The good people over at All The Best Media always hook up me up with the new releases out of their camp. One of their artists is Jazz Cartier who happens to be one of my favorite rappers. He just dropped off his newest track Pree which is a dark track seeing Jazz pushing the boundaries of his signature sound. They sent me an amazing press release so I think it’s only right to copy and paste. As most of you know I pride myself on original and lengthy write ups so give me a break on this one. It’s a bit lengthy but contains amazing hyper link goodies that recap his entire year along with show info. Read below:
Capping off a breakout year that included the release of his sophomore album Hotel Paranoia and more than 100 live performances, Jazz Cartier surprises fans with a token of appreciation, sharing “Pree,” a harrowing, reverberant loose single that finds the Toronto rapper acknowledging his biters with disdain. “‘Pree’ means to watch somebody and what they’re doing, more times in an envious way,” Cartier explains to Complex in their premiere of the track. “It started in Jamaica and we use it a lot in Toronto. This is just a vibe I’ve been on.” “If 2015 served as a sowing season for Cartier, 2016 has been his harvesting year,” noted Forbes in a recent feature. “Aspirations aside, Cartier’s immediate focus is music. He claims that his future works will pull from his time spent as an adolescent in the Houston rap scene, and his exposure of various cultures in foreign countries. But despite his extensive traveling, he ensures that the influences of his hometown will be the source of his creativity.”
Jazz Cartier is currently working on new music and preparing for more tours in 2017. Earlier this week, Hotel Paranoia stand-out “Red Alert” gained new ground as it was featured in the global trailer for Ubisoft’s The Crew game. The song received a captivating 360° virtual reality video treatment, and also achieved placements in HBO’s Ballers and made its way into rotation on TSN during the Toronto Raptors’ NBA Playoffs run. Having spent three-fourths of his year on the road, Cartier conquered his first headlining European tour in spring, embarked on a rigorous summer festival run that included highlights at SXSW and Lollapalooza, and most recently concluded a 40+ date U.S. and Canada tour in direct support of Post Malone. Other 2016 highlights include a collaboration with Canada’s Roots for their 43rd anniversary, front-page coverage on Toronto Life, Toronto Star, and Now Toronto, and a handful of summer loosies: “Waste,” “Just In Case,” and “Lil Wayne,” which Tunechi himself praised as one of his favorite songs.
On December 15th, Jazz Cartier will be headlining Rebel in Toronto, tickets available here.