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Brandon Taylor – Nothing To Lose [Video]

Calgary, AB – Last week Brandon Taylor hit us up to let us know that he dropped a new video single titled “Nothing To Lose” as the first single off his forthcoming project.

When I first started following BT back in February 2014, he was all about playful self-depricating raps. Now I feel like the dude’s starting to grow up on us. He’s almost out of his teenage years, and he’s starting to get a little more introspective (and at times, jaded) on his tracks.

“Nothing To Lose” has an awesome uplifting ‘you can do whatever you want in life’ kind of message. We get some heavier Brandon introspection, a big dose of self-deprecating raps, and a fresh outlook on life: “You aint got nothing to lose/ ‘Cause only you got the groove.” The track was produced by Adam Stanton, and the video was made by Bdice. Check the video after the jump.

Young Kidd – Brandon Taylor - Nothing To Lose [Video] -

That first verse is very anti-education. Dude is anti-university. Brandon relays how he opted not to pursue post-secondary. And he’s A-okay with his decision: “It’s almost funny to me/ You graduated and don’t even make more money than me.”

The second verse dives into BT’s self-confidence issues. He talks abut the fake “friends” who are actually jerky jerk “snakes.” He admits that he doesn’t know what to say to girls. And then he apologizes to his mother for not calling more often (Awwwe!).

Also, shout-out to that lurking shot of Peter’s Drive-In at 2:08 from behind-the bushes. Because milkshakes and burgers. And shout-out to BT for devouring grub from Peter’s at 2:34. For the record: he’s sipping a vanilla milkshake. I asked him.

Twitter: @BrandonTMusic

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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