|Photo by Phyllis Grant|
Pabineau First Nations MC Wolf Castle has released a single that is perfect for old school hip hop fans. "Gunna" is a throwback to early 90's hip hop. It's a laid back track that still has a hint of menace lying below the surface. That being said, it's still a fun song without a hint of an R&B chorus. "Gunna" fits right into the current up and coming Indigenous hip hop scene coming out of Canada. I never thought I'd be excited about Canadian hip hop, but if artists like Wolf Castle are any indication, we're going to be hearing a lot from First Nations MCs.
Wolf Castle says of the track and the mysterious Raphael de la Rex:
"This track is a return to form for me and Raphael de la Rez – a mysterious figure who wants to remain anonymous but assures you his influence and skill remains stronger than ever. If you listen close you might hear a familiar voice behind the rapper’s mysterious moniker..."
You can listen to "Gunna" below. Da Vinci's Inquest is due for release later this year. For more on Wolf Castle, check out the artist's website.