I remember back in high school listening to J5. Â At the time I was really in to Power in Numbers, and I particularly liked a track called What’s Golden. Â There are a lot of similarities in the style of Brassmunk and J5; the jazzy boom-bap inspired horns and synthy bass on the beats, and the rhyme flow I’m sure is inspired at least in part by the west coast legends. Â It’s a funny thing really, growing up in Canada – I’m quite sure many of the people who read this post won’t have heard of them, and I probably only heard them because of Canadian content laws.
I’ve included my three favorite tracks – let me know what you think. Â The rap on the third isn’t the strongest throughout, but the flow is great and it has some excellent punch lines. Â The video is fantastic – leave us a comment if you can identify where the first half of the video was shot!