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Hailing from neighboring Canada, the duo made up of 88 and Glamboy are signed to Toronto crooner The Weeknd’s XO record label. Discussing their 6 upbringing and how the city has impacted their sound and work ethic, 88 says:
In Toronto, there’s not that many resources or outlets for musicians like ourselves, so I feel like we kinda have to take that like grassroots approach and be like more self-efficient, and it’s super competitive as well. So, you kinda like have to like take your opportunities where you can get them.
The pair linked up with singer The Weeknd nearly five years ago after the XO chief discovered the duo in the underground party scene. While 88 and Glamboy continue to develop their sound and build their working relationship with Abel, the two hip-hop partners also share their biggest influences in this week’s installment.
Glamboy lists Kid Cudi, Stack Bundles, and even former pro-wrestlers Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as influences while 88 says he’s been inspired by more influences like Aerial Pink and Atlas Sound.
Checkout what 88Glam says about their in-studio chemistry and what it’s like working with The Weeknd in Now You Know below: