Classified And Masta Ace Share “Sure Enough” Single And Music Video

The versatile artist and producer from Nova Scotia, Classified, teams up with acclaimed Brooklyn rapper Masta Ace to dismiss the haters in their new boom-bap anthem, “Sure Enough.” The song is accompanied by a music video directed by Griffin O’Toole, showcasing the two MCs delivering clever bars and commemorating their over 25 years in the hip-hop scene.

As Classified puts it, “Getting to work with a legend on this song has been an honor. Been listening t Masta Ace for 30 years now and it was great to get him on this song. When I made the beat, I knew I wanted something with some good energy to it, and left space for a cool flow on it. And then lyrically I just wanted to go in with clever rhymes and flows, and make sure to keep that energy on the vocals that the beat has”. 

Classified, recognized as a trailblazer in East Coast hip-hop by the Chronicle Herald, will share his 19th studio album entitled Luke’s View via HalfLife Records & Big Story Entertainment on April 26. The album includes the reflective track “All Wrong,” the soul-searching “Wonder,” and the powerful commentary on society “People.”

Classified stands as one of Canada’s most respected rap artists, producers, and songwriters. With an impressive discography spanning almost 30 years in music, Classified has collaborated with luminaries in the hip-hop realm, including Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, Royce da 5’9”, DJ Premier, Joe Budden, Brother Ali, Maestro Fresh Wes, and more.

His 2013 self-titled release made waves by debuting at No. 1 on the Canadian Nielsen SoundScan Chart and achieving 2x Platinum certification, selling over 1 million singles. The album boasted two Top 10 singles, “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles (certified 6x Platinum), and “3 Foot Tall” (certified Platinum).

In 2021, Classified took an acoustic turn with his album, “Retrospected,” revisiting his greatest hits and fan favorites. The success of “Retrospected” led to a sold-out 40-date tour across Canada. His accolades extended to the 2023 East Coast Music Awards, where he clinched the title of Artist Innovator of the Year. Additionally, his autobiography, “Off The Beat ‘N Path,” soared to No. 1 on Amazon’s Pop Biographies chart.

Accumulating over 250 million global streams, Classified remains one of Canada’s most influential hip-hop artists. A multiple JUNO Award winner and the host of the 2014 JUNO Awards, he has garnered 30 nominations and secured 10 wins across the MuchMusic Video Awards, JUNO Awards, and East Coast Music Awards.

Yoel Molina Law

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