Pin It

Quake Matthews 

Corrado (Robin Steele)

On Halifax rapper Quake Matthews’ third full-length album, Corrado, Fairview’s favourite son drops knowledge rivaling rappers twice his age. Starting off with the atmospheric “Feel,” Matthews swiftly attacks 14 tracks with Illmatic-era bravado, unleashing positively charged Beatles shoutouts (“Let It Be”), Marxist-levels of financial disillusionment (“I Hate Money,” “Lucy”) and heady trip-hop (“Old Ghosts”). Deploying his own brand of Jedi mind tricks, the self-appointed Corrado—Italian for bold, wise counsellor—stays true to his namesake, delivering poignant verses and self-aware introspection. And when the curtain draws on album finisher “Boy to a Man,” it’s clear the 24-year-old philosophical-phenom is really just beginning.

Tags: ,

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Matthew Ritchie

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

Coast Top Ten

© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.