SMN MAGAZINE | VOLUME 5 | SLIK JACK
Interview by Oaken Hoon | Photo courtesy of Slik Jack
Once again, we’re back in Montréal! This time, to tell you about a true hip-hop up and comer, Slik Jack. Born in Montréal and raised in both Mtl and Deux-Montagnes QC, Slik Jack is a self-made man; a legitimate force in the DIY music scene.
The new album, “1995 Ways to Rhyme,” dropped June 4th with unprecedented success. Produced by Aspect Mendoza and with beats by Richard Skribe, this album seems to have everything it takes to be a classic; perfectly deciphering the zeitgeist in the air of MTL while remaining optimistic, fun and fucking hilarious.
— Each new video brings a different feel, new producers and new beats. And the newest album certainly does not disappoint. The video for the first track, Aint Nothin Left, was directed by Ben Fry/Bad Wolf and portrays Slik in the south west of Montréal with all the characters you would find there on any given day. Shot mainly at “Fattal”, a complex of lofts inhabited by mostly punks, anarchists, artists, musicians and a steady stream of graf artists; it’s the perfect place to make a video about being drunk, creative and possessed in a city with a constant underlying vibration and a humid, heady pathos that captures all of our imaginations and makes Montréal our answer to sin city.
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