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In the Canadian rap canon, Wes "Maestro" Williams stands alone. Coming out in 1989 as Maestro Fresh Wes, he topped the charts with infectious tracks like Drop the Needle, Conductin' Thangs, and especially his debut hit, Let Your Backbone Slide. His debut album, Symphony in Effect remains the top selling Canadian hip hop album of all time. Spending more time as an actor, I managed to catch up with Williams while he was in town presenting at the Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Awards.
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