Avalanche the Architect

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Musical artist

Darren John, professionally known as Avalanche the Architect is a Canadian rapper, hip hop singer, and a former martial artist. He is better known for his singles Got Yourself a Gun, Why Pree, and Black Lives Matter. In 2015, he was charged with criminal harassment and by using threatening death lyrics in his song Got Yourself a Gun.

Early life and career

Avalanche moved from New York City to Toronto, Canada to begin his career as a Hip Hop singer.[1] He began his professional career as a martial artist and served 20 years as an artist, and also coached for boxing and martial arts.[1] He also coached at Boxing Gym Huf, where one of his students got murdered in a robbery.[2]

In 2013, Avalanche released his single, a rap song Got Yourself a Gun, which became controversial.[3]

Avalanche released The Dream Catcher along with Cappadonna, Why Pree featuring Aidonia, and Heat Chuckle featuring Cutty Ranks.[4][5][6] Avalanche's song Lullaby featuring Mz Tulip had garnered a lot of world wide popularity on WorldStarHipHop.[7]

In 2018, Avalanche released Black Lives Matter (Burn Babylon Burn) single featuring Mega Sean and Ke Ke I for his new album, The Neal Rigga.[8] Later he released Moving More Weight Than a Body Builder and then The Dream Catcher.[9] He also released The Rob Ford Rap (aka When You Hear That) for promoting his album Digital Drugs.[10]


In 2013, Avalanche released a rap song Got Yourself a Gun, which became controversial because of its lyrics.[3] After that he was defamed by the reporter Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star and the Torstar Corporation, and he sued all of them for defaming and harassing him.[11] Avalanche was charged with criminal harassment and uttering threats to cause harm to his song promoter, Sonia Harry, and his trial began in May 2014 in a court in Toronto.[12]

In 2015, the Ontario Court Justice Lucia Favret found Avalanche guilty for threatening his former song promoter Sonia through his song's lyrics.[13][14] Avalanche had been under house arrest for 17 months.[15] He has appealed for his case which will be heard in December 2019.[16]



  • Digital Drugs
  • The Neal Rigga


  • Got Yourself a Gun
  • The Dream Catcher featuring Cappadonna
  • Why Pree featuring Aidonia
  • Heat Chuckle featuring Cutty Ranks
  • Lullaby featuring Mz Tulip
  • Black Lives Matter (Burn Babylon Burn) featuring Mega Sean and Ke Ke I
  • Moving More Weight Than a Body Builder
  • The Dream Catcher
  • The Rob Ford Rap (aka When You Hear That)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Avalanche the Architect (@AVALANCHE_RAP) - "Why Pree" ft. Aidonia & Mega Sean". 30 April 2017. https://thisisplatinumhiphop.com/avalanche-architect-pree-ft-aidonia/. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  2. Rosella, Louie (January 25, 2012). "Weapon seized in raid" (in en-CA). Mississauga.com. https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/3123531-weapon-seized-in-raid/. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ballingall, Alex (December 4, 2013). "Trial to decide if rapper's rhyme is a crime | The Star" (in en). Toronto Star. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/12/04/trial-to-decide-if-rappers-rhyme-is-a-crime.html. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  4. "Avalanche The Architect – The Dream Catcher ft Cappadonna from the (Wu Tang Clan) (Video)". 10 July 2017. http://www.builtforhiphop.com/avalanche-the-architect-the-dream-catcher-ft-cappadonna-from-the-wu-tang-clan-video/. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  5. "Avalanche The Architect Ft Mega Sean x Aidonia- Why Pree". 15 October 2017. https://torontorappers.com/avalanche-the-architect-ft-mega-sean-x-aidonia-why-pree/. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  6. "Avalanche The Architect Ft Cutty Ranks- Heat Chuckle". 9 May 2019. http://torontorappers.com/newsite/avalanche-the-architect-ft-cutty-ranks-heat-chuckle/. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  7. "Avalanche The Architect Ft. Mz Tulip - Lullaby A N*gga [Unsigned Artist"] (in en). https://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhDJk4Q94C6SnULWm7. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  8. "Avalanche the Architect drops "Black Lives Matter" video" (in en-CA). HipHopCanada. September 6, 2018. https://www.hiphopcanada.com/avalanche-architect-black-lives-matter/. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  9. "Avalanche the Architect releases "The Dream Catcher"" (in en-CA). 4 December 2018. https://www.hiphopcanada.com/avalanche-architect-dream-catcher/. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  10. "Avalanche the Architect drops "The Rob Ford Rap" video" (in en-CA). 5 November 2018. https://www.hiphopcanada.com/avalanche-architect-rob-ford-rap/. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  11. Giroday, Gabrielle (July 31, 2017). "Judge rules Libel and Slander Act applies to online article" (in en). www.canadianlawyermag.com. https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/news/general/judge-rules-libel-and-slander-act-applies-to-online-article/274411. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  12. Ballingall, Alex (May 12, 2014). "Rapper Darren John represents himself in trial on uttering threats and harassment | The Star" (in en). thestar.com. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/05/12/rapper_darren_john_represents_himself_in_trial_on_uttering_threats_and_harassment.html. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  13. Hasham, Alyshah (June 30, 2015). "Rapper found guilty of threatening former music promoter in ‘Got Yourself a Gun’ video | The Star" (in en). thestar.com. https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2015/06/30/rapper-found-guilty-of-threatening-former-music-promoter-in-got-yourself-a-gun-video.html. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  14. Hudson, Alex (July 1, 2015). "Mississauga Rapper Found Guilty of Criminal Threats from Music Video and Lyrics" (in en-ca). exclaim.ca. http://exclaim.ca/music/article/mississauga_rapper_found_guilty_over_music_video_threats. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  15. McLaughlin, Amara (October 18, 2016). "Darren John has music promoter 'always looking over my shoulder,' court hears". CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/darren-john-sentencing-hearing-1.3809119. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 
  16. Wittnebel, Joel (September 4, 2019). "Justice system shows prejudice against Peel rapper Avalanche the Architect, judges find" (in en). The Pointer. https://thepointer.com/article/2019-09-04/justice-system-shows-prejudice-against-peel-rapper-avalanche-the-architect-judges-find. Retrieved November 27, 2019. 

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