Burnell Washburn
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Burnell Washburn

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States | SELF

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States | SELF
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"Album Review of Burnell Washburn -"The White Dove" ep"

Burnell Washburn = Typical Cats + Common Market + Grieves
It’s good to hear quality hip hop produced right here in SLC. Burnell Washburn is young and his inexperience is evident, but that’s not a bad thing. I’m tired of too many veterans touring on the strength of some radio hit from 1994. Burn. The point is, these younger guys are hungry—they put effort in every rap and usually have nothing to lose. I mean, this is supposed to be an EP, but it has nine songs and clocks in at over 35 minutes. A well-established act would spend two years making this and call it a whole album, but I have a feeling this kid’s more interested in just producing what he can when he can. The stuff is chill, understated and jazzy, but while Burnell’s affected, raspy raps are complex and on time, there are some hooks lacking in his choruses. The real cream here is the beats that are variously reminiscent of the Typical Cats, Blockhead or Lovage-era Dan the Automator. That’s to Burnell’s benefit too because he does them all himself, layering acoustic guitar over tight snare claps and sampled piano. So far, my favorites are “Apartment 22,” “Welcome to the Canopy” which features another local, Malevolent MC, and “Let Us Go” with its lush strings. Keep it up dude, the music is good. –Rio Connelly - SLUG Magazine


Burnell Washburn - self-titled debut album released March 2009
18-tracks - available at local Salt Lake music retailers.

The White Dove Ep - self produced ep released 3.29.10
9 tracks featuring collaborations with Malevolent Mc, TSR & more.
available online or at any local music retailers.

Title T.B.A - new full length album set to release 4.22.11
20 tracks -featuring collaborations with Abstract Rude, Mac Lethal, Booka B, Pat Maine, & many more!
*release party @ Kilby Court in SLC.
*available on iTunes, Amazon, Cd Baby, Uprok, Borosyndicate, Graywhale, Slowtrain, & more!



Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Burnell Washburn is a rush of talent when it comes to producing beats and writing intelligent positive lyrics. Washburn has played shows all over the United States with many well-known artists, and continues to soar above his genre with outstanding performances.