Hailing from the “Bridge City” - Saskatoon, SK, Jeah is an emerging Canadian recording and performing hip-hop artist. Part of the SK hip-hop/R&B duo, Samurai Champs, Jeah combines his love for traditional, 90’s-era hip-hop with his dedication to modern hip-hop songwriting. This creates Jeah’s signature melancholic, yet heavy-hitting, approach to contemporary hip-hop reminiscent of hip-hop artists such as Drake, Kanye West, and Travi$ Scott.
As a first-generation Cambodian-Canadian, Jeah’s family immigrated to Canada while fleeing the 1970’s Khmer Rouge Cambodian genocide. After emigrating to Canada, Jeah continued to witness his parents’ hardships in striving for a good life in their new home country. This instilled a determination in Jeah to not let his parents’ sacrifice go to waste, dedicating himself fully to realizing the opportunities his parents fought so hard to provide for him and his siblings. In his recent interview with VICE Noisey, Jeah states, “Not a lot of people get these chances in life. If I do get a chance to make it, then I feel like there's a story to tell.”
Read Jeah's story on VICE Noisey.
One half of WCMA-nominated hip-hop/R&B duo, Samurai Champs, Merv xx Gotti hails from Saskatchewan’s capital of Regina, better known as the “Queen City”. Regarded for his dark, anxious R&B vocals and off-the-wall stage antics, Merv xx Gotti channels contemporary R&B artists such as The Weeknd, Majid Jordan, and Bryson Tiller, and combines this with the raw, live energy of hardcore acts such as Have Heart, Comeback Kid, and Modern Life Is War.
Merv xx Gotti is also Artistic Director for Trifecta Music Festival and Trifecta Artist Collective. He draws from these experiences to drive his own artistic craft.
Read about Merv xx Gotti and the story of Trifecta on VICE Noisey.