Director: Charles Wahl
Producer: Charles Wahl & David Cox
Production company: CLK Creative Works
DOP: Pasha Patriki
Editor: Charles Wahl
Color Correction: Tricia Hagoriles @Alter Ego
Label: CLK Creative Works
After the incredible success of their debut album, Winnipeg Hip-Hop crew, The Lytics just premiered the video for “They Said” exclusively with Okayplayer from their sophomore album They Told Me. Proving harmonious maturity and evolving technical skills The Lytics have become somewhat of a musical chameleon and expanded their scope to include everything from funk-rock, to Afrobeat to ‘60s R&B all prevalent on They Told Me.
Brothers Andrew and Anthony Sannie have been trading rhymes together since childhood — as has cousin Mungala Londe, who moved in with the family as a teen. The beats come courtesy of big brother Alex Sannie, who in the early days handled production duties from his bedroom and basement studios, while newly-“adopted” brother DJ Lonnie Ce has plenty of practice whipping dance floors into a frenzy.
Proudly committed to making music “real people” can relate to, The Lytics have never been much for empty boasts and bravado, preferring instead to promote the same brand of street-level optimism espoused by early influences Mos Def, The Pharcyde, and A Tribe Called Quest.
Shouts to Saidah and Click for always pushing the envelope with their album campaigns. I’m very interested in seeing how this all comes together.
So, I’m working on a new album and joined with PledgeMusic to create a place to interact with people on this journey. The album is called RedBlack&Blue, named after the colours of my three totem animals — Red Robin, Black Panther and Blue Butterfly — and about finding your voice, speaking your truth and empowering the human spirit.
Join me on this journey and choose one of the really cool exclusives that I’ve created to engage and build a community around the creation of this project, which includes releasing three 5-6 song EPs.
In support of the release and party for Frankie Payne’s“Clarity” album and Theo3’s“Enticement” FreEp, we’re giving a comp+1 to the first person that can answer the following local hip-hop skill-testing question:
What was Frankie Payne’s previous artist-name?
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll hit the winner back with a congratulations and release party info.
The release jam takes place Thursday May 12th @ Wrongbar – 1279 Queen St W.