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Chris
“Thrust”
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Director of A&R at Type A Records

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When one mentions Toronto and its hip-hop foundation, Thrust's name and contribution come to the forefront. Thrust is a Juno & Much Music Video Award winning recording artist and his albums have achieved gold & platinum status. Thrust’s unique Toronto sound has traveled far and wide in the Hip Hop world and his career has influenced a generation of hip hop fans. Thrust’s legacy has made a significant impact on the Canadian Hip Hop landscape and is part of the rich fabric that makes up our music heritage. 

Thrust first appeared on the Maestro Fresh Wes track "Pass the Champagne," and was featured on the Juno award winning track "Northern Touch", alongside other Canadian Hip Hop Icons. The track changed the face of Canadian Hip Hop and is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Thrust released one of Toronto's biggest underground classic "Past Present Future” EP. There is no doubt that Thrust has created his own lane in the music industry. He has performed and toured with the likes of Public Enemy, Destiny's Child, and The Fugees and has received musical recognition worldwide. 

After a hiatus period, Thrust released his solo single "Let’s Go" and he also released his ep “The Original Six” on the September 20, 2019. Thrust's sound is bringing people back to the era of credible Hip Hop and cutting-edge music.

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Welcome To The True North

Hip Hop is back with this debut release from Type A Records!

This collection of songs is the first in a series that showcases the incredible talent that lives here in the North!

Featuring appearances from Thrust, Tough Dumplin, Whitey Don, Edley Shine, Hyperbole, Mindbender Supreme, Frankenstein, Mic North, Rup Monsta, Sean Conn, DJ Disspare, Dana Danger, Navi The North, Ledd Hand, Know It & The Riksha.