Lee Reed
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Lee Reed

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF | AFM

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Hip Hop Hip Hop




"#1 on Canadian Campus Hip-Hop Charts"

New record "The Butcher, The Banker, The Bitumen Tanker" spends 8 weeks on the Canadian "Campus Top 10" for HipHop; 6 of those weeks is the highest ranked Canadian release; takes the #1 position twice (week of May.19 / Jun.9). - Earshot

"Cut From Steel, premier & review of "The Butcher, The Banker, The Bitumen Tanker""

Streaming premier of new album "The Butcher, The Banker, The Bitumen Tanker" from Hamilton music blog Cut From Steel - Cut From Steel

"Hamilton Spectator (daily paper) Review/Interview of "Emergency Broadcast""

Graham Rockingham from the Spectator gives the artist & album both the thumbs up.. plus a quick interview. - The Hamilton Spectator

"Top 30 of 2011 "Emergency Broadcast" #4"

Hamilton music DJ/writer Ric Taylor puts "Emergency Broadcast" in the best company for 2011.. giving the album the #4 spot. - VIEW Magazine

"CBC Radio 3 - Top 5 Overlooked Albums of 2009"

Lee Reed makes the CBC Radio3 Top 5 Overlooked Albums of 2009:

http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2009/12/Wrath-of-Khannas-Top-5-Overlooked-Albums-of-2009 - CBC Radio 3

"CBC Radio 3 Listen/Track of the Day for "Same Old Same""

Touted by both Vish Khanna and Amanda Putz.. the first single from EMERGENCY BROADCAST found love & play on CBC Radio 2 & 3.

- CBC Radio 3

"CBC Radio One, The Current w/ Anna Maria Tremonti"

Sat on a panel with legendary folkies Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seager.. discussing the state of protest music, in the lead-up to the G20 Summit in Toronto. - CBC Radio One


Warsawpack: Due to Long Foreseen Events
(2000, Independent)

Warsawpack: Gross Domestic Product
(2002, G7 Welcoming Committee Records)

Warsawpack: Stock and Bombs
(2003, G7 Welcoming Committee Records).

Lee Reed: Introductory Offer EP
(2009, Independent)

Lee Reed: Emergency Broadcast LP
(2011, Independent)

Lee Reed & John P: Written Large EP
(2013, Independent)

Lee Reed: The Butcher, The Banker, The Bitumen Tanker LP
(2015, Independent)



Lee Reed is a Hamilton OG and a respected veteran of the Canadian Indie music scene. For over 20 years he's been stomping stages and studios, spewing his unique brand of fiery, anti-capitalist rant-hop. From mouthpiece for the legendary punk-hop greats Warsawpack, through to his solo work.. Reed has left a dark krylon tag across the landscape of the nation's Indie HipHop scene, and a jumbo fuel tanker on the fire of revolutionary music worldwide.  He's toured extensively, and warmed the stage for some serious industry heavyweights, including.. Bad Religion, Mos Def, Feist, Alexisonfire, Protest the Hero, Death From Above, Saul Williams, Fishbone, Roots Manuva, K-OS, The Sadies.. and a long list of other big name artists still wondering what became of their backstage veggie platter & beer stash. He's rocked pubs & nightclubs; house shows & rec centres; parades & blockades; reservations, demonstrations & occupations; and some of the nation's finest festivals.. Hillside, Pop Montreal, Halifax Pop, Supercrawl, Harvest Picnic, Under the Volcano, Kazoo!, Scene, CMW, NXNE, etc. He's had features & interviews with CBC Radio 1, 2 & 3; Much Music; Exclaim!; Now; The Georgia Straight; The View and most of the City weeklies from Halifax to Victoria.  He's released 7 recordings, including 4 solo releases, that have all hit #1 on local campus radio charts. And he's amassed a sizeable pile of trophies, plaques, certificates, hugs & handpounds.. and a well-beaten trail of free couch parking from Mi'kma'ki to Coast Salish.  Reed's most recent release "The Butcher, The Banker, The Bitumen Tanker" spent 14 weeks on the National Campus Top-10 HipHop charts, with 2 weeks in the #1 spot, ending 2015 as the nation's #6 HipHip Album.  

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