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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Piano Lessons











In a time when iPod playlists shuffle through limitless genres, Toronto native Colin Munroe breaks through with a sound so diverse that praise is heaped on him from hip-hop heads and pop-rock devotees alike. Today, Pitchfork.tv premieres the video for “Piano Lessons” directed by Philip Sportel. It’s the latest in a string of innovative videos from one of the most versatile artists in the game.

As heard on the acclaimed mixtape Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero (free download here:
http://www.onsmash.com/unsunghero/), “Piano Lessons” features the production skills of accomplished Detroit artist Black Milk and a verse from lauded Brooklyn MC Joell Ortiz. Additional favorites from hip-hop’s modern day movement also make appearances on the mixtape including Wale, Blaqstarr, Mickey Factz and Drake.

But don’t let the fact that Colin released a mixtape fool you; he leaves the rapping to the MC’s. A testament to his assorted taste, Unsung Hero also features a revox of Bob Dylan’s “Who Killed Davey Moore” and a cover of U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”

Colin is currently putting the final touches on his debut album, Don’t Think Less of Me, due this spring via Universal Motown.

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"Piano Lessons" Featuring Joell Ortiz here!




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