Girard
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Girard

Vancouver, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Vancouver, Canada
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Hip Hop Trip-hop

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Girard @ Fortune Sound Club

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Discography

  1. Guinea Man (Produced by Brett Murphy, Krev Mack, and Richard Girard)

  2. Runaway (Written by Richard Girard) (Produced by Brett Murphy)(Recorded at The Vault) (Guitar by Vince James)

  3. How Many (Written By Richard Girard) (Produced by Richard Girard and Krev Mack; Additional Production by Brett Murphy and egxdeth) (Recorded at 5488 Cecil Street) (Ukulele by Mackenzie Baxfield)

  4. Nu Religion (Written by Richard Girard) (Produced by Krev Mack) (Recorded at The Vault)

  5. Badman (Written by Richard Girard) (Produced by Krev Mack and ClipperKid; additional production by Brett Murphy) (Recorded at The Vault)

  6. Junkie City (Written by Richard Girard) (Produced by Krev Mack and Brett Murphy) (Recorded at 1010 Howe Street and The Vault)

  7. Soul (Written by Richard Girard) (Produced by Richard Girard; additional production by Brett Murphy and Krev Mack) (Recorded at 5488 Cecil Street)


Executive Producer(s): Richard Girard, Krev Mack, Brett Murphy

Recording Engineers: Krev Mack, Brett Murphy, Richard Girard

Mixing Engineers: Brett Murphy, Krev Mack,

Mastering Engineer: Roger Swan

Artwork: Colin Courteny 


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Bio

Girard is a Papua New Guinean born, Afro-Canadian rapper/producer based in Vancouver, B.C. 

For Girard, making hip hop beats was a way to channel elements of his Papua New Guinean heritage into a creative outlet. Growing up in two distinct cultural environments –  the southwestern Pacific island and Comox, British Columbia – Girard riffs off of his surroundings to craft his records, using a multimedia approach to lyricism and music production.

Girard’s beats create an understated yet evocative musical landscape that emphasize his narrative. His sonics are melancholy and minimalistic, with heavy distorted tones, warped synths and ominous drums. His lyrics are both introspective and hedonistic, vacillating between stories of sex and drugs and the complex journey of a man discovering himself. Influenced by the people, places and circumstances around him, Girard bottles his experiences through time and space into rhythms and rhymes.


Witnessing his friends struggle with depression and suicide during his high school years in Comox is what motivated Girard to pursue music. Without any formal musical training or background, he vowed to follow his passion, moving to Vancouver in 2015 with hopes that chasing his dream would inspire others to do the same.


After relocating to the rainy city, Girard searched online to find opportunities to perform, with his most notable gig to date being the Lonely Hearts Club Show at Vancouver’s iconic Fortune Sound Club. The performance took place on March 4, 2018 and showcased an array of acts, with several musicians hailing from Girard’s hometown.  


In December 2017, Girard released his debut project, a 7 track EP titled Sincerely Urz the Homo Sapien. During the two-year recording process, Girard stopped cutting and combing his hair altogether, to distance himself from human vanity and create from a more spiritual headspace.


Currently, a more groomed Girard is working on launching a weekly hip-hop night in downtown Vancouver, Workout Wednesdays. He plans on helping host the event and will be performing at the grand opening on April 18, 2018.


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