Maestro Fresh Wes just dropped the visuals to "Stranger" featuring Saukrates, a personal favourite off his Orchestrated Noise album. It's a big week coming up for Maestro; the Canadian hip-hop icon celebrates the 25th anniversary of his Symphony In Effect debut with a performance at Massey Hall on Saturday, September 21st. He'll be joined by a who's who of Canadian hip-hop artists: K-OS, Kardinal Offishall, Shad, Classified, and Rascalz are expected to perform. For more on Maestro, make sure to check out our interview with him. Check out the visuals to "Stranger", directed by G-DOT, below.
Two weeks away from the release of his upcoming Orchestrated Noise album, Maestro Fresh Wes gives us a look at the track listing for his latest project. The album marks a monumental return for the Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop, as it's been over a decade since his last full-length release. The man behind "Let You Backbone Slide" describes Orchestrated Noise as a "conceptual extension" of his 1989 platinum-selling album Symphony In Effect. On Orchestrated Noise, Maestro creates a signature sound by blending violins, electric guitars, and heavy basslines. Maestro's Orchestrated Noise drops June 25th via Fontana North. For more off the album, check out our behind the scenes footage of the making of Maestro and Kardinal's "Dearly Departed" video. Check out the track list below. Track list: 1. Look For Me in the Whirlwind ft. King Reign and Saukrates 2. Gladiator ft. Rich Kidd 3. Symphonia Destino ft. Measha Brueggergosman 4. Dearly Departed ft. Kardinal Offishall 5. Desire ft. Lights 6. History Repeated ft. Sam Roberts 7. See You on the Weekend ft. Sadat X and Glenn Lewis 8. Black Trudeau (Rap Prime Minister) 9. The Conversation ft. King Reign 10. Salute (Additional vocals by Chuck D) 11. Reach For The Sky (Try) ft. Classified 12. I Wanna Know ft. The Trews 13. Longevity (Get Up Remix) ft. Adam Bomb 14. Timeless ft. Divine Brown 15. Stranger ft. Saukrates 16. Pyramids in the Sand ft. k-os, Rezza Brothers and Saidah Baba Talibah 17. Born Original ft. E.D.G.E. (Bonus Track) 18. Legendary ft. Kool G Rap and Rezza Brothers (Bonus Track)
The legendary Maestro Fresh Wes just dropped "Stranger" featuring Saukrates, off his upcoming album Orchestrated Noise. This track is HUGE, from the banging drums to the infectious piano riff, to Maestro and Saukrates on the vocals. Saukrates actually performs double duties on this one, as he handles the production and blesses the mic, laying down the opening verse and the hook. Not to be outdone, Maestro delivers a solid verse of his own. Stream and download "Stranger" below.