Saukrates Will Release Not 1 But 3 Part Album Series
It has taken Saukrates fourteen years to break down his brickhouse. Now he is back for a three parter freshly titled "Season One". The Canadian rapper will have a surprise up his sleeve by not simply handing it over but separating the album in three parts. The first and second will each have six songs on it. The third part, which will be full album, contains these songs as well but six extra songs as well. The first single is a collaboration with Redman entitled "Drop It Down" which not vaguely remind of his former days. You can download the song, here.
Title: Season One
Release date: 09/22/11
Single: Drop It Down
Buy at: Amazon
Saukrates, a Toronto-native who played an integral part in shaping much the country's hip-hop scene, made the transition from childhood violin prodigy to serious MC in the late 1990s. He met close friend Redman in 2000, and by 2005 had been featured on How High soundtrack with Red and Method Man, produced for the likes of Nas and Kardinal Offishall, and toured with fellow Canuck Nelly Furtado on her 2006 Loose Tour. And before Young Money fame, Saukrates was showing Drake the ropes, introducing him to other soon-to-be famous artists like Toronto producer Noah "40" Shebib.
Saukrates, who has long contributed to the meteoric rise of his Canadian cohorts, is proud to release his own upcoming album, Season One. Much of the production comes from both Saukrates and his Toronto comrade Rich Kidd, who also produced Soxx' single "Say I," which was recently used in Nike's Always On 24/7 campaign. Featured artists on the trilogy's first installment include Redman, OB O'Brien, Michelle Nyce, Richie Hennessey and Andreena Mill. Says Saukrates of the album, 'I've gone back to the basics... sharing simple melodies and interesting stories is what I've always done best and enjoyed the most. When it calls for collaborations I let that happen naturally. Friends and associates I've been anxious to work with and vise versa make it easy to accomplish my 'lofty' ideas!"
After working with each other for 11 years, Redman joins Saukrates once again in Season One's first video and lead single, "Drop It Down." The visual harkens back to the days of the iconic iPod commercials: fluorescent colored backgrounds against the distinguishable silhouettes of Soxx, Red, and a couple of ladies. And don't let the animated doodles Sauk made using Nintendo DSI fool you; the song is bona fide club-ready.
Watch the video for "Drop It Down" here:
"Season One" by Saukrates - release date: 09/22/11..