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With the release date of Saukrates’ upcoming EP, Season One, rapidly approaching, the godfather of Canadian hip-hop is unleashing his new single, “Megaman,” to the masses. The man that helped kickstart the successes of Drake, Nelly Furtado, and Noah “40” Shebib was recently featured in Nike’s ALWAYS ON 24/7 campaign with his song “Say I,” also off of Season One, which is currently available for purchase via Frostbyte and eOne.

Coming off the heels of his previously released single, “Drop It Down” which features his longtime friend and collaborator, Redman, “Megaman” is a dizzy, electro joint that celebrates the hype of 80’s synth-pop. The lyrics take the listener into the mind of Soxx at the club, pounding potent shots that give him the confidence and vigor of a prize fighter. “Just how Maximus from the movie Gladiator screamed, ‘Hold the line!’ you have to stick to your guns and prove yourself,” says Saukrates. “And that applies to both men and women!”

Listen to and download “Drop It Down”

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Canadian hip-hop veteran Saukrates is excited to announce the upcoming release of his new album, Season One. The album will be released in three parts; the first and second parts will each contain three songs and the full album, which will contain the first six songs plus six new songs will be released the first quarter of 2012. The first part contains the songs “Drop It Down” featuring Redman, “Say I,” and “Na Na Na” is available now through a joint partnership between Frostbyte and eOne.

Saukrates, a Toronto-native who played an integral part in shaping much the country’s hip-hop scene, made the transition from childhood violin prodigy to serious MC in the late 1990s. He met close friend Redman in 2000, and by 2005 had been featured on How High soundtrack with Red and Method Man, produced for the likes of Nas and Kardinal Offishall, and toured with fellow Canuck Nelly Furtado on her 2006 Loose Tour. And before Young Money fame, Saukrates was showing Drake the ropes, introducing him to other soon-to-be famous artists like Toronto producer Noah “40” Shebib.

Saukrates, who has long contributed to the meteoric rise of his Canadian cohorts, is proud to release his own upcoming album, Season One. Much of the production comes from both Saukrates and his Toronto comrade Rich Kidd, who also produced Soxx’ single “Say I,” which was recently used in Nike’s Always On 24/7 campaign. Featured artists on the trilogy’s first installment include Redman, OB O’Brien, Michelle Nyce, Richie Hennessey and Andreena Mill. Says Saukrates of the album, ‘I’ve gone back to the basics… sharing simple melodies and interesting stories is what I’ve always done best and enjoyed the most. When it calls for collaborations I let that happen naturally. Friends and associates I’ve been anxious to work with and vise versa make it easy to accomplish my ‘lofty’ ideas!”

After working with each other for 11 years, Redman joins Saukrates once again in Season One’s first video and lead single, “Drop It Down.” The visual harkens back to the days of the iconic iPod commercials: fluorescent colored backgrounds against the distinguishable silhouettes of Soxx, Red, and a couple of ladies. And don’t let the animated doodles Sauk made using Nintendo DSI fool you; the song is bona fide club-ready.

Download “Drop It Down” here