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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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"Exclusive - Certi "Go Up" feat. Kidd Kidd"

Certi is from the East Coast of Canada, hailing from Dartmouth, NS. He links up with G-Unit artist Kidd Kidd for his brand new single Go Up released exclusively though Canadian Dope. This is off his up coming album “Born and Raised 3” which is set to be released early 2016.

“When I heard the beat and started writing this track the only person I could see on the next verse was Kidd Kidd. Similar to my story, Kidd Kidd raps about his struggle and I feel that I connect a lot of his music. Throughout the track you’ll see that our sounds complement each other” says Certi.

The single is also available to purchase on iTunes. Overall, this track is straight fire and has our stamp of approval so we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. The production on the track is credited to CashMoneyAp and Halifax’s native Chris Noxx. Be sure to listen to this below and follow him on Twitter & Instagram. - Canadian DOPE

"11 local hip-hop artists are heading to Atlanta"

Next weekend, 11 local hip-hop artists are heading to Atlanta to showcase at AC3, one of the largest hip-hop festivals in America. The southern city is a literal hot-bed of hip-hop, home to artists like Gucci Mane, Rich Gang, 2 Chainz, Jermaine Dupri, Waka Flocka Flame, Andre 3000, TLC and many more. Also known as 'Hotlanta,' several musical movements have grown out of the socio-economic culture of the city, with incredible wealth positioned next to incredible poverty. Because of this economic disparity, and as a hub of the illegal drug trade, Atlanta is one of the most dangerous, crime-ridden cities in the U.S. The trap, as they say, is real.

But this cultural climate of Atlanta has created music and artistic expression that is unique, innovative and influential, especially in the last decade. Some of America's most important hip-hop artists, labels and studios circulate around the Atlanta scene. Talent is found constantly.

To get our local rap artists down there, Melissa MacMaster at Buds Entertainment joined up with Andree Gracie (Grey Sea Management) and TMG Entertainment's Tony Makhoul to select a roster of talent to rep Nova Scotia. MacMaster pitched the idea of an all-Canadian showcase and AC3 was down to clown. With the support of Music Nova Scotia and the Province of Nova Scotia, a team of 16 people (artists, staff and a videographer, Brendan Lyle) are whippin' down to ATL on October 7: "We have been working hard setting up meetings, interviews, participating on panel discussions and organizing a VIP industry mixer, which will take place right before our showcase," MacMaster explains, "We are looking to secure publishing deals and build relationships and A&R's which will help us break into the Atlanta market."

I spoke with the 11 artists hoping to break into the Atlanta scene, just so you know who they are when they get their own Noisey documentary. Best of luck to our hip-hop homedogs.

First time in Atlanta

WHO I AM: Certi (Carvel Clayton), just turned 20. I'm from Dartmouth, from a small neighbourhood where you must hard work to see yourself get out. I've worked with a few major local artists, like Ghetto Child, JRDN, Thrillah and Quake, who taught me how to make music in a more powerful way. I released my fifth mixtape, Born And Raised 2, on datpiff.com along with other mix tapes. I am slowly working on my first album called Born And Raised, dropping next year.

WHAT I WANT TO DO IN ATL: I am expecting to have a very good show, on my behalf. I want to create a fanbase out there and meet people that can help take my music to the next level. - The Coast Halifax

"Smooth Grooves with Certi- December 13th-2015"

Featuring an interview w/ Certi as he previews some tracks off of his upcoming mixtape, "Born & Raised 3", PLUS #jams from Pusha T w/ The Dream, Jeremih, Puff Daddy w/ Pharrell, Chris Brown, Vybz Kartel, Omarion & more!!! - CKDU Smooth Grooves


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Certi is a Canadian hip hop artist based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Certified being only 20 years old has done shows throughout Canada, opening for August Alsina, Trina and Bow Wow. 

Certi has the sound, voice, and lyrics to take the music industry by storm, with five mixtapes under his belt, not many artistes are this versatile with singing and rapping, word play and lyrics. 

Certi released his last project, BORN AND RAISED 2 the mixtape July of 2015 which can be downloaded for free off of Datpiff.com http://www.datpiff.com/profile/clayton2000 . Keep up-to-date with all the latest music and videos by following @Certiofficial on Twitter and @Certimusic on Instagram. 

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