Falcon Outlaw is a rapper hailing from Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the “FalconCrest” crew which consists of him & DNTE. He has worked with people such as producer Camouflage Monk fellow Canadian rapper Lord Juco & The Real Skitso to name a few. With a lot of dope songs under his belt such as Bodies, Jesus Ain’t Cheap & Hot Gun On The Waist to name a few. He is gearing up for a Big splash in 2020. Take some time to get to know the Outlaw.
( TM ) Over the last few years a lot of artists have been coming out of Canada. What’s changed that we are seeing this influx of new talent from across the border now as opposed to 5 years go?
( Falcon Outlaw ) Social media, because now blogs and different hiphop pages all have there own pocket of followers so if a Canadian gets a song picked up by a few blogs then you multiply that your going to reach a wider audience. Plus with heavies like Drake, The weeknd & Tory lanez the world is looking to see what’s next or what else does Canada have to offer. It a combination of many things at the end of the day it a good time to be a Canadian hip hop artist!
( TM )What’s more beneficial to your career at this moment putting your music on big stream platforms like Apple Music or building an audience on say Bandcamp?
( Falcon Outlaw )Both, hip hop is now global so there’s different ways people receive or like to listen to music! Like in certain places in Asia the rule of the Internet and access to sites isn’t as open as here in North America, there’s places in India right now in 2019 that doesn’t have access to the internet yet and governments in different parts of the world govern what people are allowed to get access to. So with that said everything it all matters ! Using every tool to your advantage to reach your fan base is a given and to only think people who listen to a certain type of music only streams or uses sites like bandcamp isn’t thinking globally! So at this moment of my career everything we’re I can put my music on is beneficial!
( TM ) How did you link up with Camoflauge Monk?
( Falcon Outlaw ) Through a co- owner of High Heat Records J.Banks , he got family in buffalo so he always down there , so he linked up with him in person and made the connection that we turned into a working relationship!
( TM ) Do you think the “Valhalla Inn” project with Monk showed fans all over that man these dudes could rap on the other side?
( Falcon Outlaw ) I believe so because it’s not what anyone would expect to come out of Toronto, ya I’m proud of that project!
( TM )Who all is FalconCrest? And tell us a little about it?
( Falcon Outlaw ) The group consists of ( Falcon Outlaw) & DNTE! Jus two Toronto kids showing their perspective on life growing up out here in the form of boom bap!! Right now we been dropping some solo joints, DNTE jus dropped his solo album in the summer of 2019 & I got a few solo albums coming in 2020!
( TM ) “Jesus Ain’t Cheap” with DNTE is a very deep song that some people may find offensive. What type of reaction have you been getting from it?
( Falcon Outlaw )a little of both positive and negative, but it’s a very old deep subject so I knew it would evoke feelings from the listener, the title alone ruffled some feathers. But hip hop is freedom of speech so it is what it is.
( TM ) I know your Jamaican. Me being Jamaican as well I have to ask . Are you originally from Jamaica?
( Falcon Outlaw ) I was born in Toronto, Canada but everyone in my family is Jamaican. 95% of my friends are from the Caribbean and I’ve been going to Jamaica since a kid, I probably been in the island a 100 times! It’s a real personal thing to carry on my family’s culture as I will make my kids do the same!!
( TM ) How did the “Bodies” series come about?
( Falcon Outlaw ) It really came about by just pushing ourselves to do more, pushing our personal envelope.
( TM )What inspired you to conceal your face with your dreads when rapping?
( Falcon Outlaw ) It’s for other people’s protection and it’s become a habit now.
( TM )What do you have in the works now that we should be looking out for?
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