Where: Montreal, QC
Super Freddy is a Cameroonian-Canadian artist blending hip-hop with R&B, jazz, soul, Afrobeat, and house influences and samples in order, as he says, to tell stories and travel through space. Impressively, he’s able to sing and rap in both English and French and do it very well in both languages. Though he has been making music since 2008, his first foray into the music industry was in 2015 with the release of his MTL Nights Vol. I mixtape, followed up by a series of performances and showcases in Montreal.
After three years of regularly performing around the city, releasing music and collaborating with artists such as UZUAZO and E R R O R, Freddy spent time working on his craft in the U.K. and New York. Now back in Montreal and part of the Ice Coast Entertainment Collective, his most recent project, the three-song MERCURIAL EP, is an exploration of the themes of physical distance, diaspora, and third culture experience, disconnection from one’s roots and family, as well as feelings of loss and change, presented through an Afrofuturist lens.