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"*Video* Backroad Bars feat. Perfeck Strangers (Dan-e-o & Promise) on Backroad Radio"

Dan-e-o x Promise = Perfeck Strangers. Nothin’ but off the top of the heads rhymes from these two bringing us those Backroad Bars. - Backroad Radio

"NEW VIDEO: Perfeck Strangers “Love Again” (Directed by iLL Vibe)"

Directed by iLLvibe, the “Love Again” music video is the fifth from the hip-hop super duo, Perfeck Strangers and their debut album, “Series Premiere” on URBNET Records.

Dan-e-o and Promise go back and forth on this soulful joint detailing the lack of love that sometimes exists within the various relationships we have – be they with your girl, your boys or your father figures. - City On My Back

"[Audio] Perfeck Strangers ft. Sha Stimuli & Prince Po – “Dreams Pt. 2" (Prod: Goldentone)"

Perfeck Strangers (Promise & Dan-e-o) just released an alternate version of “Dreams”, this time featuring Sha Stimuli and Prince Po (formerly of Organized Konfusion with Pharoahe Monch). Goldentone handles the production on this one, providing a keys-laced backdrop for the emcees as Yonatan Watts lends his soulful vocals to the chorus. For all their talents, I really believe Promise and Dan-e-o deserve more recognition than they’re currently receiving. The talent is undeniable, and their message is well worth sharing. Suffice it to say, I’ll continue to check for them in the future. Stream and download “Dreams Pt. 2? below. - See more at: - The Come Up Show

"Video: Perfeck Strangers - Work To Do"

Toronto’s Promise (@ipromisemusic) and Dan-e-o (@Daneo10) team up to form the rap duo “Perfeck Strangers,” and here we have the visuals for their latest single “Work To Do,” off their Series Premiere project. - Boi-1da

"Perfeck Strangers (Dan-e-o & Promise) – Dreams f. Wordsworth (Video)"

Dan-e-o and Promise grab Wordsworth for the sixth visual release from their collaborative debut, Series Premiere.

A re-imagining of the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X as well as a declaration about one’s quest to live out his dreams.

Produced by Goldentone. - 2 Dope Boyz

"Perfeck Strangers Dreams Tour Interview at Barrie’s Urban Village 2013"

Riding a well deserved wave of publicity and a number of featured appearances including Dan-e-o’s recent participation in the historic Performing Diaspora panel, Perfeck Strangers blessed the stage at this years Barrie Urban Village 2013.

The fabulous duo Dan-e-o and Promise hit it up with the beautiful Amanda J Rodgers prior to their live performance to spill what’s good in their music world… Take a load off and join Amanda as she gets the goods on what’s on the horizon for this pair of solo artists who’ve combined their skills to create a lyrically explosive album with underlying tones of consciousness titled Series Premiere.

If the name of the album is any idea of what’s in store for the future, it seems we’re in for many more treats from these cats. From what we’ve heard off the album and in their live set, this is definitely good news for all fans of Hip Hop.

Perfeck Strangers is currently on tour and Catsask is set to catch up with the duo once again on July 26th, 2013 at this years Urban Spice music event.
All Star Urban Spice Lineup with Perfeck Strangers – July 26th, 2013

Sure to be a sold out affair featuring guest star Michie Mee, two time Juno award winner Exco Levi, Ali Demour, Curstin, Darryl Riley, Uzman, Natacia Smith, Big Frost, E.M.G. Entourage, Perfeck Strangers (of course), and new soul R&B artist Dana. An incredible lineup you won’t want to miss.

Lock down tickets for this years Urban Spice music event at and make your way down to the Hard Rock Cafe located at 279 Yonge St. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Again, Urban Spice happens on July 26th, 2013… Catsask will definitely be there. Check for us and let’s connect.

In the meantime continue spreadin’ your love and like our page on Facebook. Stay on point for what’s happening in the beautiful world of international indie music and Canadian signed artists. We keepin’ it locked for your music pleasure. One love.

P.S. – Take a minute and peep Perfeck Strangers latest video release Dreams off the album Series Premiere… Straight Fire! - Cats Ask Music Magazine

"Perfeck Strangers Release Hilarious “Work To Do” Video"

Two top lyricists, two top video production crews, a location, cast and creative concept. All of these elements formed the perfect recipe to deliver a project, two years in the making: “Work To Do”, the fourth video from Perfeck Strangers, the rap duo made up of Dan-e-o and Promise.

And as the video made its world premiere inside Toronto’s Velvet Underground venue in front of a throng of hip-hop heads, during the monthly event series, Big Ticket, the expressions of laughter and smiles signified that “Work To Do” achieved its creators’ intended goal...... check link for more - Urbanology Magazine

"Perfeck Strangers - Interview"

The reference to a fondly remembered '80s sitcom notwithstanding, there's nothing dated about Perfeck Strangers. The pairing of two seemingly disparate MCs is nothing new to the genre, but Canadian hip-hop solo vets Dan-e-o and Promise make it sound fresh and unexplored at the same time.Despite their dissimilar styles, the chemistry between the two is well defined and there's an overriding sense that Series Premiere is intended as the first episode, with more to come.

Why is now the perfect time to drop the Series Premiere?
Dan-e-o: One of the reasons we're called Perfeck Strangers is that we're both perfectionists; we were hooking up twice a week writing tracks and that was the easy and fun part. The reason the album is coming out now is that the writing and recording process was so quick, it was all the little things: we've since secured distribution and management, mixed it and remixed and did different photo shoots as well. Everything that we did for this album was to make a perfect type of project that we both feel 100-percent, double thumbs up about.

One gets the vibe from the album that today's hip-hop needs a more classic approach. Would you agree?
Promise: That's definitely the vibe, especially with our single, "Come Back Home." We're kind of going around looking for hip-hop and asking it to come back home, "it's been a while since we've heard from you"-type thing.

How would you describe the sound? What vibe were you going for?
Dan-e-o: We come from two different backgrounds: I grew up being that hardened battle MC and street rapper, whereas P comes from a more soulful background. Meshing our musical tastes is what makes the sound of a Perfeck Strangers record. It's music that comes from the heart and is substance heavy. - Exclaim!

"Life after Drake isn’t ridiculous for Perfeck Strangers"

t takes guts for a hip-hop duo to rest a really thoughtful album on a premise that sort of seems like a joke, and pull it off triumphantly unscathed. Established solo artists Dan-e-o and Promise have done just that in naming themselves Perfeck Strangers, an homage to the popular 1980s sitcom Perfect Strangers, which followed the slapstick exploits of odd couple Balki Bartokomous and his hapless cousin Larry Appleton. Lest anyone think it’s a coincidence, they’ve named their new debut full-length Series Premiere, and even devote the first song, “Perfeck,” to in-jokes that fans of the show will appreciate.

“Perfect Strangers just happens to be, if not the funniest, in my top three funniest sitcoms ever,” Dan-e-o gushes. “I found it hilarious and the back-and-forth between the two characters was very original. I know that when Promise and I came together, we went through several name ideas, even going halfway through making this record without having one. We settled on Perfeck Strangers because we both loved that show but also because it spoke to our differences.”

In "Perfeck," Dan-e-o plays the role of the wild, crazy outgoing Balki, while noted engineer/producer/MC Promise is the more straight-laced, organized Larry, which apparently comes pretty close to reflecting the artists’ actual personalities. “That sitcom is one of the few with a duo cast where both main characters shine equally,” Promise explains. “That kinda works well with our group because we’re both the main characters. We share everything here.”

Perfeck Strangers knew that naming themselves so would be an automatic recall of the show so, with the song “Perfeck,” they tackled the reference head on before anyone else could make Larry and Balki jokes about them. It’s a savvy move from the clever, self-aware team, who first made waves when a little-known Canadian MC named Drake spat the second verse in an early, 2010 single called “Work to Do.”

“Me and Drake became friends on the set of Degrassi,” Promise recalls. “A mutual friend introduced us because they knew that Drake loved hip-hop and was writing, and they admired what I did. So we were introduced and he asked me to rap for him and he liked it and he read some stuff that he was writing and I liked it.

“He had never recorded at the time, so I brought him to my studio and we just started working and, much like me and Dan, the chemistry was good so we just did a bunch of tracks. I engineered some of his early mixtape work before Comeback Season and Room for Improvement and all those early Drake tracks where he was more rapping than singing. And then a couple of years ago, everybody knows the story by now, he got linked up with Lil Wayne, Wayne brought him out and that was that.”

Though he hasn’t been in touch with Drake since he became one of the most celebrated rap artists of all time, Promise is happy for his old friend’s success. When asked whether or not Drizzy’s stratospheric rise has been particularly beneficial for Perfeck Strangers, he pauses.

“Maybe by raising awareness for Toronto as a whole but not any direct success,” he says finally. “When we did that Perfeck Strangers joint and it leaked on YouTube, it got an excess number of views because of Drake’s involvement. And people ask about it in interviews but we’re not getting booked because of it.”

The lack of such opportunities doesn’t seem to be phasing the level heads of Perfeck Strangers, who are doing their own thing and quickly moving on to the next one.

“We’ve already started sifting through production for our next album,” Dan-e-o says proudly. “By the very nature of the title, Series Premiere, we’re implying that it is just the beginning. That being said, we’re both very hard-working solo artists as well, and I think this is one of the things that really pushes Perfeck Strangers’ identity to the forefront, as a super duo. We both have videos and full-lengths coming out, but I can definitely say this is only the beginning for us.”

See Perfeck Strangers perform at Big Ticket (inside Velvet Underground) in Toronto on Friday, July 13.


Allow me to reintroduce myself: Dan-e-o of Perfeck Strangers?

posted by Vish Khanna on Jul 13, 2012
- CBC Music

"Perfeck Strangers - Stay Me f. Zeyon"

Great songwriting, a smooth beat and always positive lyrics lead to another great single off the Perfeck Strangers' debut album Series Premier. - Bigger Than Hip Hop


Work To Do (feat. Drake) - single (May 2010)
Ghetto - single (September 2011)
Come Back Home (feat. Justin Nozuka) - single (March 2012)
Series Premiere - album - URBNET Records (March 2012)
Stay Me (feat. Zeyon) - single (May 2012)
True To You (feat. Naya Marie) - single (September 2012)




Chemicals, nitro glycerine and gas will explode when mixed together. The same is said about Hip Hop's newest dynamic duo, Perfeck Strangers! Joining forces after years of blessing eardrums as impeccably brilliant soloists, veteran Toronto emcees Dan-e-o and Promise are now tackling the world of music as a tandem.

Dan-e-o first came into prominence with his debut single, “Dear Hip Hop”. Released through EMI on Beat Factory's RapEssentials Volume One in 1996, the track is documented as a “Canadian Hip Hop classic”! Even without major mainstream notoriety, Dan-e-o's subsequent solo albums, The Book of Daniel (2000) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (2004) have cemented his reputation as one of the world's most elite emcees.

Known for his potent lyrical content, Promise focuses primarily on life, love and the
consciousness of mankind. He’s certainly no stranger to the microphone.
His debut solo album, More Than Music (2008), boasts guest appearances by Montell Jordan, Elzhi of Slum Village, Royce Da 5'9” and more. Promise's sophomore effort, Awakening (2011), further highlights his incredible prowess as a rap artist and songwriter.

It’s easy to say that Perfeck Strangers are an unlikely pair, but when listening to their music you would think they have been rhyming together for years. Both accomplished rappers in their own rights, their union presents a “perfeck” melding of talent in the vein of Hip Hop's most heralded duos, such as Black Star, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Little Brother. Dan-e-o and Promise have even been compared to legendary tag-teams like EPMD, Das EFX and most recently the Jay Z and Kanye West partnering for the way they effortlessly flip lines back and forth with each other.

In the summer of 2010, Dan-e-o and Promise's first single as Perfeck Strangers was leaked to the internet. Entitled “Work To Do”, the Isley Brothers-inspired track takes a comical approach to discussing the duo's struggles in the rap game. The release also includes an appearance by Hip Hop heavyweight, Drake and the song's YouTube post garnered thousands of plays within days of it being leaked.

The imPerfeck spelling of the word “perfect” in the group's name speaks to their admittance that the two are mortals, not without their shortcomings. Acknowledging a higher power as both their life source and primary inspiration,
the duo has set out on a mission to provide the world with what they consider a much needed resurgence of substance-heavy music.

In March 2012 they made their Series Premiere LP available as a free download thru Urbnet Records. In May of 2012, Series Premiere made it to #1 on EarShots National Hip Hop chart. Videos for their hit singles “Ghetto” and the documentary style “Stay Me” can be found on online. With more on the way, Perfeck Stranger is also featured on Urbnet’s Underground Hip-Hop Volume 7. and Certified vol. 2. So Stay alert and keep your ears to the street for the perfect Hip Hop group, Perfeck Strangers!