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Toronto, Canada (1994 – present)

Saukrates aka Big Sox (born Amani Wailoo on December 20, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario), is a Canadian Hip-Hop artist/producer. He is widely considered to be one of the most skilled MC’s from Canada. He is also part of Capitol Hill Music, and frontman of the five-man hip hop group Big Black Lincoln.

In 1994, his first track was titled “Still Caught Up”, which earned a nomination for Best Rap Recording at the 1996 Juno Awards. He was also nominated for another Juno of the same award in 2000 for “Money Or Love”. In 2001, Saukrates produced the track “Uh-Huh” for Redman’s Malpractice album, and appeared on a track called “Enjoy Da Ride”. He also did a track called “Fine Line” for the soundtrack to Method Man and Redman’s How High movie. In 2002, Saukrates teamed up with fellow Canadian producer Agile from BrassMunk to produce the track “Heaven” for Nas’ God’s Son and it featured Jully Black.

Canadian hip hop artists have had a hard time getting established south of the border, and Saukrates is no exception. In 1996, he was signed to Warner Bros. Records. Unfortunately for Saukrates, Warner dropped him in 1998, which was one year before his debut album The Underground Tapes was released to critical acclaim. By the year 2000, Saukrates reached another big deal with Def Jam and Gilla House Records (owned by Redman). Eventually, Saukrates was dropped by Def Jam because he was no longer considered a priority, however he remained with Gilla House. As of 2006, Saukrates is still looking to sign with a major record label.


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  • piccochimusic

    Saukrates - The Big Bang (Video)

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • piccochimusic

    D.O ft Joell Ortiz & Saukrates - Capture The Moonlight (prod Classified)

    4 Apr 2014 Reply
  • TheLukieBoi1

    Sold the fuck out. His new album is a piece of shit. I'll stick to "The Underground Tapes", 90's material (before this fool sold out).

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • JohnnyBlaze92

    I always thought this guy was one of Redman's weed carrier's.... Dude is fucking nice tho...

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • KillaB-zilla

    I think he might be the blackest rapper

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Egleman

    "the underground tapes" is very solid album. much impressed. @jazzyben да нет, это ты ебанько каких мало.

    31 Jul 2011 Reply
  • m-hide

    wow, he`s just GREAT! Why isn`t he getting the well-deserved recognition and popularity? "The Underground Tapes" is a classic.

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • K_Wright_

    Play Dis feat. Common

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • jensyao

    As mighty a man you've ever seen/spitting amphetamine/To all those congested/my job raw never clean/A toast to the uncontested/murderer/I mark your mistake as soon as you're rested/I heard of ya/Unattended for your double breasted/bulletproof vest kid/Time is money well invested/burning your press kit/Ya HEARD me, chic-ow, bless it/and pass it leftwards/Never protested/the living proof manifested/Winkled your face, you better press it/menage-a-trois Put fist in thought, care to test it?/If you dare/I swear/Motionless, I throw a stare/in the eyes of uncommon wise soldier/Rise like Nike, shares growing older/snowball effect to snow boulder/Show you love nigga, I'm iceberg with cold shoulder/No time for your manic/hazy rap attack/partner Future darker/than permanent black/marker - Saukrates "fine line"

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • jot_

    BIG SOXX!!

    24 Apr 2010 Reply
  • jazzyben

    Его альбом ужасное гавно........

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • Pistol999

    i hope he gets some guest spot on the blackout 2

    26 Apr 2009 Reply
  • goodgreatgrand

    'fades away'...if ya dunknow, then that's all i gotta say

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • teflon_hearted

    Ive just gotten into Saukrates and ALREADY I think hes better than DL and im a pretty big DL fan myself. this dudes amazing though

    29 Sep 2008 Reply
  • deadlyErnest

    where can i find the money or love video`?

    23 Sep 2008 Reply
  • xKrypt

    DL Incognito aint' that great.. listen to Sauk's Underground Tapes man.. jawns like Body Language are nuts!

    6 Jul 2008 Reply
  • WodkaLover

    Rollin Rollin Rollin...............

    17 Dec 2007 Reply
  • pravy_

    Ur right stizzylicious...

    22 Jun 2007 Reply
  • pravy_

    I love Fine Line. It's too short for me...

    22 Jun 2007 Reply
  • Melach1

    The Underground Tapes Volume 2 is sick... underrated f'sure

    24 Mar 2007 Reply
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