After releasing four highly successful leaks ("Overcome", "Henry VIII", "Bring It All Down", "New King") over the past 12 months, generating close to 60,000 Facebook Likes, the double-hyphenated Indian-Canadian rapper Drega has released his highly anticipated project Man of the Year.
The 10 song project features all original productions entirely crafted by Drega himself and The Anime Boyz producer Neo Tempus. "Some may see it as a weakness that I decided to produce the whole album with just myself and another person, but from an artist development stand point, it helped me craft my sound and hopefully become a true artist", states Drega.
This attention to defining a sound is crucial element thoughout Man of the Year, as the majority of the record includes personal songs such as "Overcome", "Bring It All Down", "Take Me Home" and "The Moment". "Simply put, this is a story about a kid born in India, who moves to Canada, goes through all kind of ups and downs, and yet still has a smile on his face." proclaims Drega.
Features include Juno-nominated The Kid Famous on the ode to fake relationships "Ain't My Girl" and South Asian rapper by way of New York, Nivla on the hyperactive joint "Superhard". Even Drega's selection of features was chosen artistically, as he states, "I didn't want to do features with just anybody to score "cool points". My collab with Famous came from collaborating with him on a number of songs we worked on together for his upcoming project and my collab with Nivla is my way of telling South Asian artists that it's cool to work with each other."