The past decade has seen Drake ascend to the peaks of music charts, pop culture, and internet memes. On the eve of VIEWS, his fourth studio album, we’re re-publishing our 2006 interview.
“It's not deep allegorical music. It's all about dancing and having fun,” Mayer explains. “When it's ten below in Detroit and you have no money, that music makes you feel good.”
Let me just give you a glimpse of what you are in for. After today, most of you will immediately start working jobs you don’t like and making money for people (and causes) you don’t care about to pay for a place you won’t be able to enjoy, because you will be at your terrible job all the time.
“We’re starting to establish a strong voice with international dialogue in Montreal. Mural festival is the most important aspect of drawing international attention to a specific form of art here. It’s becoming a beacon of light for a lot of people,” explains Jason Botkin, an established artist in Montreal as well as the Co-founder and Director of En Masse.
Bas has seen his fair share of the more decadent side of hip hop since being signed to superstar rapper J. Cole’s imprint Dreamville Records. He released his debut album Last Winter in 2014. Usually this would be a defining moment in a musician's career, but Bas sees it as part of a continuum.
We got a chance to catch up with Ango. Back in 2010, Ango was a student at the RBMA in London. Today, Ango has proved himself as a musician, and is teaching the new crop of emerging artists at the 2015 RBMA Bass Camp Montreal. Get to know Ango, as he recalls his growth as an artist.