Henry Canyons 2014 Brownies & Lemonade stage
LA based rapper, Henry Canyons, transcends your typical boundaries of hip-hop identity. The self-described “Brooklinite-French-Jew” took to music at a young age; from his training as a jazz saxophonist to his teenage years spent in Brooklyn cipher circles, his melodic style and bilingual lyrical integrity reflect his diverse musical background. Canyons left for the West Coast in 2005 to attend Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. After graduating, it was longterm friend and flourishing emcee, Spliff Hemingway, who encouraged Canyons to move to LA to continue his music career. While residing in LA, Canyons has worked on multiple projects, most recently his first solo mixtape,Vignettes. Upon its release in October of 2012,Vignettes–which features production from BoomBaptist–received cosigns from WordisBond, HypeFloats, Hip-hop.com and many other online publications. Since then, Canyons has been working on collaborative projects with french producers, Keor Meteor and Freddy Jay, as well as NYC producer Willie Green. Over the course of his career, Canyons has racked up over 30,000 views on YouTube, and has shared stages with Macklemore, Tash, Open Mike Eagle, Pigeon Jon, Blue Scholars, Billy Woods, and tons of local LA talent. Canyons has a new EP “A Thousand Plateaus” slated for early spring of 2014 with Brooklyn, NY based label Backwoodz Studioz.