Jorun/Sean One Jorun's Way/Sean One's Way

Halifax hip-hop pioneer Jorun, who has produced for Maritime heroes like Buck 65, Sixtoo, Classified and countless others, opens this fine, four-song slice of seven-inch vinyl with the instrumental to his already classic "Summajam.” It’s a smooth song for roller-skating on the boardwalk or rapping in the park. Jorun completes the first side with a minimal-but-hype beat for "No Artificials,” a rough posse cut featuring raps from the First Words trio of Jorun, Sean One and Above, along with Jay Bizzy and frequent Jorun collaborator, Flexman. On flipside opener "If I Wasn’t So Lazy,” Jorun and Sean One make their stance on hip-hop clear over a chill, mid-tempo instrumental that ends in a dope beat box. But it’s the Parliament-style guitar on "Brand New Sound,” a Sean One solo, that’s the clincher. It’s a fine finish for yet another funky fresh project from the legendary Jorun. (Dead Beats)