Video: Hu$$er – Cult Sessions Vol.1: Hu$$er – “Role Model” Freestyle (Prod. by Tork)
Debuted by HotNewHipHop, the Posterz Emcee Shines in Creative Cult Session Freestyle, Prepares for Project Release
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
If Montreal rap hasn’t hit your radar yet, be prepared for a new wave. Hu$$er, from rap group The Posterz, is gearing up for a solo release with his impressive “Role Model” Freestyle, a black and white visual shot in the offices of label Cult Nation. Hu$$er flexes his versatility, spitting over a collection of beats while doodles-turned-animations follow him around the scene. Premiered by HotNewHipHop, the “Role Model” freestyle is the first installment of Cult Nation’s Cult Sessions series. The series will feature artists planted in on-the-fly setups, blurring the boundaries of music genres in order to create something truly unique. By pulling resources from whoever happens to be around, the resulting performance video will be an unpredictable hybrid of the talents involved.
Hu$$er claims his throne as one of most exciting up-and-coming emcees, asking, “Don’t you wanna grow up to be just like me?” The Posterz artist rolled up to Cult Nation’s studios with intentions of recording a freestyle over Eminem’s “Role Model,” but producers Jason Brando and Tim Buron (Tork) unexpectedly threw in a rework of the song into a halftime trap number. Unphased, Hu$$er instantly adjusted his rhymes to fit the new beat and breezed through the freestyle with the palpable excitement of someone performing something for the first time.
Following his November “Name Another N!99@” visual, which met wide acclaim from XXL, Complex, Exclaim! Mag, and more, fans can expect more heat from Hu$$er in the near future. With his solo project slated to release this year, his rap group The Posterz is also continuing their momentum from an eventful 2015. Dubbed “best new rap group” by Jeff Weiss and the “pillars of the new wave of Montreal rap” by Complex, The Posterz turned heads with bangers like “Want It All” and the FADER-premiered “Bulalay” from their critically acclaimed Junga EP. “The Posterz are an upstart Montreal crew currently exuding that combustible energy unique to unwieldy young rap groups,” Stereogum said, adding, “they’re building something exciting out of them, something fresh.” Mass Appeal praised, “It’s only a matter of time before Drake comes to cosign these Canadian brethren.”
Watch Hu$$er’s Role Model Freestyle: https://youtu.be/Fz1qK8YUTPM
Check out the HotNewHipHop premiere: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/husser-role-model-freestyle-video-new-video.37033.html
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.
Hu$$er’s “Role Model” Freestyle: https://youtu.be/Fz1qK8YUTPM
“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