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Monnaie - Single
Air Max - EP
Collation Vol. 2 – Limon Verde: La Experiencia
Collation Vol. 1
one of Quebec’s most compelling live acts Erik Leijon, Montreal Gazette
Le hip-hop québécois a un nom et ils sont six, voici les Dead Obies Guy A. Lepage, Tout le monde en parle
Dead Obies are quite simply the best hip hop that’s ever existed in Quebec, period. I just don’t think there’s anyone as good as them. VNCE, the beat-maker of the Dead Obies, is as good as any beat-maker in the world. Laurent Saulnier, FrancoFolies de Montréal
un concert tendu, d’une redoutable précision, où la parole circulait entre les cinq MC comme un ballon diabolique sur un playground de basket.
Dead Obies (5 rappers and 1 producer) released their critically-acclaimed debut album, Montréal $ud, in November 2013. The undeniable success of their sophomore effort, Gesamtkunstwerk (2016), was a real stepping stone for Dead Obies, who performed a string of sold-out gigs across Quebec. Following the highly publicized opening concert of the 2016 FrancoFolies de Montréal, the band opened for Kendrick Lamar on the Plains of Abraham (Festival d'été de Québec), and for French rapper Georgio at the Olympia de Paris. Dead Obies is currently working on their third album.deadobies.com
Dead Obies are back with a video for their latest single, Monnaie (“Money”), out now via Bonsound. Directed by Jean-François Sauvé, the video is a literal depiction the song’s title. Off the back of their ethereal Air Max EP (released in March), the rap group now offers a banger reminiscent of past hits like Where They @, which has garnered over 2.2 million streams on Spotify and over a million views on YouTube. Monnaie is Dead Obies’ Euro-braggadocio anthem fresh out of Grande Ville Studio located in Paris. The repeated chorus line Mets la monnaie dans ma main basically translates to get paid. It reflects a state of mind based on European entrepreneurship, and is inspired by the band’s latest tour throughout France.
With tens of thousands of monthly music streams in France, Dead Obies has already drawn the attention of the French media. Their song Explosif landed at #3 on Grünt Mag’s list of the best French rap songs of 2016 and was included on Surl Mag’s Rythm & Saoul: Millésime 2016 mixtape, which annually compiles the best in rap music. Radio stations PiiAF and Mouv’ have welcomed them into their studios and the daily newspaper Libération featured them in a two-page spread during their first visit in Paris.
Dead Obies (five rappers and one producer) released their critically-acclaimed debut album, Montréal $ud, in November 2013 via Bonsound. Long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize, the record helped place the group at the forefront of Quebec's rap scene. The album was also nominated at L'Autre Gala de l’ADISQ in 2014 for Hip-Hop Album of the Year and Critics' Choice Album of the Year.
After large-scale shows, a European tour, the mixtape Collation Vol. 2 - Limon Verde: La Experiencia, the Montréal $ud book and the animated web series 4:20 avec Dead Obies, the band released their sophomore effort, Gesamtkunstwerk, on March 4th, 2016. Recorded partially in studio and partially in front of a live audience during a series of three sold-out concerts at Phi Centre, Gesamtkunstwerk was listed on the Polaris Prize Long List. The single Where They @ has since garnered over 2.5 million streams on Spotify.
The undeniable success of their sophomore effort, Gesamtkunstwerk, was a real stepping stone for Dead Obies, who performed a string of sold-out gigs across Quebec. Following the highly publicized opening concert of the 2016 FrancoFolies de Montréal, the band opened for Kendrick Lamar on the Plains of Abraham (Festival d'été de Québec), and for French rapper Georgio at the Olympia de Paris. Their tour culminated on September 14th, 2017 at Montreal's MTELUS with a sold-out, interactive and immersive concert. Dead Obies is currently working on their third album.
11July | Wednesday