As the Canadian Hip Hop circuit explores international recognition, it continues to be propelled by a series of very distinct yet consciously motivated underground artists. Hip Hop’s globalization in the early 2000s saw a new transition for many who hailed from places where a hard knock life creates raw talent. From Vancouver to Montreal, to Halifax to Edmonton to Ottawa and Toronto in North America, a new breed of underground artists has risen to steep challenges that often seclude that same ever so underrated batch from the exposure they deserve.
Starks soon accumulated up to 22 months of jail time based on an alleged gun related charge and other related issues before embarking on a full time Hip Hop career…”
Part of this challenge stems from being misunderstood in a rat – race where a distinction between art and reality is deliberately seldom. The recipe for success has intertwined with the same limits that have hindered but yet developed a creed where the Caribbean and Canadian origins mix with mainstream Hip Hop influences to deliver some of the best from the north. Infamous Starks of the “WYLD BOYZ” is one such artist who has stormed out of the notorious projects of Jane and Finch in Toronto, Canada. The Jane and Finch area is one of Toronto’s prominent urban societies where poverty had driven many of its indigents into a life delimited by crime.
Hip Hop’s globalization in the early 2000s saw a new transition for many who hailed from places where a hard knock life propagates raw talent.”
In pursuit of the Canadian dream, thugs transformed the area into ‘the gun crime capital of Canada.’ Gun violence and unsolved homicides are not the only plights that plagued the likes of Infamous Starks as he grew up and became a product of this society were staying out of trouble can prove to be a difficult task. Starks soon accumulated up to 22 months of jail time based on an alleged gun-related charge and other related issues before embarking on a full-time Hip Hop career. He has picked up the microphone in an attempt to voice out his aggravation so that fans who understand this type of pain can relate to his struggle and eventually buy his records.
Backed by the talented and well known rap group “Tha Smugglaz”, Infamous Starks and his rap group pursue a career in urban music…”
Representing T.Dot to the fullest, Starks has performed everywhere in the region and been featured on his own Hip Hop mixtape debut entitled “Gs Up.” He was also featured on Benny Blacc’s (of tha Smugglaz) Street Rapper Mixtape in 2008. Both mixtapes can be downloaded for free at:
www.datpiff.com and www.hiphopcanada.com.
The “Wyld Boyz” which is Infamous Starks’ own rap group has decided to forgo a life of crime in exchange for a promise of a new dream. That dream is the new hustle within the ever-evolving underground Hip Hop circuit of Toronto, Canada from which Infamous seeks to launch his music career internationally. Backed by the talented and well-known rap group “Tha Smugglaz,” Infamous Starks and his rap group pursue a career in urban music for the streets and ghettos around the world as he plans to leave a mark in the music industry as a whole turning his dream to reality.*
MIXTAPE COMING SOON!