After making a significant impact with the singles “Dear God” and “Book Of Revelations,” Ottawa MC Dax drops his first full release of 2020, I’ll Say It For You EP. He also collaborated with Mumbai’s very own Emiway Bantai on “I Been That” last year.
Sitting at seven songs, the featureless affair includes production from Lex Nour, Tyler, Encore Beats and Daniel Hirvikoski.
Even though Dax says he’s laying low, he’s cranking out hits like nobody’s business, and shows no signs of slowing down. The rapper brought in 2020 strong with a remix to “Godzilla” and a video for “Book of Revelations,” which both have racked up over 5 million views on YouTube combined. The rapper first explained how the project came about in Instagram post back in December.
“My first year of touring ended and I decided to go back home for Christmas,” he explained. “It was the first time I had been home for Christmas in eight years and the first time my whole family had been in one place in eight years. It was also the first time in eight years I felt like I could breathe if that makes sense.”
Talking with Complex, He detailed his influences on the project. “Well for me, it’s almost like, I’m not a music fan…. I’m a basketball fan. And hip-hop and basketball are synonymous. Growing up, I considered music the soundtrack to that life. When I make music, I try to remember songs I used to listen to that would push me to want to be great, like “Fireman” by Lil Wayne and other songs by Tupac, too, that really shaped different aspects of my basketball journey. I used to go on YouTube and watch NBA Greats highlights—whether that’s Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird—and I’d be watching those videos with R. Kelly’s “The World’s Greatest” in the background. Despite the controversy around him, that’s a song that was played a lot for me back in the day that still resonates through basketball.”
Check out Dax’s I’ll Say It For You stream below.