ABOUT MOURAINE

Mouraine’s story is nothing short of remarkable; the artist immigrated to Canada from Northern Sudan with his Mother and siblings after they were forced to seek asylum. After finding refuge in Edmonton Canada, Mouraine began exploring the intersection between skateboarding, soccer and hip-hop culture as a way of establishing a community. Motivated by his uniquely personal life experiences, a raw and innate musical ability, and an undeniable instinct to connect with others; Mouraine’s energy is endlessly entertaining. His debut release, Cold Mornings 2 led to Mouraine supporting notable artists like J. Cole, Akon, Pusha T, Mac Miller, T-Pain, Big Sean and Tyga. 

 

Spring 2020 revealed Mouraine's standout single "Open Letter to America", written mere hours prior to the tragic murder of George Floyd "I wrote this at 4am and woke up to the sad news. It’s crazy how relatable it is, and it was just some shit on my mind. I’m really tired of this. They’re out here killing us for the simple fact and our skin differs in tone. I think it’s time for us to wake up as people and unite in this fight against racism. Music is the weapon that I chose to battle in this war against the corrupt authority and racist system. What’s your weapon in this fight?” – Mouraine

 

His debut EP Bigger Dreams (2021) features 5 tracks written by Mouraine, engineered by Grammy nominated and G.O.O.D Music Producer Mike Snell (Kanye West, Teyana Taylor), produced by Kelly Portis and mixed by Yonah Chuang. From building an international hip-hop legacy, to raising up the next generation of dreamers, creators, policy makers, and entertainers; Mouraine is determined to inspire a revolution.

Opening Act Slots

  • 2019 - Opened for It Goes Up Entertainment recording artist Dax (x2)

  • 2018 - Opened for Cash Money recording artist J Soul 

  • 2016 - Opened for One Tape Records recording artist Geko 

  • 2015 – Opened for Republic recording artist Akon

  • 2015 – Opened for Epic Records recording artist Travis Scott

  • 2015 – Opened for G-Unit recordings recording artist Kid kidd

  • 2015 – Opened for CP Records recording artist Danny Fernandes

  • 2014 – Opened for Roc Nation recording artist Memphis Bleek

  • 2014 – Opened for RCA recording artist T- Pain

  • 2014 –  Opened for G.O.O.D Music recording artist Pusha T

  • 2013 – Opened for Atlantic recording artist Waka Flocka Flame (x2)

  • 2012 – Opened for Unruly recording artist Popcaan

  • 2012 – Opened for G.O.O.D Music recording artist Big Sean

  • 2012 – Opened for Cash Money recording artist Tyga

  • 2011 – Opened for Roc Nation recording artist J. Cole

  • 2011 – Opened for Rostrum Records recording artist Mac Miller

PRESS

  • Noisey.vice.Com

  • HipHopCanada.Com

  • HipHopDx.Com

  • ThatsEnuff.Com

  • CanadianDope.Com

  • 10at10calgary.Com

  • Youngstreetprotege.com

  • Balcony TV

  • Avenue Magazine

  • Afrocentric Magazine

  • Vue Weekly

  • The Edmonton Journal

  • The Examiner

Awards & Competitions

  • Telus Storyhive 10 Thousand Dollars Music Video Grant - 2018

  • Nominated For Black Golden Award for Hip hop Artist Of The Year - 2014

  • Urban Artist of the Years Presented by Diesel Ultra Lounge - 2012

  • Youth Achievement Award - Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers - 2011

  •  Golden Ticket to the semi-finals of the national talent competition Urban Star. - 2011

Festivals & Showcases

  • Breakout West Home Edition “Highlight Artist” - Online - 2020

  • Winterruption YEG (Edmonton, AB) - 2020

  • Halifax Pop Explosion (Halifax, Ns) - 2019

  • Breakout West “Socan Song House” (Whitehorse, YK) - 2019

  • K-Days Exhibition (Edmonton. AB) - 2019

  • New School Rules (Rotterdam, NL)  - 2018- 2019

  • RedBull’s Red Monday (Edmonton, AB) - 2018

  • Up+Downtown (Edmonton, AB) - 2018 

  • Sled Island (Calgary, AB) - 2017

  • Western Canada’s Fashion Week (Edmonton, AB) - 2017

  • Hip-Hop in the Park (Edmonton, AB) – (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

  • Cariwest Festival (Edmonton, AB) (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

  • NextFest (Edmonton, AB) 2011

Charts: Via. Earshot

  • January 2020 -  CKDU 88.1 Fm # 9 from Top 30 in Halifax

  • March 2020 - Earshot National Charts # 5 on  Hop Hop in Canada

  • March 2020 - Earshot Nation Charts # 9 on Hip Hop in Canada

  • March 2020 - CJSR 88.5 Fm # 1 Hip Hop in Hip Hop in  Edmonton

  • March 2020 - CJSR 88.5 Fm # 2 on Hip hop in Edmonton

  • March 2020 - CJSR 88.Fm # 22 from top 30 in Edmonton

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