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Artists: 4th Pyramid
About: The Pyramid Scheme: “It Pays to Believe.” Try shifting gears from writing rhymes to making beats to tearing down a jam-packed club. What’s impossible for most is a way of life for Toronto native 4th Pyramid. For over a decade, this multi-talented MC, producer and DJ has flowed flawlessly from mic to MPD and represents a new hybrid of artist that can do it all...and then some. His debut solo album, The Pyramid Scheme, is just moments from release and features guest appearances and production by Greg Nice, Saukrates, Sheen Bros, Marco Polo, Rich Kidd, Simahlak and more. For 4th Pyramid, this album is an opportunity to showcase his musical evolution and give center stage to his songwriting. On the flipside, Pyramid has become a sought-after party rocker. In 2009, he and turntable legend Cosmo Baker formed the production and DJ group, Sheen Bros. These two have been feeding the kids greasy funk and drippy disco jams ever since. Pyramid’s own brand of beat manipulation via MPD brings innovation to his performance and club crowds to fever pitch. Pretty good for a kid who burst onto the hip hop scene at age 16. Following the release of his ambitious instrumental album, The Light is But the Shade of the Darkness, he was quickly snatched up by then indie powerhouse label, Def Jux, who knew a good thing when they saw it. That set the stage for nonstop touring, recording, mixtape dropping and hotel-hopping as 4th Pyramid travelled the globe alongside hip hop elite. Along the way, Pyramid has always been in and out the studio, stacking collabos and projects with the likes of 45 King, U-God (Wu-Tang), Pete Rock, Cannibal Ox, Akrobatik, C-Rayz Walz, Sammy Bananas and many more. Whether on the dance floor or in your headphones, 4th Pyramid always takes audiences on a trip: from rhymes to beats to tracks, he’s the man to move ‘em.