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The Posterz

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative Hip Hop

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Aug
30
The Posterz @ Festival De Musique Émergente

Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada

Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada

Aug
23
The Posterz @ Arboretum

Ottawa, Quebec, Canada

Ottawa, Quebec, Canada

Aug
10
The Posterz @ La Grosse Lanterne

Bethany, Quebec, Canada

Bethany, Quebec, Canada

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"AVEC THE POSTERZ MONTRÉAL S'IMPOSE UNE FOIS DE PLUS PAR SA FIBRE MUSICALE"

Arcade Fire, A-Trak, Kaytranada, ces perles musicales ont toutes un point commun : Montréal. Vous l’avez peut-être remarqué mais ça fait déjà un petit moment que la métropole québecoise fait parler d’elle pour ses talents musicaux. Et ça ne semble pas finir, parce que c’est dans le domaine du hip hop qu’elle s’impose aujourd’hui avec le groupe The Posterz. Composé de Joey Sherrett, Husser et Kris The Spirit, ce trio rappelle vaguement les débuts des new-yorkais The Underachievers.

The Posterz c’est le groupe de hip-hop en pleine ascendance qu’il faut absolument écouter. Le trio montréalais s’est rencontré dans le sous-sol d’un centre communautaire et s’est retrouvé uni par la musique. Rap rapide, un beat qui entraîne sur touches de synthé, on peut dire qu’aujourd’hui The Posterz convainc sans difficulté et s’installe confortablement dans l’univers du hip-hop.

Après avoir assuré la première partie du concert d’A$AP Ferg le 10 décembre dernier, ils ont pu monter sur scène à l’occasion de plusieurs festivals comme le Bruise Cruise à Toronto, Le Festival International de jazz de Montréal, Le Festival d’Été de Québec et bientôt ils participeront à la 16e édition du Montréal Electronic Groove aux côtés de J.U.D.

Leur premier EP « Starships & Dark Tints » sorti le 1er novembre 2013 sera réédité fin juillet dans un version enrichie. The Posterz est également attendu pour une tournée française en décembre, et devrait poser les pieds sur les scènes d’Orléans (le 9), Nantes (le 10) et Lyon (le 12). Pour nous donner envie de les découvrir ou pour faire patienter ceux qui les connaissaient déjà, le trio de rappeur a dernièrement diffusé le clip vidéo de « All I Know », tourné à Montréal.

Written by : Open Minded Editorial
July 21, 2014 - Open Minded


"THE POSTERZ WANT TO COVER THE ENTIRE WORLD"

After spending only 10 minutes with the The Posterz, one thing becomes painfully clear about the Montreal hip-hop trio: These boys can’t stop. The adage applies to The Posterz with regards to both the present and the future. In the present, when I catch up with the group for an interview, Posterz member Kris the $pirit is looking for a fresh fade amongst the many barbershops of Toronto before the group’s NXNE set at Tattoo Rock Parlour.

“We feel like we’re pioneering hip-hop in Montreal but, at the same time, our goals are bigger than that”

It goes without saying that the other two Posterz, Husser and Joey Sherrett, will be riding shotgun with Kris and will not relent until the job (or fade as it were) is done. The Posterz refuse to say die when the first barbershop we try is overbooked and Kris the $pirit gets his fade 30 minutes later at another shop after a substantial journey. With regards to the future, the trio brings an equally voracious tenacity to their pursuit of fame and superstardom. The Posterz will not be satisfied until we all know their name.

“We feel like we’re pioneering hip-hop in Montreal but, at the same time, our goals are bigger than that”, said Husser as we walked west on Queen Street. “Montreal is where we came from and we’ll love it forever but we want to be able to go everywhere on the planet”. Judging by the group’s first EP, Starships and Dark Tints, The Posterz will soon be able to do just that.

The world first came to know The Posterz when the aforementioned EP dropped in mid-2013. The rhymes are tight. The lyrics are evocative of A$AP Rocky in their nod to the traditional gangster ethos. However, they spin it on this archetype on its head with a completely unique technical proficiency. The beats are huge. Drawing inspiration from grime, trap and 2 Step, the EP’s production hits just as hard as the trio’s powerful lyrics. According to the group, The Posterz next EP will be much more inspired by rock icons such as Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody who read the first sentence of this article, though, as these boys are clearly ready to take their sound anywhere and everywhere. “We practice an alternative lifestyle that comes down to two key elements”, said Sherrett. “Be your own boss and keep you mentality up to date”. Given the fact that the trio has with an amazingly distinct sound that morphs by the EP, The Posterz unquestionably practice what they preach.

Yet the boys also go about their business with a strong sense that they are at the head of a burgeoning Montreal Anglophone hip hop scene. “In terms of production and beats, Montreal is already right where it needs to be with people like Kaytranada and High Klassified making waves” said Husser. “But MC-wise, we feel like we’re helping the scene come up. Plus, we’re the only one’s out there right now who don’t sound like Drake clones”. They heavily credit Montreal for serving as a “Mecca of creativity” for The Posterz’ sounds and give daps to the people running The Belmont for providing a venue for local talent to perform.

There’s a lot more on the horizon for The Posterz than just local shows. Having already played the Jazz Fest and Quebec City’s Festival D’Été, the trio will be touring France and Switzerland later this year. Plus a new music video for their track “All I Know” just dropped. Lastly, their upcoming EP is scheduled for release this fall.

Clearly, whether they’re chasing the fade or the fame, The Posterz won’t stop.

Written by : Max Libman
Aug 6, 2014 - The Main


"LA FESTIVALE DE LA GROSSE LANTERNE SHOWED US HIP-HOP IS ALIVE IN QUEBEC"

[...] Finally, topping off my tour de Quebec hip-hop was a well-deserved return to my native tongue. Anglo hip-hop group the Posterz took the stage way after the crowd’s energy resources (sun, beer and spliffs) had been dispensed. Nonetheless, some sort of fire came over everyone, pushing through all the bug spray, cold air and technical difficulties. For me, the flame was stoked by pure talent – the group was on point and obviously the most commercially viable of the acts to play that day. A solid balance between tasteful and party-friendly – like the Portishead feat. Clipse track that exists only in my dreams – the Posterz brought a mainstream appeal that felt like the last remaining piece of Grosse Lanterne’s puzzle.

Written by : Eric Séguin
Aug 13, 2014 - Noisey


"THE POSTERZ : NOUVELLE SENSATION HIP-HOP VENUE DE MONTRÉAL"

Depuis Montréal, les jeunes mecs de The Posterz défient l’Amérique du hip-hop. Ils présentent aujourd’hui le clip de “All I know” en exclu française sur les inRocKs.

Montréal n’en finit plus de dévoiler les grandeurs de sa scène locale. Dans tous les styles, dans tous les genres, des mecs et des meufs bien inspiré(e)s abolissent les conventions et les frontières de l’élégance. D’Arcade Fire à Miracle Fortress, en passant par A-Trak, Duchess Says, Suuns, No Joy ou Sean Nicholas Savage, la dernière décennie a prouvé la fertilité du terrain artistique montréalais. Et même s’ils sont originaires de Vancouver, Grimes et Mac DeMarco ont également profité de leur passage “en ville” pour laisser exploser leur carrière. Alors que Kaytranada et Lunice semblent suivre le même chemin du côté de l’électro, il manquait juste une dimension hip-hop pour parfaire la constellation.

C’est désormais chose faire grâce à la classe frondeuse de The Posterz. Entre trap dégoulinante et fines touches d’EDM, les rappeurs ont sorti Starships & Dark Tints, un premier EP ultra-frais disponible depuis la fin d’année dernière et qui rappelle les premières claques distribuées par The Underachievers (cliquez pour écouter). All I Know, le morceau d’ouverture, aura finalement attendu l’été pour être clippé, au calme, à domicile, dans les rues sombres de Montréal. L’objet visuel est disponible en exclu sous cette ligne de texte.

S’ils ont déjà assuré la première partie d’A$AP Ferg et enchaîné quelques festivals cools comme le Festival d’été de Québec, les mecs n’ont pas encore sorti le moindre album. En attendant une nouvelle sortie sur format court prévue pour novembre, l’EP de 2013 sera réédité et enrichi à la fin du mois de juillet. Une mini-tournée française suivra en fin d’année : vous pourrez notamment les voir et les écouter le 9 décembre à Orléans, le 10 à Nantes et le 12 à Lyon.

Written by : Azzedine Fall
July 16, 2014 - Les inRocks


"THE POSTERZ ENFUMÉS DANS LE VIDÉO DE ALL I KNOW (CLIP)"

L’engouement pour ce groupe de l’Ouest de Montréal est étonnant. Sur la promesse d’une chanson et d’un clip détonnants, The Posterz s’est fait ouvrir des portes à une vitesse fulgurante. Leur EP Starships & Dark Tints a confirmé qu’ils étaient sur un truc qui les faisait sortir du lot à l’échelle locale. Plusieurs ont l’air de penser qu’ils réussiront à sortir le proverbial glaive de son fourreau rocheux et à terrasser la bête qui a englouti la quasi-totalité des rappeurs s’exprimant en anglais dans une province francophone.

Certes, le marché américano-anglophone est probablement la cible pour le trio, mais il suffit de se promener un peu sur le twitter noir pour se rendre compte que le hustle et la soif sont très réels chez les aspirants rappeurs américains.

Bref, s’ils veulent avoir ont une chance de percer l’écaille du monstre, ils doivent continuer de miser sur un esthétisme affûté et une démarche artistique pointue. Et ce clip pour la pièce ouvrant Starships & Dark Tints est sans conteste un pas dans la bonne direction. Martin C. Pariseau réussit à déguiser Montréal en un lieu difficilement reconnaissable, enfûmé, glauque, industriel. La direction de photographie de Jessica Lee Gagné y joue pour beaucoup, exploitant une coloration et des tonalités rarement osées dans le clip d’ici.

The Posterz profitent de ce festival money depuis le début de l’été, et il seront là, aux dates indiquées ci-bas:

24/07/2014 Sala Rossa, MEG, MONTRÉAL
26/07/2014 Hillside Festival, GUELPH, ON
9/8/2014 – La Grosse Lanterne – BETHANIE
20/08/2014 – Arboretum Festival, OTTAWA
29/08/2014 Festival de musique émergente, ROUYN-NORANDA
6/9/2014 J-Fest, ST-JEROME
The Posterz – All I Know

Production: Roméo & Fils
Réal: Martin C. Pariseau
DOP: Jessica Lee Gagné
Monteur: Xavier Lévesque

Written by : lkb
July 15, 2014 - 10kilos.us


"PREMIERE: WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FROM THE POSTERZ TO LEARN THE ONLY THING THEY KNOW"

You may remember The Posterz from when we couldn't figure out which one of the rappers was which. Since then, they've made sure that we know exactly who they are thanks to their performance of a number of rambunctious live sets, including the one in Toronto for VICE Island. Now, they're back with dark and smoky visuals for their song, "All I Know," in which they ride around their hometown of Montreal, including trips up and down St-Martin street, where the band first got their start.

Their second EP, Concrete Jungle, will be released on Halloween 2014, exactly one year after their first album. The video for "All I Know" was directed by Martin C. Pariseau, who also did videos for such Canadian royalty as Ryan Hemsworth, Tommy Kruise, and Kaytranada. The video was completed thanks in part to MuchFact. Catch the rap group on tour at any of the dates below.

Written by : Noisey Canada Staff
Jul 15, 2014 - Noisey


"ALBUM REVIEW : THE POSTERZ"

After releasing their first music video last week for “The Bass”, Montreal hip-hop crew The Posterz seem to be all over social media, grabbing everyone’s attention. On November 1st, they released their first free mixtape, Starships & Dark Tints, and it did not disappoint!

The mixtape delivers catchy beats with lots of synth and EDM elements, as well as some pretty dirty bass. The tracks have catchy hooks, while still delivering lyrics full of character emotion. Each track has a different feeling, ranging in both tempo and vibe. The band members boast impressive flow and delivery, which remain really tight throughout the entire mixtape.

“The Bass”, is, in my opinion, the stand-out from the album, as Nate delivers a shining verse. The 4th track, “Paradise”, is also enjoyable and has a really chilled out feel to it. The Posterz seem to be joining the new wave of young, up-and-coming hip-hop crews and can even be compared to the likes of The Underachievers.

Delivering a fresh feel, with trendy beats and lyrics, these Montreal natives have a very bright future. I can’t say I’m not excited for the boys to take off. As they explain on their Facebook page,

“Something unexpected from a city you never expected”.

I couldn’t agree more.

Written by : Michael Colatruglio
Nov 4, 2013 - The Main


"MONTREAL RAP GROUP "THE POSTERZ" PUMP BASS"

The on-camera swag coming from each member of The Posterz in the visuals that accompany "The Bass Song" is very strong, considering this is the only music video they've ever released. The trio from Montreal rap quickly over bouncy synths and whines that are punctuated by quivering horns, but more important is the fact that they look cool while doing so. The group is made up of Husser (great name), Sir Share-It (even better) and Chris G (not so much), but since they don't wear nametags in the video there's no way for us to know for certain which is which. That's why I've decided to guess the identity of each character, based on the actions they make in the video above.

The first guy has that racially ambiguous Pharrell look to him, so right away we can rule out the chance that he's Chris G because that's such a swaggerless name. While this might be Sir Share-It, the fact that he was first in the rapping order makes me believe that this is the group's front man, and a front man wouldn't give himself a name like Sir Share-It because the eventual headline of "Sir Share-It Goes Solo" would be both comical and slightly ironic. The first rapper is Husser.

After Husser, the second rapper to come out is wearing a lot of hats. Literally within ten seconds of his verse starting he's worn a snapback, a fedora and then another snapback over top of his hood. His verse is dense and he might even own the stand-out moment of the song, but someone that invests so much of their look into hats can't possibly be the creative tour-de-force of the group. This can't be Sir Share-It., which means that this is Chris G, by default.

Finally, at the three minute mark, we meet the person that has to be Sir Share-It. Not only does he have an afro large enough to hide multiple bongs in and he started his verse in the certified rap squat position, but his flow is exactly what you would expect from someone named Sir Share-It. It's an intense salvo of words delivered in the thinest of whispers for thirty seconds before disappearing back into the smoke. And the fact that he delivers his part of the song without anyone else in frame makes me think that he slept through the first video shoot, causing them to just say "fuck it, we'll just shoot him in the studio spinning on a chair or something." Classic Sir Share-It move.

@SlavaP only took French in Grade 10 because the teacher was, how you say, le fox.

Written by : Slava Pastuk
Feb 12, 2014 - Noisey


"THE POSTERZ : UP THAT BASS"

Hailing outta Montreal, The Posterz are coming up real strong in recent days. Damn. Check out the Montreal trio’s debut video for “The Bass Song“, complete with atonal synths cutting through thick, deftly delivered bars. Husser, Sir Share-It, and Kris The Spirit cause some trouble in a Canadian pizza parlor below (shot by Monsiieur, styled by Simpa). Keep your eyes peeled for these three this year.

Written by : Kazie Holiday
Feb 19, 2014 - The Hundreds


"The Posterz - Bulalay [New Song]"

Montreal trio The Posterz drops a new single from their upcoming release "Junga."
Montreal trio The Posterz, comprised of Husser, $pirit, and Joey, move towards their upcoming EP Junga with a new offering "Bulalay." Here they continue to develop an all-original hip hop sound, rapping over a grimy yet whimsical beat from in-house producer Joey. Shoutout to Joey if he also mixed this track.

“The tune started with the chant, which Joey sung on his laptop in bed,” The Posterz told Complex. "From the guitar progression to the vocal hook, everything you hear is organic in origin. No samples were used, everything is either programmed, sung, or played... It’s a day in the life of Husser and $pirit in the concrete jungle, comparing the negative energy of haters to a shooter or a hunter. It’s about being upset and deceiving ourselves, and how we interact with that spiteful bunch. But mostly, it’s about being comfortable in our environment, and stating that no one can fuck with us here—we’re bulletproof.”

Junga out October 30.

Quotable Lyrics

My goodness
These niggas ain't got no shame fucking with the real one
Chris gonna send em to the spirit world
Husser said, welcome to the real one - HotNewHipHop


"MONTREAL’S THE POSTERZ ANNOUNCE SECOND EP, JUNGA FOR OCTOBER 30TH"

Emerging from the dark alleyways of Quebec’s crown jewel, Montreal, is a three-man group by the name of The Posterz.

Comprised of rappers Husser and Kris the $pirit, and producer Joey Sherrett, the unapologetic trio are proud to release their sophomore project entitled JUNGA on October 30th. The EP consists of four original songs, one remix of a Secret Sun record, and one chopped and screwed remix.

JUNGA will be released two years to the day they dropped their debut EP, Starships and Dark Tints,which landed them on the radars of the Huffington Post who named them a “Top 10 Artists to Follow” in 2014 and in Noisey US/UK/France/Canada, Complex, Red Bull Music, Les InRocks, the Montreal Gazette, and more.

The debut EP included their break-out single “The Bass Song,” a defiant anthem that came with an equally vibrant, self-directed video.

Full of their signature dark, ominous, and viscerally intense vibes, JUNGA ranges from modern-day boom-bap “Want It All” to a rock-infused love/hate anthem “Ben Up”, and even a flip of synth-pop duo Secret Sun “Cold Coast remix.”

Amidst the cacophony of nature sounds you’d hear underneath the Amazon canopy, slink Husser and Kris the $pirit own the tribal beat to relay a typical day in their concrete jungle environment. As they describe it, “We’re comparing hater and negative energy to shooters or hunters in the jungle.

We’re comfortable in our environment and stating that no one can fuck with us in that environment, we’re bulletproof.” - HypeFresh Magazine


"The Posterz Give You A Look Into Their World w/ Their Vid “Bulalay”"

This jawn came out last week, but is definitely too dope to let slip through the cracks.

Canada continues its chokehold on the music world with yet another act that you need to be checking for. Not from Toronto this time, but a trio out of Montreal by the name of The Posterz, are gearing up to drop their sophomore project, JUNGA, on October 30th. While I’ve seen the name floating around for awhile, this new video for “Bulalay (Welcome To Junga)” is what has caught and held my attention.

The Posterz on the idea behind the song: “To us that’s what it is, the world is the just a jungle, everywhere is the same If we look at it logically and realistically, the real world is the spirit world.” Allow The Posterz to welcome you to their world with their tribal chant-based new banger, below. Video directed by Vinoth Varatharajan. - Okayplayer


"Premiere: Listen to The Posterz’s “Bulalay”"

Between the booming rap community and the Piu Piu beat scene, Montreal is finally being recognized as a Canadian hip-hop hub. Along with artists like Wasiu and Dead Obies, rap trio The Posterz are pillars of the new wave of Montreal rap. In a few short years, The Posterz’s Husser, $pirit, and Joey have earned a local reputation for raw lyrics, high energy performances, and visceral, next level production work. Montreal already knows what it is—now it’s time to let the rest of the world in on the secret.

The Posterz’s in-house production guru Joey’s beat for “Bulalay” might sound like the work of an expert crate digger, but there are no samples to be found in the minimal but festive instrumental. “The tune started with the chant, which Joey sung on his laptop in bed,” The Posterz told Complex via email. From the guitar progression to the vocal hook, everything you hear is organic in origin. “No samples were used, everything is either programmed, sung, or played.”

Lyrically, “Bulalay” is about dodging negative energy, and thriving in your element. “It’s a day in the life of Husser and $pirit in the concrete jungle, comparing the negative energy of haters to a shooter or a hunter,” they explained. “It’s about being upset and deceiving ourselves, and how we interact with that spiteful bunch. But mostly, it’s about being comfortable in our environment, and stating that no one can fuck with us here—we’re bulletproof.”

Listen to “Bulalay” below, and watch for The Posterz’s Junga EP, dropping October 30th. - Complex


"The Posterz Capture The Edge Of Montreal Life in “Bulalay” Video"

Montreal-based hip-hop trio The Posterz liken the atmosphere of the city to that of a jungle in the video for their new song, “Bulalay (Welcome to the Junga)." In the clip, premiering today on The FADER, the boys run amok through what feels like an almost post-apocalyptic city, riding in the back of a pick-up truck, waving black rebel flags, and shooting guns. There's a kind of Lord of the Flies vibe to it all, just with more weed and city hustling. I’m a weed representative/ No flexin' today/ No stressin'/ I’m good, raps Husser.
"To us that's what it is, the world is the just a jungle, everywhere is the same If we look at it logically and realistically, the real world is the spirit world,” said the Posterz in an email to The FADER. "Bulalay is a minimal hip-hop beat with tribal vibes. It's leaving a lot of room for Husser and $pirit’s vocals to shine. The goal with this song was to represent a good day in the jungle. A happy day in the lives of $pirit and Husser. Festive vibes."
The group's forthcoming EP, The Junga, is out October 30th. - FADER


"PREMIERE: THE POSTERZ “WANT IT ALL (CHOPPED AND SCREWED)”"

When the words rock and rap are placed adjacent to each other it either induces shudders or nostalgia, as the spectrum ranges from Limp Bizkit to Run DMC and Aerosmith (respectively). But, Montreal-based hybrid trio The Posterz has managed to set up shop in the dead center and package some raw dope for whoever comes to cop.

On “Want It All,” the latest single off their upcoming 6-track Junga EP, the trio leans heavily toward the Southern rap tradition with the chopped-and-screwed treatment, but it does not give off the sense that they are stretching beyond their repertoire.

The gutter rhymes are just as gritty and witty as on any other track they’ve released, and the cut incongruously fits within the EP despite being a departure. The eerily slow halftime pace leaves plenty of room for deep, dark, dirty low-end bass that would make Earl Sweatshirt and Flying Lotus proud. But there are also enough layers for the trio to be conscious of producers looking to jack their shit, as they proclaim, “No, you can’t use this fuckin’ part of the beat to make your loop nigga.”

It’s only a matter of time before Drake comes to cosign these Canadian brethren. Listen to the original and chopped-and-screwed versions of “Want It All” below. The Posterz’s Junga EP drops on Halloween. - Mass Appeal


"Best New Rap Group: Montreal’s The Posterz"

I’m high on the Posterz because they seem to hate everything. I’m higher on the Posterz because they seem to be higher than me. I’m high on The Posterz because they scream “Fuck the Cops” in their hooks. Admittedly, they’re from Montreal, which automatically puts them under suspicion. Canadians gave us Drake, Abel, and Dov Charney in the last decade. They need to fall the fuck back, before they kill our American spirits with polite douchebaggery. We don’t owe you for Michael J. Fox anymore.

I’m high on Posterz because they can rap unlike the rest of the clones. In an interview, when the interviewer asked that most generic of questions, “What are you bringing new,” they gave the only respectable response. The rest are trying to copy Drake and Kanye. They’re trying to be original, to be themselves. This is easy to say, tough to do. And even though they remain slightly under the spell of K.Dot, you can see something special in them.

They produce themselves, they mock interviewers, they shout out Britney Spears and compare themselves to Brad Pitt and George Clooney. They understand the absurdity of everything. They hold live chickens in their videos. What more do you want? Welcome to the Junga, light the fire, exhale the smoke. They want it all. I wouldn’t try to stop them. - Passion of the Weiss


"Husser Rides Motorized Wheelchairs With His Crew in “Name Another N!99@” Video Read More: Husser Rides With His Crew in "Name Another N!99@" Video - XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/rap-music/new-music/2015/11/husser-rides-motorized-wheelchairs-with-his-crew-"

Montreal rapper Husser has been making some noise as part of the trio The Posterz. While Husser is still rocking with The Posterz collective, he’s looking to make his own mark as a solo artist. Today (Nov. 25), the Canadian representative makes his XXL debut with the music video for his single “Name Another N!99@.”
The video sees Husser riding around the city with the Montreal crew Ragers, who produced the song, on some motorized wheelchairs as they take over every street they encounter. It’s a unique visual to play off of Husser’s impressive rhymes over some production mixing live instrumentation with boom bap sensibilities. Husser’s “Name Another N!99@” serves as the first single for his upcoming H.I. EP, which is coming soon. You can expect to see a lot more of Husser in XXL if he continues to drop quality tracks and videos like this one.


Read More: Husser Rides With His Crew in "Name Another N!99@" Video - XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/rap-music/new-music/2015/11/husser-rides-motorized-wheelchairs-with-his-crew-in-name-another-n99-video/?trackback=tsmclip - XXL Magazine


"WE INTERVIEWED THE POSTERZ VIA IMESSAGE ABOUT THEIR JUNGA EP AND FUTURE PLANS"

POSTED BY NICK BRUTUS GRASS YOUNES ON NOV 30, 2015 @ 11:08 FILED UNDER IXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

Comprised of rappers Husser, Kris the $pirit, and producer Joey Sherrett, the unapologetic trio that form The Posterz are definitely making waves at the moment, especially with their sophomore release titled JUNGA which has caught the attention of the big dogs out there. These guys have been on our radar ever since they started playing small shows around the city of Montreal. We recently covered the video release for "Bulalay", and couldn't wait to find out more as soon as we saw that Husser had released his very own music video for a single titled "Name Another N!99@" which you can watch right here :

The Montreal group's debut EP JUNGA includes their break-out single “The Bass Song,” a defiant anthem that came with an equally vibrant, self-directed video. Full of their signature dark, ominous, and viscerally intense vibes, JUNGA ranges from modern-day boom-bap (“Want It All”) to a rock-infused love/hate anthem (“Ben Up”), and even a flip of synth-pop duo Secret Sun (“Cold Coast remix.”) - We hit up the boys via iMessage to see what they were up to, so scroll through the convo and listen/cop their EP in full after the jump. - IX Daily


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

Photos

Bio

Husser, “the hood punk”.

Kris the $pirit, “the neurotic second coming of Nas”. 

Joey Sherrett, “the weirdo production brainiac”.


They are The Posterz. Hailing from the community center basement from Montréal, they have come to create raw content for the world to enjoy. To build a community of passionate, culture driven people is their goal, and music is their medium of choice. 

In five short years and not much more than one EP worth of music, Montreal-based rap trio The Posterz have staked their claim in hip-hop both locally and globally with their refreshing, raw and innovative sound. They seemingly emerged fully formed, making their first splash with October 2013’s “The Bass Song,” a defiant anthem that came with an equally vibrant, self-directed video. The Starships and Dark Tints EP followed, as did love from the press: the trio were named in Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Artists to Follow” in 2014, and featured in numerous publications such as Noisey US/UK/France/Canada, ComplexRed Bull Music, Les InRocks, the Montreal Gazette, and more.

In an era when rappers put out dozens of songs a year, it’s important to note that the group’s minimal output is a reflection of their high standards, not their work ethic. Rather than developing their sound only in the studio, the trio road test their music with their well-honed, high-energy live show. They have performed at Canadian music festivals such as NXNE, Festival d’Éte du Quebec, M Pour Montreal, and Toronto’s Manifesto, and closed out 2014 with a two-week European tour. By playing countless clubs and parties, they developed their fanbase and sharpened their songs at the same time; it’s no surprise the trio hit the ground running.

The group linked up in 2010, in a community center studio in Little Burgundy, a downtown Montreal neighborhood which birthed the city’s internationally renowned jazz scene a couple of generations earlier. Rappers Husser and Kris the $pirit stumbled on what Husser called “the best beat we ever heard in our lives” on the studio computer. They tracked down its creator; in producer Joey Sherrett, they found the third member of the group. The Posterz cite Kanye West, Andre 3000, Future and The Beatles among other influences, but are adamant about creating a sound that is all their own. Even in Montreal, they say their biggest inspirations are less musical and more aspirational; Montreal-born acts like Arcade Fire and Kaytranada made them realize they could blow up too. Huss and Kris temper their deft lyricism with a sense of humor. Sherrett’s beats mix adventurous, hard-knocking drums with masterful of low-end leads and expert synth work.

The Junga EP dropped on October 31st 2015. “Bulalay” is the lead single, a narrative journey through the day to day of Hus and Kris in the concrete jungle over a beat built from a homegrown Sherrett chant (“it means ‘Hakuna Matata’”). As with “The Bass Song”, “Bulalay” comes with a dynamic video that convincingly transforms their hometown into a metropolis in the developing world. Junga stretches from modern-day boom-bap (“Want It All”) to a rock-infused love/hate anthem (“Ben Up”), and even a flip of synth-pop duo Secret Sun (“Cold Coast remix”). Junga is yet another big step forward in what will surely be many for the talented trio.

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