Interview by: Martin Bauman
Who's the most underrated artist in Canadian hip-hop? There are many, but Eternia
would have to be among the forerunners. Bar for bar, she can rap better than just about anyone and hold her own with the very best in the game. She's earned respect from the likes of DJ Premier and Pete Rock, and her 2010 album At Last
with MoSS earned a Juno nomination as Rap Recording of the Year.
The funny thing is, as soon as the Ottawa emcee started earning the praise and recognition she was due, she decided to take a step back from hip-hop. With the exception of a few rare guest appearances and "Final Offering,"
it's been four years since Eternia has released any substantial work. Instead, she's opted to pursue other passions -- at least for now.
Needing to know whether we'd ever hear another Eternia album again, we reached out to her and spoke about the importance of gratitude, learning to be present in the moment, what life after hip-hop brings, and much more. Listen to the podcast above and read the interview after the jump.