One False Move is the latest single from the NB Hip Hop artist’s 2016 ECMA nominated album, Dropping Inwards.
Born in Washington DC and raised right here in New Brunswick, Phakt has become a fixture on the East Coast Hip Hop scene.
Last week the Saint John based rapper/actor released a video for the track One False Move, produced by New Brunswick filmmaker Rob Parsons, creator and director of the web series, Edge Of The Line
“We shot it all in Saint John. Uptown, East Side, and live venue footage from the ECMA showcase,” said Phakt. “We chose this song to shoot because where most of my videos are fun and lighthearted, I wanted to please the core Hip Hop fans with something gritty. Also, with the star power J-Bru has from being Classified’s right hand man, and Knucklehead from being on Trailer Park Boys, I knew it was a good choice.”
The track One False Move is taken from Phakt’s East Coast Music Award nominated album, Dropping Inwards, which came out last year and features production by Sean One.
“Sean produced eight of the ten songs on my latest album,” said Phakt. “He’s produced more songs of mine than any other producer.”
Although he keeps a low profile, Fredericton’s Sean One is a highly regarded producer whose work is known throughout the international Hip Hop community.
“I’m not always there when he creates the music,” said Phakt. “I’m there for certain ones, but he creates in pieces. So I might be around for the beginning of a new beat, but I’ll later hear the finished version with changes and finishing touches. A change to the snare, a completely different drum pattern, or maybe even more instrumentation where the chorus or hook would go.”
While he has no performances lined up for the immediate future, Phakt has several collaborations in the works for the months ahead.
“I don’t have any dates at the moment, but a partner of mine is working on a few festivals as we have a group effort in the works called The Wild Bunch,” he said. “I’m also working on two more projects with my cousin Mister Monark, and longtime collaborator Cess, who was nominated for an ECMA this year.”