A little while back, a friend of mine showed me Drake’s video for “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” saying that one of his buddies was in the vid and was even featured on the track as the duo Majid Jordan. At the time, I didn’t look much into it, as I don’t listen to Drake nearly as much as I used to. However, I’ve been seeing the name Majid Jordan around a lot recently, and found out that Drake has signed them to his label OVO Sound. The duo is made up of Torontonians Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, who met while studying at the University of Toronto. Back in 2011, they released the EP Afterhours under the name Good People, which is easily accessible online. I had no idea what to expect as “Hold On, We’re Going Home” was my first impression of the guys. Upon listening, it’s an EP that’s solid from beginning to end. It has a lot of variety and tastes of different genres all driven by ambient hip-hop. Get into it now before these guys blow up – seriously.
Obviously, Maskati and Ullman have been working with the right people in order to get the attention of Drake. With “Hold On” coming out and igniting people’s curiosity, just now are people really starting to listen to Majid Jordan and the Afterhours EP. Just last week, they released a new video for the track “A Place Like This.” This will be the first single off their upcoming EP of the same name. For now, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for all updates and music releases.
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