"Until this year, we in Fucked Up have never felt part of the Canadian "music community"; we've never really toured Canada, never received any sort of grant money, and I wasn't even a part of SOCAN until last week...
A few tracks into Shad's Polaris Music Prize-nominated album makes it clear Common is a massive influence. From the soul samples and jazz interludes to introspective spoken-word intros and lyrics that tackle everyday issues with perspective and humour, the disc recalls early Common albums such as Resurrection...
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