Got an award and a couple nominates / But an Akon chorus kept my Book from a trophy.
Pardon the tacky artwork, but don’t let that throw you off. For those of you States-side, I have to explain why the above line is the dirtiest line I’ve heard all year. At last year’s Junos (the Canadian Grammys), D-Sisive’s The Book was nominated for Best Rap Album against Kardinal Offishall’s Not 4 Sale, which if you recall was led by the strength of the single “Dangerous” feat. Akon. The Book was much more highly acclaimed critically and by fans than Not 4 Sale, yet still lost. Canada might not produce many great mainstream rappers, but our underground is fire (fuck being modest!).After dropping three albums last year, D-Sisive is already back at it, this time inspired by a documentary called “Anvil! The Story Of Anvil” and the Dead man’s Bones LP. Read the rest of this entry (yes, I still have more to say) and download the track after the jump.
D leaves behind a barrage of quotables on this song about why he’ll never break through to the mainstream. Calling out “Best I Ever Had” as evidence to his case and referencing k’os’ Yes! album give this song a nice Toronto touch. Even if you’re not from the dot, if you’re a fan of underground hip-hop in general, I highly recommend D-Sisive. Although his sometimes dark, “emo” material might be hard to connect to (this material was inspired by the recent passing of both his parents), his imagery will leave you pausing and rewinding tracks for days. Big shouts to Matt who e-mailed me about this track.
Download: D-Sisive – “Anvil”
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