Published Jul 30, 2015Montreal's GrandBuda has a background in rap music and training in jazz fusion, though he's spent the last few years honing his skills as a DJ and producer, releasing a string of online EPs. Now, the multi-talented music maker is returning to his rap roots with a new track — and Exclaim! has got the exclusive premiere.
"This Is Not a Love Song" is built on a brooding beat that delivers everything from ominously pounding bass to haunting synths, echoing vocal samples and moments of expertly executed intentional silence. Atop the eclectic self-produced beat, GrandBuda spits aggressive rhymes "blurring the lines between sane and crazy."
Dark, introspective and addressing an array of contemporary issues, GrandBuda's latest track is as complicated as it is compelling. Give it a listen in the player below.