Classified has always marched to the beat of his own drum. His visceral lyrics and authentic voice have echoed the aspirations and disappointments of a whole generation. He is an artist whose ear is always close to the ground.
Classified defied the industry expectation that you must live in L.A. or New York City or Toronto to make it as a rap artist. His life off the beaten track informs all his work. He has literally won every award possible for a recording artist in Canada. He has won for rap recording of the year and has also been producer of the year and studio engineer of the year.
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Classified has released 18 studio albums. In total his work has been streamed 150 million times. He has four platinum of 5X platinum singles. Classified has also joined forces with some of world's most prominent MCs, including Snoop Dogg, B.O.B., Raekwon, Royce Da 5'9", DJ Premier, Choclair, Maestro Fresh Wes and many others.
"Classified is a full-class individual -- talented, funny, speaks his mind, everything you hope to encounter in an artist you have heard and liked. Can't wait to read the full origin story, and, of course, can't wait for what comes next."
-- Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo
"Class is unquestionably one of our all-time greats. At this point, he is among the finest Canadian producers and songwriters PERIOD."
-- SHAD, rapper and broadcaster and host of Hip-Hop Evolution on HBO and Netflix
"Luke is one of the most committed and creative musicians I know and his sense of home resonates through everything he does."
-- Joel Plaskett, Juno award winning singer-songwriter