Highly acclaimed Canadian emcee Moka Only (Swollen Members co founder) just dropped his newest body of work titled “Concert For One” and it’s a follow up to his 12 albums for 12 months in 2016.
Known for his dusty, jazzy beats and unique flow and lyricism, Moka Only gets busy from start to finish with the bars and the beats.
Moka works as a multi-faceted artist, and has been writing, producing, and creating relentlessly since the mid ‘90s. He has been celebrated by his community, too, and earned a 2015 WCMA Rap Recording of the Year nomination in addition to three Canadian Urban Television nods. And as a co-founder of the Swollen Members — a name that Moka says they used “…because I liked the double entendre” — his successes garnered him three Juno Awards, seven Platinum Plaques, and seven Muchmusic Video Awards. That’s not to mention his collaborations with rap legends MF Doom, J Dilla, and Grand Puba, and international tours with the likes of Tanya Morgan and ILLA J — to name a few.
Despite being two decades in, Moka’s creative spark remained vibrant through 2016, a year in which he continued to progress and expand his creativity. Through URBNET, Moka gifted fans with his “12 For 12” project, a mammoth musical feat wherein he released one album every month for the entire year. Each album was curated from his trademark palette of anecdotal quips, time hops, and relativity.
Moka may flaunt the traits of a musical superhero through his years of accomplishments, but he has never been one to disappear into the night. He embodies what today’s artists strive to attain. That is to say, the experience, the wins, the brain power, and the unbelievable creative will that fuels him. This hero is nowhere near done, and that’s apparent on the stellar Concert For One, which is bursting with melodic, soulful boom-bap.
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