BIOGRAPHY….. Checkmate and Concise
Checkmate and Concise are a hip-hop/rap duo hailing from Vancouver, B.C. Established officially in 2004, the duo consists of long time collaborators, and solo artists.
CHECKMATE is well known as one of the principle writers and performers in the Juno award winning hit single and video “Northern Touch”(Rascalz 2000), and his 2 full length titles “Welcome to the Game”(2001) and “Checkmate presents…Game Related”(2005).
CONCISE is well known as one of the principle composers of the hit single “Fuel Injected”(Swollen Members 2001), and his Juno nominated solo full-length “FAME”(2004).
The duo has toured extensively throughout Canada and the western United States, with acts such as Raekwon, Kardinal Offishal, Ludacris, Ciara, Three 6 Mafia, Rascalz, Lloyd Banks, 2 Live Crew and De La Soul to name a few. Collaborating with a wealth of talented artists including Royce 5’9(shady records),Daz n Kurupt, Sticky Fingaz(ONYX), Devin the Dude(rap-a-lot),Choclair, Swollen Members, and Reign(Brassmunk).
Scheduled for release April 2013 on www.defendersmusic.ca, will be the latest album from Checkmate and Concise entitled “Love and War”. With special guest appearances by Royce the 5’9, Evil Ebenezer, P. Jericho and production by Hazel.
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