Halifax rhyme machine SJ The Wordburglar (nee Sean Jordan) is fast becoming known nationally and abroad as one of the most original, clever and entertaining hip hop MCs in the game. Incorporating topics as varied as life itself, ‘Burg breezes over banging beats and soulful medleys with an emphasis on wordplay, humor and good times. A seasoned crowd pleaser and mic-wrecker, Wordburglar has spent the last year touring and promoting his latest album, Burglaritis, to much success.
Dubbed a “unique hybrid of Beastie Boys, Fresh Prince & Buck 65,” Wordburglar was listed as Earshot’s #3 most played Hip Hop Artist on Canadian college radio for 2006. He went on to win a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award for Best Lyrics and was nominated for a 2007 Canadian Music Week Indie Award for Favourite Urban Artist and as one of URB Magazine’s NEXT 1000 in 2007 and NEXT 100 in 2008. Wordburglar was also chosen as one of Stealth Magazine’s (Australia’s #1 Rap Magazine) STEALTH SEVEN. On top of enjoying daily traffic from thousands of fans on MySpace, Wordburglar has been a featured artist online on HiphopCanada, NewMusicCanada, CBCRadio3, ChartAttack, TheCoast, TheAwfulShow, CDBaby, UGSMag, HeroHill, and countless other sites in and outside of Canada.
His videos “Cream of Wheat” and “The Route” are can be requested on MuchMusic or viewed on both YouTube and MySpace.
His vinyl EP features a couple of tracks from his self-released, self-titled debut album and a couple more from Burglaritis, along with a few vinyl-only exclusive tracks and remixes, plus bonus instrumentals and an acapella. LA Symphony’s Pigeon John puts in an appearance on “Breeze.”