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SonReal Releases Two Unique Singles, Problems and Supersize

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“It’s about time you got familiar with the Vancouver rapper who is on his way to becoming one of the biggest rap exports from Canada.”


“SonReal’s unique, developed flow allows him to lay out his style of everyman rap successfully.”

(The Source)

“As always, SonReal’s writing crowd-pleasing hip hop, but The Name EP reveals how good he is at it.”


23 JUNE 2017 (Toronto, ON) - West Coast-based Canadian star SonReal releases two unique singles, Problems and Supersize, the latest releases from his upcoming debut album One Long Dream due out later this summer via Black Box Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.  Showcasing his smooth voice and effortless feel for melody, the tracks pave the way for the versatile Canadian phenom to conquer the North American rap game.

Emoting over gently-plucked acoustic guitar and soaring, synthesized strings, SonReal empathizes with the world’s dream-chasers on “Problems”, which is already featured on Apple’s “Best of the Week”, “Future Hits”, “Breaking Pop” and “Northern Touch” playlists. Sharing tales from his come-up during his short verses, he offers words of assurance as he sings the chorus, “Everybody’s got some problems, not just you and me”.  Meanwhile, the harder-edged, more hip-hop focused “Supersize”, flashes a melodic flow over an infectious electric guitar riff.  SonReal asserts his dominance over the music game, as he sings about the substantial room for growth for his already large fanbase.  Featured in Spotify’s “New Music Friday Canada” playlist, the new singles follow up the latest release, “Potential”, a soaring ballad with a China-set video that made it on to both Apple Musics “Best of the Week” playlist, and Spotify’s “Pop All Day” playlist.

After years of building a huge fanbase to the tune of 37 million Spotify streams and 26 million YouTube views, SonReal tailored One Long Dream for mass consumption, with uplifting messages and brilliant melodies delivered through his smooth and distinctive voice. Building upon the momentum from the popular “Can I Get A Witness?”, which dominated radio, entering Top 15 at Top 40 and going on to sell platinum in Canada, One Long Dream will expose SonReal to a hungry Canadian audience. Born in British Columbia and based in Vancouver, the multi-talented emcee has 6 nominations at the Juno Awards, 11 nominations and 1 win at the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards, and received the SOCAN Urban Music Award in 2017 for “Can I Get a Witness”. He has headlined numerous tours in the US and Canada and most recently opened for Jon Bellion on his sold out North American tour. Featuring production from Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Rahki (Kendrick, YG, Schoolboy Q), DJ Kahlil (Dr Dre, Anderson Paak, Eminem) and others, One Long Dream will hit stores later this year.

About Black Box Music:

Black Box Music is a record label, artist management and music publishing company based in Toronto, Canada. Their eclectic roster includes the likes of SonReal, Classified, The Glorious Sons, Lyon, production duo Blaq Tuxedo, songwriter Lisa Scinta and more.

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