It’s not that his legacy wasn’t already extraordinary. His previous album, 2018’s We Will No Longer Retreat Into Darkness, made Scratched Vinyl’s top 15 albums of that year and gave “more chills than any other album I’ve ever heard” to Adam Walsh of Crates of Boombap. The one before that, 2011’s He Whom The Beat Sets Free Is Free Indeed, earned him nominations at the International Songwriting Competition and the Toronto Independent Music Awards. He’s worked with and been co-signed by a staggering lineup of rap royalty, from Prince Po and A.G. to Jeru The Damaja and Masta Ace, Witchdoctor and Big Mike to Chali 2Na and Brother Ali. And through it all, his stage presence has remained as Maclean’s magazine noted it was all the way back in 2007: “Electric.” He’s even made a fan out of the nonpareil Nardwuar!