Before hip-hop became a global entity, Saukrates established himself as a pioneer of the Canadian scene. His work behind the boards set the gold production standard for staples ranging from K-OS to Kardinal Offishall, while his work behind the mic resulted in some of the most influential records in Canadian hip-hop. Thus, it’s only right that the legend has connected with Kardinal Offishall for “Jays Fitted”, a soulful ode to the good and bad of Toronto that’s also the lead single of Saukrates’ forthcoming album, Season 2.
On the topic of “Jays Fitted”, Soxx explains, “Staying away from the cliche of NEEDING to write a hometown anthem, we actually were able to return to our roots of conscious art and collaborate again. This undertaking is anthemic in itself!” As for Kardinall Offishall, he raves “Saukrates is one of the most talented people to ever emerge out of the greater Toronto area. He is directly responsible for my success and has contributed to the success of Drake, Choclair, and so many others in the rap world…I’m honoured to contribute to my brother’s legacy once again.”
“Jays Fitted” is out now via Culvert Music. As for Season 2, the record drops in its entirety on Friday, November 17th.