The album depicts city life through the lens of an actor who finds himself in politics. Wishing his own future to exist, Blackboltt tells the story of what it means to be everything you're not. The salmon upstream. The Leader of the Opposition. Produced entirely by Rich Kidd & Muneshine - with Fresh Kils' finishing mixes - LOTO is the exploration through self-discovery and regret.
Limited Edition Bundle
Compact Disc (CD)
With this Limited Edition LOTO Bundle you're getting one of the 100 CDs pressed for radio play, of which there are only 20 remaining.
Along with that, you'll get an exclusive "Leader of the Opposition" poster used as a prop in the feature film of the same name, signed by Blackboltt himself. This film will be debuting early 2013, and only 20 of these original prints remain.
To sweeten the pot, we've got a few copies of the SPACESHIPONE Chapter 1: In Search of Blackboltt CD mixtape which were manufactured for radio and press only, but you can get yours today along with one of the few remaining not-to-be-re-released Chapter 1 Comic Books.
All this for just $19.99.
Includes unlimited streaming of Leader of the Opposition
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
How many thinkers are we here? How many leaders? How many creators? How many innovators?
In an era where imitation breeds success by way of commercialization - how many Canadian artists choose to go against the grain and deliver a powerful message about self-discovery (“Start With Why”), self-reliance (“Grind Over Matter”), but most prominently, self-actualization (“We Don’t Serve Saints”).
Blackboltt is a Calgary-born, Toronto-raised MC committed to creating a sound that’s not only uniquely, but proudly Canadian. Head-nodding basslines, catchy melodies, signature delivery, and conscious messages marinate on the the album which is also the soundtrack for the film of the same name from 1812 Entertainment’s Film Division.
Leader of the Opposition (LOTO) is the genesis of Blackboltt’s message of unity, solidarity and commitment to the hip-hop culture that has inspired many artists before him. In an industry which has spit out more Canadian talent than its digested, Blackboltt’s debut encourages listeners to answer their own questions about conformity, morality, aspirations, subjective reality, and the laws of attraction. Produced by two of Canada’s biggest hip-hop heavyweights: Muneshine and Rich Kidd; and engineered by studio legend Fresh Kils.
LOTO captures the sound of a generation unafraid to ask questions like why am I here? What is my purpose? And most importantly, where is my vote?
released 18 June 2012
Mixed by Fresh Kils
Co-Mixed by Muneshine
Recorded at Rumenal Records
Mastered at Atomix Studios
Artwork by Erica “EGR” Balon
Photography by Alex Schuldt
Graphic Design by Dany Gehshan
Management by 1812 Entertainment
Marketing by Chicken Creative