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Fast Rising Canadian-Jamaican artist Lan’do releases Grime-infused “16 Bit”

Coming on the back of two critically acclaimed EPs with his No Tourists, collective, which have seen him and his crew garner support from the likes of The FADER, Complex, NOW Magazine, COLORS, and Exclaim! Magazine. Canadian Jamaican experimental rap artist Lan’do returns for the summer with a captivating and hard-hitting new single ’16 BIT’ which fuses grime and dancehall together.

With No Tourists producer universes on the keys, they offer Lan’do the perfect soundscape to flex his lyrical muscles, clever wordplay, and immaculate multi-layered flow, as he unloads on the track in chest-puffing fashion, exploring themes such as loyalty, friendship, and relationships. In the accompanying music video, Lan’do has linked up with long-time collaborator and video maker Kevin Kudu for a dark, gritty, and layered visual that was shot in his home-city, Toronto.

Speaking about how ’16 Bit’ came about, Lan’do says, “I’m just excited to finally get this one out. The pandemic had just started, and I was crashing at my homie’s place. With all the free time we suddenly had we just started cooking up tracks and this was the best one to come out of the sessions. It felt like the words just flowed out of my head, and every line was automatic. Despite all that happened during the lockdown, I’m glad for all the time I was given to explore more unconventional approaches. I feel that this song is the culmination of all of that”.

 

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