The 6th Letter is a hip-hop recording artist from Toronto, a member of the collective BKR$CLB. His BAPE + BBC/Ice Cream prowess is renown with both Virgil Abloh and Ian Connor in his DMs. His single “Bape God” is from his latest cult project “A Bathing Ape In A HotBox” the video for which is directed by Forbez. His collaboration with Key! is one of the highlights of the Club’s debut project “Baking Instructions: Recipe #1” which also include rare appearances from AZ (yes, Nasir Jones affiliate AZ), Bodega Bamz, Bishop Nehru and Tre Mission.
His debut mixtape captured the attention of Cinematic Music Group & Smokers Club founder, Jonny Shipes who granted 6th an opening slot on their first show in Toronto. The Smokers Club later hosted 6th’s sophomore release, “Go Green”. His interview with Noisey sums up who he is as a persona and an artist: “His old school, THC-infused rhymes have received praise from a city that normally hates its native talent, and he’s also attracted out-of-town tastemakers, and specifically Jonny Shipes—a New Yorker who founded the Smokers Club tour and online paraphernalia store. Shipes would go on to be instrumental in the rise of Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era movement, leading some to wonder if he transplanted some of the Torontonian’s ideas into a fledgling New York rap collective. Toronto’s BKR$CLB was less nostalgic and more splintered in their content, but the parallels between Pro Era were there. Boom-bap may have originated in New York, but its resurgence can be directly tied to the young rappers of Toronto in 2010—a full two years before Joey’s “Survival Tactics” caught fire online.”
His latest drops, produced mostly by BKR$CLB architect Raz Fresco, are a re-affirment of what his motto has been from the jump when speaking on his last project NorthernPlayalisticGetHighMuzik “everyone in the BKR$CLB helps each other and pushes each other. Raz Fresco produced this entire album with me. We give each other pointers, lyrically and production wise. Every time anyone in the Club creates something, that propels the rest of us and pushes us to be better.”
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