Eternia: "Keep U" (Independent): This Ottawa-born MC has received two previous nominations for Rap Recording of the Year and has long been hailed as one of the most talented artists in Canadian hiphop. She has toured extensively in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, & Europe, and been billed with the likes of Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Q-Tip, Kanye West, and Wu-tang Clan.
Her 2010 album At Last , a collaboration with producer MoSS, was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and the pair reunited for the track "Day & Night" earlier this year. Eternia has now come up with a terrific solo cut in “Keep U”. Her fluent and fluid rapping style is complemented by smart layered production (from Apathy) that features recurring samples of a classic male soul vocal. The result is a compelling blend of the old and the new. Fresh and smart, "Keep U” is a keeper.
Eternia and DJ Law headline a show at Lee's Palace in Toronto on Sept. 29.