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Watch: hot new hip-hop video from Halifax's Ben Francis

An exclusive premiere of "That Something" by the up and coming 18-year-old rapper


Ben Francis got "That Something"
  • Ben Francis got "That Something"

Now here's a young dream-team. If you haven't heard of 18-year-old rapper Ben Francis yet, this is your chance to vibe on some seriously hot new hip-hop from one of Halifax's up and comers. Below, watch his new video for "That Something," filmed and directed by Moose Media's Brendan Lyle (@MooseCanFly), another up and comer (he's 17) who's heading to SXSW with his Young Superstars homie Mitchell Bailey. I need like ten fire emojis right now because this song, with beats by 19-year-old producer Jordan Metro, feels fresh as hell.

Following his 2014 debut, the 13-track Genesis, Francis tells The Coast that he "combines influences from A Tribe Called Quest with the new wave of Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky and of course, Kanye West," adding his own "dark tones, energetic flows, 808s and sample-driven production." On a zero-dollar budget, Francis and Lyle hit up York Redoubt on a cold-ass day to make Francis's first ever music video. Can't even believe how dope this is. The future looks bright. 


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