Just before playing his homecoming show at Manifesto Festival in Toronto, Parma Court rapper Big Lean dropped the video to his latest track “Stamina”, directed by Zac Facts. You can thank none other than Sevn Thomas for the production, who also helped co-produce Drake and Rihanna’s megahit “Work.”
Sensual and catchy, Big Lean’s sound diverges considerably from the style found on his 2015 mixtape Enough Is Enough, which paired booming 808s with aggressive lyrical flows. The Toronto up-and-comer makes no point in hiding the fact that yes, this is a dancehall track and yes, it is trendy right now – but so what? He manages to pull it off with style in a video that features palm trees, beautiful women, and fire dancing on the beach.
Between the OVO Sound premieres and work with Boi-1da, Chief Keef and Juicy J, it seems like Big Lean is only getting started. Watch out for his collective Da Degrees, who are also making moves in the city. Check out the video above.