Juno award-winning Canadian rapper, Classified, unveils the visual for his new track with Anjulie, “Changes” with Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada. The track was initially released on 4-27-18 and was quickly added to the Viral Chary on Spotify Canada.
Classified has become one of Canada’s most respected and successful rapper/producer. His self-titled 2013 release debuted #1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan chart and has sold over 1 million singles. The release also has two top ten singles (“3 Foot Tall” is Platinum and “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles is 4x Platinum). As one of the most influential Hip Hop artists, Classified hosted the 2014 Juno Awards, gained a combined 24 nominations and 8 wins at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Juno Awards and East Coast Music Awards.
For decades, the CD player and format was the life of the party, coveted by music lovers worldwide. In 2012, the music industry shifted and the way we purchased, consumed and listened to music drastically changed—almost overnight—leaving the former life of the party, the portable CD player, a virtual dinosaur searching for one last dance in a digital age.
For this particular Discman, “Changes” is his story. We all grow up and move on, just remember, when you speak of him, please speak well. Also, please be kind and recycle your waste!
“‘Changes’ is where my mind frame was at after touring for almost 15 years continually and then taking off a year and a half off. I spent all of my time in Enfield (Nova Scotia, Canada) and hanging in the studio making music by myself. I wasn’t sure what was coming next or even what I wanted next.” Classified opined. “These are usually the thoughts we kept to ourselves (in our own head), but I wanted to speak about them. The song is so personal and direct to my life. The ‘Discman’ is a representation and central to the narrative of the song. It reflects what I am talking about, changes, both personally and professionally, that makes it more relatable to the listener and viewer.”
Classified’s ‘Tomorrow Could Be…’ EP will be released on 6-22-18!!!