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"Fidgit: Soul Clap Records"

Canada's finest Hip Hop crew make a special visit to the UK and spend an evening lighting up the Fidgit vibes. This is the best hip hop and breaks weekly in South London, i.e. the best in Europe, and guests MCs and producers from Soul Clap records should give the crowd some real treats.

Soul Clap records are based in Toronto but their stable of artists includes yardie wannabe Rich London (we bet he's from Ontario really) who will battle it out on the mic with JD Era, definitely their most exciting artists and surely destined to explode on the international scene and take Soul Clap with him.

Despite the live skills of the Soul Clap MCs, this is first and foremost a club night and you can expect some blindingly fresh US and Canadian licks to get the well dressed dancefloor shaking. We love Plan B and Fidgit is their best night. Anybody who likes their hip hop laced with intelligent lyricism should not miss this cool outfit. - Londontown.com

"Nike Battle Grounds"

For the first time, Battlegrounds Toronto also had its own soundtrack. To
celebrate the inseparable connection between the game and hip-hop culture,
Nike Canada commissioned a compilation CD featuring new tracks from Toronto's
hottest and most talented DJ's and hip-hop artists. Several of the artists
featured on the compilation performed live at Battlegrounds 2005, including
Rich London, JD Era, Fever, Rochester aka Juice, The Black Jays and Toronto
hip-hop icon Kardinal Offishall. Actor/emcee Shawn "Singlefoot" Singleton and
Q Mack emceed Battlegrounds Toronto for the third consecutive year.
"Battlegrounds delivered the authentic summer basketball experience,"
said Derek Kent, Head of Corporate Communications, Nike Canada. "And, you
can't beat the excitement of a rematch of last year's final between two fierce
competitors. The intensity was unbelievable."
Nike Canada ensured that the authenticity of the one-on-one competition
was maintained by making tickets for Nike Battlegrounds Toronto 2005 available
free of charge at Nike Toronto and GTA Footlocker locations.

- CNW Group


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- Stolen From Africa


Fourth and Goal Mixtape (2004)

Soul Clap Kings Mixtape with various artists (2004)

Black Market Mix Tape Vol. 1 (2005)

Nike Battlegrounds Mixtape (2005)

Black Market Mixtape “The Re-Up” Vol 2. (2006)
Radio Singles

“The One” (2005)

“Money Money” (2005)

“Ride Clean” (2005)

“Take Me Home” featuring Sumeet (2005)

“What Up Remix” Frank ‘N Dank Feat. JD Era (2005)

"Love 2 Hate" Feat. Mystic & Miranda (2006)

“Good Morning Toronto” (2006)

“Stay Up Remix” Ms. Issa Feat. JD Era & Fat Joe (2006)

“Prince of the North” (2007)



- Its not easy being the next best thing, especially for an artist commonly referred to as “The Prince Of The North”. It becomes even more difficult when a whole country anxiously anticipates your next move. With a 2005 Marc Eckofest Freestyle Competition title, Nike Battlegrounds Compilation, and a feature beside the beautiful Miss Issa and Terror Squad’s Fat Joe receiving International success, in enters, JD ERA.

- The 21 year old Toronto native, (who has been cleverly crafting an identity in both the underground and commercial scene) is ready to make his permanent mark. For the past 2 years, this talented ambassador for the “new north” has been relatively unknown in the public eye, until now. With the release of his debut album, Welcome To Hollywood North, JD ERA is sure to take music fans worldwide by storm.

-“To me this album is about not only standing out lyrically from everything that’s out, but also showing my growth and development from my mixtapes,” Says Era about his forthcoming debut. “There’s a lot of craziness going on in hip hop and it’s hard for the fans to decipher good music from the bubble gum. I’m here to shake things up a bit.”

-Raised in Mississauga as the youngest of 3 siblings, Era (born Joseph Dako) is what many consider a breath of fresh air to the Canadian hip hop scene. With his roots deeply planted in the underground, his start as a battle emcee proved to be a successful one. At the age of 16 Era began writing rhymes and entered and won his first freestyle competition. His passion for battling other emcees has gained him a reputation as one of the top freestyle lyricists in Canada.

- There are no limitations to Era’s skill and lyrical ability. Although he received commercial success with club bangers “Ride Clean” and “Take Me Home”, it is his more socially aware tracks like, “What We Have” and “Concrete Jungle” that have earned him the respect and admiration of his peers. This Christmas he was invited to perform at fellow Canadian, Kardinal Offishall’s Christmas Party and later to Nelson Mandela’s Hip Hop for Africa charity event. Inspired by not only common things that he feels every audience can relate to, but also the experiences that have shaped him into the artist he is today. JD is definitely a hip hop force to be reckoned with.

- With his debut album Welcome To Hollywood North in the works, Era is focusing on creating a solid album from beginning to end. “You only get to be a new artist once, so you got to get it right the first time, or there won’t be a second chance,” says JD. He stated that his focus for the album was to put out quality music and to prove that Canadian artists such as himself can compete with those south of the border. “I don’t believe Canadian rappers are being represented properly at the present time, and I’m here to change that.” His hunger for success and passion for writing should make Welcome To Hollywood North one of the most highly anticipated debut albums of 2007.