“What were you doing with your life when you were 17-years old? Did you write and produce an amazing rap album? Because that’s what Clairmont The Second did.” – NOISEY
QFMAH exist as a unique compilation of sonic textures, all of which stand out from the dark, murky sound [Clairmont The Second’s] city currently favors.” – COMPLEX
Clairmont The Second is a visionary rapper, producer, engineer and director from the Weston Road neighbourhood of Toronto. At only nineteen years old, his compelling body of work has put him on the map in his city, while his most recent project, “Quest For Milk and Honey” (Black Edition), has put the international hip hop community on notice.
“Quest For Milk and Honey” is a timeless, musically complex, sonic landscape describing the journey to stability. Completely self-produced, the project is his most cohesive to date, garnering him inclusion in CBC Music’s top 25 albums of the year, an Canadian Independent Music Award for Rap Artist of The Year and rumblings of a Polaris Music Prize nomination to be announced this summer.[wpex click for full bio]
Clairmont is the quintessential Renaissance man – an artist who curates and executes every aspect of his work from the music, to the artwork to the visuals. This hands-on approach also allows Clairmont to tell his story exactly how he wants. This is never clearer than on his new single, “44 Me,” an exploration of his own mortality and day to day struggle in the context of his neighbourhood and community
Hearing music and instrumentation as a real feeling, while finding unique and innovative ways to craft his bars is his hallmark. This has landed him on some of the most coveted Spotify playlists including Mellow Bars, Hip Hop Chillout, New Music Friday and more.
Clairmont’s raw emotion, vision, honesty, and cadence put him in a lane all by himself. The fact is the future has one name. Spell that shit correctly: Clairmont The Second.
“Quest For Milk and Honey” (Black Edition) is out now via Black Box. For more information visit weareblackbox.com or ctsecond.com, and catch Clairmont on the WayHome Music Festival alongside Frank Ocean, Charles Bradley and Daniel Caesar this July.[/wpex]
Teenaged Toronto Renaissance Man Clairmont The Second Drops Introspective Clip for “The Road,” Premiered by Mass Appeal
Toronto Rapper/Producer Clairmont The Second Drops a Disorienting Clip for Apocalyptic Banger “44 Me”