LB Spiffy is owning a hell of a year—and, compared with most of us, it is not simply because of the Rona. The 19-12 months-old rapper, hailing from Toronto’s Jane and Finch location (the stomping floor of scene fixtures Pressa and Friyie) is on a tear of group-defining collaborations and curating a catalog of insane, refreshing tunes video clips. It really is wild to consider nods from Toronto rap titan Drake and magnificence icon Kylie Jenner could all arrive off a element in NBA2K promo trailer and word of mouth at his substantial university. Due to the fact blowing up at the young age of 16, his vocation has ongoing to progress at breakneck speed—earlier this year, he teamed up with Smiley to fall “Title Brand name,” a comply with up to his past 6ixBuzz collabs 6ixUpsideDown and NorthernSound, and launched a slew of mind-bending video clips, like the Simone Vezzano-made advertisement-hoc acid trip of a visualizer for his single “Revenue” from earlier this calendar year.
“I’m not even gonna lie—before, I was extra open to collaborating… and I nevertheless am, but now you have to be fantastic,” LB Spiffy tells us. “I really do not treatment about the name any longer… as long as I see you’ve bought expertise and you are bringing a new type and you’re wavy? I’m in.”
The most up-to-date co-conspirator to make the minimize? Zac Specifics, who is powering the video for Spiffy’s new single “Kawasaki,” an homage to the favourite experience of devout motorheads everywhere you go.
“I’m often striving to appear for a little something unique, so I enjoy working with videographers the place I can do that,” LB explained of the Details collab. “I want people to rewatch it.”
So has Spiffy ever cruised through on a Kawasaki? “I’ve been on just one ahead of but never ever thoroughly ridden it,” he admits, and then points out laughingly, “You know, ’cause I was young.”
The inspiration for the track didn’t arrive from ripping down the freeway, but instead arrived alternatively unassumingly from a run-of-the-mill studio session. “One working day I was in the studio and was listening to a defeat that was referred to as ‘Kawasaki’ and I considered it was so great. I typically like to rap about ladies and stuff—I was wondering about girls at the time—but this was just a little something so distinctive that I experienced to consider it.”
Check out the video clip for “Kawasaki” above.
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