NEW MUSIC: Rochester – Cowabunga (EP)

rez | Music | Tuesday, December 27th, 2016


Following up the release of the “Grateful” video, the homie Rochester with the official EP release to wrap up 2016. Just check the link below for all purchasing / streaming options:

“They been waiting on the Juice, come and get your thirst quenched” – Cowabunga

Toronto – Rochester (aka Juice) releases his much anticipated EP Cowabunga today featuring production from a slew of burgeoning world class talents including Big Pops (The Game, Meek Mill, Isaiah Rashad) and Dzy (Dej LoafKevin GatesLittle Simz), all the way to Grammy Award-winning Boi-1da (DrakeKendrick LamarRihannaEminem). Cowabunga’s eight song mix features a refreshing diversity of sounds and subject matter that one can only expect to hear from this multi-talented rapper based in Toronto. 

From “Morning Chords” which helps untangle Rochester’s complicated yet profound views on relationships to “Wolf On The Hill”, arguably his most introspective song of the lot, that is laid out over some serious soul drenched production, this EP takes listeners on a journey inside the mind of one of the most underrated hip hop songwriters from The 6. Cowabunga also includes the hit street single “Boost” featuring Hooks that debuted at number six on Apple Music‘s “Hot In The Six” chart that featured DrakeTorey Lanez and Roy Woods

Rochester saves his best for last, as the final track on the EP “Grateful” sees him reconnecting with Grammy Award-winning producer Boi 1da on the ultimate feelgood anthem of the season. The song’s message is simple – give thanks for what you have, and don’t take anyone or anything for granted. The last time Rochester and Boi-1da collaborated on a song (“Pull Up”), it resulted in a smash club hit remix featuring Canadian rap icon Kardinal Offishall and Latin Grammy Award nominee Fito Blanko among others. 

No stranger to big stages and shining lights, Rochester has supported an impressive A-list of urban music talents on tour and on spot dates over the years, including Chris BrownKanye WestNas and Snoop Dogg. This winter, and throughout the first portion of 2017, look for Rochester to celebrate the release of Cowabunga, his most ambitious release to date. 


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