Dead Obies

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Dead Obies
OriginSouth Shore (Montreal), Quebec, Canada
Genresexperimental hip hop / post-rap
Years active2011-present
LabelsBonsound
Websitewww.deadobies.com
MembersJoe Rocca
Snail Kid
20some
O.G. Bear
VNCE
Past membersYes McCan

Dead Obies is an experimental hip hop band originating from South Shore (suburbs south of Montreal), Quebec, Canada,[1][2] that was formed in 2011 by a collective of five MCs Jo RCA, Yes McCan, Snail Kid, 20SOME and O.G. Bear, and Quebec producer VNCE CARTER.[3] which identifies itself as post-rap. They are signed to the independent label Bonsound.

Dead Obies finished as Top 3 finalists at the Francouvertes de Montréal held in 2013 and designed for new music talents.[1] The group has also taken part in Francofolies de Montréal, "WordUP! Battles" and "Artbeat" artistic events in Quebec.[1] They use a mix of French, English, French/English known as franglais[4] in their songs.[2] Their single "Do or Die + In America" was broadcast on French Canadian stations and the music video played on MusiquePlus .

They released their first mixtape in April 2012 titled Collation Vol. 1 followed by the album Montréal $ud (digital and vinyl format) in 2013.

In 2014, one year after the release of Montréal $ud, Dead Obies released the album in CD format and a book.[5] In 2018, they received a Prix Iris nomination for Best Original Music for their work in the film Family First (Chien de garde).[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2013: Montréal $ud
  • 2016: Gesamtkunstwerk

EP[edit]

  • 2017: "Air Max"

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2012: Collation Vol. 1
  • 2014: Collation Vol. 2 – Limon Verde: La experiencia

Singles[edit]

  • 2013: "Tony Hawk"
  • 2013: "Montréal $ud"
  • 2014: "Do or Die + In America"
  • 2015: "Aweille !"
  • 2015 : "Jelly"
  • 2016: "Where They @"
  • 2016: "Everyday"
  • 2016: "Explosif"
  • 2016: "Waiting"
  • 2017: "Monnaie"
  • 2018: "Break"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Émilie Côté (17 November 2013). "Dead Obies: brasser la cage du "petit Québec"" (in French). La Presse Montreal. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Stéphane Martel (30 March 2014). "Dead Obies - South Shore mercenaries". Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  3. ^ Bonsound - Dead Obies biography
  4. ^ Alex Hudson (16 October 2013). "Dead Obies Bring Their "Frenglish" Rhymes on 'Montréal $ud' LP". Exclaim magazine. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  5. ^ Dominic Tardif (28 November 2014). "Le petit dico Dead Obies' LP" (in French). La Presse Montreal. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  6. ^ Duchesne, Andre (10 April 2018). "Iris: Le problème d'infiltration et Hochelaga en tête des nominations". La Presse. Retrieved 10 April 2018.

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