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FrankieDangerfield182 Turn it up! This song is a meditation in boom bap! Favorite track: A Touch Joint.
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Jawz (intro) 01:30
No More 03:02
Gangsta Shit 03:42
Cheap Skate 02:29
Time Line 02:54
Canada Day 03:00
Consignment 02:34
Down You Go 02:25
Psychometry 03:30


Everyone knows Jaws is a fictional creation—a fisherman's tale, like the one that got away. Except it's YOU that got away, only so you can live to spread the legend. Whenever you dip your toe into veiled waters, that enormous, tumultuous, mythical creature can gnaw its way from the back of your mind to the forefront of your nightmares. You thought you were safe. You believed your surroundings were benevolent. You convinced yourself that you were in control. But, in less time than it takes you to gauge the water’s temperature, a shark can swallow you whole—or simply take a souvenir, like a leg or a forearm. Right now you may consider yourself the king of your block, the ruler of your people, the OG, or the G.O.A.T., but sharks live amongst us all, and they can smell your unease and taste your apprehension. Next time you tread into deep water, be aware of your surroundings because Touch & The Dirty Sample are on the hunt as Jawz.

Following up The Fly and The Thing, Jawz is the third collaboration between Edmonton triple threat Touch, whose contributions on these collab projects is as a cold blooded killer MC, and Calgary rapper-producer The Dirty Sample, who produces the albums and makes a guest vocal appearance each time as Apeface, his current MC alter ego. Their chemistry is undeniable, but these two veterans of the Alberta rap scene were already deadly legends on their own long before teaming up. Touch has been part of Edmonton’s hip hop scene since the early 90s, and as one third of Dangerous Goods Collective he was on their classic and singular project, On The Level, in 2001, plus another 8 solo albums, most either self-produced by alter ego Dusty Kraytz or conceptual collaborations with a single producer. The Dirty Sample started producing in 1998 to provide beats for his own raps, and has since released nearly 30 albums, including instrumental works, remix projects, and collaborations with the likes of Roc Marciano, Guilty Simpson, Myka 9, Kirby Dominant, Moka Only, D-Sisive, Merkules, Snak the Ripper, and many of your other favourite rappers. Together, Touch and The Dirty Sample are the hungry rap hybrid Jawz, turning the deep waters dangerous as they devour all challengers.


released April 26, 2019

All tracks written and performed by Touch, except track 10 written and performed by Touch, Apeface and Ghettosocks

All tracks produced by The Dirty Sample, except track 4 produced by The Dirty Sample and co-produced by Loophole

Mixed by The Dirty Sample

Mastered by Dorc for Banging Masters

Art design by Ghettosocks



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Hand'Solo Records Toronto

Operating out of Toronto, Canada since 1996, Hand'Solo Records is devoted to releasing quality hip hop that is creative, clever and often experimental. Early releases, now out of print, include Buck 65, Sixtoo, Moka Only, and others. Currently home to Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!, The Mighty Rhino, The Dirty Sample, Touch, Tachichi, Primordial Emcee, royceBIRTH, 51nine02, More Or Les and Backburner. ... more

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