black, Rascalz, Kardinal Offishal, and Choclair with his unique style of rapping and production that has become synonymous with the Torontonian hip-hop sound. Recently he has maintained his prevalence working with the best of the new breed of Canadian rappers such as: Classified, Shad, Tre Mission, Son Real, and OB Obrien.
In 2014, he is positioned to issue his 4th release, “Season 2: The Amani EP” featuring production by Rich Kidd and Snaz, and guest appearances by Son Real. It is the first of a series of EPs Saukrates is set to release this year.