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: