Born in Nova Scotia in 1977, Classified is a certified Canadian rap/hip hop icon. He’s been in the biz since the mid-90s, and has 15 albums to his credit. He’s probably best-known for his 2010 song “Oh… Canada” which took off around the time of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, but it’s far from his only hit.

Throughout his career he’s collaborated with a pile of rap and hip hop artists. Currently he’s touring in support of his recently released album Greatful which features guest-turns by Snoop Dogg and Saukrates.

On Saturday March 5 Classified is in town to play a show at the Exchange. Back-up act SonReal should hit the stage around 9 p.m., and tickets are $32.50 advance. To give you a sense of what Classified’s been up to lately, here’s the video for his new single “Noah’s Arc” with Saukrates:

A MESSAGE TO OUR READERS The coronavirus pandemic is a moment of reckoning for our community. We’re all hurting. It’s no different at Prairie Dog, where COVID-19 has wiped out advertisements for events, businesses and restaurants as Regina and Saskatchewan hunker down in quarantine. As an ad-supported newspaper already struggling in a destabilized media landscape, this is devastating. We’re hoping you, our loyal readers, can help fill in the gap so Prairie Dog can not only continue to exist but even expand our coverage — both in print and online. Please consider donating, either one-time or, even better, on a monthly basis.

We believe Prairie Dog‘s unique voice is needed, now more than ever. For 27 years, this newspaper has been a critical part of Regina’s social, cultural and democratic infrastructure. Don’t let us fade away. There’s only one Prairie Dog. If it’s destroyed, it’s never coming back.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.