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Poppycock Album Now Up Exclusively at the Tallest Poppy in Winnipeg

Friday, February 10th, 2017

This past summer, Pip Skid and I participated in an artist residency put on by Synonym Art Consultation at The Tallest Poppy in Winnipeg. We spent a whole weekend in one of the booths at the diner making beats, writing lyrics and recording songs while dining customers stared at us in bewilderment. We had a […]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Disintegration Records and The Windsor Hotel Presents: Rob Crooks – Releasing new single Figure Walking (Rob Gardiner + Greg MacPherson) – releasing new single Johnny Phantom (members of Haunter) DJ No Contact All proceeds going to Bar None Prison Ride Share Friday December 23 The Windsor Hotel Tickets $10.00 advance/$12.00 at the door

Marathon of Dope Compilation Volume II

Monday, July 18th, 2016

There is a new Marathon of Dope compilation complete with all new and exclusive songs by some of the great artists I’m proud to be associated with, such as Pip Skid, Bazooka Joe, Nestor Wynrush, Birdapres, Zucchini Drive, Nomad, Mike Ladd and more. Download the whole thing here for free. Listen to the brand new […]

Language, Hip-Hop and the 23rd of April at the Cavern in Winnipeg

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The meaning of a word depends on how it is used. This is to say that language is essentially contextual, and that a word only has an identity through its relation to its other. A cliché example of this is when one word, in different contexts, holds opposite meanings, as in when “bad” is used […]

Gruf the Druid’s Surface Area Album Release Party

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

There are three concert memories I have in my mind at all times. One is the memory of some fool in the front row of a Public Enemy concert refusing an offer from Flava Flav to swap his Florida Panthers jersey for the latter’s clock necklace. All these years later, I still ponder from time […]

Downtown ’09 Now Available for Free Download

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

My new EP Downtown ’09 is now officially available for free download from Marathon of Dope! Please download, listen and pass it around! If you’d like a preview, listen to the song “Stab Somebody.” And please don’t forget, for those of you in Winnipeg, I will be performing every song, plus some others, next Thursday […]

Stab Somebody

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

So, here is a song from my new EP, Downtown ’09. The song is called “Stab Somebody.” Although, the EP doesn’t officially come out until tomorrow, it is available for free download now. So please check it out, and share if you like it! “Stab Somebody” is about a guy who has developed a drug […]

Coming Soon: Downtown ’09

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Later this week I’m going to be dropping a new EP entitled Downtown ’09. It’s a collection of 6 songs that depict the sometimes dark side of Winnipeg’s nightlife. The songs form a narrative arc through the immature hedonism of one night stands and self-destructive drug use, leading up to a violent stabbing that brings […]

End the War on the Holiday Rap Convention

Monday, December 1st, 2014

There is a War on the Holiday Rap Convention and we are sick of it. That’s why I have banded together with John Smith, Nestor Wynrush, Lonnie Ce, 3Peat and Cvlt Wvffle to end the insanity. Every year when we report Haters assaults on the traditions of the Holiday Rap Convention, the crazy loons begin […]

Video for “Saturday”

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Last year I was lucky enough to have the experience of a lifetime: touring across Europe with my friends from Zucchini Drive. I’ve been on many tours before, but never like that one. Twenty-one cities in just under a month’s time. We drove all over Europe from Spain to Germany and (almost) everywhere in between. […]