LiftedOne Records - Alberta's Hip-hop Record Label Is Here

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SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!

SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!

Pledge: C$5.00
You’ll get a pre-save link to my new Single “South Side of The City”(Available Everywhere December 20th) as well as a PDF of the handwritten lyrics to the song! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!
You’ll get a pre-save link to my new Single “South Side of The City”(Available Everywhere December 20th) as well as a PDF of the handwritten lyrics to the song! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!
Pledge: C$5.00
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YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!

YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!

Pledge: C$25.00
You get your name listed on the acknowledgment page(s) of my digital/physical debut album booklet and on my website! And you get 1 FREE ticket to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!
You get your name listed on the acknowledgment page(s) of my digital/physical debut album booklet and on my website! And you get 1 FREE ticket to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!
Pledge: C$25.00
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OFFICIAL LIFTEDONE RECORDS TEE!

OFFICIAL LIFTEDONE RECORDS TEE!

Pledge: C$50.00
You get the first Official LiftedOne Records Tee (white or red)! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!
You get the first Official LiftedOne Records Tee (white or red)! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!
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A DYING BREED ALBUM PACKAGE!

A DYING BREED ALBUM PACKAGE!

Pledge: C$65.00
*Limited* You get The “A Dying Breed” Album package which includes one official show poster, one official A Dying Breed Tee (only exclusive to this reward) and one copy of the A Dying Breed album on CD, signed by all 4 LiftedOnes group members, with 8 additional bonus tracks not available on the streaming version! And you get 2 FREE tickets to my debut album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!
*Limited* You get The “A Dying Breed” Album package which includes one official show poster, one official A Dying Breed Tee (only exclusive to this reward) and one copy of the A Dying Breed album on CD, signed by all 4 LiftedOnes group members, with 8 additional bonus tracks not available on the streaming version! And you get 2 FREE tickets to my debut album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!
Pledge: C$65.00
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A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM & LIFTEDONE RECORDS CAP!

A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM & LIFTEDONE RECORDS CAP!

Pledge: C$100.00
That’s right you will get a signed CD of my debut album one month before release & the first Official LiftedOne Records Dad Hat (black)! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!
That’s right you will get a signed CD of my debut album one month before release & the first Official LiftedOne Records Dad Hat (black)! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!
Pledge: C$100.00
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OFFICIAL LIFTEDONE RECORDS HOODIE!

OFFICIAL LIFTEDONE RECORDS HOODIE!

Pledge: C$150.00
*Limited* You get the first Official LiftedOne Records Hoodies (white or red)(sizes available)! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!, A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM!
*Limited* You get the first Official LiftedOne Records Hoodies (white or red)(sizes available)! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!, A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM!
Pledge: C$150.00
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A VINYL IN YOUR HANDS!

A VINYL IN YOUR HANDS!

Pledge: C$250.00
That’s right, you’ll get a signed vinyl of my debut album one month before release and an invite to an exclusive listening session so you’ll hear the album before anyone else! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!, A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM!
That’s right, you’ll get a signed vinyl of my debut album one month before release and an invite to an exclusive listening session so you’ll hear the album before anyone else! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!, A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM!
Pledge: C$250.00
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A FEATURE ON THE ALBUM!

A FEATURE ON THE ALBUM!

Pledge: C$500.00
*Limited to 3* You read that right! You get to come to the studio and feature on a skit for the album! And... you get to name that skit!!! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!, A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM!, A VINYL IN YOUR HANDS!
*Limited to 3* You read that right! You get to come to the studio and feature on a skit for the album! And... you get to name that skit!!! And you get 2 FREE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!, A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM!, A VINYL IN YOUR HANDS!
Pledge: C$500.00
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THE ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEETS FOR SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY!

THE ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEETS FOR SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY!

Pledge: C$1,500.00
The actual handwritten lyrics (4 papers ripped right out of my rhyme book!) to my new Single “South Side of the City” Signed to your name! And you get 4 VIP BACKSTAGE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!, A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM!, A VINYL IN YOUR HANDS!, 4 OFFICIAL LIFTEDONE RECORDS HOODIES!
The actual handwritten lyrics (4 papers ripped right out of my rhyme book!) to my new Single “South Side of the City” Signed to your name! And you get 4 VIP BACKSTAGE tickets to the album release show (date TBA)! - Plus: THANK YOU EMAIL!, SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY LYRICS AND PRE-SAVE LINK!, YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM BOOKLET!, A SIGNED CD OF THE FINAL ALBUM!, A VINYL IN YOUR HANDS!, 4 OFFICIAL LIFTEDONE RECORDS HOODIES!
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Campaign Description

LiftedOne Records is an independent Hip hop record label based out of Calgary Alberta Canada whose sole purpose is to promote Western Canadian Hip hop Acts. Since starting by myself the label team has grown to include Dawson Downey Aka Infamy: Rapper & Certified Audio Engineer Sawyer Harkness Aka SOY: Rapper, Producer & Director Matt Hann Aka B. More: Producer & Certified Audio Engineer & Stefan Legacy: Photographer & Head of Media As far as releases the label boasts 6 free mixtapes, 5 Cyphers, 1 EP & 2 collaboration albums as well as multiple successful release shows. We’ve grown and accomplished a lot in a short amount of time for an Independent operation and we are very proud of ourselves but as far as putting Alberta Hip hop on the map, we still have work to do. And that’s why we need your help. By purchasing our rewards and sharing our campaign you can help us with the creation of an Album that will be a landmark to what Western Canadian Hip-hop is; My Debut Studio Album. The album will be recorded here in the city and will be worked on by myself and the label in-house team. I will also be bringing in different hip hop artists & producers from the city/province to collaborate. The album will be released November 30th 2020. The funds raised will be split in half. The first half will be used to record, mix and master the album at a professional recording studio. The second half will be used to market and tour the album nation-wide. The album will be submitted to earn a nomination for Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno awards. Accomplishing this goal will help legitimize LiftedOne Records making it easier for future artists releases to be successful. Thank you, and I hope you support!

Labels First Release

My name is Shosho Dania Aka Polo Sho. I am a Rapper, Record-Producer, Certified Audio Engineer and the founder of LiftedOne Records.

I started LiftedOne Records because I myself am a rapper based out of Calgary. I have been rapping ever since my dad bought me Eminem’s fifth studio album, Encore for my 10th Birthday back in Nigeria and I decided to start writing. It grew into a true passion for me although I did put down the pen in 2013 after High School. I guess because I thought “it’s time to be realistic, you don’t really think you can rap as a career, people wouldn’t be accepting to that in a City that loves it's Country music.”

So after a lot of soul searching, I found myself in October of 2017 at a cross road in my life. I had just had open heart Surgery, dropped out of University and decided that pursing a career in music was my path. I had a lot to say and by the end of the month I had recorded my first official mixtape “Everything’s Good Here, Vol. 1” at Soundproof Studios in Edmonton AB. I released the 7 song project on SoundCloud because I wanted everyone to have access to it for free. I also wanted to make that account more than just another artist account, I wanted to build a label, a guaranteed quality standard to showcase some of the best Hip hop music that Alberta has to offer.

So let’s talk about that subject for a second, Alberta Hip hop or Hip hop in Alberta, either way it's still the same conversation, those are two words you rarely ever hear in the same sentence and if that sentence is taken seriously it’s related to an out of town Hip hop artist coming to Alberta.

Today, In 2019, the world speaks Hip hop. And it’s popularity is only going to keep increasing in the years to come. Why? Because Hip hop is inclusive, it’s expressive, it breaks down barriers, it resonates with the youth & triggers a response. Rap music in its true sense is poetry, it’s about speaking openly and being personal and relatable.

What I’m saying is, Infusing and empowering Hip hop here in Alberta makes us a more globally cultured and diverse province. Attracting more visitors and making it a better place to live for everyone! The photo is of my first official mixtape “Everything’s Good Here, Vol. 1” taken by Edmonton based beauty and fashion photographer Stefan Legacy.

Labels First Listening Party

The label's first listening party took place on November 29th 2018 in Studio A at the Academy of Production and Recording Arts aka The Beach Audio which is also where I recieved my audio engineering training. The party was for the release of my third official mixtape "Winter Waves Mixtape". It was a really great turn out and we got to listen to the project in full in a professional recording studio before releasing it on SoundCloud the next day. I believe this project to be my most cohesive solo body of work to date. Unlike on previous works I took a more vulnerable approach with my lyrics and that translated into songs people could easily connect with. Thematically the tape touches on relationships, ambitions, desires and of course bars lol. The entire project was recorded, mixed and mastered by Infamy. At the time of recording this project both me and SOY were releasing new songs weekly that Infamy was also responsible for recording, mixing and mastering. I think we recorded well over 40 songs in under 3 months that fall! The project is my most streamed mixtape on SoundCloud so I know people love it as much as I do. On the 1 year anniversary of its release, November 30th 2019, the tape will be available on all major streaming platforms! I will be hosting a release show at Cafe Koi November 28th for the project! I will also be accompanied by a line up of other talented Calgary based artists! Come out and support local! Event details on LiftedOne Records fb page!

Labels First Commercial Release

The labels first commercial release was the release of me and SOY's collaborative album "Songs About Girls". The album was recorded at The Beach Audio in Calgary and was released on all major streaming platforms Februrary 14th 2019 and is Valentines themed. This album was also the labels first in-house release with the entire project being produced by me, engineered by Infamy and I & written and peformed entirely by SOY and I with only one guest feature which was Infamy on the song "April, May, June". The album has 8 tracks in total and is still doing well on streaming services today! The cover art features me, SOY and some Calgary models. It was shot by Edmonton based beauty and fashion photographer Stefan Legacy.

Labels First Release Show

The labels first show was for my fourth offical mixtape, "No Feilings II". The event took place April 4th 2019 at Vern's in downtown Calgary. The turn out was modest but we still had the place going! The mixtape features label mates SOY & Infamy as well as local MCs Shiro Jackson & Popboy who all performed at the show. In this shot I am performing the second track of the tape titled "In The 403" featuring Shiro Jackson. Also this mixtape is the follow up to my second official mixtape "No Feilings" which was inspired by Lil Waynes 2009 classic mixtape "No Ceilings". The entire project was mixed and mastered by myself and Infamy.

This mixtape and all of my other mixtapes are available for free streaming at polosho.com/mixtapes !!

Labels Rap Cyphers

As part of the roll out for the debut label collobaration album, "A Dying Breed", starting in May of this summer we released a new cypher video every first friday of the month for five consecutive months! We gained a lot of traction on our YouTube doing that. Also in addition to having rappers from our label in every video, for each video we featured other Calgary based rappers! This shot here is from cypher 3/5 featuring myself, label mate SOY and local MCs Tylo & Bronson and it has to be my favourite one out of them all. I am biased because I made the beat for this one haha plus we all rapped hot verses! That being said all the cypher videos are great and you can find them all on the LiftedOne Records YouTube Channel! Also we included the audio for all five cyphers as bonus tracks on the A Dying Breed CDs! You can get those in the "A Dying Breed" Package Reward!

Labels First Album Release Show

On October 4th 2019 the label hosted its first ablum release show at Juntion Bar & Stage in downtown Calgary with over 100 people in attendance! The show was for the release of our label collaboration album "A Dying Breed" which is now available on all major streaming platforms! Needless to say it was a great night with great performances from the label team and local Calgary based rappers Mojo, Shiro Jackson and Yung Papi Bonito & Profit as Apollo 94 and great energy from the crowd. In this shot myself, Infamy, B. More and SOY are performing the intro to the album titled "Intro"!

Management Team

Shosho Dania

Shosho Dania

Polo Sho

Polo Sho is a Calgary based rapper, certified Recording Engineer and founder of LiftedOne Records. Inspired by 90’s era New York rappers Jay-Z, Biggie & Nas and Canadian Hip hop artists Drake and The Weeknd, Polo is pushing to be the next big Hip hop artist out of Canada.

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Dawson Downey

Dawson Downey

Infamy

Infamy is a 24 year old Calgary Born MC and educated Recording Engineer. Inspired by Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Redman and other great rappers before him, This MC puts lyricism at the forefront of his craft. Introduce yourselves to his brand of hip-hop on the Liftedones Album “A Dying Breed” and be on the look out for his debut album dropping in the near future.
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Sawyer Harkness

Sawyer Harkness

SOY

SOY is an aspiring MC, producer and visionary, taking inspiration from the greats like J Cole, Jay-Z, Drake and Kid Cudi. “Sawyer Harkness,” plans to be the next great artist who influences the generation to never give up.

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Matthew Hann

Matthew Hann

B. More

B.more has been apart of the local music scene in Calgary for the past 6 years. Going from the Emo scene to the Hip-hop scene, keep your ears open for his beats on the LiftedOnes debut album “A Dying Breed”!
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Stefan Legacy

Stefan Legacy

Photographer

Stefan Legacy is a beauty and fashion photographer based in Edmonton AB. He found photography as an art form where he can express himself through images that tell stories. Currently he is 1/2 of a photography duo with Mood Merchant.
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Oct 31, 2019

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"South Side of The City" Music Video Release

My new music video/ campaign video is now available on the LiftedOne Records YouTube Channel! Please like the video, share it and stay tuned for the campaign launch!

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Oct 30, 2019
Project launched

FAQs

When will the album be out?

The planned release date is November 30th 2020.

When will I get the pre-save link to "South Side of The City"

As soon as you purchase a reward.

When will I get my merch?

All merch will be sent out in the last week of January 2020. International shipping available.

When will I get my CD, Vinyl/ see my name in booklet?

They will be sent out a month before the album release. So we will try to get them to you by October 2020. International shipping available.

When will I get my show tickets?

All tickets will be sent out in the last week of January 2020.

How will I know when the album drops?

Stay in contact! Follow me on Instagram @poliano_da_don & on FaceBook @poloshoyyc ! You can also subscribe to my mailing list at polosho.com !

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