With nearly a million views on YouTube, 192660 hits on MySpace, and an overall steady online following Toronto rapper JD Era is truly living up to the fact that he is one of Canada’s best lyricists.
Applauded by his peers and other industry professionals for his freestyle flow, JD possess an unrelenting demeanor and competitive attitude that will most definitely continue to serve him well. In the last few years JD Era has worked alongside artists like Nas, Gza, Kardinal Offishall, The Clipse and, of course, he’s managed to cut a track or two Young Money’s recording artist Drake who is also a longtime friend.
In 2008 it was apparent that he was catching more attention when he was nominated for two DJ Stylus Awards, took home the hardware for Best Rap at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, and later was crowned the winner of the TAG Records’ Survival of The Freshest competition.
JD Era has also crossed international borders with an appearance in an issue of Black Men’s Magazine and by signing a highly successful US ringtone deal with UrbMob. He has even spent some time living and working on music in New York City and performing on a few dates out in the UK.
With 4 solid mix tapes under his belt, JD Era will release his first official full-length album in 2010 but first he will hit the fans with a downloadable prequel entitled “Th1rt3en.”
On February 25th, 2010 “Th1rt3en” will be available on th1rt3en-mixtape.com for FREE! Canada’s mix tape King DJ Dax out of Montreal will host the tape with production by Northern Profit, Pro Logic, Beat Merchant, Drumcrazie, OB, Boi 1da and Don Cannon. “Th1rt3en” will feature appearances by artist such as Saukrates, Lokz, OB, Freddie Gibbs, Q Da Kid, and Drake.
With a trademark “in your face” approach and developed flow JD Era is well on his way to infiltrating the music industry worldwide.
Creatively bridging the underground and the mainstream worlds, his elaborate wordplay and clever sound have already distinguished him from all the rest in the streets and on the stage. People get ready because the “Prince of The North,” is about to become king of the rap game!
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