While Canada's hip-hop scene has largely been dominated by Toronto, Montreal has been waiting for an emcee to come through and put them on the map. While producers like Kaytranada, Hi-Klassified, and Lunice have put in work for the 514, it's been difficult for an emcee for really rise above and beyond. Enter Husser, who may very well one of the best undiscovered lyricists I've heard in a minute. Dude has a cult following to be sure, but his recent Geto Rock For The Youth project has been starting to turn heads. From the minute the album opens up with the slow burning tension of "Catherine," it becomes clear that Husser is no run-of-the-mill emcee.
Highlights "KillaKop," for example, finds him tackling police brutality with some excellent storytelling prowess, and the aforementioned "Catherine" reveals the raw heart of a songwriter. And while certain tracks like "Paid To Party" and "HollyHood" aren't quite as as strong as some of their darker counterparts, Husser rarely falters as a lyricist or performer. Check out Geto Rock For The Youth now, especially if you're looking for a new artist to discover.