Joe Compayre, a.k.a. John Smith, is coming from an improbable location for a rapper: Churchill, on the Hudson Bay, a city renowned for being... the "Polar Bear Capital of the World". He settled in Winnipeg in 1993, starting to make a name for himself as a battle MC. It is later on, though, by 2000, in the heydays of Peanuts & Corn, that his – quite relative – fame crossed the border of the Manitoba province, first as a full member of the Park-Like Setting band and the Break Bread collective, and then with Blunderbus, his first album, and one of his label's finest.
That was some concept album. For their first joint record, indeed, Mcenroe, John Smith and DJ Hunnicut opted for a school metaphor, giving to each of this long album's songs the name of a specific lesson, like "Philosophy", "Social Studies", "Geography", "Français", "Physics" or others. They complied with this principle all along the record, and never were off-topic, except maybe with the bonus track, where they admitting dedicating some time to "Extracurricular Activities".