EP: The Posterz – Junga
Montreal Rap Trio Deemed “Best New Rap Group” by Jeff Weiss, Releases Sophomore Project
Critical Praise for The Posterz:
“Best New Rap Group: Montreal’s The Posterz” – Jeff Weiss
“It’s only a matter of time before Drake comes to cosign these Canadian brethren” – Mass Appeal
“‘Starships & Dark Tints,’ The Posterz’ debut EP, consists of five songs packed tight with weird beats and promising lyrical flow.” – Red Bull
“The trio from Montreal rap quickly over bouncy synths and whines that are punctuated by quivering horns, but more important is the fact that they look cool while doing so. “- Noisey
“It felt like if the Canadians won the Stanley Cup – except Husser, Kris The Spirit, and Sir-Share-It are holding the Cup.” – The Hundreds
“Montreal is slowly but surely becoming a hotbed for hip-hop. With the help of producers like Kaytranada, and artists like The Posterz, the city’s finally on the map for budding talent.” – Complex
“It’s only a matter of time before Drake comes to cosign these Canadian brethren,” claimed Mass Appeal in their premiere post of The Posterz‘ chopped-and-screwed “Want It All” single. “I’m high on Posterz because they can rap unlike the rest of the clones,” declared Jeff Weiss. The trio is delivering their sophomore project Junga via Passion of the Weiss, showing off their musical diversity which ranges from modern-day boom-bap (“Want It All”) to a rock-infused love/hate anthem (“Ben Up”), and even a flip of synth-pop duo Secret Sun (“Cold Coast Remix.”)
“The gutter rhymes are just as gritty and witty as on any other track they’ve released,” Mass Appeal raved for “Want It All,” adding “The eerily slow halftime pace leaves plenty of room for deep, dark, dirty low-end bass that would make Earl Sweatshirt and Flying Lotus proud.” The track follows The Posterz’ acclaimed “Bulalay“ visual, which premiered via The FADER. The trio, consisting of rappers Husser and Kris the $pirit, along with producer Joey Sherrett, have also been dubbed by Complex as the “pillars of the new wave of Montreal rap.” Their debut EP, Starships and Dark Tints, landed them on the radars of the Huffington Post, who named them a “Top 10 Artists to Follow” in 2014. Junga, their sophomore release, is available today.
Junga EP Tracklisting:
2) Want It All
4) Ben Up
5) Cold Coast Remix
6) Want It All *Chopped & Screwed version*
Listen to Junga: https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz/sets/junga-ep
Check out the Passion of the Weiss premiere: http://www.passionweiss.com/2015/10/30/best-new-rap-group-montreals-the-posterz/
Listen to “Want It All” (Chopped & Screwed): https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz/want-it-all-chopped-n-screwed
Check out the Mass Appeal premiere: http://massappeal.com/premiere-the-posterz-want-it-all-chopped-and-screwed/
Listen to the original version: https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz/want-it-all-og
Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with The Posterz.
The Posterz Background:
In five short years and not much more than one EP worth of music, Montreal-based rap trio The Posterz have staked their claim in hip-hop both locally and globally with their refreshing, raw and innovative sound. They seemingly emerged fully formed, making their first splash with October 2013’s “The Bass Song,” a defiant anthem that came with an equally vibrant, self-directed video. The Starships and Dark Tints EP followed, as did love from the press: the trio were named in Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Artists to Follow” in 2014, and featured in numerous publications such as Noisey US/UK/France/Canada, Complex, Red Bull Music, Les InRocks, the Montreal Gazette, and more.
The group linked up in 2010, in a community center studio in Little Burgundy, a downtown Montreal neighborhood which birthed the city’s internationally renowned jazz scene a couple of generations earlier. Rappers Husser and Kris the $pirit stumbled on what Husser called “the best beat we ever heard in our lives” on the studio computer. They tracked down its creator; in producer Joey Sherrett, they found the third member of the group. The Posterz cite Kanye West, Andre 3000, Future and The Beatles among other influences, but are adamant about creating a sound that is all their own. Even in Montreal, they say their biggest inspirations are less musical and more aspirational; Montreal-born acts like Arcade Fire and Kaytranada made them realize they could blow up too. Huss and Kris temper their deft lyricism with a sense of humor. Sherrett’s beats mix adventurous, hard-knocking drums with masterful of low-end leads and expert synth work. They will release the JUNGA EP on October 30th, 2015.
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“Want It All” (Chopped & Screwed): https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz/want-it-all-chopped-n-screwed
“Want It All”: https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz/want-it-all-og
“Bulalay”: https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz/bulalay/ // https://youtu.be/ylssoHi00dc
“The Bass Song” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JTfr-xcGVI