"Choclair" (born "Kareem Blake" in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian rapper.
Choclair is a foundational hip-hop artist from Scarborough. Starting at the age of 11, Kareem "Choclair" Blake first played the role of 'Junior' following in his older brother's footsteps who, at the time, was the hottest rapper on the block. This was the bar for Kareem Blake.
In 1996, he released his debut album, ''Twenty One Years'', on his own independent label, Kneedeep Records. He subsequently appeared on Rascalz' "Northern Touch" single, and signed with Virgin Records for his 1999 sophomore album ''Ice Cold''. That album, which went gold in 35 days and spawned the hit single "Let's Ride", produced by Kardinal Offishall, was a major part of the late-1990s renaissance of Canadian hip hop.
The underground community worldwide quickly embraced the album, establishing him as a standout rapper in the burgeoning Canadian hip-hop scene. Most of Choclair's independent releases were featured around the globe on prestigious hip-hop compilations. In June of 1998, after having released 11 records (including the first international releases for Saukrates, Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black, Solitair, ...
|years active||1996 – present|
|music genre||hip hop music|