The world of underground hip-hop can be a saturated one. It takes an immediate yet proven voice to stand out and rise above mediocracy. And who better to make that move than Chokeules, emcee from the legendary Canadian hip-hop team of Toolshed. Masters of the underground scene in their own right, Toolshed provided the foundation for Chokeules to make the leap into mainstream hip-hop domination with the release of Hypergraphia, his newest record.
Loaded with intricate rhyme schemes, dense wordplay and touching on everything from self-introspection and the state of modern hip-hop, Hypergraphia is a bold, confident step for Chokeules. Having shared the stage in both Canada and the United States with established acts such as El Da Sensai (Artifacts), Aceyalone, Devin The Dude, Lootpack and Swollen Members, Chokeules has paid his dues in the underground and on Hypergraphia, sounds poised and hungry for a bigger piece of Canadian hip-hop.
It is Chokeules’ aggressive and relentless stage presence that sets him apart, evident on “Stand Out,” one of the first tracks available on the album. Thick beats move back and forth between groovy and heavy territory, yet they propel Chokeules’ lyrics to a whole new stratsophere. Already lauded with Toolshed in Exclaim! Magazine as “…one more reason to be proud of Canadian hip-hop,” one thing is for sure: this is only the beginning of the rise of Chokeules.
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