Burgeoning rapper Boland looks to Jay Electronica for inspiration on new “Pentagon” single

  • Entering the fifth week of burgeoning rapper Boland’s No Days Off new music release campaign, he literally goes in for the kill – with lyrics and flows being the weapon of choice. With aspirations to become one of the best up-and-coming lyricists in the game, Boland looked no further than the enigmatic savant-like emcee Jay Electronica for creative inspiration. 
  • “I remember hearing ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ by Jay and having my mind blown. Floored. How can one guy carry so many different voices?”, explains the Nas and Bob Dylan inspired wordsmith. “From that point onward I made it a goal of mine to cultivate as many different styles, cadences, and perspectives as I could. I refuse to rap one way.” While digging around for a conceptually brilliant way to execute a stylistically diverse artistic vision, the “Pentagon” song and theme was born. “This song is like a Pentagon. It contains five sides, five styles, five Boland’s.”
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Rapper Boland takes ‘No Days Off’ on debut single from 13 week series post up x

Toronto-based rapper Boland unveils his much-anticipated “No Days Off” debut single from the forthcoming project of the same name. Over the next 13 consecutive weeks, Boland will release new songs under the No Days Off banner, showcasing his wide range of flows, unbeatable work ethic, and varied lyrical styles. A multifaceted new rap talent, Boland has been writing poetry and rhymes since the age of five, and comes from a family tree littered with talented artists. His sister is award-winning actress Katie Boland, chosen by the Toronto International Film Festival – the world’s largest film festival – as one of their inaugural “Rising Stars”; his mother is award-winning photographer and filmmaker Gail Harvey who’s worked on over 100 films; while his father Kevin Boland is an esteemed journalist and best-selling author.

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Toronto-Based Rapper Boland takes “No Days Off” on debut single

Toronto-based rapper Boland unveils his much-anticipated “No Days Off” debut single from the forthcoming project of the same name. Over the next 13 consecutive weeks, Boland will release new songs under the No Days Off banner, showcasing his wide range of flows, unbeatable work ethic, and varied lyrical styles. A multifaceted new rap talent, Boland has been writing poetry and rhymes since the age of five, and comes from a family tree littered with talented artists. His sister is award-winning actress Katie Boland, chosen by the Toronto International Film Festival – the world’s largest film festival – as one of their inaugural “Rising Stars”; his mother is award-winning photographer and filmmaker Gail Harvey who’s worked on over 100 films; while his father Kevin Boland is an esteemed journalist and best-selling author.

In the forthcoming weeks, the No Days Off rap release series will also feature Boland and producer NAWMS paying tribute to some of rap’s greatest and quirkiest icons, from Mobb Deep to MF Doom, executing a flawless fusion of both the old school and the new. Inspired by everyone from iconic wordsmith Bob Dylan all the way to golden era emcees like Nas and Big L, Boland continues the momentum from earlier this year when he launched the much talked about indie album Shades that featured collaborations with everyone from Polaris Prize nominated Toronto rap legend D-sisive to Juno Award-winning R&B singer Divine Brown.
This new project will feature Boland pushing artistic envelopes and making a strong case for how hip hop is compatible with virtually any other genre, as long as the stitching is tight and the skills are right.

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