Full Course – Empty L prod. by Tae Beast
Full Course’s latest video “Empty L” was produced by filmmaker Xavier Cantin-Lemieux. The song itself was produced by Tae Beast of Digi+Phonics, best known for Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” and Schoolboy Q’s “There He Go”.
Empty L (read: M-T-L) paints a tragically vivid picture of Montreal over a rich and laid- back beat that allows his exceptional lyrical skill to take center stage as he delves deeper than the typical themes of dope-dealing and fine ladies, easily bouncing from the pitfalls of Montreal nightlife to language issues to Quebec nationalism.
“It sounds like a lot of bad, but it’s balanced – yes I talk about the bad parts of MTL, but it’s positive too because this is who we are.
Using such a high-profile American producer is a conscious move on his part to take his growth as an artist to the next level, as the goal of this album is to achieve further recognition outside of Canada. But like his name and the title of his first LP suggest, Full Course is someone who like to do things whole and right, one step at a time.
“An artist has to have a base, a history, you have to be relevant where you come from. That’s what Entrée was. Some Canadian rappers try to escape the difficult scene here, just start up somewhere new, but then you’re just the littlest hobo, with no roots. You have to build where you’re from first.”