With the pandemic hitting the music industry hard, many Hip Hop artists have had to put their projects on hold, but not Fortunato. One of the game's hardest working MC's is staying true to form, preparing for the release of a new EP with Newfoundland rapper Decay and blessing us with the premiere of the first single "Stayin' Live". The two met each other during Fortunato's "Atlantic Antics" tour of Newfoundland last year and have been working on music ever since. "When he jumped on the mic and started rapping the words to my song with Sean Price during my set, I knew we had something," Fortunato recalls.
Decay has been making a name for himself, winning the "So You Think You Can Rap" competition and touring with Evil Ebenezer. When asked about what it's been like working with Fortunato, Decay said "It's been lethal working with the man rarely do you meet genuine artists' that you can develop a true friendship with beyond the mic."
'Stayin' Live' is also the name of their upcoming EP and it's entirely produced by Decay, featuring scratches by Sipset DJ Uncle Fester. When asked what makes this project unique Fortunato said "It's Toronto meets Newfoundland, I don't think there's ever been that dynamic in Canadian Hip Hop on a collaborative project." Decay said "I consider us to be old school lyricists at heart but this EP will blend modern sound with a vintage vibe that all Hip Hop Advocates can fuck with!"
Look out for Fortunato and Decay's 'Stayin' Live' EP coming this Fall.