LEXXICON EMPOWERS YOUR INNER SUPERSTAR ON NEW SINGLE
PERFORMING IN TORONTO ON JANUARY 26 AND
FEBRUARY 23 AT THE BABY G AS PART OF AFROWAVE
NEW ALBUM BASHMENT TRAP HOUSE OUT JANUARY 31
WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR SUPERSTAR
“With singles like the body-positive Fatty Fatty and the slightly more melancholic Lonely, Bashment Trap House is shaping up to be a party album with a heart.” – Exclaim!
Toronto, ON – January 24, 2020 – Toronto-based Hip-Hop/Dancehall hybrid, Lexxicon, has been making his rounds. Now one week away from his anticipated Bashment Trap House project drop on January 31, he shares Superstar, his fourth single leading to the release. You can catch Lexxicon perform the new tracks live with two shows in Toronto at The Baby G on January 26 and February 23. See below for all details, watch the lyric video for Superstar here, and pre-order the album now.
“Written after my visit to New York last October, Superstar is the perfect track to play after you just got your post-secondary degree, passed your driver's test, won the lottery or received Christmas money,” Lexxicon says. “It's a high-energy track embracing being wild, outlandish and celebrating the youthful spirit. This track is club-ready and will get you dancing in no time.”
The song follows Lucky Lucky, a tribute to Lexxicon’s parents and their bond. “The song was inspired by my parents and their 26 years of marriage and just reflects on how special it is when you find that right person for you,” Lexxicon says of the Artafacts-produced track. “Love is not something to be taken for granted because each time you find it, it's like winning the lottery. Finding a partner to appreciate you for all your flaws and strengths is the type of love I wish for everyone in the new year.”
Last month, Lexxicon shared a personal track called Lonely, sharing his experience with Crohn’s disease. “Many of us have certain experiences where no matter who is around us we still have to go through it alone. For me, it was begin diagnosed with Crohn's disease and dealing with the hospital visits, medication changes, and multiple side effects. During that time was when I felt extremely alone and was the inspiration for this song. I just hope putting my feelings to music can help someone going through a similar situation.”
Bashment Trap House’s first single, Fatty Fatty, celebrating inclusion and body positivity. Produced by Kontrabandz, Fatty Fatty is about celebrating life, tying into the project’s overall theme around Lexxicon’s journey as a Jamaican/Canadian artist. The hook is gender-neutral, embracing an inclusive party track that everyone can vibe to.
Ahead of the album’s release, Lexxicon has shared his story as a Jamaican Canadian artist and devoted member of the Toronto arts community, with interviews featured on Sauga 960AM program, New Theory Radio, and the Halifax, NS-based Art Pays Me podcast. Bashment Trap House has been regarded as one of Exclaim!’s 31 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2020 and highlighted in outlets including Canadian Beats, Pure Grain Audio and FYI Music News.
Hip-Hop/Dancehall artist Lexxicon fluctuates between Dancehall Patois, R&B harmonies, and melodic rapping with pure power. Born in Jamaica, Lexxicon moved to Birmingham, England and then New York City before settling in Toronto, Canada, where he found the drive, passion, and tools to become a recording artist. He honed his talent by growing in some of the city’s talent incubators such as R.I.S.E Edutainment, and UrbanArts – B.M.M.
After taking the stage at Afro Fest, Kothu Fest, Canadian Music Week, T-Dot Fest and the Culture Shock Block Party, the experience of Lexxicon’s live performances can be described as a powerful presence. The Toronto-based artist’s up-tempo hybrid sound comes from many influences of Sean Paul to Tory Lanez. His vision is to push the boundaries of hip-hop music, by blurring genres lines and adding his Jamaican background to his music.
Lexxicon is also an active member of Toronto’s creative community, founding a rising showcase series called AfroWave Toronto, that advocates for Dancehall, Afrobeats and Reggaeton representation in the local music scene. He attended Ryerson University and founded student group called RyeSWAT (now RyeRecords) for artists on campus to record an album (The Vision – Various ArtistsGenesis EP – Various Artists) and release music. In addition, he has worked with Ryerson’s Caribbean Student’s Association, United Black students at Ryerson, Poetic Exchange, and Psychology Student’s Association.
Pre-order Bashment Trap House: bit.ly/2sAYL2O
Listen to Superstar: fanlink.to/LexxiconSuperstar
Listen to Lucky Lucky: fanlink.to/LexxiconLuckyLucky
Listen to Lonely: fanlink.to/LexxiconLonely
Watch lyric video for Lonely: bit.ly/2YL09vo
Listen to Fatty Fatty: fanlink.to/FattyFatty
Watch lyric video for Fatty Fatty: youtu.be/qB0y-EJqfmI
2020 TORONTO TOUR DATES
January 26 – The Baby G – Toronto, ON – Tickets and Info
January 30 – Bashment Trap House Listening Party - 130 Queens Quay East, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON - Tickets and Info
February 23 – The Baby G – Toronto, ON