Montreal Rap compilation 2012
Long story short
I am doing a Montreal Rap compilation and would like to know if you would be interested in taking part in it. It will be a free download and no monetary compensation for anyone involved, including me. if you are interested send me a link to your download zip or rar. Info@hardtimes.ca
I would like to the selection process from my point of view as a hardcore, metal background, in hopes that other from the same scene find their way to Montreal rap.
Short story long
After doing an interview with Orion Revolution from Shades of Culture, in the search for the local rap scene. I realize there wasn't one, the way it is in hardcore. In hardcore you can go to a house, a practice space, tiny club, high capacity venue to Festivals see hardcore bands perform right in our city.
When i first heard about hardcore genre it ws through a local compilation. It contained a variety of underground acts. It was and still is what it looked like back then. That format allowed me to get a good glimpse of what this city had to offer. I pursued the bands i like and in the process discovered others one.
I run a website called hardtimes.ca for the past 5 years i have documented this underground scene through interviews and live clips. The rap presence has been minimal if not absent. i wish it was different. hopefully in the future this will be different.
At best i want to keep a record of rap today in Montreal. At a second level it gets hardcore kids in the local rap scene and create a cross over scene. In an ideal world, this could be a catalyst of scene building a place like hc and that rap like hc can go from a house show to a festival and everything in between. In really exceptional world shows where hardcore and rap share the stage and fans.
Hardcore is not a style or a sound, it's a voice of the struggle, It's an expression and a counter movement to the mainstream. In that way hardcore and rap are alike and unique.