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Submitted by Don Graham The debut album by Toronto hip hop/rap artist Boland has been a long time coming but the artist will be here for a long time . The title of the project ‘Shades’ suits both the album and the artist. The album shows the many “shades” this young poet has observed and documented in his life and “shades” suits for his signature sunglasses. ‘Shades’ is the first complete album project for Boland and it shows the maturity and honesty that is now so evident in his music and his life. I have known Michael Boland since he was a young artist, have watched his development and seen his inherent creative ability blossom. His early love of all things Dylan has served him well. He has taken Dylan’s ability to put into rhyme and rhythm the thoughts of his generation and molded and honed it to make it his own. “I feel like I’m in a good place now and I have to say that sobriety is the key. Since I got sober everything is much clearer and I have the drive to do what I meant to do.” The first single from the album is “Stratosphere” features veteran Toronto rapper D-Sisive was released on April 13th and is available for free download on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/iamboland/stratosphere-feat-d-sisive . It will also be available along with the album on Spotify and Apple Music on May 1st. Both the single and the album were produced by Nathaniel Smith aka Nawms (a long time collaborator of Boland) and the tracks were put together in Toronto studios. The future holds ambitious plans as this summer Boland is launching the project “No Days Off “ where he will be releasing one song a week for 13 weeks. Keeping it all in the talented family later this month there will be a video to accompany the single directed by Boland’s sister, actor/director Katie Boland. As Boland says in ‘Grey Shades’, “There’s more to take away, watch the black and white combine to make a perfect shade of grey. I’m talking perfect shade of grey. I’m just talking to ya.” Perhaps the best way to introduce this young artist is by the lyrics from his song: Introducing Boland Give me space to unwindA place for me to travel from this hatred insideA quiet place to meditate unravel through rhyme fly and levitate,heavens gates get so hard to findSurrounded by the hatre d facing Satan I quarrel Bottle up the love in me to spend it tomorrowIf I ain't about it always who the fuck am I...

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