Jazz Cartier is the self-proclaimed prince of Toronto hip-hop, and he’s living up to the hype. 2016 was a strong year for the Toronto rapper and now he kicks off 2017 with a new project announcement and a European promo tour–La Fleurope. Last year he released a dope mixtape titled Hotel Paranoia to follow-up his 2015 release Marauding In Paradise. The project was strong and he quickly sold out his homecoming concert at The Mod Club where he would perform most of the tape. With such high demand to go see Jacuzzi in Toronto they moved venues–to The Phoenix, and live streamed the performance. It was a successful event to what was going to prove to be a successful mixtape release.
The mixtape lead to the NOW Magazine cover and much, much more over the span of 2016. Jazz not only sold out two major venues at the beginning of 2016, but he was also a performer at a few music festivals, went on a European tour with Saba, joined Post Malone for his Hollywood Dreams tour, and he finished off the year with another Toronto performance this time at an even bigger venue–Rebel Nightclub (fka Sound Academy). In one year Jazz Cartier filled three major Toronto concert venues, which not any rapper can do. It’s reported he made over 80K in merch sales, and doubled the amount of performances from 2015-2016.
Now as 2017 settles in, it’s clear Jazz will not let this momentum die out. He announced his next project Fleurever is on the way and got a single off the project the first Zane Lowe Beats1 world premiere of 2017. He went on to announce the dates of his La Fleurope tour, which kicks off today–February 9, 2017. The tour consists of 11 shows in about 2 weeks (15 days). Before heading out to Europe for tour he did an interview on Sway’s Universe and they breakdown Jacuzzi’s career, and influences.
Watch the interview with Sway: