Dead Obies

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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 recently unveiled Run Away, the first single off their upcoming third studio album, DEAD., to be released on February 15th, 2019 via Bonsound.

Biography

After taking a few months off, Dead Obies are back with Run Away, the first single off their upcoming third studio album, DEAD., to be released on February 15th, 2019 via Bonsound. Run Away is a return to our initial instincts with a more solemn perspective in the lyrics that reflects our current state of mind, explain Dead Obies. On the new track, producer VNCE CARTER’s arrangements compliment the 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.

Run Away is accompanied by a video, directed by Romain F. Dubois, which follows a teenager who refuses to return home. The single is out now on all music platforms.

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’ upcoming 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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Contact

Shows

28February | Thursday

Chicoutimi, QC

Bistro Café Summum
8:00pm - All ages

15March | Friday

Trois-Rivières, QC

Cabaret de l'Amphithéâtre Cogeco
8:00pm - All ages

16March | Saturday

Gatineau, QC

9:00pm - 18+

21March | Thursday

Joliette, QC

Salle Rolland-Brunelle
8:00pm - All ages
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Releases

Videos

Run Away

Monnaie

Explosif

Everyday

Waiting

Where they @

Aweille!

Tony Hawk

Do or Die + In America

Montréal $ud

Press photos

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Jean-François Sauvé

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Maxyme G. Delisle

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

Dead Obies crush every fucking stage they take Darcy MacDonald, CultMTL

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

Quinze chansons, une heure et vingt de bonnes rimes et de rythmes juteux. [...] Solide album. Philippe Renaud, Le Devoir

The title, a German word that essentially translates "total, all-embracing" work of art, is bang on. 9/10 Darcy MacDonald, CultMTL

Un disque résolument contemporain, pas nostalgique d’un autre Québec, et franchement bien ancré dans notre vie numérique et avec des chansons au fort potentiel de succès Alexandre Courteau, Ici Musique

un concert tendu, d’une redoutable précision, où la parole circulait entre les cinq MC comme un ballon diabolique sur un playground de basket.
Libération

devastating punch lines dished out with laser-like precision in a mixture of English and French over VNCE's booming, menacing beats Exclaim!

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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