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    Sixtoo

    Years active: 1990 - present Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Vaughn Robert Squire has taken on many guises over the years (Speakerbruiser Rob, Prison Garde, etc.), but much of his musical career has been dedicated to his hip-hop alter-ego, Sixtoo. He was heavily involved in the underground hip-hop scene in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the mid '90s, performing as one half of Sebutones alongside Buck 65, and he also worked closely with Sage Francis and other members of Anticon.

    When he decided to leave Halifax in 2000, it was then when he would start experimenting with the sampler. This machine would ultimately influence his style thereafter as he shifted from rapping on the mic, to solely sampling live musicians (and other sources), as evidenced by his 2004 LP, Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures. Eventually, Squire retired Sixtoo in 2007, but he's still actively experimenting with electronic music, and considered as one of the pioneers of incorporating the sampler in the Canadian hip-hop world.