OKP Premiere: Shan Vincent de Paul Dedicates "Humble" To West Coast Hip-Hop
Sri Lanka born, Toronto-based Shan Vincent de Paul has impacted the 6ix greatly with his brand of innovative musicianship. Today, we’re excited to showcase his new work, “Humble,” which is pegged to his debut album, Saviors.
After gaining traction in the industry with songs such as “Die Iconic” and “Thank God,” Shan Vincent de Paul puts his eclectic sound and look on full display. A refugee from civil war, SVDP fled his native land with his family, eventually emigrating to Toronto where he’s now based. We spoke with the inspiring innovator about the origins of “Humble,” of which he said, “This is my ode to the West. I grew up studying the Hieroglyphics crew, Kurupt, DJ Quik, E-40, Ras Kass, The Pharcyde and that entire movement.”
SVDP routinely explores themes like religion, spirituality and culture, yet on “Humble,” he channels Miles Davis and Kanye West in offering some really dope lyricism. “It wasn’t until I delved into West Coast music that I learned how fearless and free you could be with style and cadence. You can’t deny the funk,” he told us exclusively. SVDP is a perfect example as to how cultural influences, no matter where they originate from, can mix and mingle to create an unique take on style and sound.
Check out the fourth single from Shan’s debut album, Saviors, which will hit stores on April 15, 2016, and is available for pre-sale now. You can listen to the captivating track, “Humble,” below!