HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Tasha the Amazon – Ways

It’s been a year since Tasha’s Die Every Day EP was released, the project that got her a Juno nomination for Best Rap Recording of the Year. Since then she has become the first female to win the Much Music Video Award for Best Hip Hop video. Now she’s back to releasing new music and […]

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MUSIC, PROJECTS, R&B/Soul

Adria Kain – DE{com}pressed

Adria Kain had been M.I.A. for almost a year before she started releasing music again. While there have been a couple of tracks that appeared on her Soundcloud in recent months, Adria’s big welcome back to the Toronto music scene is her new EP DE{com}pressed. At a recent show, Adria admitted that her disappearance from […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, PROJECTS

Clairmont the Second – Lil Mont From the Ave

Clairmont the Second has released his fourth project Lil Mont From the Ave. While Clairmont had previously been signed to a label, he has decided to go back to the independent route and not only released the album himself but also did all of the production. He has only one feature on the project, his […]

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MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS, R&B/Soul

Saudin – Belize (Video)

Saudin has released another music video, this time for a track off of his second EP A Midsummer’s Daydream titled “Belize.” The video features a relatively simple but visually appealing concept, much like the first video Saudin released called “Sunset.” The Mississauga singer can be seen on a boat serenading the camera with his R&B […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Charlotte Day Wilson – Doubt

The soulful Toronto talent Charlotte Day Wilson has released her new song “Doubt.” This is the first release we have seen from Charlotte since her album CDW in 2016. She did, however, lend her vocals to the song “Transform” on Daniel Caesar’s Freudian album which released in August. Charlotte has had a year full of […]

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FEATURED, HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, PROJECTS

Sean Leon – C.C.W.M.T.T.

Sean Leon has released an audio-film titled C.C.W.M.T.T. or Can’t Come With Me This Time. He has described the project as a score and reflection of the journey he has made through 2017. The project consists of ten tracks or “scenes,” including previously released tracks “Turf” and “Gold.” It concludes with every 25-year old’s new […]

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FEATURED, MUSIC VIDEOS

Daniel Caesar Delivers Visuals for Freudian (Video)

Shortly after it was announced that Daniel Caesar has been nominated for two Grammy awards, he released the visuals for the title track off of his album Freudian. Daniel is competing for the Best R&B Album of the Year and the Best R&B Performance for his song “Get You” featuring Kali Uchis. The video for […]

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EVENTS

The Come Up Show 10 Year Anniversary [Nov 30th]

10 years ago, a man named Chedo started a radio show based out of London, ON in an effort to spread the music of great artists on the come up. It eventually moved from radio to podcast format and is known as The Come Up Show. 10 years later and the show has featured over […]

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MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS, R&B/Soul

Saudin – Sunset (Video)

Saudin has released visuals for his song “Sunset,” making this his first ever music video. The video begins with a sunset and the title, and cuts to Saudin smoking and singing on a roof as the sun goes down. The R&B singer of former Degrassi fame directed and edited the video himself. 2017 was a […]

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MUSIC, PROJECTS

Just Chase – Killing Roses

Just Chase hails from Nova Scotia but has made a home for himself in Toronto for the past four years. His first two singles, “Ego” and “Between Us,” have racked up millions of plays on Soundcloud. Now, after hosting a listening party for a select group earlier this week, his project Killing Roses has finally […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Pooks – Drop It

Toronto artist and producer Pooks just released his new song “Drop It.” His Soundcloud is currently filled more with beats from his production talents as opposed to his own music, but that seems to be set to change. He had formerly gone by PookieMSQ, but took some time off and changed his name before releasing […]

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MUSIC, PROJECTS, R&B/Soul

Mickey Blue – What I Wouldn’t Do (EP)

Mickey Blue has released his sophomore EP, titled What I Wouldn’t Do. It is 5 tracks in length, including the previously released single “Anything.” All of the songs can be classified as love songs, just in time for cuffing season. Anyone who attended 199Z Fest in mid-August where Mickey was one of the headliners should […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Clairmont the Second – 2 Rich 4 Me (Official Video)

The young Weston legend Clairmont the Second has released another video for his new single “2 Rich 4 Me.” The video features visuals around Toronto, including a shot on the TTC, which is similar to his last release “The Ave in You.” He The song itself, however, is much more soulful than his last track with no […]

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MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS, R&B/Soul

OVO’s New Signee–Plaza–Makes Visual Debut With Release Of “Personal” Video

OVO’s Plaza has released a video for his single “Personal.” This is Plaza’s first video and is directed by Nina Djacic, who was the cinematographer on Roy Woods’ video “Love You.” Much like the album art on his Shadow EP, the video features a lot of dark lighting. It mostly takes place in the back […]

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FEATURED, HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, R&B/Soul

PartyNextDoor Releases Four New Tracks on SoundCloud.

It was recently announced that we’d be seeing new albums from most OVO artists this Fall, including the project called Club Atlantis by PartyNextDoor. Since there is an album on its way, it’s surprising that over the course of the past few days we have seen four new songs from Party. They were all released […]

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MUSIC, PROJECTS, R&B/Soul

Saudin – A Midsummer’s Daydream

Saudin had originally planned to release A Midsummer’s Daydream on August 25th, however quoted issues with SoCan as the release was delayed to the 28th. The EP is four tracks, currently listed as one long song on Soundcloud. All tracks were produced by Emjay, with dF assisting on the lead track “Destiny.” They maintain the chill […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, PROJECTS, R&B/Soul

Khaliowe – The Way (EP)

Mississauga’s Khaliowe has released his debut EP titled The Way. The five songs include previously released tracks “Love for the Soul” and “Who I Want.” The project maintains the smooth R&B with occasional hints of dancehall that we have heard from Khaliowe so far on his five previous songs. The Way also includes a nod […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Hezi – Hi, My Name is Hez (Official Video)

As he had promised on social media this week, Hezi released a new song and an accompanying video within the first few minutes of Saturday called “Hi, My Name is Hez.” This is the first video we’ve seen from the young West End rapper in about 9 months, although he did drop a full project […]

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MUSIC, PROJECTS, R&B/Soul

Daniel Caesar – Freudian

The highly anticipated album from Daniel Caesar titled Freudian was released late last night. It consists of 10 tracks including the previously released tracks “Get You (feat. Kali Uchis),” “We Find Love” and “Blessed.” Besides Kali Uchis, the album also features H.E.R., Syd and Charlotte Day Wilson. Daniel’s star has been rapidly rising lately. Within […]

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FEATURED, HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Sean Leon Surprises Fans with Two New Tracks

A while back, Sean Leon had tweeted about dropping new music on September 11th. It seems that he was as impatient to get his music out there as his fans were to hear it since he decided to drop two new songs yesterday. The tracks, titled “GOD MC 9:05 PM EST” and “BY MYSELF 9:11 PM EST” […]

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FEATURED, MUSIC, NEWS, R&B/Soul

VAL Drops Two New Tracks on OVO Sound Radio

Last night’s episode of OVO Sound Radio featured the premiere of two new tracks from VAL: “Rush Hour” and “Lil Mama (CAMEINFREESTYLE Remix)”. Considering the fact that VAL has posted multiple photos with Majid Jordan on social media recently, it is not surprising that OVO was the platform he released new music on. The drop […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Jazz Cartier – Nobody’s Watching

Jazz Cartier just dropped “Nobody’s Watching,” a club anthem ready track. The song was produced by Mike WiLL Made It, a change from Jazz’s usual producer Lantz. “Nobody’s Watching” is the first of two songs Jazz is releasing as part of his collaboration with Red Bull Sound Select. While fans are stuck continuing to wait for Cartier’s next album […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS

Clairmont the Second – The Ave in You (Official Video)

Clairmont the Second released his video “The Ave in You” just in time to be able to use the visuals as a backdrop for his set at WayHome late last month. The song is the first release off his upcoming project, Lil Mont From the Ave. Just a few days ago he tweeted that he […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Quincy Got Rich – How Bout U

Quincy Got Rich has dropped a new track titled “How Bout U” produced by Joseph L’Étranger. Quincy is starting to make quite the name for himself despite the fact that this is only the fourth song to appear on his Soundcloud. Quincy Got Rich had Derek Wise feature on one of his tracks and has […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Derin Falana – Break Out

Brampton native Derin Falana dropped a new track, “Break Out,” his newest addition to the compilation These Days: Audio Journal. The song features more R&B elements as opposed to the raps on Derin’s earlier tracks. When he first released the project These Days, Derin stated that he would continue adding to the compilation to provide updates […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Sean Leon – GOLD

Sean Leon wasted no time releasing new music. Just a little over a week after his memorable headlining show at The Mod Club, Sean drops the track Gold. Produced by Wondagurl and FrancisGotHeat, the track seems to be taking shots at fellow Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier. In the bridge of the song, it is difficult […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Derek Wise – JAMAL (Official Video)

Derek Wise has released a video for his song “Jamal.” This is the second single off of his album Inglorious to have an accompanying video created, the first being “Disconnected.” Both premiered on Much. The XO member faced some serious criminal charges in 2014 which were cleared last year. Instead of fighting his reputation, Derek […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

K. Forest – Two Two’s

Forest just dropped the track “Two Twos” produced by dF. This is the fourth song we’ve seen from K. Forest since his EP Eyes of Taiga released last November. The song features references to Ginuwine and the Knicks while maintaining a chill vibe. Time will tell if this track is part of Forest’s promised upcoming […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

VAL – Mi Amor

The soulful sounds of VAL are back with the track “Mi Amor” produced by HMLT. This is the first we’ve heard from VAL in a year. The track mixes Latin elements with chill vibes to create an ideal song for late nights that have you feeling some type of way. VAL has been tweeting since […]

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MUSIC

Khaliowe – Who I Want

Khaliowe just released “Who I Want” produced by PROBEATZ. This is the second song of his to be released with a note advertising his upcoming project The Way. It is expected to drop August 25th. “Who I Want” has more dancehall elements than any of Khaliowe’s previous releases. This comes just a month before the […]

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MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS

Roy Woods – Instinct (feat. MadeinTyo) (Official Video)

Roy Woods has released a video for “Instinct,” the second single off of his Nocturnal EP. The video features Atlanta’s MadeinTyo and was directed by Elliot Clancy Osberg from Toronto. The visuals alternate between shots of Roy, art pieces, roses and of course, beautiful women. The video ends with a shot of the Toronto skyline. […]

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MUSIC, PROJECTS, R&B/Soul

PLAZA – Shadow EP

While Majid Jordan was surprising fans at Manifesto 11 by bringing members of their OVO family Roy Woods and DVSN on stage, OVO Sound Radio was premiering a project from their new signee Plaza. The EP is titled Shadow, and consists of 5 brooding R&B tracks. Like the other members of OVO, Plaza hails from […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Tamera Russell – Root Canal

Tamera Russell aka TRuss has released her 9-track project titled Root Canal. She described the reason behind the name by comparing love to candy. She stated that it “tastes good & gives you a rush” but can result in a cavity. She goes on to state “what if the damage done requires more than a […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, PROJECTS

Hezi – Cereal & Wine

Hezi, born Shane Bramwell, is a 20-year-old rapper hailing from Toronto’s Eglinton West area. You may recognize him as being associated with Clairmont the Second, another up and coming artist from the same area. Don’t be fooled by the album art for his album Cereal & Wine. Unlike his friend Clairmont, who sticks to clean […]

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