THE RESURRECTION PROJECT
November 2011 – Toronto.
Sensing modern day audiences did not appreciate the rich history and profound roots of the Hip-Hop genre in Canada served as inspiration to Shadow to launch an initiative and establish a modern-day bookend album for his historical involvement and testimonial of his contributions to the subculture.
After attending the CBC Hip Hop Summit held at the Glen Gould Studio in Toronto, it became clear that historical inaccuracies and a significant gap exists in the account of the early days of rap music in the country.
Teaming up with former Capitol Records artist and contributing producer for Canadian Idol; Frank “Tekniq” Morell, Shadow and Tekniq began working together on the ‘Trilogy Project’. Shadow revived the dormant indie label East Park Productions for the launch of the project which had been inactive since the release of the Get Loose Crew in 1988. Shadow was the only remaining artist on the roster after the group disbanded in 1990.
Morell a 90’s hip-hop artist by origin was known for his work with “Brothers from the Ghetto” song “Play the Music Dj“. Under then banner of Simply Majestic and signed to Capitol Records, Morell was a fixture on the underground hip-hop scene throughout the 1990’s where he went on to produce works for Carlito (aka Don Carlito) (former Get Loose Crew alum) with songs “Just Like Me“, “Asi Como Mi” and was featured in both videos and live TV performances which included the Mike Bullard Show.
The duo produced and released 3 singles in August 2015. Resurrection, Lost and Lullaby of Pain. ‘Resurrection’ was welcomed with a 5th spot entry on Indie Music/College Radio Chart !earshot. (read !earshot post here) The song remained for 5 weeks, accompanied with airplay across Canada for the next several months. ‘Lullaby of Pain’ remains one of the most popularly downloaded songs of the three on Spotify and iTunes.