Video: The Posterz – “Want It All”
Debuted by Stereogum, the Montreal Rap Trio Deemed “Best New Rap Group” by Jeff Weiss Mob Out In New Visual From Sophomore Project Junga
Critical Praise for The Posterz:
“Best New Rap Group: Montreal’s The Posterz” – Jeff Weiss
“reminds me of Odd Future if they had more of a Tribe sensibility or A$AP Mob if they were still kids. When only the audio is on, I think of Kendrick Lamar doing his best ODB impression.” – Stereogum
“It’s only a matter of time before Drake comes to cosign these Canadian brethren” – Mass Appeal
“‘Starships & Dark Tints,’ The Posterz’ debut EP, consists of five songs packed tight with weird beats and promising lyrical flow.” – Red Bull
“The trio from Montreal rap quickly over bouncy synths and whines that are punctuated by quivering horns, but more important is the fact that they look cool while doing so. “- Noisey
“It felt like if the Canadians won the Stanley Cup – except Husser, Kris The Spirit, and Sir-Share-It are holding the Cup.” – The Hundreds
“Montreal is slowly but surely becoming a hotbed for hip-hop. With the help of producers like Kaytranada, and artists like The Posterz, the city’s finally on the map for budding talent.” – Complex
Montreal rap group The Posterz are a force to be reckoned with- mobbing out in the streets for their “Want It All” visual, the trio cements their place as one of the city’s most enticing new acts. “The Posterz are an upstart Montreal crew currently exuding that combustible energy unique to unwieldy young rap groups,” Stereogum said in their premiere of the video, adding, “they’re building something exciting out of them, something fresh. The beats are raw and retro but just polished enough to shine. The lyrics are delivered with a swagger that makes even boilerplate rap boasts sound like radical declarations of power.”
Named “Best new rap group” by Jeff Weiss earlier this month with the release of their Junga EP, The Posterz previously dropped the chopped-and-screwed version of the single via Mass Appeal, who said “It’s only a matter of time before Drake comes to cosign these Canadian brethren.”
Junga showcases their musical diversity which ranges from modern-day boom-bap (“Want It All”) to a rock-infused love/hate anthem (“Ben Up”), and even a flip of synth-pop duo Secret Sun (“Cold Coast Remix.”) The Posterz have been racking up buzz this year with “Want It All” and their acclaimed single “Bulalay,” which was accompanied by visuals premiered via The FADER. The trio, consisting of rappers Husser and Kris the $pirit, along with producer Joey Sherrett, have also been dubbed by Complex as the “pillars of the new wave of Montreal rap.” Their debut EP, Starships and Dark Tints, landed them on the radars of the Huffington Post, who named them a “Top 10 Artists to Follow” in 2014. Junga, their sophomore release, is now available.
Watch “Want It All”: https://youtu.be/qfURXZY_E7E
Check out the Stereogum premiere: http://www.stereogum.com/1846788/the-posterz-want-it-all-video-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/
Listen to Junga: https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz/sets/junga-ep
The Posterz Background:
In five short years and not much more than one EP worth of music, Montreal-based rap trio The Posterz have staked their claim in hip-hop both locally and globally with their refreshing, raw and innovative sound. They seemingly emerged fully formed, making their first splash with October 2013’s “The Bass Song,” a defiant anthem that came with an equally vibrant, self-directed video. The Starships and Dark Tints EP followed, as did love from the press: the trio were named in Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Artists to Follow” in 2014, and featured in numerous publications such as Noisey US/UK/France/Canada, Complex, Red Bull Music, Les InRocks, the Montreal Gazette, and more.
The group linked up in 2010, in a community center studio in Little Burgundy, a downtown Montreal neighborhood which birthed the city’s internationally renowned jazz scene a couple of generations earlier. Rappers Husser and Kris the $pirit stumbled on what Husser called “the best beat we ever heard in our lives” on the studio computer. They tracked down its creator; in producer Joey Sherrett, they found the third member of the group. The Posterz cite Kanye West, Andre 3000, Future and The Beatles among other influences, but are adamant about creating a sound that is all their own. Even in Montreal, they say their biggest inspirations are less musical and more aspirational; Montreal-born acts like Arcade Fire and Kaytranada made them realize they could blow up too. Huss and Kris temper their deft lyricism with a sense of humor. Sherrett’s beats mix adventurous, hard-knocking drums with masterful of low-end leads and expert synth work. Their JUNGA EP released on October 30th, 2015.
“Want It All” (Chopped & Screwed): https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz/want-it-all-chopped-n-screwed
“The Bass Song” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JTfr-xcGVI