Origin: Toronto, Canada
Label: Universal Music Canada Inc.
This producer-rapper-singer trio from Brampton is bringing the blazing bangers to Toronto’s speakers. EMP is composed of producer Eestbound, rapper Milly Manson, and songstress Pree. With only three tracks on their Soundcloud, they have managed to shake up the underground Toronto rap scene.
Though Eestbound has produced for a multitude of Toronto artists (Savannah Ré, Dillan Ponders, Sean Leon)- just to name a few), he is most notable for co-producing both Travi$ Scott’s “Antidote” and Young Thug’s “Freaky” alongside Wondagurl. His production has the capacity to knock the very back of your brain with the slightest drop of a beat. Bass-heavy and new wave trap inspired, Eestbound entraps listeners with the strength of a drum and the style in which he mixes and scratches the beats.
Milly Manson gives zero fxcks as he vaults onto the beats with his in-your-face lyrics and bravado. You can hear the rebellion and aggression in the way he raps his verses. He isn’t afraid to let anybody know that he is Milly Manson. He’s got the type of energy that makes you want to get up and rage.
Pree sings with ease but don’t be the one to underestimate her capabilities because she is not one to play with. Her presence is enough to let you know that she is serious about her craft. She is the last piece to this trio as she adds her graceful but vicious essence onto each one of their tracks.
Their first track, Rebellion, creeps on you then bangs – perhaps foreshadowing their rise to success. I see that it is very telling of their growth in the underground Toronto hip-hop scene… Watch their music video here.
Here’s a couple pills, me and you we gon’ parachute
So high, come down needs a parachute
You couldn’t walk in my pair of shoes
Reflective of Milly’s ethnicity, Perfect Timing intro’s with a couple of lines of patois then Eestbound’s production and hook ruthlessly come in to set the tone. With Milly’s verse up next, we hear his pride and braggadocio. Then the track cuts and switches with the swiftness and savagery into Pree’s verse – which is telling of her cold-blooded appeal. This track is all about the boldness and relentlessness of EMP. You definitely do not want to mess with ’em.
I know you right on it
Right on timing
Bitch you ain’t really timing shit
Their latest track, Pink Nights, is a lean-induced euphoria. A slower yet chilled track reveals a seductive side to EMP and it is evident through the visuals for their music video that was recently released on Youtube. A telling tale of the blurry waves that EMP creates alongside the pink that they sip, they take you on an audiovisual trip.
Hit the road all alone
I ain’t comin home
But the chances I take
I’ll be way far from where I should be
Although EMP is a fresh, new crew out of the city, they know exactly what they are doing. Their style is a combination of an in-your-face demeanor with a fuck-up-out-my-face attitude. From their physical to sonic to artistic style, they want to show you who they are as a diverse collective – as a team. They don’t hesitate to give you their all while staying authentic to who EMP is. They’re dope. They’re fresh. They are up and coming superstars. And they do not fxck around – they are ’bout the shxts.