Touch has long been one of my favorite rappers in this vast nation. I am not sure how Reject, which came out back in April, escaped the praise of this blog. Touch is without a question one of the banginest emcees to drop enough content for me to stay interested. Beyond that, his production and cuts are ridiculous. He’s been in the game for a lot longer than most of us and his swagger is still singularly his. He evolves from record to record but without any recognizable outter influence. His own direction seems to me to be entirely self created. If you’re digging this most recent record, check out his other shit, especially the massive record Touch dropped with the venerable DJ Nato back in ’07, The Representatives in Intelligent Design. Both Touch and Nato are playing tonight in an all-star Edmonton rap line up that includes Kazmega, Corvid Lorax, and The Liberators. It’s going down at Wunderbar, it’s only 5 bucks, and it’ll be punctual, don’t worry. 9pm. Here’s the facebook event.