Welcome to BURR. Brickcellphone’s Underground Rap Radar.
In this series, Brighton hip-hop DJ, Matt ‘Brickcellphone’ Leppier, is chatting to some of the underground rap talents on his radar. It’s as simple as that.
Follow him @brickcellphone and listen to him spin some of these artists on Offie Mag Radio.
This time Brickcellphone has dived into Nine8’s pool of talent once more, to interview L!BAAN, fresh from releasing his new EP…
Then one day, at the start of last year, Lava rocked up to my local skate park with a mutual friend, then we started skating together & hanging out, which then led me to hanging out with the rest of the collective. Next thing you know, I’m making music & performing with the collective. It all happened so naturally.
Check out L!BAAN’s recently dropped EP, as featured on our Music of the Month: March.
Who are some of your influences at the moment?
I even tend to draw influence/inspiration from things that aren’t even related to the creative arts. I always try and keep an open mind towards everything because the moment you start tuning out of certain things, you never know what you could miss out on.
Making joints for/with members of the collective, maybe a couple music videos but most importantly, keep making music.
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Earlier this month, producer & lyricist L!BAAN (@goldenlateefa) dropped “SHORT & SWEET” – a 7 track EP that fulfils exactly what the title says. On his latest tape, L!BAAN incorporates stripped back instrumentals & barebones production techniques to draw attention to the message in the lyrics. This style of production compliments the overall motifs of openness and integrity that define his sound, and allows the listener an insight into the mind of the artist. Gritty beats contrast with dreamy RnB & jazz loops, driven by L!BAAN’s poetic observations on the social implications of city life, and the importance of knowing oneself. ⭐️SHORT & SWEET BY L!BAAN OUT NOW ON ALL MAJOR STREAMING SERVICES❗️