STREETSOUND Magazine – Canadian Rap Update (1988)

ARCHIVED – Original Date: June 1988

The Get Loose Crew ride on the success of their first EP distributed by Electric, produced by their own production company East Park Production – four young brothers down together, motivating each other to secure a wider berth for rap music to settle in Canada.” – Johnbronski Adams, Streetsound Magazine

STREETSOUND – Canada’s National Dance Music Authority, magazine; a national publication, featured a piece called CAN – CON Canadian Rap Update by Johnbronski Adams. The June 1988 article featured the Get Loose Crew among their contemporaries and discussed the growing popularity of rap music. The story explored the evolution of Hip-Hop and the frustration and challenges faced in Canada’s music scene. When asked about being pioneers in a genre of music in its infancy and the relevance of the artist’s performance, MC Shadow commented: “When people come to a show, they’re critical. They come to see a performance. It’s got to be rockin’ from beginning to end. It has to be an organized performance, unlike four years ago, when everybody would just jam.”

Read the full article here: STREETSOUND – May 1988 article