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Special (of the eTEAM), hombre, Canadá
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It started out as a crush, but it soon transgressed into a love affair that was so intense, it took over his soul. Special grew an appreciation for music at a young age. It all started with a boombox and an MC Hammer Tape. “It may seem cheesy”, Special has remarked, “But this music, was sort of like a father to me”. Indeed his roots in the hip hop culture are evident when one takes a listen to his music. With influences from the likes of Big Daddy Kane, Craig G, De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest, Special is ready to make his mark on the music industry.

Special grew up in Ottawa, Canada’s capital in the 80’s. He was an only child, with an affinity for arts and poetry. At the age of 10, he met his producer, and business partner J.C, and the two began their journey into the industry. J.C began making beats, and Special began to script out lyrics. They built a foundation and expanded their skills well into their high school years, when Special began to utilize his high school’s studio to record tracks. After high school, Special moved to Canada’s mega city, Toronto, for university, with the hopes of pursuing a career in the industry.

During his first year in the city, he formed a Low Pro Entertainment, a music production company, and began to network, garnering some US radio spots, and a handful of mixtape appearances worldwide. Special released 2 underground albums (Hip-Hop-A-Saurus and Special Valentine), earning himself a small distribution deal with an up and coming label, Bassmint Music (founded by 80’s electro music artist Hashim, who struck large with his hit “Al Nayafish”) . The deal fizzed and Special found himself jaded and back at square one.

His most important connection, however, came when he met with Toronto based emcee Truezt over the Hip Hop Canada Message boards. The two began to collaborate on some demo material, and even garnered some radio play, and attention from players in the hip hop community. Unimpressed with label woes, Truezt decided to form Iron Curtain Records in 2006, and formed a close alliance with Low Pro Entertainment, making J.C his main producer. J.C went on to produce a several of Truezt’s notable singles, including “Write” featuring JD Era and “No Matter” feat. Kash.

Special will definitely have a chance to tell his story this year, with the upcoming release of “eLLIPTIC The Symphony: Art is Life 2”, which is a compilation of artists affiliated with the eLLIPTIC The Symphony Imprint. Special, along with Internal Quest (the two perform under the name 4th Quarter) will also be releasing a debut mixtape. He will also be releasing his first US solo album in association with Jersey Sound Lab. With a video being released in a few months and two singles currently generating some buzz, the year is definitely off to a great start for this rising star and his crew.

Aside from being a music artist, Special is also the main Host of the “Boom Box Radio Podcast Show” alongside Wallholder, which boasts new episodes every Saturday (exclusively on www.boomboxradio.ca)

As an artist, Special has worked with many artists and producers worldwide, and is definitely on the road to greatness. He’s ready to introduce the world to his story, and the world as seen through his eyes. “Common used to love her” says Special with a grin, “I do, have and always will”.

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