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Toronto’s hip hop ambassador “Saukrates” aka (@BiggSoxx )

Toronto’s hip hop ambassador “Saukrates” aka (@BiggSoxx )

The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) tracked down Tdot hip hop veteran Saukrates. Big Soxx (@BiggSoxx) who’s been a force in music since his teens elocuted: what it was like to have a big international hit in high school, working with Common early in his career, what he admires about Quincy Jones & Dr. Dre, the experience of opening up/backing up Nelly Furtado on her world tour, being a trained musician, his relationship with Nike that lead to a big commercial with hockey player PK Subban, growing up playing sports (football, hockey, soccer, baseball), the assistance he gave Drake early on, why Toronto didn’t get behind his success until the rest of the world did, his recent coast to coast Canadian tour with Redman, getting a cosign from DJ Premier and Tony Touch as a young artist, why he wants roles in films like Andre 3000 plays, and helping out the newcomers like Andreena Mill so they can continue to carry the torch. Saukrates also took time out to lend advice to a new rapper Youn