Alternative-rap duo Mod10 are back with a powerful new anthem ‘Blank Canvas’


Chloe Mogg


Constantly evolving with each release, the iconic two-piece combine sounds of rap, hip-hop, trap and pop to create their signature sound. Exploring themes of self discovery, social situations and larger mysteries about humans and the universe, Mod10 are as real as it gets. Consisting of Matt Kohn on lyrics and vocals, and Sam Carlen on production, the sensational rap track flows freely with confidence and individuality. Receiving attention via the streaming world, the duo have over 90,000 streams on Spotify alone across three previous singles.

Speaking about their thoughts on the instant classic, Mod10 state, “It’s about making your inner vision come to life and the various paths that can lead you there. Prioritizing money, fame, health, happiness, friends, family, in one big balancing act… if I live what I’m dreaming, that means I sleep while I’m standing.”

Constantly bringing something new to the table with each release, Mod10 are at their strongest in ‘Blank Canvas’. Short but definitely sweet, the under 2 and a half minute long track is a vital asset to the duo’s ever-growing discography. Rolling off the tongue perfectly, the track sounds like the lovechild of Kendrick Lamar and Marshmello.

Meeting through mutual friends, Matt and Sam’s musical journey didn’t start when they met. Matt Kohn grew up in Elkins Park, Philly, influenced by hip/hop and rap throughout his life, he has been part of local rap collectives, released numerous solo projects, free-styled at many cyphers, and opened for artists’ shows such as Token, RA the Rugged Man, and Hi-Rez. Sam Carlen grew up in Northeast PA (Scranton area) as a rock and roll kid, he has played guitar for the majority of his life and started producing/engineering in high school, doing various jobs with the local music and theater scene.

Stating that their opposite worlds certainly did attract, their mutual interests into each other’s respective genres has proven to be a challenge to each other’s creativity, but certainly their key ingredient to their signature sound. Speaking about their musical message, Mod10 share, “We want people (hopefully our fans) to think for themselves, do their own fact checking, don't take things at face value (from ANYONE), and consider points of view from ALL sides, regardless of who tells you it's wrong to do so. We believe people are smart enough to figure things out on their own and every single person has the capability to be great if they so choose to do so.”


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September 2, 2021 2:46pm ET by Chloe Mogg  

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