Sharky’s career as a battle forged mc didn’t start the way you might imagine. As the oldest child in a modest small town Ontario family , Sharky didn’t have the inner city influence that many of his contemporaries experienced. That being said he was always fiercely competitive and from the moment he experienced his 1st stairwell cypher in the Malvern area of Scarborough he was hooked… and hooked hard. He started writing rhymes the next day.
His journey as a performer and entertainer started in early high school when his long time friend and producer Knowitall approached him about joining his hip hop group. For the next 25 years Sharkys reputation has grown as a legendary figure in street corner cyphers and the underground hip hop scene in Canada, releasing multiple critically acclaimed albums and destroying stages across North America and Europe alongside Nas, Elephant Man, Royce, Obie Trice, House of Pain, Rahzel, Classified, Snowgoons, and many, many more . Recently, Sharky founded the Sons of Boombap, a dedicated collective of 65 independent, old-school hip hop artists with the goal of preserving the core element of hip-hop and creating a unified movement.
Sharky prides himself on being as much a writer as he is an emcee/performer and it’s this passion for the written word and his drive to make hip hop for intelligent people that keeps him at the top of his game. Sharky’s ability to write a heartfelt love ballad or a political commentary and then switch it up and rip a bone crushing battle rhyme is what makes him different from the millions of aspiring vocalists that are currently flooding the hip hop scene
With an old school boom bap sound and rhymes that could make you break the rewind button, Sharky the G.R.E.A.T. and the Sons of Boombap are sure to make waves in 2016 and beyond.