Bad News Brown
Bad News Brown
“It paid my bills, bought me my studio, and within two years I estimate 50 per cent of the city knew I existed.” Not one to conform, Bad News Brown developed his sound by playing in the streets, combining his skill as a blues/jazz harmonica player with his love of Hip-Hop. With harp in hand, Paul adopted his stage from the suggestion of fellow Montreal rapper, Misery, which coincidentally was the name of his childhood favourite WWF wrestler, Bad News Brown. Bad News Brown quickly became accredited as the best busker of Montreal from the popular Weekly Arts & Music Magazine, The Montreal Mirror. His reputation as the city’s best street performer even led him to be chosen as the host for the 2004 National film board documentary, Music For a Blue Train, a bluesy portrait of the musicians who busk in Montreal’s metro. On the debut album, “Born 2 Sin”, Bad News Brown vividly displays the skills he has been sharpening over the past decade.
His eclectic musical approach makes it very difficult to categorize Bad News Brown’s unique style, but BNB terms it... “Harmonic Hip-Hop” or “Electronic Triptronic Melodic Harmonics”. His fluent and melodic harmonica sounds weave in and out on the album, giving “Born 2 Sin” a genuinely fresh sound. “Intelligence” is a classic Hip-Hop track featuring beats, scratching, and a cinematic production sound, while “Back On It” possesses an irresistibly sexy and laidback vibe.
The title track "Born 2 Sin", a fusion of Hip-Hop and soul, is catchier than swine flu, while the triphoppy “Too Deep” is a tune Massive Attack could proudly call their own. Bad News Brown crafted the tracks on Born 2 Sin with production assistance from the likes of Haig V, Primal, Parafino, C4, Made By Monkeys & Edi Burgz. “Haig is one of the main producers on the album, with six tracks,” says BNB. “He’s a long-time friend who has worked with the likes of Bran Van 3000 and Muzion. I used to listen to and watch him in his studio back in the day, and I used a lot of his instrumental tracks on this album.
I went through his archives, picked out stuff I liked, went home, worked on them, brought them back, and we worked it from there.” “I’m known as the Hip-Hop guy who’ll take the harmonica and rip that show to shreds. Now I’m the first Hip-Hop artist to release a predominantly harmonica-driven album,” - Bad News Brown, Harmonica Player / Rapper / Singer / CEO of Trilateral Entertainment Inc. “Born 2 Sin” is available on iTunes July 28 Bad News Brown single, “Feeling Me On,” has sold over 50,000 units in Europe as part of the Universal Music compilation, Hip Hop Rai 2. For more information log onto: www.badnewsbrown.com Canadian Publicist: Paula Danylevish Hype Music firstname.lastname@example.org Quebec Publicist: Carla Beauvais Groupe Style Communications email@example.com Management & Booking: E-Stunt Entertainment Group firstname.lastname@example.org www.e-stunt.com US Booking Agent: A-List Talent Agency email@example.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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