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Lais Rolls Out Interactive Playlist “Give Me One More EP” In Anticipation For SESSIION 2

Toronto’s Lais has been making noise ever since he humbly shared his debut EP SESSION on Reddit. Now, the talented Toronto singer/songwriter warms his fans up for the sequel to his debut by launching an interactive playlist titled “Give Me One More” with monthly releases. About three years ago the Toronto recording artist gained a […]

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Majid Jordan Announce Album Release Date & Tour Dates

A few months ago almost the full OVO Sound camp announced they had albums on the way, among them is Majid Jordan’s “The Space Between”. To end off last month Majid Jordan delivered the album release date would be October 27th and unleashed the third single–“My Imagination“–featuring the other OVO Sound duo–DVSN. The duo consisting of […]

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The Weeknd Partners with Marvel to Announce ‘Starboy’ Comic Book

The Weeknd partnered with Marvel to unveil his latest venture, a comic book Starboy at Comic-Con. This idea has been has been discussed previously, dating back to the release of the Starboy album in an interview with Zane Lowe. The partnership was teased through Twitter, and their project was officially announced yesterday. This comic book is just the latest […]

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Blac Chyna Teases K. Forest’s Video for ‘Reverse’

Brampton’s very talented singer/songwriter K. Forest has been on a roll. Last year his banger Guidance got placed on Travis Scott’s platinum project BITTSM and this year he continued releasing strong and unique records. One of the 6 bangers Forest released this year is titled “Reverse” and it’s one of his most played new songs of this year. […]

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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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Roy Woods Announced His Upcoming Album “Say Less” Is On The Way & Drops 3 New Songs.

Roy Woods hasn’t released new music since his Nocturnal EP late in 2016. As July comes to an end he hits us with a rapid fire of releases. The OVO Sound artist dropped 3 songs this month so far. The first was Say Less Freestyle, which came with the announcement of his upcoming album. He […]

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Listen To NAV & Metro Boomin’s Highly Anticipated Project–”Perfect Timing”

Along with announcing his collaboration project with Metro Boomin’ titled “Perfect Timing” is dropping on July 21st, Nav and Metro released the intro–Perfect Timing–and the single–Call Me–off the upcoming album. With the release date literally a few days away Nav and Metro Boomin’ unleashed the track list for the project. It includes popular artists like […]

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Smoke Dawg Brings Out Puffy L’z and Mo-G Out At UTOPIA FEST For A Halal Gang Reunion!

It was a crazy night on Friday for the city, as a whole bunch of Toronto/GTA talent took the stage for Utopia Music Fest 2017! Among the many artists who took the stage at The Mod Club last night, was Smoke Dawg and Jimmy Prime who ended up bringing out the Prime Boys, Puffy L’z […]

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The Guide To Toronto’s June 2017 Shows Featuring Local Hip-Hop/R&B Acts.

  2017 is going by very fast and Summer ’17 is just around the corner. Along with Summer in Toronto comes various special events including music festivals and concerts. Summer hasn’t even officially started yet and there are already 5 shows featuring local acts you should be considering attending in June. Here they are: uTOpia Music […]

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Watch Justin Bieber Embarrass Himself By Mocking Spanish Language While Trying To Sing “Despacito”

Justin Bieber has been doing a great job at crossing over to other genres or making song sounding like other genres…or has he? After making dancehall–influenced songs and more recently hopping on a remix to Latin hit Despacito (in spanish!), Bieber decided to go and ruin it all. The young Canadian superstar recently got caught […]

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On Beats 1: Jessie Reyez chats Paul Epworth, Calvin Harris, Amy Winehouse, Toronto, and more.

Toronto’s Jessie Reyez is on Beats 1 today chatting with host Julia Adenuga about a variety of topics, including working with Paul Epworth, Calvin Harris and Amy Winehouse’s influence on her work. In true Canadian fashion, she also includes comments about her hometown Toronto! Canadian listeners can tap-in and listen to Jessie on Beats 1 […]

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Brampton’s 4YallEntertainment Team Up With Drake For The Sequel To “T-Dot Goon Scrap DVD”

Towards the end of 2016 Brampton Youtubers 4YallEntertainment dropped a hilarious parody video titled “T-Dot Goon Scrap DVD.” The video embodied Toronto’s slang and hood culture in a very funny way and it went viral. And it would probably still get a laugh out of you today. Now, about half a year after the release […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS, NEWS

Jazz Cartier Unleashes The Official Video For His Single “Tempted.”

To start off the year Jazz Cartier not only announced an album titled Fleurever, but he premiered Tempted on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show. Now, a few months after this big announcement, Jacuzzi drops the first official video off of his upcoming album, and it’s for Tempted.  The music video is a high quality production and […]

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NEWS

Toronto Rapper Robin Banks Was Apparently Hospitalized After A Shooting In City’s North End.

Toronto’s Jane & Finch rapper Robin Banks has been unofficially confirmed as one of the 3 victims from last nights shooting at Cameo Lounge in the north end of the city. News sources say the 22-year old in critical condition received multiple gun shot wounds. Although nothing has been OFFICIALLY confirmed, various media sources and […]

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NEWS

Jazz Cartier, NAV, and ShaqIsDope Have Been Nominated For The 10th Spot On XXL’s Freshman Cover.

Toronto has finally been recognized as a hotbed for hip-hop talent, and for the second year in a row the city got some nominees on XXL’s 10th spot for the Freshman cover. Last year 6 Canadian artists were nominated for the 10 spot, but unfortunately none of them won it. The artists nominated last year […]

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Toronto Rapper APAC Re-Releases “Louboutins” Video & Drops A New One For “I Cannot”

West end Toronto trap artist APAC is in a transitional phase and it could define how far he goes in the rap game. Following the success of his various video releases in the past years including Finesse & Kawal and Hit Or Sum, which tallied up together are at about 2 million spins–APAC announced his project […]

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Jimmy Prime Announces His Project “Bleeding Bull” Drops On March 29

After releasing two very hot music videos this year, Jimmy takes to Twitter to announce his upcoming project titled Bleeding Bull. To start off the year the DT rapper, which coined Toronto’s new nickname–The 6–dropped a video for his MurdaBeatz-produced banger off of Keep God First. A few weeks ago he released his second music video of the […]

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Drake (Finally) Releases More Life

After months of speculation and rumours of potential release dates, Drake finally released his highly anticipated “playlist project” ‘More Life. It premiered on Apple Music’s OVO Sound Radio show. The project contains 22 songs and includes guest features from British artists Giggs and Skepta. 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Quavo, Travis Scott, PartyNextDoor, Kanye West, Black […]

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Toronto Rap Duo CMDWN Drops Video For “Wrist” & Announce “FIJI VS CASTRO” Project.

Mid-way through March 2017 and about a year after their debut project ATLANADA, Toronto trap duo CMDWN drop the video for Wrist. Last year in March FIJI and Ca$tro dropped their hot debut project ATLANADA. This year one of the singles off the project gets a music video and 5 days after the video release the […]

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Tory Lanez Has Dropped 3 New Videos This Month.

The third month of 2017 is almost gone and Tory Lanez dropped three new music videos throughout it. Two of the three songs Tory dropped visuals for this month were from The New Toronto 2 and one of them was for his collab with Sean Paul. On the same day he released the first of […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS, NEWS

Big Lean Drops 2 New Videos On The Same Day & Reminds Us He Can Rap.

After a streak of dancehall inspired releases, Toronto rapper Big Lean is back with two new tracks. Both the new releases come with music videos and both records are rap songs. One premiered via HotNewHipHop and the other via his own Youtube page. Big Lean finds a way to blend the melodies he uses in […]

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

The Weeknd And Future Are “Coming Out Strong” In 2017

2017 has rolled out quite rapidly and noisily, but The Weeknd and Future have no problem keeping up and are Coming Out Strong. Future has dropped two full-length projects in under two weeks. First was his self-titled project FUTURE and Today he dropped HNDRXX. The Weeknd is just as active. He may have not released […]

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NAV Drops Self-Titled Album & Announces Collab Album With Metro Boomin’ Is On The Way!

On February 16, 2017 Rexdale rapper and XO artist NAV released the first single–”Some Way”–off of his new debut self-titled album and it’s featuring The Weeknd. Now, the release date of his debut album has arrived and the 11-song album is out. The only feature on the project was the single, which he already released. […]

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Jazz Cartier Is Performing 11 European Shows In 15 Days.

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 […]

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Toronto’s Clairmont The Second Releases A Black Edition Of Quest For Milk & Honey With 4 New Songs

Clairmont the Second gives new life to his 2016 album release Quest For Milk And Honey, by releasing a Black Edition to the project. Clairmont has remained very active. After releasing his album QFMH the young Weston Road rapper announced he is going on tour with Vancouver rapper SonReal. Towards the end of 2016 he […]

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20 Hip-Hop/R&B Artists From Toronto/GTA With Projects On The Way!

2016 was an amazing year for Toronto’s hip-hop and R&B scene. Artists got international exposure, record deals, many new local stars and up and comers made an impression on our scene, but the ball is still rolling. 2017 has started off just as actively as 2016 ended. We’re not even a month into the year […]

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XO Artist NAV Announces His First Performance Will Be At Coachella.

In 2016 we established that NAV is a member of The Weeknd’s XO. He continued to confirm this after we put the pieces together, via photos and videos on his social media with The Weeknd or CashXO. NAV was literally beside The Weeknd and Belly at the STARBOY release party. He also appeared in Travis Scott’s […]

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41 Notable Hip-Hop and R&B Projects From Toronto/GTA Artists In 2016

2016 has come to an end, and it’s been a very active one for the Toronto music scene. Many artists from Toronto and the GTA have gotten a chance at the spotlight this year. Artists like J-Soul and Jahkoy got record deals with major labels, the full OVO Sound team released projects this year, and […]

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Sean Leon – Fav Rapper/Hundred Million Religion (Prod. Bijan Amir)

It’s LIT! After discovering that Jazz Cartier’s latest release PREE was directed at Sean Leon, the Parkdale rapper delivered this hard diss track. Sean Leon really adds spice to the Toronto music scene with this insanely dope response to Jazz below par diss song. The track is produced by Bijan Amir and the beat is […]

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Ramriddlz Dropped Off Two Brand New Songs Before The New Year.

2016 is coming to an end and Mississauga’s rising star Ramriddlz dropped two new songs. Both are on his usual dancehall-infused vibe. The first song is called Sheleana, which has production credits from RJG, 1Mind, and Jaegen. The second was titled Super Saugod.  Listen to Ramriddz two new songs below:  

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Toronto’s Amazing L.A-Based R&B Artist–Jahkoy Drops “Foreign Water EP”

If you haven’t heard of Toronto’s multi-talented Def Jam signee Jahkoy you are seriously slipping. The Toronto-born rising R&B artist has been pursuing music in Los Angeles and it seems to be going well. In September his record California Heaven featuring ScHoolboy Q turned a lot of heads, and even made our monthly 6IXMIX. Now […]

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Drake And Oliver Have Sets On OVO Sound For Drake’s Birthday This Weekend.

On October 24, 2016 Toronto’s biggest pop star–Drake–is turning 29. The Toronto rapper has had an amazing year. This weekend on October 23, 2016 is the 32nd episode of OVO Sound Radio. As announced on his Instagram page, in honour of the 6God’s 29th birthday he will be mixing a set on the show, as […]

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Meek Mill Shares Snippet Of DC4 Song Featuring Tory Lanez Titled “Litty Again”

Meek Mill has been one of the most talked about rappers in the media lately due to all the back and forth with The Game, Drake, his most recent freestyle on Hot97, and most importantly his upcoming album DC4. Meek has been giving previews and snippets of songs off of Dream Chasers 4 and DJ […]

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Toronto Rap Veteran Kardinal Offishall Is Getting His Own Radio Show.

Yesterday (September 30, 2016) Toronto rapper Kardinal Offishall announced that he will be hosting his own radio show–”The Kardi Party”–every weekend on Virgin Radio and on the new iHeart Radio Canada app starting this weekend! Kardinal is one of our countries most-known artists and the executive creative director at Universal Music Canada. The Toronto rap veteran […]

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It’s The 3-Year Anniversary Of Drake’s Album Nothing Was The Same.

On September 24th of the year 2013, Drake released Nothing Was The Same–the highly anticipated follow-up to his Grammy winning album Take Care. Today marks three years since the album released and like many Drake albums fans still bump it to this day. The album released a year after OVO Sound was founded and on the […]

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The Weeknd Releases The Cover & Name For His Next Album–STARBOY

About a month ago The Weeknd added “STARBOY” to his IG bio. This quickly started speculation on the web, but nothing was confirmed. Today the Toronto R&B superstar by way of Scarborough took to Twitter and released his next official album name and cover. The bio Abel had added last month to his IG in-fact […]

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Reese LaFlare Releases A Reference Track Featuring PARTNEXTDOOR After It Leaked.

Reese La Flare has gotten a lot of media coverage these past few days. Last weekend he was allegedly the target of Lil Uzi Vert’s ourburst at Day N Night Festival in Orange County, CA. Yesterday a reference track that Reese La Flare made featuring OVO’s artist PARTYNEXTDOOR officially released on Reese’s SoundCloud after being leaked. It’s […]

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Listen To Toronto Singer Jayd Ink’s Song “Deep Under”. It Will Premiere On Episode 6 of Power.

Yesterday (August 8, 2016) Toronto’s talented singer Jayd Ink announced her unreleased song Deep Under will premiere on 50 Cent’s show Power. The popular show has been picking up the pace and this next show will set the tone for the rest of the plot. Jayd Ink took to Instagram yesterday to announce that a […]

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Is Skepta’s New Owl Tattoo A Clever Way Of Hinting He’s Signed or Signing To OVO?

Drake and Skepta have had a history of recognizing each other in their music and always showing support for one another. Last year Drake showed respects to his UK brethren by tattooing BBK–Skepta’s label–on his shoulder. Skepta shared a photo of the 6 God’s new tat and gave it the caption: More than music. OVO […]

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Tory Lanez Delivers The Album Cover, Track List, And A New Song “Flex”

Tory Lanez has frequently made noise this year. The Brampton singer/rapper ended 2015 on an excellent note with his two projects The New Toronto and Chixtape 3. Both of the 2015 mixtapes were released for free and were the unofficial prelude to his debut album. As soon as 2016 started the media mentions started for Tory. The […]

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Ottawa Rapper And XO Member Belly Raps For FunkFlex On Hot97

Ottawa rapper and XO member Belly seemed humbled by the opportunity to freestyle on HOT97. The Canadian rapper has had a hell of a year. From signing a deal with Jay Z’s RocNation to the successful release of his project Another Day In Paradise Belly brought new life to his career. Now he seems genuinely excited […]

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Drake Took A Shot At Tory Lanez On His First Summer Sixteen Tour Date

Yesterday was Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour opener in Austin, Texas. The 6 God kicked-off his Summer Sixteen tour with a shot at his hometown rival Tory Lanez. Drizzy started his set with his hit track Summer Sixteen–the song where the alleged Tory shot “all you boys in the New Toronto want to be me a little” […]

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A Month Away From Tory Lanez Debut Album Release, He Announces His Tour Dates

On Friday, July 15, 2016 Tory Lanez released possibly his last #FargoFriday of the Summer. The song released is called August 19th, and now we know why. The Toronto artist officially announced the release date of his debut album I Told You, and the date is the name of his latest release (August 19th). Tory Lanez has […]

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Joe Budden Drops His THIRD Drake Diss Track.

Joe Budden has made the 6 God not seem so Godly. Budden hit Drake with 2 diss tracks before we got a short, (and disappointing) response by Drizzy on French’s song No Shopping. This short new response from Drake released via OVO Sound Radio on Saturday, July 16. Shortly after it was aired on OVO’s show, Joe […]

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Toronto Rap Groups Prime Boys and 878 Halal Gang Might Have Joined Forces!

Today on July 16, 2016 a new Toronto banger surfaced to the scene. It’s called El Chapo and it was released via a Toronto SoundCloud page that was unknown to us called Full Circle. We found this as a surprise because we know most Toronto SoundCloud pages and upcoming artists, so we took a deeper look. First […]

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