Sweatshop Union Presents: The Trillionaire$ By Hook Or By Crook
Is a unique concept album, far different from the normal rap records being released today. It is a tongue and cheek commentary on the greed and ruthlessness of modern society. It celebrates and at the same time makes a statement about mans insatiable hunger for “the good things in life” |
The Trillionaire$ are the brainchild of Metty The Dertmerchant , a combo
consisting of himself and fellow Canadian M.C. :Evil Ebenezer.
Handling the entire production of The Trillionaire$ debut, Metty Dertmerchant also enlisted some of the best artists in the game today to appear on the album:
Frank Nitt of Frank N Dank, AWOL ONE, Moka Only, Josh Martinez, Mos Eisley of Sweatshop Union, Mat The Alien and DJ D-REC.
Metty The Dertmerchant is best known for his work as in-house producer for twice Juno nominated outfit Sweatshop Union. In addition to his production work he was one of the prominent lyricist of the group featured in most of the group's songs. Sweatshop Union have focused the better part of the last 10 years toward a non stop touring schedule. In addition to his work within these two groups, he has produced tracks for many prominent Canadian and American artists, most notably Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Strong arm steady, Swollen Members, underground legend Abstract Rude, of Project Blowed fame, and 2 tracks, including the sequel to the classic hit "super hoes" from the Friday soundtrack, old school vet. Son Doobie of Funkdoobiest/Soul Assassins. .
Evil Ebenezer's first Independent release the debut album The Draftdodgers present: Evil in 2005, went on to quickly sell 2000 copies hand to hand, picked up a nomination for "Best Hip Hop/ Rap Music Album" at the 2005 West Coast Music Awards, was supported by 3 music videos (including a videofact sponsored treatment of the song "Told You So" which was seen nationally on Much Music and later picked up a 'Leo' award for "Best Music Video 2006" at the annual BC Film Industry award night) and received glowing reviews all over Canada.
In the summer of 2006 with the release of "Call Me Evil" on Camobear Records Evil hit the road on a 50 City U.S tour which saw him opening alongside label mate Josh Martinez as well as Awol One. A recent push to radio by Frontside Productions has seen the album chart in the top ten on Canadian college radio for 8 solid weeks.
As individuals, these artists are strong forces to be reckoned with….
combined as a duo they present a serious problem for there underachieving peers.
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