Lan’do drops “16 Bit” [Video]

Emerging Toronto-based rapper Lan’do delivers the visuals to his single “16 Bit” which sees him fusing grime and dancehall. Bolstered by the punchy, nostalgia-inducing synth-driven backdrop provided by his in-house producer Universes, Lan’do flexes his lyrical muscles with ease. From his witty wordplay, uniquely accented flow, and stylish cadence, the Canadian Jamaican artist embodies his Caribbean roots to the fullest on the hard-hitting track while sharing his thoughts on loyalty, friendship, and relationships. He adds that his off-kilter flow was inspired by some Jamaican acts he grew up on such as Bounty Killa, Capleton, and more.

For the accompanying music video, Lan’do has linked up with long-time collaborator and video maker Kevin Kudu for a dark, gritty, and layered visual that was shot in his home city Toronto. The visual makes use of several performance shots seamlessly crafted together with retro visual effects that add a bit of nostalgia to it all.

“16 Bit” is the follow-up to his previous project with his No Tourists collective, which he is a member of.

Born in Canada and raised in Jamaica, Lan’do’s introduction to music came through his family – from his grandmother singing in the choir, to falling in love with his mother’s R&B collection, to creating his own sounds with his brother in the group Deadverysoon. He has since come together with fellow like-minded Toronto artists to form No Tourists, who have been garnering worldwide acclaim for their experimental rap fusion sounds. 

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