Leading up to the release of his latest album Season One, Saukrates sat down with Yousuf Kalaf to talk about the inspiration behind Season One, as well as some of the guests who will be appearing on the album. Check out part 1 of the 3 part interview series here. Season One officially drops tomorrow, and is set to be released through FrostByte/eOne.
Saukrates recently dropped Part 1 of a series of interview-style videos, entitled "Saukrates Philosophy". The interview series was conducted by Yousuf Kalaf. In Part 1, he explains the feeling he wants to convey with his upcoming album, Season One, which drops April 24th. Be sure to also check out the music video for Saukrates' latest offering, "Say I" featuring OB O'Brien.
"I grew up playing a lot of sports, and you know, still enjoy playing, so to affiliate it with the beginning of a football season, or basketball season. You know, the amount of buzz that goes on worldwide. First of all, you've got new beginnings. That falls in line with the listeners who have been around for awhile, and are familiar with the work. And for the new [listeners], a refreshing journey."
"They tell you white man can't rap, white man can't jump/ Black man can't be president or shoot no puck/ You take all them stereotypes and rip that up/ And this the song they gonna play when you win that Cup." Hip-hop and hockey, two things not normally seen together. In "Say I", Saukrates and Hamilton native OB O'Brien make a case for why they should start to be. The song was originally crafted for Nike's Always On campaign, featuring PK Subban. The Montreal Canadiens defenceman gets a shout-out in OB's verse. Check out the video below, the actual song starts at 1:05. Photo credit to Cristhian Ramirez.