Avalanche the Architect
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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. He began his professional career as a martial artist and served 20 years as an artist, and also coached for boxing and martial arts. He also coached at Boxing Gym Huf, where one of his students got murdered in a robbery.
In 2013, Avalanche released his single, a rap song Got Yourself a Gun, which became controversial.
Avalanche released The Dream Catcher along with Cappadonna, Why Pree featuring Aidonia, and Heat Chuckle featuring Cutty Ranks. Avalanche's song Lullaby featuring Mz Tulip had garnered a lot of world wide popularity on WorldStarHipHop.
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. Later he released Moving More Weight Than a Body Builder and then The Dream Catcher. He also released The Rob Ford Rap (aka When You Hear That) for promoting his album Digital Drugs.
In 2013, Avalanche released a rap song Got Yourself a Gun, which became controversial because of its lyrics. 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. 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.
In 2015, the Ontario Court Justice Lucia Favret found Avalanche guilty for threatening his former song promoter Sonia through his song's lyrics. Avalanche had been under house arrest for 17 months. He has appealed for his case which will be heard in December 2019.
- 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)
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- 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.
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