"With frost and snow covering the ground and Christmas just around the corner, it was only a matter of time before Vancouver MC Moka Only dropped another instalment of his holiday-timed Martian Xmas mixtape. Grab a mug of cocoa, slap on a scarf and light up some kush, because the time is now."
Top Of The Month: Albums Of December 2014 - Martian XMAS 2014 ★★★★
Welcome once again to another edition of Martian Xmas, people. I can't believe I've been keeping this series going since 2004 and it has definitely evolved from the initial concept to being more thematic and simply emblematic of the winter period in the Torcharoon Universe. I had even recently considered altering the title as 'Xmas' -- seems like it may have misleading connotations but it's been a custom, so for this edition the “Martian” stays. Things have been heating up in a great way for my crew, the torchlight commission and you are going to see and hear more and more about us all as a unit and individually. A whole platoon of talented torchbearers that for the most part both rhyme and produce and all share common musical principals and aesthetics. I am proud to have three of the commission aboard for this project: A-Ro from Vancouver, Jules Chaz from Victoria, who contributed two beats and Illa J from Detroit. The future is for all of us, birth the crew and the listener, limits don't exist, let's shake the cosmos! Big thanks to URBNET who has been committed and loyal to seeing and supporting my vision. We gonna win! Big thanks to my manager Nic who is guiding my flight course and believes in the power of this journey and finally thank you to you guys, the fans... The Torcharoons. It's in your hands where we take this just as much as it is in mine. We must all share and communicate. I do this for the greater happiness of the world. Happy winter and New Year, yall! --- Moka aka Kareem Serene.