Enter Swollen Members’s House Of Rhyme Mastery, Where Only Lyricists Survive (Video)
This Halloween Canadian MC Robbie G reunited one of Canada’s most iconic Hip-Hop acts to help deliver a rugged, hardcore banger to set the mood for the holiday. The new single “Fun House” has the Guelph, Ontario MC trading bars with Prevail and Madchild of Vancouver’s own Swollen Members, and they made sure to keep their rhymes sharp for the occasion. With Swollen Members’ Rob The Viking on production and former S.M. member Moka Only singing the hook, the song sounds like a throwback to when the group was regularly earning plaques and awards. “First time Swollen’s back in a minute” are the first words you hear before they dive right into spitting.
The music video features the four MCs on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, and includes some of the haunted houses and other attractions along the main entertainment strip. The visuals fit thematically, as the song is pure fun for anyone who appreciates witty lyricism, rugged beats, and a hook that gets heads nodding. While many will recognize the veteran group Swollen Members, the relatively newer Robbie G holds his own spitting alongside them. Having spent years building his town’s entire local Hip-Hop scene from scratch and developing his own brand, Robbie G does not waste the opportunity to rap next to some Canadian icons.
“Fun House” is a single off of Robbie G’s upcoming album, Inner Outer Space (November 18).
#BonusBeat: Check out this mini documentary about Robbie G’s recording process, and how he’s been able to develop Guelph and Toronto’s local Hip-Hop scene as well as his own music: