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    Choclair

    Years active: 1995 - present Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario

    Rapping runs in Choclair's family. Kareem Blake began his career at the age of 11, following in the footsteps of his older brother. After years of honing his skills, and releasing 11 records, Choclair received acclaim for his work with The Rascalz on "Northern Touch," often dubbed as Canada's hip-hop anthem, and received numerous awards. In the early 2000s, he went to start his own label, Greenhouse Music, in partnership with Sextant Records and EMI Music Canada, providing other Canadian hip-hop artists the opportunity to share their craft. Evidently, Choclair has made a mark, not only through providing Canada with hip-hop during a time when it was scarce, but also through giving back to the hip-hop community through his label.