Ishkan

Ishkan

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A presence in Hip Hop music for over a decade now as a collaborator with long time friend Moka Only, and a member of the illustrious City Planners Crew. Ishkan and his crew members are collectively recognized as part of the backbone of Canadian hip hop.

Biography

A well known resident of the Victoria and Vancouver area, Canadian Emcee ISHKAN has been a presence in Hip Hop music for over a decade now. Ishkan has created quite a name for himself through collaborations with long time friend Moka Only. A member of the illustrious City Planners Crew, the rapper known as Ishkan and his crew members have long brought high energy live performances across Canada and the U.S. and are collectively recognized as part of the backbone of Canadian hip hop.

Boasting the talent of members such as Jeff Spec, Moka Only, Sichuan, Sweet G, and Kirby Dominant, the City Planners were ranked amongst Urb magazine's "Next 100", inspiring confidence in they're ability as individual artists to soon become very successful musicians. Ishkan and crew has been billed with countless acts both at home and on the road. These acts include Swollen Members, The Alkoholics, Abstract Rude, Digital Underground, Kool Kieth, Living Legends, Sondoobie, and many more.

Right now though he's about to do things his own way with the release of his first solo album for Eclipse Records: "Murder Mouth". With a voice that sits lower than the core of the planet, Ishkan brings an aggressive yet soulful approach to music. His lead single and title track off the "Murder Mouth" album is produced by DJ Murge. It is a power packed song with heat to melt the club down. He leaves the listeners in awe with his heavy depictions of city life. Creatively however, the album is not restricted to that domain. He speaks on many topics and moves in many directions with a plethora of expression. Collaborations on the album include: Jeff Spec, Moka Only, Just B, Dj Murge, and Divinity. He is the most recent addition to the Eclipse Record's team and has produced his most polished work to date.

Another result of his alliance with Eclipse Records has been the creation of a Dj Murge music video which features Ishkan alongside the likes of Sondoobie and Just B. It is a remix for the "Shake 'em Down" song on Dj Murge's " Search and Rescue" compilation. It is also currently in rotation at MuchMusic and has had numerous good reviews.

Ishkan has long been known for his cryptic yet undeniably well written wordplay and has shown to have a limitless range in the recording studio. With his deep, raspy voice and unique rhythmic approach he has earned himself a loyal following and is sure to exceed all expectations in his current affiliation with Eclipse Records.

Discography

Murder Mouth (2005) CD Album - Eclipse Records
Murder Mouth (2004) CD Single - Eclipse Records
Murder Mouth (2004) 12" Vinyl - Eclipse Records
Featured Guest on: The Oddities "Scenic Route" (2004) CD & 2XLP - Battle Axe Records
Featured Guest on: Lester "Wicked" CD (2004) - Nettwerk Records
Nowfolk (w / Moka Only) (2002) - Peirlunar
Ripper Writs (1999) CD - Independent
Cousin Cool Out” (1998) Cass. - Independent

Set List

Varied