Background information Birth name
Colin Munroe Origin
North Gower, Ontario, Canada Genres
Indie rock, pop, alternative rock, alternative hip hop, electronic Labels
Marked Music, Rowdy Records, Universal Motown, EMI Music Associated acts
Dallas Austin, Pusha T, Drake, Wale, Blaqstarr, Black Milk, Game, Kendrick Lamar, Cassie Website
Colin Munroe is a Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer originally from North Gower, Ontario.
Biography [ edit ]
Colin was raised by Christian parents who pulled him out of Grade 3 because they felt they could do a better job than the system was doing. Colin was
home‐schooled alongside his 3 younger siblings until Grade 9 at which point his parents finally granted their son's request to attend a nearby arts school.
Colin attended the
University of Toronto, where he received a degree in cinema studies and philosophy. During his time in Toronto, Colin collaborated with urban‐music talent including Glenn Lewis and Divine Brown. He co-wrote and produced 10 songs on  Ray Robinson's Juno-nominated album, What It Is, and has cuts on the BrassMunk disc Fewturistic (including How 'Bout feat. Moka Only). Colin also has upcoming releases by Once Degrassi: The Next Generation star and now rapper Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Divine Brown, Saukrates and Frank n Dank. Recently several US artists have sought material from Colin including former Blackstreet member Chauncey Black (Universal/Motown), Sean Price and Brick and Lace ( Geffen).
 Don't Think Less of Me, is an 11-song pop album owing its song writing influences to early  Van Morrison, U2 and The Beatles, hip hop and soul music.
In late 2007,
Grammy winning producer Dallas Austin ( Pink, Gwen Stefani, Leona Lewis) collaborated to advance Colin to UniversalMotown Records.
Late January 2008, Colin leaked an unofficial remix/response to Kanye West's Flashing Lights online. Within 10 days, the remix and accompanying street‐video had spread across the internet, and now exceeds one million views on YouTube. Perez Hilton, MTV, Pitchfork Media, Arjan Writes, Discobelle and Kanye West all covered the phenomenon. Kanye West included "I Want Those Flashing Lights" on his latest mixtape, Glow in the Dark tour Mixtape.
In 2009 Colin Munroe took part in an interactive documentary series called
City Sonic. The series, which featured 20 Toronto artists, had him reflect on his early experiences with the Revival Bar.
Discography [ edit ]
The Colin Munroe EP
Release date: September 2006
Label: Marked Music / Rowdy Records / UniversalMotown 1. Your Braids 2. World of Pain 3. Will I Stay 4. Red 5. Never Be Mine 6. Go Home
Don't Think Less of Me
The Unsung Hero
Release date: September 4, 2012
Mixtapes [ edit ]
Singles [ edit ]
"World of Pain"
Video & MP3
I Want Those Flashing Lights" (
Kanye West remix) Video & MP3
Sunday Bloody Sunday" (
U2 cover) Video & MP3
"Will I Stay"
Video & MP3
"Unsung Hero Trailer"
"Will I Stay (remix)"
Wale and Dallas Austin) MP3
Joell Ortiz) Video & MP3
"Will I Stay (Rehearsal Footage)"
"Last Cause (
88-Keys Cause N' Effect remix)" (feat.
(Felix Cartal remix)
"Last Cause (Acoustic Version)"
Video & MP3
"As Much as You (Rehearsal Footage)"
Who Killed Davey Moore? (remix)" (
Bob Dylan REVOX) Video & MP3
"Piano Lessons (remix)"
Jim Jones) MP3
"Start a War"
Guest appearances [ edit ]
Black Milk feat. Colin Munroe)
"Too Much Too Soon"
(Che Grand feat. Colin Munroe)
Everything's Good Ugly
"Connect the Dots"
Izza Kizza feat. Colin Munroe) -
"Oil & Water"
(Hollyweerd feat. Colin Munroe)
"I Am Me"
Donnis feat. Colin Munroe) Diary Of An Atlanta Brave
Wale feat. Colin Munroe) -
"So Close, So Far"
Statik Selektah feat. Bun B, Wale & Colin Munroe) -
Drake feat. Colin Munroe) -
(Beatnik & K-salaam feat. Bun B,
Talib Kweli & Colin Munroe) -
"Start a War"
XV feat. Colin Munroe) -
"So Much More"
(Rich Kidd feat.
Saukrates & Colin Munroe) -
Travie McCoy feat. Colin Munroe)
"Take Over the World"
Kidz in the Hall feat. Colin Munroe & Just Blaze)
Land of Make Believe
Slum Village feat. Colin Munroe)
"Walking on Air"
Novel feat. Joell Ortiz & Colin Munroe) -
"Say My Name"
Christian Rich feat. Colin Munroe) -
"Big Bad World"
(Diggy feat. Colin Munroe)
"No Time For Sleep"
Pill feat. Colin Munroe)
1140: The Overdose
"Best is Yet to Come"
XV feat. Colin Munroe) Vizzy Zone
"Wake Up Call"
88-Keys feat. Colin Munroe) -
(Donnis feat. Colin Munroe)
"Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)"
Asher Roth & Nottz feat. Colin Munroe) Rawth EP / You Need This Music
Pac Div feat. Colin Munroe) Don't Mention It
"No Make Up (Her Vice)"
Kendrick Lamar feat. Colin Munroe)
T. Mills feat. Colin Munroe) Leaving Home
"Monsters In My Head"
Slaughterhouse feat. Colin Munroe)
External links [ edit ]