Nation Ruckus – Lockdown Video

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Nation Ruckus premieres the music video for their latest jam “Lockdown”. The track is the second single off the band’s forthcoming debut album Boombox Manifesto and the follow-up to “Funky Sneakers” in their FRESH 2 DEF THURSDAYS weekly music giveaways. Fans can view the video on the Big Dreamz Records YouTube channel at

The FRESH 2 DEF THURSDAYS program kicked off on July 21st with the launch of the catchy sneaker-head anthem “Funky Sneakers”. After the success of their first single, the group is thrilled to introduce their fans to the harder sound of “Lockdown”. Energetic and hard-hitting, the song boasts the classic Amen break sample along with rock-infused guitar riffs. Emcee Milk-E Fresh elaborates upon his approach of merging today’s popular culture with the tradition of old-school hip-hop by tackling his naysayers with a battling style and straight punch lines.

 In the clip directed by IN-1 Studio’s David Teixeira, the trio showcases its explosive stage presence in a gritty underground bash. The collaboration reunites Nation Ruckus with Teixeira’s dark alternative aesthetic. “Lockdown” pushes the creative envelope for Canadian hip-hop videos with an approach that is distinctly grounded in old-school punk culture.



Nation Ruckus (formerly known as 4DZ) is a Montreal-based hip-hop collective consisting of rapper Milk-E Fresh, multi-instrumentalist/beat-maker Quality and DJ WiM. With an eclectic style that combines the sound of 80s and 90s rap along with rock, pop and electro influences, the group has built a unique alternative blend of clever rhymes and hard-hitting grooves. Their distinctive take on classic beats, with inspirations ranging from Beastie Boys, The Roots, and Outkast, has gathered a strong following of enthusiasts who enjoy the trio’s high intensity performances and ability to bring the house down. The group’s momentum is growing fast, gathering over 300,000 hits on YouTube and heavy rotation on MuchVibe. Their debut album, Boombox Manifesto, is set for release in October 2011.

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