A true Vancouver Hip-Hop project from front to back..
Vancouver rapper Brevner has been around for a long minute now proudly being one of the faces leading Vancouver's hip-hop scene for the last 10 years. The bsharp co-founder began under his name Matt Brevner dropping classics like "Dark Side of the Moon" off his project Bushido or an even bigger throwback like "Up & Down" from his 2009 album Magnum Opus. Brevner delivered the flow and originality that gave Vancouver Hip-Hop some hope at a time when Madchild's run was coming to a close. Eclectricity back in 2014 was really the last full project we heard from the Vancouver emcee until his EP Brevner dropped–showcasing his new name and returning with a list of big features that included Project Pat, King Louie, Riff Raff and of course long time collaborator Stevie Ross. Now as 2018 comes to a close, Brevner signs out with his first album in 4 years and his highly anticipated debut album under his rap name Brevner titled, Faces.
Faces is an album for Vancouver, it's that simple. Front to back it shows our local rapper comfortable in the pocket delivering 10-tracks covering our city's opiate crisis, depression, city pride and those braggadocious, clever bars we've come to know Brevner by. If all his past projects never made it out of Vancouver's realm, Faces is the one to break that barrier and give our hip-hop scene the exposure it so rightly deserves. Faces kicks off with the title track "Faces" straight into Brevner's mind; packed with heavy drums, lo-fi vocals and back-breaking bass that'll have the whole city jumping. Don't forget about the Chinx shout out, and that genius Ronaldinho sample that'll make this track every Latino's favourite cut off the album. Not only is Brevner's talent with the pen displayed, but the production choice and delivery is quality. Check out the full album here and listen to "Faces" below.
You can find "Faces," "For The V," "Somebody Like Me" and "Full Time" all on our City Soundcheck playlist via Spotify.