Special Solo Tour For Jacobus (Formerly of Radio Radio)
The Wilser’s Room hosts a special solo artist on Thursday, May 25th. Nova Scotia rapper Jacobus performs to promote his album. After winning a spot among the most innovative fringe of Canadian rap in Radio Radio and the duo Jacobus and Maleco, the musician proudly boasts The Return of Jacobus, the title of his first solo release.
Hear The Full Album
Jacques Jacobus of RADIORADIO
Thursday, May 25
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Cover $10 at the Door
Jacques Jacobus – Gone sur (une) trip
More About Jacques Jacobus
By adopting the name of Jacques Jacobus, the Nova Scotian rapper reconciles, in a way, two identities … or rather two aesthetics, between the colorful alter ego that he put forward at his beginnings in music, More dandy image than it projects today.
On the form, the first extract, My life is a movie, will not disorient its fans. The play was bombarded with the accomplice Arthur Comeau, who was for a long time the beatmaker of Radio Radio. The rapper is more detached by the more personal statement he announces. Obviously, he wanted to turn his lens toward himself with this project (another song from the album will carry the title of Dr. Jacobus and Mr. Doucet).
About Radio Radio
Radio Radio is a Canadian electro hip-hop band formed in 2007 from Clare, Nova Scotia, Canada. The duo rap in Chiac, an English-influenced variety of Acadian French.
Radio Radio released their first EP entitled Télé-Télé in 2007. During their promotional tour in Montréal, they were interviewed on Christiane Charette’s radio show broadcast on la Première Chaîne.
In April 2008, the band released their first full-length album Cliché Hot on Bonsound Records. They received a nomination in the “Revelation of the year” (Révélation de l’année) category, at the Félix Award gala, where they also performed.
Radio Radio composed a song and produced a video for the special end-of-year presentation of Infoman, a television program hosted by Jean-René Dufort, which was broadcast on Radio-Canada.
In 2010, Radio Radio released a second album, Belmundo Regal on label Bonsound Records, which was on the short list for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize. They also won the Miroir Award (Prix Miroir) for Urban and Contemporary Music at the Quebec City Summer Festival (Festival d’été de Québec). In January 2011, Radio Radio won The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Electro/Hip-Hop category for Belmundo Regal.
In 2012, Radio Radio won best hip hop album at the ADISQ and East-Coast music awards for their third album Havre de Grace. HdG was made possible by collaborating with outside collaborators: Horace Trahan in Louisiana and Renji Condoré a.k.a. Mamoru Kobayakawa who co-wrote most of the songs on the album with Arthur Comeau a.k.a. Zander McQuigan a.k.a. Nom de Plume.
Radio Radio have played and will be seen playing in festivals such as Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, Osheaga 2008, South by Southwest 2010, the 2010 Winter Olympics, Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette and many more. The band has also played at Woodstock. In 2013, they were one of the closing acts for the Canada Day Festivities in Ottawa.
In February 2014, Radio Radio were invited musical guests on SNL Québec’s premiere show. The show aired on February 8, 2014, with guest host Louis-José Houde.
The group is slated to release Light the Sky, its first fully-English album, in 2016