The Scratch

Our resident hip-hop blog that offers interviews and glimpses into the Montreal hip-hop/rap culture.

  • The Posterz: Set Aside Bullshit

    They’re young, wild, and simply just don’t give a damn. That’s how the Montreal group, The Posterz, may come across in their videos, but in reality they are “meticulous” about their music as they strive to sound like nobody you’ve ever heard.

  • Les Frères Celestin: Two Brothers On Opposite Edges of the Montreal Hip-Hop Spectrum

    Similar to numerous hip-hop artists in Montreal, neighbouring Laval, the West Island, and the South Shore, Louie P is clamouring for attention. While he has opened for up-and-coming rappers such as GoldLink and Skepta, and has been featured on rap blogs such as Hypetrak and HotNewHipHop.com, it hasn’t turned him into a household name, unlike the older brother he still shares a room with.

  • CJ Flemings: Achieved Status

    Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Jay Z, or Nas are some of the common influences cited by many rappers as their reason for getting into the hip-hop genre. In contrast, Montreal rapper CJ Flemings, who started making music at the age of 13, points to the sounds of Atlanta rapper Young Dro and T.I., specifically their work on one-hit wonder Yung L.A.’s “Ain’t I” from 2008.