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Published on November 30th, 2015 | by Yah Yah


Training Season ‘OAK’ EP

Training Season, a Canadian hip hop collective from Ottawa, Ontario, releases their new project titled OAK. For those unfamiliar to the up-and-coming hip-hop group, the collective is led by rapper/songwriter GPxTempest (aka GP), rapper/songwriter King Caexar (aka Caexar), and singer/songwriter Queen (aka Q). The collective is managed by co-founder Baze Johnson and features a diverse group of talented individuals from their extended group Kouga.

Their EP, OAK, is heavily influenced by West Coast and Midwest sounds fused with old school hip-hop, Korean rap and anime culture. OAK offers an alternative style of hybrid west coast music as it features jazzy samples, clever lyricism and modernized gritty beats. The term “OAK” is a metaphor for Training Season’s identity and ideology of strength and longevity, which is representative to that of an oak tree. The word “OAK” is an acronym for “Ottawa And Kouga.” Ottawa is their home city, and Kouga is their brotherhood. There group is made up of eclectic, awkward and diverse individuals.

This debut EP is a representation of their hopes, dreams, aspirations and ambitions and serves as a testament to their skill and upward potential in the hip-hop game.


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