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Take Off Your Glasses

May 10, 2010

An album title which most people could relate to, perhaps as something you’ve wanted to say to the droves of women in their bug-eyed paparazzi-evaders, or the legions of men in their aviators and Ray-Bans.  Or perhaps it’s something you’ve had to hold yourself back from screaming at somebody who views the world through their rosy tint, unable to see things for what they really are, what they really mean, and what’s on the horizon.

Corboe’s debut could be viewed from both angles, with a stylistic approach to hip hop music that shatters preconceptions of what is considered “dope”, or some arcane set of laws by which every person who decides to enter the so-called “Temple of Hip Hop” must abide by.  At the same time he forces people out of their comfort zones, utilizing the album’s duration to take them further down the rabbit hole than they have been willing to go on their own.

With his album charting across Canada on the college-radio scene ever since its release, he has been tearing-down sets with Owel Five as Dream Jefferson in and around Toronto and Ottawa for almost a year now.  In the studio he is currently hard at work on Dream Jefferson’s debut EP, overseeing Owel Five’s Songs for Dames, working on a side-project entitled The Sad Detective, as well as handling the production of Ill O’Reilly with KWES on vocals, I think it’s safe to say that Corboe is not about to slow down.  As Nas once said, don’t sleep, ’cause sleep is the cousin of death.

The album features Jon Chandler of Amos the Transparent and Owel Five and KWES of the Kwiz Massturrz, with album art by Ryan Lake.

Purchase Corboe’s “Take Off Your Glasses” on iTunesor CD Baby!

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