DRTWRK, a.k.a. Michael Suski, has won the 2020 SOCAN International Award, and has an impressive track record for 2019: a production credit on Kanye West’s Grammy nominated album Jesus is King, which also won two American Music Awards; a collaboration with Timbaland; he worked on Joyner Lucas’ album; and he produced the song “Let It Fly” by Lil’ Wayne and Travi$ Scott, which won the 2020 SOCAN International Song Award.
These are the first major awards that DRTWRK has earned in his musical career. We reached him at his home in the West end of Montréal to hear his story, from his first collaborations with local artists to the highest levels of American rap. He also told us about the difficulty of gaining media recognition for an English-speaking music creator in Québec, echoing the criticisms of Kaytranada a few days ago.
To find out everything about the winners of the 2020 Francophone SOCAN Gala, visit galasocan2020.socan.com.