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This is not a video game: You need to watch Derin Falana’s new video for “N64”

Brampton, ON – Earlier this week Brampton artist Derin Falana premiered a new record titled “N64”, which he followed with a monstrous new JR Alli directed video release.

Giving a nod to the classic ’90s Nintendo gaming console, Derin delivers a clever, visually stunning video that blurs the separation between fantasy and reality. The song itself was produced by by Lucidox and Po, and serves as a commentary on navigating life.

“N64” is preaching a very simple message: life is not a video game, life is real life, and you have to approach it with the right intentions.

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The track is actually full of knowledge bombs that you might miss. “I do this for real/ Man this shit’s not a video game/ I just want to point this is not for material gain.” Artistically Derin has always been extremely humble and genuine in his approach. Which is why he’s been so successful. It’s not about the money or fame game for him. He’s just doing what he loves because he loves it.

So many guys try to take on these “character” roles to become who they think their fans want them to be. And then they navigate their rap careers like a game of Super Smash Bros; trying to fight off all their peers in an attempt to come out on top. But… you know… life’s not a video game, so it doesn’t work like that.


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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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