Published Nov 04, 2016Bringing together a jam-packed foursome of fresh voices in Canadian hip-hop, Keysha Freshh, Lex Leosis, Haviah Mighty and pHoenix Pagliacci are unleashing a new track called "Undun," and Exclaim! is giving you the first look at the accompanying video.
The group previously delivered a four-part cypher back in March in conjunction with International Women's Day, and now they've reteamed for "Undun." The track gives each of the four rappers a chance to pay homage to hip-hop greats who influenced their own style, and the video captures them roaming through the aisles of Toronto record store Kops picking up and shouting out their favourite LPs — a fitting tribute considering November marks International Hip-Hop History Month.
"I met all three of them the day the cypher was shot! But when we got together, our dynamic reminded me of beat matching in the DJ world — we just synced," Haviah Mighty tells Exclaim!, reminiscing about the International Women's Day collab. "There was literally nothing different about 'Undun' except this time, we had an idea, a concept. From there, the song just manifested. Very easily."
To to this, pHoenix Pagliacci had this to say:
After the cypher, we were all shocked and humbled to see the response. It was literally worldwide, literally millions of people watching us do what we love to do and actually liking it. While this brought us together as a group, as individuals we all went through our own struggles. [Producer and beatmaker] Little Sister decided that she was going to quit music and honestly, a part of us died. We really felt that all the momentum we had built up as a group would be challenged or even stopped. But then, almost as a parting gift, Little Sister hit our inbox with the most necessary heat. And immediately, we knew what had to be done and how. "Undun" is like a tribute song to Little Sister, but also a promise to ourselves. It's the perfect parting gift, and we're grateful to her for it.
You can check out the homage below.