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Jean-François Sauvé
Jean-François Sauvé
Jean-François Sauvé
Jean-François Sauvé
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Jean-François Sauvé
Jean-François Sauvé

Dead Obies (4 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. Before ending their tour in a jam-packed MTELUS, 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, and performed in the opening concert of the 2016 Francos de Montréal. Dead Obies' third album DEAD. (2019) is a way for the group to close a chapter in their career and being a new one : to die and be reborn.

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Awards & Recognition
  • Urban Music Award and Viral Song Award (for Where They @) at the 2017 SOCAN Gala
  • Nominated at the 2016 GAMIQ Awards for Public Choice Award, Rap EP of the Year (for Air Max) and Video of the Year (for Waiting)
  • Nomination at the 2017 INDIES for Francophone Artist/Group of the Year
  • 2016 GAMIQ Awards for Show of the Year and Rap Album of the Year + Nominations for Artist of the Year, _Video of the Year and Public Choice Award
  • Nominated on the 2016 Polaris Prize Long List (Gesamtkunstwerk)
  • Nominated for the 2016 L'Espoir FEQ prize
  • 2014 GAMIQ Awards for Show of the Year, Song of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Rap Album of the Year + Nominations for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year
  • Nominated at ADISQ 2014 for Album of the Year - Hip-Hop and Album of the Year - Critic's Choice
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Press Quotes

One of Quebec’s most compelling live acts.

Erik Leijon, The Montreal Gazette

Les MC montréalais reviennent avec leur rap éclectique à l’énergie brute. Fatalement cool!

Maxime Delcourt, Les Inrocks

Dead Obies crush every fucking stage they take.

Darcy MacDonald, CultMTL

[Dead Obies] frappent en plein dans le mille avec cette offrande résolument plus pop […] qui consolidera sans doute la place de la formation au firmament du rap québ.

François Gionet, VOIR

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, Francos de Montréal