Checkmate and Concise Interview

Defenders of the Faith are a hip-hop/rap duo hailing from Vancouver, B.C. Established officially in 2004, the duo consists of long time collaborators, and solo artists, CHECKMATE and CONCISE. CHECKMATE is well known as one of the principle writers and performers in the Juno award winning hit single and video “Northern Touch”(Rascalz 2000), and his 2 full length titles “Welcome to theGame”(2001) and “Checkmate presents…Game Related”(2005).

CONCISE is well known as one of the principle composers of the hit single “Fuel Injected”(Swollen Members 2003), and his Juno nominated solo full-length “FAME”(2005). As a group, Defenders of the Faith released their debut full-length album “African Kings” in 2008, aswell as two mixtapes “Pandemic”(2008), and “Power and Glory”(2009). These recent projects have all been released under, a label and website formed in 2007. For more info: