"Plex brings the true essence of hip hop to his music. You can capture his soul in each of his songs."- David Click Cox - A&R/Manager - Universal Music Canada
"Important words from the source. Stop, look, listen! - Sol Guy - Host/Producer - MTV's 4Real
"BrainStorm brings the focus back to conscious lyrics, which I love. The fact that Plex does it over some great music is even better." - Wab Kinew - CBC Radio
**WINNER of the 2009 North American Indigineous Image Award for BEST HIP HOP SINGLE (Spare Change)
A daring emcee, artist and entrepreneur from Edmonton, Alberta, Doug Bedard AKA Plex has taken his experience of growing up on North-side Beverly streets to the masses with a message 15 years in the making about competing to survive adversity and ultimately rising to the top.
CEO and President of the Toronto-based record and entertainment label, New Leaf Entertainment is a vertically integrated company armed with experienced industry leaders Jay Laronde, Leemai Lafontaine and Jennifer Podemski.
Plex is set to release his first solo album “Brainstorm” in 2009 - a culturally relevant and lyrically proficient album that challenges popular opinion. It refuses to sugarcoat experiences or preach lessons learned. It begs you to get up and groove to well thought out beats and sing along to lyrics crafted long before their time. This album is motivating, bold, and entertaining in equal measure.
Plex is the award winning host and producer of “The Plex Show” on Aboriginal Voices Radio, which can be heard at 9:00 p.m. (local time) every Friday on AVR Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa. The 3 hour program was designed to provide a platform for global indigenous artists whose talent is featured and heard all across Canada. “The Plex Show” has an ever growing fan-base as it appeals to hip-hop lovers of all ethnicities and life experiences, and maintains integrity by continuing the preservation of its indigenous roots.
While he is dedicated to his craft and the artists he works with, Plex has not forgotten about his roots. He is committed to his community, especially with youth, as he leads keynote programs and projects with audiences ranging from young artists to industry professionals. These projects include workshop facilitating, consulting, mentoring youth artists, as well as providing professional guidance regarding native content for organizations and experienced industry leaders.
Deserved confidence that the strength and commitment Plex puts into his work validates his personal mandate which is to triumphantly “...bring integrity back into hip-hop”.