Rellik

Rellik

Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
BandHip HopR&B

Currently featured in Mar/Apr Canadian Musician Magazine. 2012 highlights-WCMA nominee, APCMA nominee . APTN "first tracks" award recipient. Selected for Breakout West festival. special guest on Moka Only AND Kyprios Canada tour. All members are fathers and diverse musicians who entertain all ages.

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Biography

Rellik is an award winning, multi award nominated, diverse group of urban artists from western Canada. A unique blend of refined hip hop music, combined with the soulful vocals of Andrew Decorby, they offer an act full of talent, substance, and emotion.
Billy LeBlanc, better known as Rellik, got into Hip Hop at an early, formidable age, and gradually developed his craft over the years. Throughout his career he has rapped alongside Talib Kwali, D12 and Kardinal Offishall also proudly shared the stage with some childhood heroes such as Run DMC, Casual, and Canadian Icons Buffy St. Marie and The Guess Who.
Signed with New Leaf Entertainment in 2005 and now Independent, the multi nominated, critically acclaimed debut album Mighty Mouth released in 2011. Rellik released "broken Chainz in early 2013 with contributing producers from across Canada and is scheduled to release a sophomore release, titled "Cut From a Different Cloth" in late fall, 2013.
A gifted wordsmith known for his quick witted and gritty punch-lines, Rellik is no stranger to adversity and has transcribed his experiences growing up in low income housing to getting custody of his boys, into hard hitting lyrics skilfully spit with emotion and determination.

From transcribing the emotions of gaining custody of his children, then the sudden loss of his mother, to fierce fully describing his frustrations with the music industry, or political subjects, Rellik has always made the point crystal clear.
Both members being aboriginal, Rellik was raised on Cree principles. Of Metis descent (French and Native American) he does not feel the need to write exclusively about either. "While still in touch with our aboriginal roots, I feel the need to write material that all hip hop listeners can relate to regardless of their ethnic background or experiences".
Rellik has a rare gift in composing lyrics that not only get in your face but get right under your skin. His messages are carefully placed ontop of beats carefully arranged so the listener is barely aware of the impact his words bare, often until the second or third take.
As a Seasoned performer with hundreds of performances tucked under their belt , over the years, they have learned that an audience enjoys raw energy but also appreciates some lighter, more personal moments, which songs like "thank you" and "daddys lil girl" tend to provide. No matter the topic, he turns wordplay into a craft with ease. Relliks sound is often compared to Xzibit, Rick Ross or Aesop Rock. His professionalism in the studio and on stage promises to be rewarding in markets not only in Canada and the US, but overseas as well.

Lyrics

Daddys Little Girl

Written By: W.Leblanc - Rellik

Daddy's Little Girl - Rellik - Lyric Sheet
W.LeBlanc

Chorus

Sometimes I know what your thinking , cause your Daddys little Girl
And when you feel your ship sinking , your still Daddys little Girl

Verse 1

from the moment that my baby woke up see,
Thank God, cant't help feel that I'm lucky
The feeling that she get when she next to my chest
Aint no more stress cause I know that she loves me
She gets what she want cause she's Daddys little girl
she dont wuite know but she's Daddys whole world
it's the simple little things like washing her up and brushing her curls
and if my boys could see me , watching treehouse TV
never had it up to here , cause Im daddys of the year
juggling it all and I make it look easy
In the studio, sittin on my lap
hold her in my arms while she taking a nap
I rub her little back or start to have a chat
just talkin baby talk about this and that cause
one day you'll be much older , need my hand, I'll reach right over
Have some dumb boy break your heart , ripped apart and need my shoulder
you got Daddy's word , he'll always help ya, in this crazy world of Helter skelter
sweear to God that whatever life brings , by any means , you can use my wings for shelter
Cause in this day and age , some Daddys come then go away
but SHay Shays Daddys here to stay , he only breaks to take the stage
We'll flip the page per chapter , try fill our days with laughter
thats my word , your Daddys little girl aint no more cryin, Daddy Has ya'

Chorus

Sometimes I know what your thinking , cause your Daddys little Girl
And when you feel your ship sinking , your still Daddys little Girl

Verse 2

Some time in the back of my mind
I knew I wanted a little girl this whole time but
Daddys little girl wasnt ready for the world, Daddys world was in decline somewhat
I needed a wife, someone , I treated her right
someone who show a little class, not just another piece of ass someone I can love and trust
Now daddy got his S&*t togethor, seen both sides , know which ones better
The thought of bein without you dont cross my mind cause I cant picture never
Trick or treatin, you and I in the dark
Push you on the swing way up high in the park
and you dont even know but your the cutest little thing when
you sittin there and your tryin to talk
from the first day of school , to the soccer tryouts
to walkin you down the aisle while
we think about the past , as we giggle and laugh
how it all went fast and it flashed with a smile
cause one day hot damn, Daddy be an old man and wont rhyme no more
and Ill long for the days , me and shay shay watching that dumb ass purple dinosaur
finally ,I got my baby girl and we like BFF's
aint no stress, play it by ear and dont feat what comes next
jus want you to know if your ever feelin down and out, well sit and play this song
Daddys always love you, thinkin of you, goto hug you then that day is gone

Chorus

Sometimes I know what your thinking , cause your Daddys little Girl
And when you feel your ship sinking , your still Daddys little Girl

Back On The Map

Written By: W. LeBlanc / R. Mark . N. Down

Back On The Map – Rellik – W.LeBlanc / N. Down`/ R.Mark
Lyric Sheet

Verse 1

See, just cause I was
Born to diss you that don`t mean that I got anger issues
See I was born with a mic and lyrics bound to hit you`s
About to make it happen with this rappin in due time
A Nato beat, some fun, a six pack and a few rhymes
With the best of the best, from the north and the west
Yeah boy, it`s one eighteen and one eight two you might have guessed
And aint nobody better putting paper to pen
If I can`t make it, drop it for the sake of it friend
Continue to bring you something new and always relevant
Half that radio s*&t (censored) I can`t believe they`re sellin it
(laugh) haha yeah I said it and I meant it , kick the can now
Touch, Rellik, Nato, made em` turn they`re master plan around
Take it back to the board room with the blueprints
Scratch their head, how`d he come up with all this type of new s&*t (censored)
Special delivery, from an uninvited guest
I`m just warming up and you don’t wanna see what`s coming next, Yes

Chorus

How can they say they don’t understand me , (understand me)
When they see me in the hood , ( I`m pressuring , write the come ups, so whats up)
How can they say they don’t understand me , (understand me)
When they see me in the hood (my city back on track, back on the map)


Verse 2
See every word he sendin, put you in the fourth dimension
And you don’t wanna miss a piece of this so pay attention
Instead of hollerin bout every dollar that your spendin
Maybe you should sit and liten (to) every single word he mention
Cause you can hear it in his voice that Rellik aint pretendin
Addicted to the beats and theres no time for intervention
No counselling and psycho therapy aint gonna fix this
See you can get with this or get put upon the s&*t (censored) list
I , say what I mean, mean what I say each and every day
My advise to you is just don`t get in the way, OK
(laughs) haha , non believers, bottom feeders , we don’t need em
Tie up now theyre stuck (censored) and have them beggin for their freedom
When theyre, gagged, choked , no hope and flat broke
Washed up in cold water, waitin for the next boat, Oh
It`s Touch and Rellik , like stealth incognito
Representin real hip hop now for the people

Chorus

How can they say they don’t understand me , (understand me)
When they see me in the hood , ( I`m pressuring , write the come ups, so whats up)
How can they say they don’t understand me , (understand me)
When they see me in the hood (my city back on track, back on the map)

Verse 3 (Touch)

My rhymes are labrynthinian , they escape you
I`m hard to follow , so how am I supposed to take you
You barely pass the minimum requirements
While cats like Rellik and me inspire your s&*t (censored)
I noticed things done changed pretty fast
But I`m the ghost of hip hop past and I know your havin a blast
But we veterans, your little 16 bars wouldn’t last
And you aint got no fans , your just getting harassed
Your overshadowed by Nato beats and One eighteen streets
and one eight two keep you honest fifty two weeks
out of the year , I close my eyes and pretend you aint here
and write rap songs that are far superior
to anything in your recent history, Im tellin you
I write real good like calligraphy , mad wiity
And its still an unsolved mystery
What possessed you to grab a mic and start spittin` with me

Chorus

How can they say they don’t understand me , (understand me)
When they see me in the hood , ( I`m pressuring , write the come ups, so whats up)
How can they say they don’t understand me , (understand me)
When they see me in the hood (my city back on track, back on the map)

Thank You

Written By: W.LeBlanc/ A.Decorby - Rellik

Thank You – Rellik – W.LeBlanc / D.Bedard/ A.Decorby
Lyric Sheet

Verse 1

First of all ,
I’d like to say thanks to everybody coming out again
Yeah, I feel bad too it had to come to an end
I know I’ll see ya around friend, every now and then
We’ll do another show with more promo, and do it all again
Thanks for buying the CD and the T shirt
And paying five at the door , hope you got your money’s worth
The blood, sweat and tears and a whole life’s work
The happiness, the sadness and the things that made me hurt
And believe me, every nickel and dime, it goes to a cause
Like pumping out more quality hip hop for those
Who eat, sleep, breathe hip hop then S*&T (censored) it in the toilet
But hold up, wait, this a moment let’s not spoil it
From town to town we get down to business ‘cause this is
The most important thing besides family and kids its
An adolescent dream , put on digital tape
And I appreciate everybody’s patience in the wait
I wanna’

Chorus

Thank you for coming out and showing support
I feel appreciated in my city or on the road
Thank you , for everything you went and you done
Because of you, look at us and how far that we’ve come
Thank you for coming out and showing support
I feel appreciated in my city or on the road
Thank you , Thank you


Verse 2

You took a look to the left, and a look to the right
And thank you for appreciating all the talent here tonight and
Taking the time, listening to every line
It gets better, every clever little endeavour of mine
And thanks to the woman, who’s sittin in the back
Putting up with bulls*&t (censored) while I’m layin down the tracks and
Thanks to my kids, who know I do what I do
For the time I didn’t spend but daddy’s doin this for you
In hopes that we can get out this hood together
Yeah, not get rich , just live a little better
And thanks to my moms for her life not her death
It breaks me up she never got to hear this sh*&t (censored) before she left
And thanks to all my good friends, from back in the day
Who never let me down, yeah we like brothers, family
And thanks to all of you that I forgot to mention
(kiss noise) peace, Mighty Mouth see you all again friends

Chorus

Thank You for coming out and showing support
I feel appreciated in my city or on the road
Thank you , for everything you went and you done
Because of you, look at us and how far that we’ve come
Thank You for coming out and showing support
I feel appreciated in my city or on the road
Thank you , Thank you

Still The Blues

Written By: W.Leblanc - Rellik

Still The Blues (A Tribute) - Lyric Sheet - Rellik

Breakin through your door, with a passion for words
Rhyme about anythingm boy , this that and the third
A stratocastor and a microphone , still choice weapons
while I learn life lessons from the past blues legends
and the question I'd ask Sam "Lightning" Hopkins
How he freestyled that 12 bar blues and rocked it often
while we're on the topic of the lone star state
let me take but a minute, mention some texas greats
Johnmny WInter , Freddie King , Blind Lemon jefforson
Check Berry wouldn't of sone S&*t without T Bone (Walker)
A lesson on the blues, party people are you with me
Giant man Albert King from the state of mississippi
His legacy it lived on, through Stevie Ray Vaughn
then to Kenny Wayne Sheppard once number one was gone
See , I just thought id sit and educate you for a minute
Drive down the interstate to see the Austin City Limits

Chorus (x2)

From CHi town to Mississippi ( This is how we do it)
from LA to New Orleans ( this is how we do it )
from ALberta to Texas , it aint nothin new kid
it's still blues music, I just flipped something new to it

Verse 2

No matter , How I describe and the words that I choose
Let me break it down for you, it's the birth of the blues
we can take it way back to 1920 or so
way beforme smokin Joe and that brother Keb Mo'
at the barnyard dance , where brothers let it all go
Charlie Patton on the stage boy , rockin the show
and I'll never forget , the sweet voice of son house
like magic when he spoke, every note in his mouth
and all my blues lovers know what I'm talking about
the mystery of Robert Johnson still hangs in the clouds
how he learned that 12 bar , just by sellin his soul
to the devil himself , at the famous crossroads , well
anyway , thats how the story is told
I dont know , I wasn't there in the days of the old
But I still can't forget Ledbelly sittin in prison
see the blues is like a gift and it keeps on givin'

Chorus (x2)

From CHi town to Mississippi ( This is how we do it)
from LA to New Orleans ( this is how we do it )
from ALberta to Texas , it aint nothin new kid
it's still blues music, I just flipped something new to it

**This song has a third verse written, however only two verses were
recorded for the Demo version **

Discography

Won 18 - Return to Edlantis (1999)
Won 18 - The Dirty Boulevard (2005)
Rellik - Mighty Mouth (2011)
Rellik - Broken Chainz (2013)

Compilations

Brockway Ent. -Canadian Rap Future Superstars
DavidDance - Sounds of the Underground
Jab Records - The Next Big Thing
Indie Castle / Coast to Coast Mixtapes vol. 2
VENTS - Infest Compilation

Set List

setlist is always changing for each performance
full setlist for each show availableby request
1.Intro / Crowd Motivation
2.Control
3.One of these days
4.Back On the Map
5.Grimey
Old school beat
CROWD RESPONSE/ PLUGS / Merch throwouts
6.Get Stupid
7.What it All boils down to
8.Soldier
9.Rain Down
10. Daddys lil Girl
11.Still the Blues
12.Thank You
merch throwouts