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