Thursday, March 17, 2016

#CMW Artist Showcase - Black Lion

Toronto based Hip Hop Duo "Black Lion" will be rocking their way to the Canadian Music Week stage soon. We managed to get a quick chat with them about their upcoming performance.

Hammer Records: Tell us what you think of when you think Canadian Music?
Black Lion: For years Canada has featured some of the best musicians in the world across a diverse range of genres. It feels like in recent years the rest of the world has figured that out.

Hammer Records: How did you get involved in Canadian Music Week?
Black Lion: A childhood friend who's heavily involved in the Toronto scene was listening to some of our songs. He really liked what he heard so he sent me the application and encouraged us to apply for the festival.

Hammer Records: What do you have planned for Canadian Music Week?
Black Lion: We want to bring listeners some of the freshest, dopest beats and rhymes inspired by a variety of production styles, transcending genre and generation. The artists we've collaborated with for this show and in some of our recorded material also reflect this. Whether you're an old school hip hop head or a lover of today's new wave and sound we've got something in store for everyone.  

Hammer Records: What message do you want to send to Canadians listening to your music?
Black Lion: We are lucky, especially here in Toronto, to live in one of the most--if not the most--culturally diverse places in the world. Along with that comes a broad selection of musical talent and expression. There really is a lot of "untapped" talent right here at home. If you look a bit further than top 40 radio stations sometimes there's a lot more great music out there to enjoy. We hope people feel that way about our music when they hear it at the festival.

Hammer Records: Whats coming up for you?

Black Lion: We are currently working on a new project tentatively titled The Beautiful Side to follow up our 2015 mixtape Black Lion Presents: The Prodigy and the Architect. No projected completion date yet but we hope sometime later this year. We've arrived at a place where we are ready to share more of our music, and our sound with the world and hope to schedule more gigs in the latter half of 2016. Details to follow but look out for that as well. In the meantime you can find some of our material here:

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