There has been a small wave of Canadian artists that have caught our attention over the past few years. Lead by Drake’s rise to prominence in the music industry, acts like Justin Bieber and Tory Lanes have found their way into the American music mainstream. Next in line is Matt Brevner. A Vancouver native, Brevner is representing a city that does not have many Hip-Hop acts to claim. After making some noise within the Canadian underground scene, he is looking to make his presence known stateside.
Brevner released his debut album, Magnum Opus in 2009, which received airplay on Vancouver’s Top 40 radio station. His second indie release, Blissful Ignorance, help him land his a feature on Bass Nectar’s album Cozza Fenzy, which opened up a whole new market and fanbase for him. It was in 2012 with the release of The Bushido Project that Brevner caught the attention of radio host, and purveyor of the Hip-Hop culture, Sway Calloway. Soon after he was anonymously submitted in the Hot 97 Who’s Next competition and made it to the final round but had to forfeit because of a late submission. Brevener credits his style to his Japanese and Trinidadian roots. With over 2 million streams on Spotify and being in the Top 10 artist streamed in Canada, Brevner is has also been placed on Spotify’s global playlist. He has cracked the code to becoming a globally recognized artist. His growing success and progression in his career is attributed to his consistent hustle and work ethic.
Not only does Brevner make music he also runs a production company, bsharp Productions. Through his production company, Brevner produces, and directs music videos. He has directed award winning videos for artists such as French Montana and the late Chinx, as wells as himself. A jack of all trades, Brevner is a multi-talented artist that is coming to leave his mark at this year’s A3C Festival during the This is My Year showcase presented by the Swisher Sweets Artist Project.