Classified – Luke’s View Album + New Video.

Classified has firmly established himself as one of Canada’s most esteemed and accomplished rap artists, producers, and songwriters. With an impressive discography boasting 18 studio albums, Classified has left an indelible mark on the hip-hop landscape. Luke’s View promises to be another milestone in Classified’s illustrious career, showcasing his unparalleled talent and unwavering dedication to his craft. Fans and critics alike eagerly await the release of this highly anticipated album, poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of hip-hop.



“This album has been almost 3 years in the making,” says Classified, “I never planned on starting a new album, but during the pandemic I found myself having a lot of new things to write about…so I put a song together. A couple months passed and I wrote another song, and another… and slowly, over the last few years, I ended up with 11 songs and a finished project. This project is really just my views on what’s going on with the world, in my life, and my point of view just watching everything unfold in front of me. Some people will agree with what I’m saying, some will really relate, and maybe some won’t. And that’s fine. That’s why I wanted to call this project ‘Luke’s View’, because it’s just that. My take on the information in my life that I have. Personal songs, political songs, good old fashioned Boom Bap songs, lyrical flow/chill songs, flexing the skills type of songs – a lot of different styles to reflect the different views. Really enjoyed putting this together and excited to get ‘Luke’s View’ out into the world. “



Throughout his illustrious career, Classified has collaborated with some of the brightest stars in the rap industry, including Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, Royce da 5’9”, DJ Premier, and more. His 2013 self-titled release skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Canadian Nielsen SoundScan Chart, achieving 2x Platinum certification with over 1 million singles sold. The album featured two Top 10 singles, “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles, certified 6x Platinum, and “3 Foot Tall,” certified Platinum. In a bold departure, Classified embraced an acoustic approach with his 2021 album, “Retrospected,” revisiting his greatest hits and fan favorites. The album’s success translated into a remarkable 40-date sold-out tour across Canada, solidifying Classified’s status as a true artist innovator.

The accolades continued to pour in for Classified, who was honored with the title of Artist Innovator of the Year at the 2023 East Coast Music Awards. Additionally, his autobiography, “Off The Beat ‘N Path,” soared to No. 1 on Amazon’s Pop Biographies chart, further cementing his influence and impact. With a global streaming count surpassing 280 million, Classified has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide. A multiple JUNO Award winner and host of the 2014 JUNO Awards, Classified’s remarkable career has amassed 30 nominations and 10 wins across the MuchMusic Video Awards, JUNO Awards, and East Coast Music Awards.