The Joynt is Peter Joynt – a musician, producer and mc from Ottawa, Canada. The Joynt has been rhyming for over a decade. He is known for his distinctively strong style and energetic live show. His writing is smart and largely conscious, while his music reflects tones of underground hip-hop. One intriguing fact about Peter is that he stutters quite noticeably in conversation, yet it disappears when he performs. It’s one of the many interesting characteristics that make him a force to watch in Canadian Hip-Hop.
The Joynt made waves in November 2011, when he released the single Capcity – a love song about Ottawa. The video went viral and landed Peter on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen. The news story was broadcast nationwide on radio and television, and brought considerable attention to the Joynt’s music. He has since worked on projects for organizations like the Ottawa Senators and has performed for distinguished individuals such as the Governor General of Canada. Be sure to check out his latest release Self-Sampled, available on iTunes.
Peter graduated from Carleton University in 2004, where he completed an arts degree in Economics. He currently works in communications for the IT company Innovapost, and devotes his spare time to writing music. Peter is also involved in the community. He devotes time to various community events and speaks regularly to kids at local schools about rapping, stuttering, and bullying.
Conscious hip hop