LEXXICON PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR DI DON DONAT QUIP
PERFORMING IN TORONTO ON MARCH 12 AT BURDOCK
WITH HEADLINE SHOW ON APRIL 18 AT THE BOAT
NEW ALBUM BASHMENT TRAP HOUSEOUT NOW
“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 – February 27, 2020 –Following the successful launch of his new album, Bashment Trap House, Toronto Hip-Hop/Dancehall hybrid, Lexxicon, shares a new visual for Di Don Don, which premieres with a feature interview at Quip Magazine today. In addition, Lexxicon will perform the tunes at two upcoming shows in Toronto; Thursday, March 12 at Burdock, followed by a headline gig on Saturday, April 18 at The Boat – see below for all details and watch Di Don Don here.
“This music video is one where I have felt the most powerful, confident and in control,”Lexxicon comments on the song’s inspiration. “It’s a reflection of the confidence that I've only recently developed in my artistic journey. I want people to know I'm here and I'm just getting started.”
Di Don Donwas produced by Brahma Beats and engineered by Sir KR Moore. With Lexxicon behind the creative direction, the video was filmed in Toronto and directed by Chris Prince. The song is about Lexxicon proving himself as an artist in the city, standing tall in his confidence. He continues:
“I had the idea that I needed to look powerful and in control and then spoke with Prince about the overall feel for the video. I wanted to have something with a bit of an edge, something that said I'm serious and I'm not playing any games. After doing some thrift store shopping for an outfit, I then connected with some photographer friends to scout the perfect locations and then we shot everything for the video in a span of 4 hours. It was cold and freezing when we shot in January, but we pressed through and I think it was all worth it. Prince really nailed the editing to give the exact feel to match the song’s energy and production.”
Lexxicon released Bashment Trap House on January 31, with four singles, including the celebratory Superstar, Lucky Lucky-a tribute to Lexxicon’s parents and their bond, and personal track, Lonely, sharing his experience with Crohn’s disease.
Bashment Trap House’s first single, Fatty Fatty, celebrating inclusion and body positivity. Producedby Kontrabandz, Fatty Fattyis 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. Buy and stream the album here.
Lexxicon is one of eight finalists in RISE Edutainment’sRise & Flow audition process. He’ll perform on Thursday, March 5 at 918 Bathurst Street. The show begins at 7:00 pm.
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, We Love Hip Hop, Studio01, Global 640 am’skultur’d podcast, and the Halifax, NS-based Art Pays Mepodcast. Bashment Trap House has been regarded as one of Exclaim!’s 31 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2020and highlighted in outlets including Canadian Beats, Cashbox Canada, Pure Grain AudioRX Musicand 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.
2020 TORONTO TOUR DATES
Thursday, March 5 – Rise Edutainment’s Rise & Flow – 918 Bathurst – Toronto, ON
Thursday, March 12 – Burdock – Toronto, ON – Tickets and Info
Saturday, April 18 – The Boat – Toronto, ON – Tickets and Info
Watch video for Di Don Don:bit.ly/2TmL6Wc
Buy/streamBashment Trap House:fanlink.to/BashmentTrapHouse
Photo by @daveoverthere