Labeled Minority is an upcoming Canadian collective, based out of London, Ontario. Featuring Axel Rosa, Nate Da Trip, Oh Kg, and Dr. Dope, they offer a sound that is highly influenced by 90's Boom Bap such as Gang Starr, the Wu-Tang Clan, Boot Camp Click, A Tribe Called Quest, and Nas. Also influenced by modern artist like Pro Era, Joey Badass, Kendrick Lamar, Flatbush Zombies and many more.
Labeled Minority has created a vibe that consists of lyrical songs that capture everyday feelings and emotions from the modern day struggles of young men in today's world. Through the years they have developed their sound, and understanding what works for them, until releasing their first project in 2017 titled "The Journey Begins."
Axel Rosa, Producer and Founder, came up with the name Labeled Minority in 2012. Axel has always had a strong passion for music, and through self-taught methods he learned the skill of producing his own music. Axel worked diligently everyday until he felt it was time to share his sounds and collaborate with inspiring artists. Soon afterwards he found inspiration from artists such as Nate Da Triiip.
Nate Da Triip is a young super talented musician with skills on the guitar, vocals, and poetry. Nate brings his poetry to life over Axel Rosa’s production. The musical collaborations meant the beginning of a long lasting friendship. As Labeled Minority started establishing themselves in the local London scene, there was still a need for other individuals who can add to the positive shift that was being felt. Nate had grown up with a couple of like-minded individuals that he introduced to Axel.
Soon after, Dr. Dope along with Oh Kg came into the studio and they vibed from their very first studio sessions. The blessings and energy that was brought into the music was beautiful, along with the exquisite poetry. Dr. Dope would take a beat to surgery, dissecting and healing every component and forming a new creation, a sound composed with body and soul was a sight to see, and literally - music to the ears. Oh Kg is like a reincarnation of the Golden Era of Rap with his unbelievable rhyme schemes and wordplay. These skills added the right components to form the ultimate team - Labeled Minority!