Brenin Edmunds is fired up on his ambitious new single and video Da Bom 1 Day — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest standout from his recent full-length sophomore album TWENTY18, Da Bom 1 Day finds the Canadian hip-hopper and hard rocker shutting down the year with a celebratory track, despite the personal challenges he’s had to overcome recently.
“I began writing TWENTY18 in 2018 during my ongoing separation/divorce, and custody battle for my daughter,” Edmunds explains. “I was dealing directly with the heartbreak, anger, trauma, and then the subsequent situation regarding the breakup. Also, I had to deal with restarting the project three times due to producers bailing on the project. The original title of the album was deVOLUTION but TWENTY18 made more sense… It summed up my shitty, yet inspiring year.”
A ’90s hip-hop head through and through, the Guelph producer and artist’s sonic repertoire runs the gamut from hard rock to jazz to industrial techno, and everything between. “Since the age of 13, I’ve been working diligently to mix my eclectic taste of music into cohesive art,” he recalls, referencing earlier LP XXX Man and singles like Coming & Going and Hidden Agenda. “The concept for TWENTY18 bloomed late in the process as I started to realize what it was I was expressing.
“The album is made up cohesively of thoughts between current status and past reflection (Rubixified and Shiver), future ambitions (Da Bom 1 Day and I B Famous), and my broken relationship (Eyes See, Break Necks, Baby Girl and Heavy Hearted), and then classic, boastful tracks (Murdame, Act a Fool, What’chu Got Do, Undagrownd, and Amboolance).”