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Dumb Teen: Krinny breaks down his new single & why he decided to start singing

Richmond Hill, ON – Richmond Hill prodigy producer Krinny is a name we’ve gotten very familiar with recently. Over the last few years, the 19-year-old producer has been a GTA staple, racking up production credits with guys like DillanPonders, Ty Senoj, and TRIPSIXX. But it turns out that Krinny is also an extremely talented vocalist, with a dark and brooding PBR&B-trap aesthetic.

Earlier this month Krinny released a brand new self-produced track titled “Dumb Teen.” The record’s title is a self-deprecating shot at Krinny’s song-writing abilities, and the track itself is one of several songs Krinny has released as a vocalist lately.

Dumb Teen: Krinny breaks down his new single & why he decided to start singing - HipHopCanada.com

I’ll always love making songs with others but right now I’m exploring ways of expressing myself through music.” – Krinny


Although he had his come up as a producer (and still fully intends to continue pursuing that), Krinny decided to start singing as a way of further exploring his artistry.

It can be difficult as a music producer when you’re feeling ways about a beat you’ve made, and an artist interprets your beat differently and delivers a whole new vibe. When you self-produce, your track is delivered the way you want and delivered on your own terms. Listen to “Dumb Teen” below, and scope our interview with Krinny to find out more.


“Dumb Teen”

Dumb Teen: Krinny breaks down his new single & why he decided to start singing - HipHopCanada.com


Q&A: Krinny

HiphopCanada: Start off by telling me what this track means to you on a personal level.

Krinny: To me, it’s only the edge.

HipHopCanada: Talk to me about the significance of the title “Dumb Teen.”

Krinny: After I wrote it, I read it all back and thought “Wow! This is some dumb shit!” I was also (and still am) a teen when I wrote it. You could say the name just came to me in a dream.

HipHopCanada: You came up on the scene as a producer. So tell me the story behind how you wound up singing.

Krinny: I’m very picky with how things sound and haven’t found anyone with the same mindset. So I figured I’d try and do shit solo.

HipHopCanada: Talk to me about how you built this song on a technical level, and what went into the creation of the beat.

Krinny: Wrote it first one night, woke up the next morning and made the beat around the feeling the lyrics gave me at that moment. Ended up changing the melodies a few times and then voila – “Dumb Teen”🙂.

HipHopCanada: How does your process for self-production differ from your process for producing for other artists?

Krinny: I make beats based off how I’m feeling at that moment, but words aren’t so easy for me to express. I write when the feeling comes. So making beats to fit that feeling can be difficult once its gone.

HipHopCanada: As it stands, are you planning on pursuing this artistry further? Are you planning on transitioning out of being a producer into being a solo artist?

Krinny: Definitely still a producer. I’ll always love making songs with others but right now I’m exploring ways of expressing myself through music .

HipHopCanada: What’s the dumbest teen thing you’ve done lately?

Krinny: Give girls too much attention.


Twitter: @kkrinny

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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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