Toronto, January 16th 2020, Valentine’s day is fast approaching and to celebrate Finnz has decided to join forces with JRDN to release his new single “ About You” This song was written to captivate the listeners who have experienced that one girl who they were crazy about. No matter what that girl does to you, you are always going to forgive her, no matter where she goes, when she messages you to come get her, you go! We all know this one girl! Maybe this song is ABOUT YOU!! The single is set to be released January 23rd on all platforms and the video on February 14th.
Finnz was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has an electric sound with a melodic complex flow that is sweeping the nation. He grew up listening to grunge music such as; Green Day, Nirvana, Offspring, and Smashing Pumpkins. In his early teens, he was introduced to Hip Hop by his two older brothers. “It’s like everything they rap about, I relate to on a day-to-day basis” says Finnz. His early influences were Nas, Biggie, Pac, Eminem, Beastie Boyz, Wu-Tang, and NWA. These artists/groups are what helped his early songwriting career grow, and suddenly Finnz turned to music for everything.
Growing up with other family musical influences such as his uncle Mike Kennedy who was a part of a band called “Overthrow” and his Juno award winning cousin Tomi Swick, Finnz was constantly around music and the industry. Learning and making friends within the industry was one of his strong suits. With a vast network of promoters, Finnz began opening for bigger named artists, such as; N.O.R.E, Akon, MGK, Classified, Swollen Members, Styles P and Sheek Louch, Joey Badass, Snak the Ripper and more! With local promoters noticing his work drive it wasn’t hard for Finnz to get his name on a bill.
As the years went by, Finnz ran into trouble and went down a dangerous path after witnessing his friend shot and murdered right in front of him. Within the next two years, Finnz had lost four more of his closest friends to murder. Instead of seeking help, Finnz turned to drugs and the streets, thinking this is what it would take to forget about it. Out of his house since the age of 16, really enhanced his ability to freestyle off the top of his head which quickly was talked about around his city. Music was the only thing that gave Finnz hope and pulled him away from the negative things in life.
After releasing six songs in six weeks, Finnz joined the association called “International Singer Songwriter Association” with the president Tamanie Dove assisting his registration, Finnz quickly found a spot in the ISSA family. In May 2019, Finnz received notification he was nominated in four categories in the 2019 ISSA Award show, hosted at the Dawsonville Performing Arts Centre in Georgia. With his family, friends and fans voting him into top ten for each category, Finnz humbly accepted two crystal awards for “Music Video of the Year” & “Songwriter of the Year”. With his past behind him, Finnz accepted these awards with class and is now ready to start working on his debut album “Black Circus”.
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