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Workin' 01:36
Jumpin' 01:09
Dummin' 01:51
Lovin' 01:35
Dyin' 01:47
Movin' 01:04
Tryin' 02:55
Killin' 01:57
Menacin' 02:12
Doopin' 01:32
Sittin' 01:25
Survivin' 02:22
Lyin' 01:18
Champin' 02:50
Stoppin' 01:48
Funkin' 01:30
Travellin' 02:33


With over 15 years and 30+ albums under his belt, including collaborations and solo instrumental and vocal albums, The Dirty Sample—the producer and rapper from Calgary, AB, also known as Apeface, previously Planit, and sometimes 2 Blue Apes—has finally come to the realization that he just must make music. No matter what, it’s the driving force in his life. Literally, he cannot function without creating something. He’s tried. But the crazy starts to crawl around the brain if he’s not focused on music. His newest project is NO!, his first instrumental album since Pay Up in 2016. And with the start of a new year, The Dirty Sample has created new boundaries for himself in his life, expressed through the album’s title. NO! is 17 tracks of the gritty, soulful hip hop with which his fans are familiar. Available from Hand’Solo Records on digital and limited edition cassette.

"Dummin'" video: youtu.be/izY_uQcucN0
"Killin'" video: youtu.be/kZdfDs3jlBc


released May 8, 2020

Produced by The Dirty Sample, except track #9 produced by Illions (Metawon & The Dirty Sample)

Mastered by Dorc



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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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