photo by Neil Champagne
The Airplane Boys strive to do something different in hip-hop. They always have.
They’re just smarter about it now, blending trending trap drums with their signature cosmopolitan style. If you could record the vibe downtown at sun-down and sun-up and make it into a record, you’d get Brave New World.
I first saw these dudes live like two years at the Kool Haus when they opened for Big Sean. Mannie aka Beck Motley says they tried to go the “real music” lane with a live band — including their grade 8 teacher — but the Big Sean groupies weren’t exactly feeling it.
Their new project, Brave New World, appeals to both worlds, with enough EDM-inspired sounds to capture the attention of JODY HiGHROLLER fans and sufficient soul and meaning to appeal to [ahem] grown-ups.
My friend Carmen digs it.
Woah, I just sneezed and the little snot drops on the LCD match Neil’s photo. Woah.