Hip Hop Night: Sirreal, Mo Moshiri, Oktiv6 & the Jays
Friday, November 17, 2023 @ The Waverley Hotel 2692 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland
Keeping it real, droppin the beats.
Sirreal has shared the stage with some of the biggest Hip Hop artists of all time including Bone Thugs N Harmony, T.I., Tech N9ne, Chef Raekwon, Ghostface Killa, Nelly and Classified. He is also opening for WuTang legends Redman and Methodman in Vancouver on November 10th of this year. A winner of countless talent contests, Sirreal is a six time winner of the Freestyle Battle Rap competition as a KOTD rapper and has distribution of his albums in all 88 Sunrise Record Stores across Canada.
Matt Dunae, aka Sirreal, has defied all odds and made it through his difficult childhood and experiences to become the man he is today. He is a father, certified performing artist, community ambassador and former crisis worker turned community support worker. He has spoken to over 10,000 youth at conferences, workshops and schools throughout Vancouver Island as part of his campaign to give back to the community which gave him so much when he needed it the most. “Music is the medicine” that
Sirreal hopes can help reconnect the world and help people feel less alone one word at a time.
Mo Moshiri is an MC, songwriter, and producer. He is perhaps best known as one of the founders of the legendary west coast hip-hop group Sweatshop Union. Together they recorded several albums, performed hundreds of shows, earned Juno nods and WCMA wins, and helped pave the path for the new generation of artists making waves on the coast and beyond.
After a healthy hiatus, Mo is back from deep space and feeling rejuvenated. He wants to talk to YOU about everything! Or maybe just vibe. A deft lyricist whose flow and beats pay hommage to classic hip-hop sounds, as he explores the lyrical ether in a way few other MCs dare to tread. Full of big ideas and deep wells of thought and feeling, you know Mo Moshiri is going to take you on a journey when he’s on the mic.
His latest full album Can I Tell You Something? is a potent blend of true-skool hip-hop and global bass music with intelligent and passionate rhymes, and melodies that stay with you. A majority of the production on the album is handled by long-time friends Mo and Rob the Viking, who have been working together since they were both in their teens. In fact, it was Rob who showed Mo how to make beats 20 years ago! Working together again was a very natural and powerful combination for the duo, resulting in Moshiri’s most textured and layered offering to date.
Like any great adherent to the tenets of hip-hop, Moshiri can thrive on his own with a just a mic and a beat or in the midst of a group, trading energy with the other people in the room – always working to build musical community based in Love and Rap.
Oktiv6 and the Jays are a high energy funk trio, with a Soulful R’n’B/ Hip-Hop front man. With a combined performance experience of over 100 years, and tens of thousands of road miles this little group is more than qualified to liven up any event or concert experience.
The group has enjoyed many successful festival performances and jam-packed bar shows, most notable being a slot at the 5-acre concert series along with Caleb Hart and Co. and XL the band, as well as a headlining slot at Nanaimo’s Backyard Boogie, the fellows have also been very well received at hometown events such as Cumberland’s iconic Woodstove festival. Being blessed with viral viewing on tunes like “Courtenay Love”, the fellows put the Island vibe and their beloved Comox Valley at the forefront of everything they do and they wish nothing more than to spread that feeling everywhere they go.
Opening acts to be released…