Classified: Off the Beatn' Path

ISBN: 978-1-77276-156-6

Classified has always marched to the beat of his own drum. His visceral lyrics and authentic voice have echoed the aspirations of a generation. He is an artist whose ear has always been close to the ground.

Classified defied the industry expectation that you must live in L.A. or New York City or Toronto to make it as a rap artist. His life off the beaten track informs all his work. He has literally won every award possible for a recording artist in Canada. He has won for rap recording of the year and has also won producer and video of the year awards. More importantly, he has won a legion of loyal fans from around the world.

In this uncensored biography, Classified takes us on his life journey 'off the beat 'n path.'





"Classified is a full-class individual — talented, funny, speaks his mind, everything

you hope to encounter in an artist you have heard and liked. Can't wait to read the

full origin story, and, of course, can't wait for what comes next."

— Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo


"Class is unquestionably one of our all-time greats. At this point, he is among

the finest Canadian producers and songwriters PERIOD."

— SHAD, rapper and broadcaster and host of Hip-Hop Evolution on HBO and Netflix


"Luke is one of the most committed and creative musicians I know and his sense of home resonates through everything he does."

— Joel Plaskett, Juno award winning singer-songwriter

Classified has released 18 studio albums. In total his work has been streamed over 200 million times. He has four platinum singles and three gold singles. Classified has also joined forces with some of the world's most prominent Hip Hop artists, including Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, Royce 5'9, DJ Premier, Joe Budden, Brother Ali, Maestro Fresh Wes and many others.