Author: Scarlett Pham
After two weeks of making the announcement, the project "PUNCHES" by Canyon has reached the public. Canyon joined Clonefluence to find out his meaning behind this project.
As Canyon shared, the meaning behind this project is an homage to all the punches he's taken and dodged all the way to the point where he is working with the greatest rappers of all time. It's also a double entendre to punching in vocals, which is very frequent when he records. Believe it or not, Canyon is one of the few artists that freestyles most of his tracks.
"It says even though it's my first project. I'm one of the best rappers around already. Period. I don't think most of the new up and coming rappers could do an album and hang with the likes of Jadakiss, Raekwon, Big K.R.I.T., Kxng Crooked, Slim Thug, on each track from both a lyrical and a flow perspective. So, this project says I'm here and this is just the beginning. People don't really ever debut like this with so many co-signs and so ready with 8 fire songs and no skips. So, this is rare" Canyon asserted.
Canyon also specifically shared that he has got two different mindsets he's been running. They are organizing the current album and focusing on what's next to come. Canyon is learning how to engineer so he can record in home-studio location whenever he wants.
He is currently working on a lot of really cool experimental vibes to alter his style and keep his audience intrigued yet wondering at the same time.
Canyon excitedly shared: "My lyrical game is getting straight up masterful so I'm working on stuff everyday. Have some songs with some dope a** artists I can't mention just yet, but will soon."
Canyon adds that the project "PUNCHES" is all about setting a high bar because rap with bars doesn't have to be so niche in this modern era. It seems to be common where you can produce melodies on autotune or you rap and simply not enough in between. There can be dope, modern music with bars in his opinion. "PUNCHES" is sending a message that before we fall too in love with the direction hip-hop is going, we should remember what really makes timeless rap and hip-hop.
Enough talking, let's jump into the eight tracks of "PUNCHES" below: