Published May 13, 2015"Don't Believe the Hype" is not only a Public Enemy song, but a philosophy that Adam Bomb always comes back to when writing straight-up bomb music (a characteristic he's now been officially recognized for, what with his recent win with Naturally Born Strangers for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2015 Juno Awards).
Once again, we've collaborated with Reign Media to bring you another episode of Exclaim! TV's Sweet 16s. This time, we invited the award-winning Toronto emcee into our backyard to perform the sweetest 16 bars he's ever written.
Before busting out some rhymes from "Tell Me" (a track taken from his SARS 4 mixtape), Adam Bomb revealed parts of his personal history to Sweet 16s host King Reign, discussing his initial fascination with drawing tape covers, and how that eventually led him to writing his first rhymes. Later, he discusses creating honest music, and shared his top five influences over the years.
Watch Adam Bomb perform his favourite 16 bars in the player below.
Filmed by Katherine Kwan and Jordan Rapps
Edited by Jordan Rapps
Audio by Marcus Blomgren
Assisted by Nadia Rompas
Hosted by King Reign