New Music: ユニコーンEDDIE/UnicornEDDIE by Eddie Quotez


Eddie Quotez just dropped a four-song EP last week titled ユニコーンEDDIE/UnicornEDDIE. If anyone had to guess why this Ottawa rapper considers himself a unicorn I’d say it’s because he believes in himself.

The joints are personal trips into the life of Edgar Piol who’s from the 613, pop culture coursing through his veins, and who knows the value of hard work. He’s released his colourful EP all the while putting out videos for two of the four tracks. He spits fast with wit, touches on masturbation, video games and trying to be the cool kid with real and synthetic voices.

The video for “My Room” was released on Nov. 13, and a month later it’s upwards of 27,000 views. The first thing that comes to mind listening to this track is three grams of shrooms is too many! Especially if you’re just chilling in your room, reminiscing. Eddie Quotez doesn’t care though, all he needs is Internet access. The song is chill, somewhat nostalgic.

“Sleep” also had a video release back in July, filmed in Chinatown. Either you’re sleeping in or rolling up your sleeves while everyone else is still sleeping. A song that references “Ottawa born and bred” and the sound clip from Dragon Ball Z of Vegeta reading Goku’s power level… Pretty great in my mind. We should all try to get on the same level.

The songs “Unicorn” and “Down” are the first and last songs on the EP, each ends of the spectrum. Anything is possible, on the one hand, and there are things that you’re just not ready to do, on the other. Know your goals and know your limitations. And if you can rap about it over sweet beats? Do it.

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