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I Spent some time hanging out with him at the Beatfarm E.P release party. Preme played an awesome set so I had to go let him know! He told me about the awesome things he’s learned, the different places he’s been, and how his rap career has all built up to now. Teamed up with TheyMedia, it seems he’s going to be doing a lot of cool new things in the next while.
Nothing but positive things coming up for Preme;
a new music video (Modern Warfare)
a possible video series called “making it“
and the release of his album and merchandise
He was born in Winnipeg, but also relocated to Thunder Bay & Vancouver. He moved around a lot actually, from Coast-to-coast. By the age of 16 he had lived in both Nova Scotia and Victoria B.C. with his family.
“I started in Victoria when I was about sixteen, so, about ten-eleven years ago..(makes me sound old lol) I heard of a local guy I knew who was from the same town, “Discreet.” I ran into him one day and I told him I wrote music and wanted to record something with him. He was down to work so we started making song after song.”
“The songs weren’t anything special but we had some real good heartfelt joints that still to this day I listen to, makes you appreciate where you came from and how far I’ve made it since then”
Preme’s got this really nice soul inside him. He’s older then most up-coming artists but after talking with him I realize he’s got more than one story to tell. Everything he’s learned so far in life is being put into these next few years. There’s plenty of things that I’ve heard from him about the pain and suffering in his life, and also about the realizations and the re-births he has gone through.
“My dad hasn’t got to see me do music at all… I dont think he even knew I was into it. I just remember calling one day for him when he was supposed to be taking the greyhound back to BC to see me…” “the 3rd time I called, the girl staying there at the time jumped on the phone and yelled he wasn’t breathing…” he passed away when I was about 15, just before I started rapping”
“I dropped out after the first semester of grade 10. I didn’t receive any credits whatsoever…” “after that I just made music and worked constantly in the summers out in t bay where my family is..” “I got caught up in the wrong crowd and had to move back to Victoria for a few months to get straight, I’ve been going good for like 6 years now i’d say..I recently quit drinking and smoking, so I’m trying the sober road. It’s going good so far”
Working for music slowly turned into working for his new family. His son was born, and he was caring for him full-time for six years with his girlfriend.
After meeting up with the local artist B.Big he had a chance to get back on the stage. He played this show and was stoked enough to get onto a second gig after.
“And the crazy thing is I signed with theymedia after I did well in the rap battle at crocks..and I signed the day of my dads b day on dec. 9th..it was crazy to think that afterwords it was pure coincidence
“I started rapping again mostly to prove to myself and my kids and anyone else that no matter when in life you want to pursue something that it’s never too late, especially if
its something you love to do..and now that I’m with theymedia its like I’m getting another fresh start and each time Im on another level, so I’m excited to see where it takes me.”
Preme is back on his game and has finally released his first E.P
He hasnow shared the stage with many big name artists;
heavy metal kings, madchild, Moka Only, Snak The Ripper the Ap and Celph titled.
His awesome raspy voice is one to be heard, and now that you’ve heard his story, maybe you can enjoy the vibe created in his music.
It is a true story, with a clear vision. This is such a passionate tale for my “new” -but feels like- good good friend Preme Palosaari.
He has made a mark in the Thunder Bay music scene, and is going to continue to expand his music outside our city’s limits on his first tour this summer.
This is awesome man, You deserve this break. I’m so happy for you. After hearing your story and music, I can’t wait
to hear the next chapter of your life.