In the Unsigned Artist Spotlight for this month is Montreal-based Hip-Hop collective Nation Ruckus.

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Defsounds Unsigned Artist Spotlight (August 2011): Nation Ruckus

[twitter=NationRuckus]Nation Ruckus[/twitter] (formerly known as 4DZ) is a Montreal-based hip-hop collective consisting of rapper Milk-E Fresh, multi-instrumentalist/beat-maker Quality and DJ WiM. With an eclectic style that combines the sound of 80s and 90s rap along with rock, pop and electro influences, the group has built a unique alternative blend of clever rhymes and hard-hitting grooves. Their distinctive take on classic beats, with inspirations ranging from Beastie Boys, The Roots, and Outkast, has gathered a strong following of enthusiasts who enjoy the trio’s high intensity performances and ability to bring the house down. The group’s momentum is growing fast, gathering over 300,000 hits on YouTube and heavy rotation on MuchVibe. Their debut album, Boombox Manifesto, is set for release in October 2011.

Check out the video for Nation Ruckus’ lead single “Funky Sneakers” from their debut album, Boombox Manifesto.

Check out the video for “Lockdown”, the second single off the group’s forthcoming debut album Boombox Manifesto and the follow-up to “Funky Sneakers.”

Connect With Nation Ruckus:
Twitter: @NationRuckus

To download Nation Ruckus’ songs for free and to access exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, visit the groups’s official website at