Classified, a rapper from Nova Scotia, was around a few years before he hit it big with popular singles such as “Oh Canada”, “That Ain’t Classy”, and his current single, “Inner Ninja”. Back in 2005, off of the album ‘Boy-Cott-In The Industry’, “The Maritimes” was released as a single.
The song is about the stereotypes and how people see this region of Canada. Classified goes on about how we’re only known for being farmers and fishermen, being known for Anne of Green Gables and PEI potatoes.
The song is a hilarious rendition of the life that we live in the Maritimes, and to be honest, a lot of the song is true. Whenever I listen to this song I just have to laugh because I live in a town that depends on the tourism industry and it seems that everyone believes the stereotypes.
Nevertheless, it is one of my favourite songs by Classified.
-Amanda Hather- Canadian Beats
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.