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INTERVIEW: Minty Burns

Hi Minty, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’m great, been working and traveling and getting ready to turn up this summer with some new music.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Green Man”?

“Green Man” is out everywhere and repping for all the stoners and hustlers on the planet. The music video is dropping this week with a special appearance from Ox from the movie Belly. In the video I take a trip to America for a top secret mission to deliver the Ooze for Ox.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

I wanted to recreate a song off my first mixtape called “Alligator Green.” The beats and topics are similar and this is the 2018 version.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

It was epic being able to recreate that classic scene from Belly and do it in my own way. I wanted to do something totally different and take it left if I’m going to take inspiration from the movie. So I shot it in LA and that was all part of the plot of Ox sending me on the mission. The scenery and the trees were just right for the video on this one!

How was the recording and writing process?

I wrote the verse fast in 20 minutes and then the hook came pretty easily too. Usually when i’m inspired the writing comes fast. I recorded it in my old studio that I recorded so much of my music at. I miss that place! I think it was last summer when I recorded it.

What role does Toronto play in your music?

Its where I’m from and being new to the urban music scene as a city I feel more like I play a role in Toronto and the sound we have elevating from there. I have been putting references to the city and the people in it since I started and that will never change.

Does the new single mean we can expect any new material – how’s that coming along?

I will be dropping a new single every two weeks and the final mixtape shortly. Stay tuned for new music and follow me on all my social media accounts to keep up @mintyburns

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The Dispensary early May.

Any plans to hit the road?

This summer I plan on doing all the major weed festivals on the west coast and hopefully hitting the road with Kurupt and the Moonrocks team.

What else is happening next in Minty Burns’ world?

I am always showing whats happening in my life on Instagram so make sure to follow. I have a new merch line called The Dispensary and a bunch of new products coming out as merch. You might just find me in a random foreign country or collabing with one of your favorite artists. Stay tuned with planetminty!

Much Love.

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