This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

March 27th – Choclair was born Kareem Blake in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada on this day in 1975.

Choclair was a part of the earliest Toronto hip-hop scene, when he began rapping at age 9.

Choclair released his first single “Twenty One Years” on his own independently formed Knee Deep Records in 1995.

Two years later he released the EP “What It Takes”, featuring Jully Black, which garnered the T-Dot MC a Juno Award for Best Rap Recording.

Choclair would then begin collaborating with the who’s who of the Toronto rap scene like, Saukrates, Solitair, Tara Chase and his good friend Kardinal Offishall.

In 1998, Choclair, along with Thrust, Checkmate and Kardinal appeared on the Rascalz posse hit anthem “Northern Touch, which also garnered a Juno Award.

In 1999, Choclair signed with Virgin Records and released his gold-selling debut album “Ice Cold”.

“Ice Cold” would spawn the hit single “Let’s Ride”.

The album would earn Choclair yet another Juno Award.

In 2002, Choclair released his sophomore set “Memoirs Of Blake Savage”, which contained the single “Skunk”, featuring Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound.

In 2003, Choclair launched his own record label called Greenhouse Music on which he would release his last three albums, 2003’s “Flagrant” and “My Demo”, both released in the same year and 2006’s “Flagship”.

Over the years, Choclair has collaborated with the likes of Karl Wolf, Classified, Ro Dolla and many others.

Choclair continues to perform as well as record and release new music until this very day.

Choclair is one of Canada’s greatest MC’s ever.