As a way to kick off the new and improved redleafgoldteeth, we will be giving you all a chance to get more familiar with the team behind the site. Every day this week you will get a chance to check out a short bio piece about the squad, and check our some of our newest posts! Keep leaving feedback, because this site is for you, and we love hearing what y’all have to say!
RLGT MEET & GREET: GURNOOR
Who are you?
Gurtoozy aka Gdaddyfosho aka Gdaddy aka Gpappi; but my mom calls me Gurnoor.
What city are you repping?
I was straight chillin in Vernon, BC till I was 6 years old. I moved to Calgary, AB and have been here for the last 14 years. Family is from India though.
Top 3 favourite albums/mixtapes of all time, and why?
I listen to so much god damn music. This is like asking me to pick the 3 favorite kids out of my 84938232-kid family.
- Kendrick Lamar- Section 80: I first heard HiiPower towards the tail-end of grade 11, and the only word I can use to describe that moment was “goosebumpy”. This album came out like 3 months after, and again………… I was goosebumpy. The album relayed many messages, all of which were positive (at least to me). The production was phenomenal. Keisha’s song to this day still has me scared of having a daughter. It was this album that acquainted me with the artists at TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment).
- Wu Tang Clan- Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers: Now you might call me dusty for this pick, but this was the album that put me on hip-hop. It was the first hip-hop album that I ever listened to from front to back, and to this day I’m tremendously influenced by it. People still don’t understand that this piece of work was one of the most liberal of its time. I rock a red Wu-Tang sweater at least 6 times a week because of this album (and Wu Tang Forever).
- Ta-Ku- Songs to Break Up To: I’ve listened to this album every month since its release. I don’t know the titles of the songs on this album because I always listen to its entirety on Youtube. Section 80 gave me goose-bumps, but this album gives me geese-bumps. I usually listen to it when I’m really sad. It’s one of the few pieces of work that can actually calm me down without boring me. I’ve listened to it a lot over the past year due to a lot of shit that’s been happening, but we gucci
Honorable mentions: Lil B – Blue Flame, Chief Keef – Finally rich, D’angelo – Voodoo, SpaceGhostPurrp – Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp
Who are your favourite artists right now?
Sam Gelliatry, Ta-Ku, Father, Sango, Sampha, Kehlani, Mr. Carmack, Bones, Xavier Wulf, Kaytranada, Elhae, JME, Zikomo etc. Here’s a cut from the kid Sammy G, his skill on the keys is remarkable
How would you describe your writing style to the RLGT readers out there?
I don’t know how to describe it. Very bi-polar. I enjoy typing like I talk even though it may not be the easiest to read. I can write like a university student if I have to (because I am one). As long as I get my point across I’m happy. Sarcasm is nice though.
Finish the sentence: The most interesting thing about Canadian Urban Culture is
How fast it’s growing and how it can be a player in global culture for the future. Not too long ago Canada was only known for its maple syrup and igloos. Over the past 10 years, many people from the Canadian Urban scene have gone to expose the world to our culture. We don’t necessarily have a set “culture” per say, it’s more of a mixture (like a smoothie with 7839923 fruits).
It makes me feel good when I hear somebody from America (or anywhere else in the world) say something like “Runnin through the 6 with my woes”. Drake was probably the first Canadian to ever reach that big of an audience, and his influences on global culture have been apparent. With artists like Kiesza coming out of Calgary, I can only feel more proud for my country and its expanding influence on the rest of the world.
This is my signature pose, it is usually accompanied with an “ayyyyyy”
I’m interested in anything that involves music. I taught myself how to play Piano and produce music on Fruity Loops. However, I’ve never really been able to express my opinions on music to a larger audience, and that’s why I enjoy writing for Redleafgoldteeth. The team we got here exemplifies the diversity of Canada, and together we will grow from a tiny seed which will blossom into a beautiful flower (weak comparison, but you get the point).