Across the Internet they have a meme called “The Struggle Is Real”, don’t bring those talks to FRANK who performs the score for the struggle. The vocals are hazy and mesmerizing, the lyrics roughly etched scenes from life after dark and the overall feeling transports you into the heart of FRANK’s reality.
Born and raised in Toronto, his upbringing was on wheels. Getting the experience throughout the entire 6 boroughs constantly moving into community housing projects and desolate areas where illegal elements were the daily diets. The images, sounds and lifestyles being absorbed from an early age are vivid in FRANK’s musical output.
Most take their undesirable living environment as confinement. FRANK saw a laboratory. Writing rudimentary songs at 10 years old, rapping at 15, producing at 17 (Pilsbury Beats), then later adding photography (Family First Photography), cinematography (FAM1st Films), editing and graphic design to the skills arsenal. With the attitude of being the challenge instead of being beat by the challenges.
One of the earliest members of the globally renowned Remix Project ,FRANK was mentored by OVO Sound’s Noah “40” Shebib. Impressing those within the fabled Sudbury St. 3rd floor walls FRANK started releasing in the summer of 2010 his “All Work No Play”(AWNP) mixtapes and selling mixtapes in every direction he could move. The DIY mentality landed him on local tours and working with heavy hitters Noah “40” Shebib, Boi 1da, Rich Kidd, Junia T and Crooks Of Smash Brovaz, Daytona, JD Era, Sinotra, K Koke and USG and many more.
The buzz was peaking to take part in the early stages of Toronto’s emergence on the world scene when FRANK was apprehended and incarcerated. On strict conditions when released, FRANK saw the opportunity to return to the laboratory to intensify his sound and refine his product. On release he dropped an online mixtape (Homi Guards & Pyrex Mov Ent Presents FRANK -Kush & Beats) 2011 as well as video “Bully”. That was the start of a self imposed hiatus until 2014 when he casually dropped videos “Top Down” followed by “AWNPII”.
“Find Me” is the 1st release that adds to the timeline of Frank welcoming the listeners to come for a visit to his routine check points. Accompanied by a viral video that is absolutely stunning and highlights the duality of hate & glory of an individual that excels with the excess baggage of the street life.
Now, the vision is set to initiate FRANK’s reorganization that places FAM1st as the label and Honest Generation Inc. as the enterprise to manage the various media creations that will work with affiliates and beyond.
The sound and visuals of Frank have sampled and arranged the “Real Struggle” to a sound that layers smooth stories over ominous audio for the world to see, hear & feel.