The 5&1/4 Records Team - 2009
From L to R: Vangel, Uncle Fester, Fresh Kils, ProF, Rob Wicks
Missing in Action: Dorc, Danimal, & TDB
Photo By: Anna Lisa Sang
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‘My favorite songs by me‘ is the awesome new lp by your friend Ira Lee. What immediately seperates this lp from the hundred and fifty others I come across everyday is the phenomenal Polaroid cover art. The cd is a meaty 16 tracks of distinctive song writing and truly original concepts. It’s rare that a ’rapper’ is able to shape shift so effectively from sing song delivery, to straight on first person storytelling. Aside from it’s startling creativity, and diverse and interesting production values, ‘my favorite songs by me’ manages to maintain a level of sincerity absent in modern music. Featuring production by Factor, Scott Da Ros, Mattr, Funken, & more, Ira lee is truly a wonderful discovery. Available Dec.1 2009 from Endemik Music (internationally) and iraleeiswack.com
Sleeping Giant is an art gallery located @ 789 Dundas Street West in the downtown Toronto core; a ways from the chi-chi art district. Real deal art & music go down here. Run by Creative Director & owner Josh Glover, the gallery operates with a DIY mentality infused with a devout support and belief in the artists they exhibit and represent.