With the Battle Axe release of the debut Sweatshop Union album in 2002, the crew created several music videos and hit the road hard, touring and rocking shows. Building further upon the momentum they established, they recorded two more albums, continued their relentless touring, released more videos and even saw commercial radio play. Creating a reputation for their strong live shows, they toured and performed with the Black Eyed Peas, Jurassic 5, Blackalicious, De La Soul, Treble Charger, and Swollen Members. They were nominated for multiple awards including Juno Awards (Canadian Grammy), MuchMusic Video Awards, and more.
All of this ultimately secured Sweatshop Union's position as the second-best selling independent hip hop artists in Canada, selling a total of over 25,000 albums worldwide. In 2005, the seven members of Sweatshop Union began looking at branching out and working on projects within the crew. Dirty Circus, who wrote and performed a significant portion of the Sweatshop Union singles, set to the task of putting together their next album. They aimed to create a positive, smart, musically-satisfying hip hop record that draws influences from hip hop's golden age while still remaining current and progressive.
The other members of Sweatshop Union are all also featured on the album, which is nearing completion. And so, a new chapter of quality music is on the horizon as Sweatshop Union presents Dirty Circus. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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