Dead Obies

Aweille!

Gesamtkunstwerk

Montréal $ud

Montréal $ud

Where They @

Gesamtkunstwerk

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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.

Biography

Dead Obies unveil Doo Wop, the third single off their album DEAD., available now in stores and online. Arguably one of the catchiest song the guys have released to date, Doo Wop showcases each of the four MCs’ (20SOME, Joe Rocca, Ogee Rodman and Snail Kid) distinct style and energy. To go along with the single, the group is also releasing a video directed by Jean-François Sauvé. The colorful images captured by Sauvé perfectly illustrate the playful spirit of the song.

If Doo Wop reveals a new, catchier sound for Dead Obies, André released earlier this winter, is a concise power track that doesn’t let up. VNCE CARTER creates a rowdy, lo-fi production on which each MC delivers stand-out verses amidst ostentatious distortion.

While Run Away, the first single which marked the group's comeback this fall, is a return to our initial instincts, explain Dead Obies. Producer VNCE CARTER’s arrangements add to the track's live instrumentations recorded by Jean-Michel Frédéric (keys) and Mark Alan Haynes (bass). The empowering piano chords round out the 4 MCs’ (Joe Rocca, 20SOME, Snail Kid and Ogee Rodman) fully developed skills.

The 13-date DEAD. Tour kicks off on February 28th, 2019 in Chicoutimi, and culminates in Montreal on April 26th at MTELUS. See dates on deadobies.com.

Dead Obies’ new album follows the Polaris Long-Listed Gesamtkunstwerk (2016), a real stepping stone for the group. They went on to perform a string of sold-out gigs across Quebec and tour Europe. Before ending their tour at a jam-packed MTELUS, Dead Obies opened for Kendrick Lamar on the Plains of Abraham (Festival d'été de Québec) and for French rapper Georgio at the Olympia de Paris, as well as performed in the opening concert of the 2016 Francos de Montréal.

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Shows

30March | Saturday

Laval, QC

Annexe 3
8:00pm - All ages

12April | Friday

Brossard, QC

Le Club DIX30
8:00pm - All ages

13April | Saturday

Sainte-Thérèse, QC

Cabaret BMO
8:00pm - All ages

19April | Friday

Saint-Lazare, QC

Bar Chez Maurice
9:30pm - 18+
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Releases

Videos

Doo Wop

André

Run Away

Monnaie

Explosif

Everyday

Waiting

Where they @

Aweille!

Tony Hawk

Do or Die + In America

Montréal $ud

Press photos

DO_DooWop

Jean-François Sauvé

DO - dark 5

Jean-François Sauvé

do-big5

Jean-François Sauvé

Awards

  • 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
  • Nominated on the 2014 Polaris Prize Long List (Montréal $ud)
  • Cash prize awarded by CKOI 96.9 for the best showcase at Rendez-vous Pros des Francos 2014
  • Nomination at 2013 GAMIQ in the Breakthrough Artist of the Year category

Press clippings

one of Quebec’s most compelling live acts Erik Leijon, 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, FrancoFolies de Montréal

Major shows

  • M for Montreal (2015)
  • Phi Centre (Album recording - 2015)
  • OUMF (2015)
  • FrancoFolies de Montréal (2015)
  • NXNE (2015)
  • FrancoFolies de Montréal (2013)
  • FMEAT (2013)
  • Francouvertes (2013)
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