Published Oct 23, 2015No, that's not a misspelling — that's just the title of Maritime rapper Classified's new album, which is indeed called Greatful and will be out on January 15 through Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada.
Classified self-produced the 16-track effort at Halflife Studios in Enfield, NS. Guests include Snoop Dogg, Slug (of Atmosphere), David Myles, Ria Ma, DJ Premier, Snak the Ripper and Mike Boyd.
The official first single is the Snoop Dogg-featuring "No Pressure." Even though that's not out until November 6, it's possible for fans to get a preview of the album, as "Filthy" is already available on iTunes and a video is expected out later today (October 23).
"This album feels like what I've been working towards my whole career," Classified said in a statement. "It took me longer than any other album, it's more personal and I got to work with my heroes in hip-hop. I'm excited to get this out to the fans who have listening to me since day one and the newer listeners who just started listening."
That's Greatful's album cover above and the tracklist below. A short preview snippet of the video for "Filthy" is at the bottom of the page, while the full song can be heard in the embedded Spotify player.
Also below, see Classified's upcoming tour schedule. The rapper will be touring from coast to coast in Canada early next year. Canadian rap peer SonReal will join him on the road.
1. Filthy (ft. DJ Premier)
2. No Pressure (ft. Snoop Dogg)
3. Beautiful Escape
4. Noah's Arc
5. Heavy Head
7. Having Kids Is Easy
8. Work Away (ft. David Myles)
9. Oh No
10. It's Hard to Understand
11. Hoody and a Ballcap
12. Video Games (ft. Mike Boyd)
13. All My Life (ft. Ria Mae)
14. Grand Slam
15. Never Stop the Show (ft. Snak the Ripper and Slug from Atmosphere)
16. Best of Me (Closing Ceremonies)
02/06 Wolfville, NS - New Minas Civic Centre
02/09 Neustadt, ON - Neustadt Community Centre & Arena *
02/10 St. Catherines, ON - Isaac's *
02/11 Guelph, ON - Guelph Concert Theatre *
02/13 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix *
02/16 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks *
02/17 Winnipeg,MB - Garrick Centre *
02/18 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Event Centre *
02/19 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre *
02/20 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall *
02/24 Cranbrook, BC - Key City Theatre *
02/25 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar *
02/26 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub *
02/27 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
02/28 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre *
02/29 Kelowna, BC - Kelowna Community Theatre *
03/02 Lethbridge, AB - Studio Nightclub *
03/03 Red Deer, AB - Lotus Nightclub *
03/04 Medicine Hat, AB - Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre *
03/05 Regina, SK - Sound Stage *
03/09 Barrie, ON - The Roxy *
03/10 London, ON - London Music Hall *
03/11 Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Commons Theatre *
03/12 Montreal, QC - Metropolis *
03/17 Charlottetown, PEI - PEI Brewing Company *
03/18 Halifax, NS - The Marquee Ballroom *
* with SonReal
Snippet of my video for "filthy" directed by Harv. Coming on Friday pic.twitter.com/bfvPUUgOqw— Classified (@classified) October 21, 2015