Fresh from the mind of the juno-nominated producer, royceBIRTH brings heat in the form of The New Masterplan. Backed by a hard-hitting instrumental, reminiscient of a Jaylib sound, Royce and partner in crime, FenaxiZ (of Chain City), lift a famous line from Rakim’s “Paid in Full”, by expanding it to a quest for the paper, while turning dreams to a reality.
This single is accompanied by the equally banging b-side, “Sound So Official”. Both tracks will appear on the upcoming free album, “Old Man Royce”.
“We never sleep unless the job proper/never stick to the script, smash the teleprompter…”
Whether it’s the jazzy, soulful sounds of debut album theREBIRTH, the back-to- basics breakbeats of his A Funk Supreme EP, the raw boom bap of sophomore album Caesar Is Home, or the groundbreaking direction of new album Art On Fire!!, royceBIRTH delivers music with an authentic stamp.
Known for his early work as a producer, royceBIRTH has contributed soundscapes to artists such as Rich Kidd, Tona, D.O. and to Ghettosocks’ Juno-nominated album Treat of The Day (with “Rappin For Fun”). At the same time, royceBIRTH has also proven he can hold his own on the mic, sharing the stage with Jeru Da Damaja, k-os, K’Naan, and Phife Dawg (of A Tribe Called Quest).
As an artist and producer, royceBIRTH has steadily earned critical acclaim through media publications such as Okayplayer, RapReviews and Exclaim Magazine, and has been recognized on the college radio charts (Earshot!, CMJ).
In a time where art is easily imitated and duplicated, royceBIRTH searches for ways to preserve the craft and add his own twist to the mix. His third and newest album, Art On Fire!!, displays a true visionary at work by turning instruments upside down, flipping soul samples into full-driven punk records, and taking music into an unexplored territory yet to be heard. This is royceBIRTH.
Toronto rapper FenaxiZ has built a reputation in the underground as an introspective yet observant poet and torchbearer of old school Hip-Hop. Fans and peers alike recognize him for the sincerity and soul he bleeds onto tracks and the subtle bravado he carries himself with. Influenced by the likes of Nas and Common, FenaxiZ aims to affect lives with his art and spread his message across the world.