Rapper and producer, Classified, to bring new album to Kelowna

The new album “Greatful” and concert tour arrive at the very top of the musician’s creative and commercial peak.

  • Oct. 23, 2015 8:00 p.m.

KeyNote Productions announced Friday that Classified is coming to Kelowna for a live concert on Monday, Feb.29, 2016 8 p.m. hosted at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

Classified, a revered and respected rapper-producer has taken Canadian hip hop music all over the world and is set to ring in the New Year touring his new album “Greatful”, set to be released in January, making stops all throughout Canada showcasing his new music.

The Canadian MC from Enfleld, Nova Scotia, who has not only remained current, but improved with each disc, has worked to deepen his word play, sharpen his beats and experiment with new sounds for every album.  His new album “Greatful”, is a revitalization of hip-hop roots, featuring hip-hop pioneer DJ Premier on the street track “Filthy”, and rap icon Snoop Dogg on the lead single “No Pressure”, creating classic vibes and feel-good anthems.

“No Pressure” highlights Snoop’s charisma and mellow flow, working in sync with Canadian MC’s own, and details a wild night out and the consequences that come with it, while sharp 90’s Brooklyn inspired hip-hop best describes “Filthy” as Classified uses witty wordplay over top a simplified, catchy beat and sing-along chorus.  Coming off the Gold-certified success of his self-titled album in 2013, “Greatful” elevates Classified’s music to another level as an artist.

Classified, born Luke Boyd, has found the secret of his success in his ability to break down the barrier between the performer and the man.  A dedicated family man, Classified’s charisma and approachability extends to both his on-stage and off-stage personas that engage even the most discerning hip-hop fans and critics alike. The album “Greatful”, is the east coast MC’s homage to his most dedicated fans who have supported him for over a decade.

“I try and write as if you’re sitting in a room with me and we’re having a conversation,” Classified says.  “I never got into this to be famous, but to get my point across, be honest and make real music.”  Approachable online and at venues – the new record is set to be real and honest, as Classified says he doesn’t have to pretend on his records to attract attention. For Classified, music is about speaking directly to listeners-a gig he’s been perfecting since he was 15-years-old.

The new album “Greatful” and concert tour arrive at the very top of the musician’s creative and commercial peak.  After selling 500,000 records, gaining multiple Juno Award nominations, playing to sold-out tour dates across Canada, hitting the top 10 with two singles, and other accolades, Classified is set to expand the foundation he’s laid after working so hard to bring Canadian hip hop all over the world.

KeyNote Productions presents Classified LIVE in concert at the Kelowna Community Theatre on Monday, Feb.29 at 8 p.m. while on a national concert tour with special guests.  VIP ticket packages are available exclusively at www.classifiedofficial.com beginning Friday, Oct. 23 – while tickets for general reserved seating can be found online at www.selectyourtickets.com beginning on Friday, Oct. 30.

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