Stuart Brignell – Speedin (I Need U) [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Musical. Emotive, Slappy

Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the main idea behind it?

The idea behind “Speedin” started with my manager pushing me to create a drill inspired beat using the west African Kora instrument. The beat turned out good so we found some dope artists to feature on it. They all ended up writing about the same topic and the story flowed consistently throughout all their different verses. The funny thing is that they never collaborated on the plot of the song prior to recording, it just happened that way by chance! The song sort of wrote itself.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

I didn’t write the lyrics but to me when Darlinao says “thicker then cream liquor” yea I felt that haha.

Who is your favourite beat maker and which rapper’s flow do you enjoy the most?

J Dilla for sure. The man was a master. So much inspiration from his music and life. For flows I think it’s either Black Thought or Kendrick for me. It’s a tough call though!

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

To me Hip Hop can symbolize many things, but most strongly its the overcoming and perseverance through extraordinarily difficult circumstances and still retaining your essence and spirit through these adversities.

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

When not working on music I love checking out other bands/ artists around Toronto, cooking or spending time in nature.

Future plans?

Future plans are a new single on the way in the fall, and an instrumental mixtape before the year is out, and a possible tour of the Dominican Republic in November

Thank you!

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