Toronto, ON – August 10, 2018 – Toronto x Montreal rapper, Patrik, shares his stunning new song, Common, today. It serves as the lead single for his forthcoming Spadina EP, set for release on September 21. The song aired via CBC q this morning and premiered online at Exclaim! Check out the single here.  

"It’s about the grind and the sacrifices,” Patrik says of the inspiration for Common. “We all have to give up a lot to get what we want or get to where we want, doesn’t mean we have to sell our soul for it."

Common was produced by DreamLife, who is known for his work with Kevin Gates, Wale, YBN Cordae, Snoop Dogg, Kodak Black, Bun B, Gunplay and Smoke DZA. It features hooks from Breana Marin, a rising R&B/Pop/EDM singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. She has worked with Grammy award winning producers Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins and RedOne, and has written for Keyshia Cole, Mila J, Letoya Luckett and Fifth Harmony. A graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, her music was featured in the movie trailer for When The Bough Breaks. 

Patrik’s previous singles, LONE and STAYLONE marked bold samples of the album’s sound. He has been delivering live performances of the songs in and around Toronto and Montreal, with shows at Canadian Music Week, Uncrwnd, Lost Craft’s Untapped series and MTL Bliss.  

In May, Patrik released Entitled (prod. CMPLX, J Cash and $on), alongside incredible visuals you can watch here. Premiering via Complex Canada, the video was filmed at LivArt gallery in Montreal following Patrik’s visit to the vernissage of visual artist, Pierre-Marie Cespedes. He was immediately inspired by the space and creative energy that was permeating the walls of the Montreal art hub. The video was directed by Dede Soueidan, and produced by Arash Maleki of Montreal-based Pigeon House Productions x Beso TV.

Keep it locked for more music from Patrik ahead of Spadina’s release this fall!

About Patrik:
Always making a global impact through positive projects. Envisioning a world without boundaries reached through the promotion of unity and the embracing of each person’s unique qualities. Patrik is a clever lyricist who uses metaphors to relate to the heart of the listener. A banner of truth, Patrik speaks his mind. Using music, making his message, one for the masses. Whether collaborating with his x10 collective, or producing work solo, Patrik is a rapper for the People. Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Patrik is a versatile, bilingual rapper with an array of diverse interests. While studying sociology at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, he was a dedicated member of the school’s basketball team and Enactus chapter, an entrepreneurship program that challenges students professionally to create their own ventures and projects. The title of his forthcoming EP, Spadina, is a reference to Toronto’s Chinatown neighbourhood, where Patrik resides.

A lover of fashion with a keen sense for personal style, Patrik’s x10 brand has become a well-known brand, worn throughout the Toronto and Montreal area. Patrik is sponsored by, G-Star Raw's Toronto Flagship Store. They curated a private event at their store in downtown Toronto, where Patrik showcased his talent to an audience of over 100 fans in the space.

Patrik has headlined Confidential Records M.A.P.L. Series showcase that has raised funds for MusicCounts. He has performed at festivals such as the Ontario 150 Art & Music festival, Canadian Music Week curated showcases, he was invited this past September to perform at Pop Montreal’s music festival for the second year in a row. In January 2018, Patrik won the Jim Beam Make History Talent Search Toronto, presented by Indie 88. Five indie or emerging artists were selected from regional entries to perform live at a showcase event.

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