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Flex The Antihero – Stick Up Kids ft. Emerson Brooks [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Sorry to keep y’all waiting on this one, but Flex The Antihero dropped a monster new tune on us this week titled “Stick Up Kids.”

Flex teams up with Emerson Brooks over top of a floating smoke-out beat cooked up by Emerson Brooks and M Mac. This track bodies all the vibes; it’s wavy AF, it’s smooth, and it’s got this whole hungry Flex-is-going-to-devour-you undertone going on. Check it out below.

Flex The Antihero - Stick Up Kids ft. Emerson Brooks [Audio] -

Emerson kicks off the track with some vocals that sound exactly like king wet panties Abel Tesfaye (aka: The Weeknd) himself. Seriously. Emerson Brooks is one smooth mover: “Let’s drink until we pass out/ Wake up and do it all again/ Lose our inhibitions.” Then Flex hops on the track and lays claim to his status as a stick up kid.

You know what stick up kids are, right? They’re those cats who hang around the corners and rob people and stuff. They stick you up and rob you. This is how I see Flex in the rap game. He lurks the underground Canadian rap scene and jumps up on you when you least expect it. Then he takes everything you thought you were as an artist, and he flips it ass backwards. He robs you of any game you thought you had. Salute to Flex on that. He’s messing with all sorts of genre-melding goodness.

When cats ask me to describe Flex, I usually fumble around with my words for a bit before saying something along the lines of “He’s got a really grimy underground style but he messes with a bunch of really smooth R&B influence.” (by the way – I had to rewrite that sentence a few times). Either way, he’s a stick up kid.

This release is the first new single off the upcoming re-release of Flex’s SALEM LP. SALEM Deluxe will feature four new singles, including a remix to one of my favourite songs EVER – “The Wicked” (featuring Allan Rayman). Keep it on lock.

Twitter: @FlexTheAntihero | @EmersonBrooks

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Sarah Jay is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah 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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