Brian Ennals Chainsmokes in Severn
Severn, Maryland-based rapper Brian Ennals released a solid mixtape, Untitled, in 2009, but it may have been hard for him to grab much attention without a flashy rapper name or even a title for his tape. But his upcoming project Candy Cigarettes deserves to build considerably more buzz, if the first single “Newport Music” is any indication. Over a smooth, saxaphone-dappled track by Alpha Davis, Ennals outlines his couch potato philosophy (“My life: smoke weed, jerk off and dismantle beats”) and delivers a naggingly catchy sing-song hook. And when it wraps up in just 3 minutes flat with wit and style to spare, it’s hard not to hit play one more time.