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Ghostface Killah / Peter Jackson Club 9ONE9, Victoria BC December 12
REVIEWS CONCERT DEC 13 2011

By Jason Schreurs
It was a Wu kinda night in Victoria as Ghostface Killah and his crew chilled backstage during what seemed like an endless string of opening acts. One opening cat impressively spun records behind his back like a modern day Jimi Hendrix, but it was MC Peter Jackson, from T-dot, who rocked the house first with his pants dropping off his hips and his hip-hop hippin'. Jackson has been on the Canadian dates of the Ghostface tour and was pretty happy to be there, with his impressive low-riders and attitude to match, faring well to the Wu-starved crowd.

From the moment that Tony Starks (aka the Iron Man, aka Ghostface Killah) hit the stage, Victoria was feeding off the energy in a big way. In fact, Ghostie kept saying, "I like your energy, Victoria," so the vibe must have been right for his rare Western Canada appearance. Joined by Sheek Louch and Theodore Unit member Trife da God, Ghostface ran through a career-spanning set of tried-and-true favourites. Eight solo albums and counting, Ghost focused on material from Ironman, Supreme Clientele and Fishscale, but also gauged his W-saluting crowd accurately by busting out some Wu-Tang mainstays like "Protect Ya Neck" and "C.R.E.A.M."

When he brought up a couple of ambitious fans to do the Ol' Dirty Bastard and GZA parts, it could have been a recipe for disaster, but one unassuming-looking Victoria dude killed his verses and a young, toqued lass managed to hold her own as well, Ghostface proclaiming she had "the biggest set of balls in the crowd." More crowd participation came in the form of some Victoria ladies heading up on stage to grind against Ghostie and his entourage -- which now included Killah Priest -- with all proclaiming that it was time for some "pussies to get wet." The young nubiles barely batted an eyelash.

At times during the 90-minute set, Ghostface took a bit of backseat to his posse, even literally taking a seat from time to time on the side of the stage. But really, he was just chillin'. Luckily, the Ironman always got back up standing and put on a show that West Coast Canadian hip-hop fans won't soon forget. He even took the time to sign autographs after the show and hang out with his fans. Not as impressive in scope as the semi-recent Wu-Tang reunion shows, but pretty darn close. - Exclaim Magazine


hostface Killah Adds Dates To Canadian Tour, Features Killah Priest & Sheek Louch
by STEVEN J. HOROWITZ
posted November 09, 2011 at 2:15PM EST | 12 comments


UPDATE: Tony Starks plans to take over Canada at the end of November through the middle of December.

Ghostface Killah has announced the dates for his upcoming Canadian tour, featuring opening act Peter Jackson.

The trek kicks off at Toronto, ON’s Kool Haus on November 26th, making pit stops at Red Deer, AB’s The Club, Ottawa, ON’s Ritual and Vancouver, BC’s Ric kshaw Theatre. The Wu-Tang Clan swordsman wraps up the tour on December 12th at Victoria, BC’s Club 919.

[August 16]

UPDATE: Ghostface Killah has announced the official dates for his upcoming Candian tour, which will feature special guests Killah Priest and Sheek Louch. Check the updated tour dates below, as well as a promotional video from Ghost.

Nov 27 - Montreal, QC Club Soda
Nov 28 - Ottawa, ON Ritual
Nov 29 - (yet to be announced - surprise show)
Nov 30 - Oshawa, ON Status
Dec 1 - Barrie, ON Mansion
Dec 2 - Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Dec 4 - Winnipeg, MB Marquee
Dec 5 - Saskatoon, SK Odeon
Dec 6 - Lethbridge, AB Blarney Stone
Dec 7 - Fernie, BC Northern Bar
Dec 8 - Calgary, AB The Whiskey
Dec 9 - Edmonton, AB Empire
Dec 10 - Nelson, BC Spirit Bar
Dec 11 - Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
Dec 12 - Victoria, BC Club 919
Dec 13 - Whistler, BC Garfinkels - HipHopDx.com


t has been officially announced that D-Block will be making a nation-wide tour beginning in Toronto on May 10th. The tour will feature D-Block’s newest member Peter Jackson as well as Trinity Chris. Eastside Exposure is happy to be apart of this legendary tour! Listed below are the dates and venues:

May 10 – Toronto, ON @ Club XS
May 11 – Oshawa, ON @ Status Lounge
May 12 – Peterborough, ON @ Club 172
May 13 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
May 14 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
May 15 – London, ON @ Club Noir
May 16 – Sudbury, ON @ Crank Joes
May 17 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah Lounge
May 18 – KItchener, ON @ Cameo Nightclub
May 21 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
May 22 – Regina, SK @ The Distrikt
May 23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon
May 24 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
May 26 – Whistler, BC @ Garfinkels
May 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
Stay tuned for our exclusive interview with Styles P & Sheek Louch! - http://eastsideexposure.com


http://www.muchmusic.com/music/rapcity/interviews/pid/71044/raekwon-and-peter-jackson - MuchMusic


Peter Jackson Sets Sail [Interview]
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Victoria, B.C. – During the West Coast portion of the Ghostface Killah tour, HipHopCanada’s KassKills had and oppurtunity to take a ride on the BC Ferries with Ajax, Ontario rapper Peter Jackson. Possibly the hardest grinder in the Candian music scene right now, PJ has worked with some of the most impressive names in the industry including Sizzla Kalonji and Naughty by Nature – be warned this dude is doing big things. He’s got some big upcoming projects like his documentary series Inside the Music, so if ya haven’t heard about PJ yet, you best get yourself familiar.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_C6DYY16sM

Interview conducted by @KassKills for HipHopCanada

Photography and Videography by Dan Garrity of Goodall Media for HipHopCanada

Special thanks to @mrmckee - hiphopcanada.com


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By Christian Pearce
Special to the Star
Oct 10, 2011
For those who come straight outta the ’burbs, breaking in to the big-city business of hip hop is no small task. You need an in, some way to bridge the proverbial gap. Born and raised in Ajax, Ontario, Peter Jackson cut his key in the concert business.

It all started in the Durham Region, though reports differ as to exactly where. The bio on his website connects the 20-something rapper (performing Oct. 13 at Toronto’s Annex Wreckroom) with Ajax’s neighbour Oshawa, pointing to parallels between the “Sh’wa” and Detroit — home, of course, to the preeminent against-all-odds white rap success story, Eminem. Oshawa, so says Peter Jackson’s bio, has given Canada its own “pretty decent white (boy) that can rhyme.”

So where does that place him in the northern rap game? Jackson can make a claim to being Canada’s best connected (after Drake, anyhow). He has opened for everyone from Nas to Tech N9ne to, yes, Drake. His album In My Life — which grazed the top 10 in Toronto upon its release in May — featurded guests like ultra-hot producer Boi-1da and Eminem’s collaborator Royce Da 5’9”. It’s a remarkable network — remarkable enough, in fact, to generate some nasty rumours (more on that later).

When I meet up with Jackson and his manager, Chris McKee, for our interview, it’s at a grimy little pub nestled into a nondescript strip mall blocks from his studio. Dive-y and drunken — even in mid-afternoon — the bar captures at least part of the character of the Shwiggity (as Oshawa is sometimes known). Sitting down on the patio to escape the revelry inside, Jackson orders an iced tea.

Representing one’s real origins is a core value in hip-hop culture, and he’s quick to explain the facts of his upbringing on the south side of Ajax. Jackson speaks with a natural grace, ego absent, but at the same time, he takes evident pride in championing something bigger.

“It’s funny ’cause if you read Ajax papers, or Pickering papers, they’ll say I’m from Ajax or Pickering. If you read an Oshawa article, they’ll say I’m from Oshawa . . . But I really am from Ajax — I have Ajax tattooed on my wrist and things like that.”

Still, I have to ask about whether growing up outside the big city affects small-town rappers’ music. The roots of hip hop, after all, emerged out of broken homes and housing projects, not nuclear families and cookie-cutter suburban tracts.

The beneficiary of an exceedingly supportive family — Jackson’s mom goes to many of his shows — the rapper answers, “I don’t know what the temptations are like growing up in Brooklyn, New York, but I know exactly what they’re like growing up in Ajax . . . I think we’re going through the same things, just on different scales in different areas.”

Sex, drugs and violence exist on the corners of Durham’s small towns just as they do in New York or Toronto. The night before our interview, Peter Jackson tweets, “These crack heads in Oshawa going ham (hard as a motherf---er) right now lol King and simcoe (sic) clicking.” Having wrestled, he says, with drug addiction and the loss of his best friend to drunk driving as a teen, there’s no reason to doubt the authenticity of Peter Jackson’s suffering.

If Ajax raised Jackson, it’s been Oshawa that gave him his break. It’s here that he began promoting hip-hop concerts, at times headlining shows of his own, at other times bringing A- and B-list acts including Kardinal Offishall, Wu-Tang and the Clipse to hungry hip-hoppers. His career role model seems to be someone even bigger, though.

“There’s a bi - Toronto


The Gems:

Features great production
There is something for everybody on the album
This is real Canadian Hip-Hop
Best work PJ has done to date

Diamonds In The Rough:

This album features everybody from slaughterhouse besides Budden
2 more videos are in the works still
The track Timeless actually had more 3 verses on it originally
Debuted at number 6 for hip-hop albums

Bricks:

A few tracks don’t fit into the overall sound of the album
The flow of the album could be better

Summary:

In case you’re living under a rock, Peter Jackson recently put out his first official album In My Life. This album features artists like Choclair, Royce 5’9”, Joell Ortiz, and Jessica Sheppered with production by Classified, Young K, T-Minus, and DJ Sluv. As a fan, you really get to know PJ better throughout the album. The lyrics really take you on a road of highs, to lows and everything in-between. In all honesty, I haven’t heard an album with a structure like this a very long time and it sounds refreshing. PJ has shown us time after time that he is willing to take his music to the next level, and that’s exactly what he did on this album. Great work Mr. Jackson.

The Big Mouths:




4 Big Mouths out of 5, I think some songs didn’t fit into the big picture on this album. But in hip-hop today it’s hard to please everyone. Overall this album is fantastic and anyone who is a true fan of Canadian hip-hop will love (if not respect) this album.

Top Tracks:

Do That Boy
Mama
Timeless
Miss Right
Head Up

Skips:

You and Me
We Made It

Get it on Itunes HERE

- http://bigmouthsonline.com


Peter Jackson is a Toronto based hip hop artist who’s debut CD “In My Life” features guest appearances & production from an eclectic mix of artists including:
Sizzla, Die Mannequin, Naughty By Nature, Royce da 5’9, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Boi 1 Da, T-Minus and more.
A few weeks back, I got an email from the manager of Peter Jackson asking me to post some of his music. I normally ignore these requests since they’re often from terrible artists, but I decided to give PJ’s album a listen after hearing the very nice track Do That Boy Remix with Slaughterhouse. I have to say, the album is very impressive and has great features and production to go along with it. I’m posting my favorite track here, but I would recommend buying the whole album off iTunes or Amazon.

- Thisisbuckwild.com


The biggest talent to come straight out of Canada, Peter Jackson has toured with the likes of Busta Rymes and Wu-Tang. Releasing his debut new single 'Miss Right' featuring Sizzla, we chatted to him about hanging out in Jamaica shooting his video.




Heya how’s it going?




Not too bad, not too bad!




So you’re from Canada how was life there growing up? Were you always into music?




From the time I was 16 I was really getting into it, free styling at house parties and doing all that kind of stuff and then from there it escalated itself it grew into a business and as I got a little bit older enough to get into the clubs and that’s when it started to escalate for me. I’ve always been listening to hip hop but free styling and house parties was when I was 15/16 is when I really started.




So your 25 and you’ve accomplished so much what’s been one of your highlights?




Defiantly when I toured across Canada with Akon, I did a bunch of stadiums and touring around stadiums is just so nice because of the amount of people you are in front of. For me its just being able to take care of my family-this is a big highlight for me and a big blessing and being able to make a living from doing, what I love and being able to help people is defiantly a big thing for me.




Are you close with your family?




Yes very close especially with my mum as if it wasn’t for her I have no idea where I would be right now, between her and music I’d probably be caught up in crazy stuff. My mums my number one fan!




You’ve got your new track out with Sizzla which is going to be out in a couple of days, how was that working with him?




Yes that’s the thing too In this business I’ve had the chance to work with absolutely everyone I can imagine in the hip hop industry and Naughty By Nature Treach has been like a father to me but when I went down to Jamaica and shot that video. We shot it in Kingston for 3 or 4 days so that was absolutely incredible to have the chance to do that .




So did you guys hang out a lot then?




Yeah we got to do a lot of stuff, when I got to Sizzla’s compound he took me to King Jamys studio where Bob Marley used to record and we did a couple of records, songs for his albums that’s coming out that no ones heard yet and we did a mix tape record together too.




Did you smoke a lot of weed?!




It was horrible weed actually!




It was horrible, why?




In Canada we have incredible weed, down there was organically grown outside they didn’t do anything to it, I’m used to smoking really good weed.




So you’re going to stick to the Canadian stuff?




Yes!




Within your music do you think it’s important to push the boundaries within rap and hip-hop?




Yes I think you just have to be super true to what you are doing, if your honest about it. I mean I grew up around gangs and a lot of good people as well. I’m not a gangster I’m just a real person but I’ve always hustled my own life but I think pushing the boundaries and work ethics speak for itself but that’s not enough Jay Z isn’t Jay Z because he made ‘Dirt off your shoulders’ it’s the worth ethics behind Rocca Fella he’s untouchable, people cant do what Jay Z can do, because at the end of the day your only on stage for 15 minutes, 23 hours in the day you need to be pushing it.




Have you got any New Years resolutions?




No I actually don’t want to change anything right now, I just want to keep things the same. I don’t usually stick to resolutions anyway!




Thanks so much for chatting to us today,was cool to speak to you!




Thank you I appreciate that.




Peter Jackson ft Sizzla- ‘Miss Right’ was released on the 6th December, make sure you check out the video www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BZNkesrhcY


- Guestlist Magazine UK


Sizzla the world renowned reggae artist is making a welcomed return after a little quiet period. Working with Peter Jackson the Canadian rapper and making moves on his single Miss Right, he gave me a short interview to see what his plans are for 2011.

So firstly how did this whole hook up with Peter Jackson happen?

This is the nature of the business. They had this song they wanted to put out and they just got in touch with me because they felt that I would be the one to be able to bring the track alive. They phoned me but in truth I don't know how he found my number but I heard he went through a lot of people before he could find me so it was good investigating.

What was it about the song that made you get involved?

Well I liked the flow, the concept of the track and the melody it is a vibe that really catches you and makes you feel good.

I heard that you and Peter Jackson are going to be dropping more stuff together.

Well we will definitely be doing more stuff together. With this track we have made some niceness and so we will see what other stuff we can do together.

So what is Sizzla up to because people in the UK love Sizzla?

Well I have just completed two albums I done a dancehall album and conscious album that will come out soon so that is something that I am happy about at the moment. I am hoping that I will drop one of the albums early next year.

What has kept you in the business for so long?

The respect of other artist and my culture of Rastafari has kept me there in a business that people must know is cut throat in nature.

What about this whole thing of reggae artists being turned away from countries due to their songs?

Well the thing is that people forget that we reggae artists talk a lot of positive vibes we do not just do one style. They are picking on certain things and saying that is all we do when we have more to us.

A lot of reggae artist are going to Africa how important is that for you?

Africa is the seat of civilisation it is the mother earth and is very important to me to go to places like Zimbabwe, Ghana, and show my love. I hope to buy a place in Africa soon and I will ensure that I keep on performing there.

Lastly when will Sizzla bless UK shores?

I do not know - tell my fans there to tell the UK to go and give me a visa then I will come. I would love to give my UK fans a big powerful Sizzla show you hear.



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Miss Right is out now.

- Lime Magazine (London, UK)


Rap stars taking to Peter Jackson’s hip hop action
Monday, 15 March 2010 11:13 Richard Amery
Ajax, Ontario’s main claim to fame is being home to pop punk superstars Sum-41. It’s next claim to fame will be up and coming rap superstar Peter Jackson, who playsPeter Jackson plays the Blarney Stone with Tech N9ne. Photo submitted
the Blarney Stone, March 19 with Tech N9ne , Krizz Kaliko and Big Scoob and the Scalebreakers.
“I’ve always been a big fan of hip hop music. I just started messing around with freestyling at parties. There’s definitely a lot of people doing it there, but I’m one of the first to start doing it as a career,” said Jackson who was just here last year with Naughty By Nature. Naughty By Nature also appears on his debut CD on a track called ‘Certified.’
The 24-year-old has performed with Busta Rhymes, Classified, Naughty by Nature, Nas, Wu Tang, Youngblooz and D12 among others.
“Touring with Naughty By Nature helped me a lot. A lot of little things like how to hold the mic and stage presence,” Jackson said from Toronto where he is playing two huge shows for Canadian Music Week including headlining the urban music showcase and performing with Tech N9ne.
“It’s all about how you carry yourself as a person. I just sat back and soaked everything like a sponge. And they (Naughty By Nature) really took to what I was doing,” Jackson continued adding he is enjoying the tour with Tech N9ne.
“He’s got one of the greatest stage presences I’ve ever seen. It’s been great. Tech N9ne’s fans are very loyal so they’ve been great crowds and great energy. I like to see that. They’ve really taken to what I’m doing,” he enthused adding he isn’t surprised he has come such a long way in a short time.
“Not really. I’ve done a lot of stuff in a very short time, but I’ve worked very hard for everything I have. I knew when I got into it, that if I worked hard I could reach the very highest level and it could happen for me,” he continued adding he is looking forward to dropping his debut CD on May 25. He has two more songs to record for it then is good to go.
“It should be real dope,” he said adding he is set to premiere the CDs first single — a hip hop version of Lynard Skynard’s ‘Simple Man,’ on which he is working with rock band Die Mannequin.
“She (Die Mannequin lead singer Care Failure) sings the hook. The beats are hip hop and I do the verses. I love that song. It’s got a great riff,” he said adding he was inspired to redo it after hearing another producer was doing a version of it.
“I didn’t like what he did with it. It was quite different so I thought I’d do it,” he said.
“I’ve never performed it for anyone before, so this is a big night for me,” he continued adding as the first single, he expects it will get a lot of airplay.
“It’s not really classic rock, it’s not hip hop and I’ve got another song on the CD which is influenced by reggae. But what I do isn’t any particular genre, it’s just good music,” he said adding he is looking forward to playing Lethbridge again.
“It’s going to be a great time. Last time, DJ Booda took care of everything and treated us well.”
Advance tickets for the show cost $25 from Infamous, Boarderline and the Blarney Stone. the show starts at 9 p.m.
- LA Beat (Lethbridge, AB)


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Peter Jackson’s childhood hobby was freestyling in his friends’ basements, and he was in his teens when he first became attracted to the rap industry.

The Ajax-born, Durham region-based artist has appeared on over 50 mixtapes—including three of his own compilations—and has shared stages with the likes of Obie Trice, Lloyd Banks (G-Unit), Tony Yayo, Beenie Man, Drake, Kardinal Offishall, KRS-One, Nas, and The Clipse. Jackson and his team, 90Nickel, also have a promotions company and a clothing line.

In 2008, Jackson began working with executive producer Sheldon Moore (Citizen Kaine, K-OS, Big Pun) on what would become his debut EP, The Introduction.

In My Life, Jackson’s debut full length, was released on July 27th. The album features guest turns from Sizzla, Royce da 5’9, Naughty By Nature, Classified, and others.

Listen to “Ma Ma,” a track featuring Toronto-based rock band Die Mannequin, and click here to check out Peter Jackson’s official site
- http://exploremusic.com


Canadian Hip Hop star Peter Jackson Releases New Single With Sizzla
Canada continues to play a major role in the global hip hop scene with the latest artist to emerge, Peter Jackson, and his debut UK single Miss Right featuring Sizzla

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 02, 2010 – ARTIST PETER JACKSON ft SIZZLA
SINGLE "MISS RIGHT"
LABEL RICHMOND STREET RECORDS
RELEASE 6TH DECEMBER 2010

CANADA'S LATEST EMERGING HIPHOP FORCE PETER JACKSON PUTS DOWN A STRONG MARKER WITH HIS
DEBUT UK SINGLE "MISS RIGHT" FEATURING SIZZLA

There can be little doubt that the past couple of years have finally witnessed Canada develop its traditionally strong underground hiphop scene dating back to the days of Maestro, Rascalz and Choclair to global recognition in the form of Drake, Kardinal Offishal and K'Naan.

While Toronto may remain at the core of the industry, other areas have begun to enjoy recognition in the form of Classified from Nova Scotia and now Oshawa's Peter Jackson.

The relative proximity of Ontario to the hub of major US cities such as Chicago and Detroit has played its part in Canadian hip hop history, none more so in the case of Jackson. Oshawa and Detroit not only share the distinction in being the HQ's for General Motors in their relative countries, but have seen their top local hip hop artists work together, specifically Peter Jackson with Naughty By Nature, Royce da 5 9 and D12. A close bond has been built in the past few years with these artists and their respective organizations resulting in several tours and recordings.

Peter Jackson and his Team 90 Nickel have developed a strong infrastructure handling music promotions, releases and a clothing line which has projected the artist on a national scale. As a prominent hip hop figure he has toured the country in support of Wu Tang, Busta Rhymes, Akon, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and opened for Naughty By Nature for 12 dates and on the "Never Say Never Tour" with D12, Royce da 5 9, Joe Budden and Classified.

In 2008 he began working with producer Sheldon Moore (Citizen Kaine, K-OS, Big Pun, Jahiem) with the resulting The Introduction EP featuring JMore, Toya Lexus and Royce da 5 9.

Having signed a new management deal and working with the Richmond Street label, the 25 year old has subsequently recorded his debut album "In My Life" with features from Classified, Naughty By Nature, Royce da 5 9, Die Mannequin, Joell Ortiz and T-Minus. Also from this album is the track "Miss Right" featuring Sizzla

Miss Right has an instantly memorable hookline courtesy of Sizzla matched by a super smooth rap delivery from Jackson. The beat has a red hot mix of hiphop and Caribbean flavas with top drawer production. While making the accompanying video in Jamaica recently, Sizzla invited Jackson down to the legendary King Jammy's studio in Kingston. While playing a track from his new album, he saw Jackson vibing off the beat and then insisted he jump in the booth to drop some fire, so a further collaboration was locked down.

The pair spent 3 days together shooting scenes for the video from the ghettos of Kingston to the mountains and beaches of Ochos Rios. The result is stunning and will debut in the UK during October.

With UK remixes provided Rockswayer and Kader as well as a drum & bass refix from D-Region, it's a phenomenal introduction into the UK market and further evidence of the strength of the Canadian scene.

www.youtube.com/user/PeterJacksonTV

www.myspace.com/peterjackson905

www.peterjacksonmusic.ca

- Prolog.org


CANADA’S LATEST EMERGING HIPHOP FORCE PETER JACKSON PUTS DOWN A STRONG MARKER WITH HIS DEBUT UK SINGLE “MISS RIGHT” FEATURING SIZZLA

There can be little doubt that the past couple of years have finally witnessed Canada develop its traditionally strong underground hiphop scene dating back to the days of Maestro, Rascalz and Choclair to global recognition in the form of Drake, Kardinal Offishal and K’Naan.

While Toronto may remain at the core of the industry, other areas have begun to enjoy recognition in the form of Classified from Nova Scotia and now Oshawa’s Peter Jackson.

The relative proximity of Ontario to the hub of major US cities such as Chicago and Detroit has played its part in Canadian hip hop history, none more so in the case of Jackson. Oshawa and Detroit not only share the distinction in being the HQ’s for General Motors in their relative countries, but have seen their top local hip hop artists work together, specifically Peter Jackson with Naughty By Nature, Royce da 5 9 and D12. A close bond has been built in the past few years with these artists and their respective organizations resulting in several tours and recordings.

Peter Jackson and his Team 90 Nickel have developed a strong infrastructure handling music promotions, releases and a clothing line which has projected the artist on a national scale. As a prominent hip hop figure he has toured the country in support of Wu Tang, Busta Rhymes, Akon, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and opened for Naughty By Nature for 12 dates and on the “Never Say Never Tour” with D12, Royce da 5 9, Joe Budden and Classified.

In 2008 he began working with producer Sheldon Moore (Citizen Kaine, K-OS, Big Pun, Jahiem) with the resulting The Introduction EP featuring JMore, Toya Lexus and Royce da 5 9. Moore is the producer of Miss Right.

Having signed a new management deal and working with the Richmond Street label, the 25 year old has subsequently recorded his debut album “In My Life” with features from Classified, Naughty By Nature, Royce da 5 9, Die Mannequin, Joell Ortiz and T-Minus. Also from this album is the track “Miss Right” featuring Sizzla

Miss Right has an instantly memorable hookline courtesy of Sizzla matched by a super smooth rap delivery from Jackson. The beat has a red hot mix of hiphop and Caribbean flavas with top drawer production. While making the accompanying video in Jamaica recently, Sizzla invited Jackson down to the legendary King Jammy’s studio in Kingston. While playing a track from his new album, he saw Jackson vibing off the beat and then insisted he jump in the booth to drop some fire, so a further collaboration was locked down.

The pair spent 3 days together shooting scenes for the video from the ghettos of Kingston to the mountains and beaches of Ochos Rios.

With UK remixes provided Rockswayer and Kader as well as a drum & bass refix from D-Region, it’s a phenomenal introduction into the UK market and further evidence of the strength of the Canadian scene.

www.myspace.com/peterjackson905
www.peterjacksonmusic.ca
- http://fromthagutta.com


Discography

"In My Life" CD Release July 27-2010 (Richmond Street/Fontana)
New CD coming in Sept 2012 "Fresh Start" (Richmond Street/Fontana)

Peter has received radio play across Canada, UK & Jamaica for his single "Miss Right" featuring international reggae star Sizzla Kalonji.
Peter's new CD "Fresh Start" features the likes of Joe Budden, Sizzla, Lady Saw, Karl Wolf, Aleesia, Classified & more.

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Bio

Peter Jackson is a rapper from Ajax, ON which is a suburb of Toronto (about 30 min east of the city). Jackson’s debut CD “In My Life” was released in the summer of 2010 through his own label Richmond Street Records/Fontana and has sold (according to Nielsen Soundscan) 5200 copies in Canada. “In My Life” features guest appearances from the likes of Royce da 5’9 & Joell Ortiz (from Eminem’s Shady Records), Grammy Winners Naughty By Nature, reggae star Sizzla Kalonji, JUNO nominee’s Die Mannequin & more. Production on the album was provided by Sheldon Moore (K-OS “Crabbuckit”), Boi 1Da (Eminem “Not Afraid”, Drake “Forever), T-Minus (Ludacris “How Low”) & Classfied (MMVA winner & JUNO nominee) among others.
Jackson is known in hip-hop circles for his extensive work ethic when it comes to recording & touring by taking the path of many rock/punk bands & constantly touring across Canada. In November of 2008, Jackson was invited to take part in the “Never Say Never Tour” which included D12, Royce da 5’9, Joe Budden & Classified which hit 14 cities across Canada. That tour was followed up with a 10 city tour in March with hip-hop legends Naughty By Nature and then another major tour in August of 2009 with Busta Rhymes playing 9 cities across Canada. Subsequent tours in 2010 in support of his album release included 15 cities opening for Tech N9ne and then another 12 cities opening for Slaughterhouse & Pharoahe Monch & then Digable Planets for 9 more shows. Sandwiched in between those major tours were additional co-headline slots at various shows alongside the likes of Akon, Snoop Dogg, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Kurupt, Das Efx, D12, Royce da 5’9, Naughty By Nature, Cali Swagg as well as Canadian acts Maestro, Kardinal, JRDN, Karl Wolf & others.
Peter Jackson’s single “Miss Right” with Jamaican reggae star Sizzla Kalonji helped gain him some international recognition. “Miss Right” received radio play on several BBC stations including BBC 1xtra which also played several of the remix versions of the song. “Miss Right” also received play on Irie FM in Jamaica as well as in nightclubs across the world by DJs of many genres
In November, of 2011 Jackson will be embarking on his biggest tour yet as the sole support on the Canadian tour for Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan for 16 cities. Jackson is currently recording his 2nd album which is scheduled for release in early 2012 which will feature the likes of Karl Wolf, Classified, Joe Budden, Sizzla, Lady Saw & more.