By Oyindamola Esho
Keysha Freshh, Pheonix Pagliacci, Haviah Mighty and Lex Leosis make up The Sorority. These fantastic four are an all-female Canadian rap group that specializes in lyrical rap. This makes them a unicorn in the industry and gives them a fresh sound and perspective which can be heard on their latest album Pledge.
The first track on the album, “SRTY”, is an anthem that nicely represents some of what the group stands for. It inspires a feeling of solidarity amongst women, a celebration of body positivity and confidence; all while rhyming, weaving in and out of different flows and serving bars. This is a song I picture being played during the summer time with a group of my girls on our way to Woodbine beach.
The nine other tracks on this album are just as fire and address issues such as bullying, snakes in the industry, gentrification and even battling depression. The only part of the album that I can’t quite get behind is the proclamation of Warden Station patties as the best in the city; that is definitely up for debate.
The Sorority are brilliant artists who transform what it means to be an emcee in an industry that does not give women an equal opportunity to shine. Watching this group create great music in spite of the challenges that come with working in a male-dominated industry is inspiring.
Their new album Pledge, comes out at a time in music history when the rest of the world is slowly paying attention to women, the Toronto music scene and an old school 90s sound which a lot of the album falls under. Follow us @vibe105to and let us know what your favourite song on the album is!
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4-West End (Yeah Eh)
5-East End (Dun Kno)
9-Never Hurt Us