After A Very Successful Listening Party, Anders Releases His Second EP–”TWOs”

On Monday March 5th, Anders and the NST team hosted a listening party for his “TWOs EP” at Free Space in Downtown Toronto, the turn out was incredible. The only way to get into the event was by being invited or RSVPing. Hundreds of people attended, and everyone seemed to be really feeling the project. Upon entering you received a free drink ticket, and could … Continue reading After A Very Successful Listening Party, Anders Releases His Second EP–”TWOs”

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 the music scene was because she was done with everything … Continue reading Adria Kain – DE{com}pressed

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 friend and fellow rapper Hezi, who joins him on “Ma … Continue reading Clairmont the Second – Lil Mont From the Ave

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 anthem, “25 & Whyln,” which is a lengthy 11 minutes. … Continue reading Sean Leon – C.C.W.M.T.T.

Casper – Before The Storm Hits EP

Toronto rapper Casper TNG has been teasing his #NoCosign project since earlier this year. After constantly releasing music (as usual) the Toronto rapper dropped a hot single titled Can Go On Forever Freestyle. On the description of this hard freestyle he announced “Before The Storm Hits” what he’s lately been referring to as the “pre-EP”. The EP is strong for a project that’s purpose is to build … Continue reading Casper – Before The Storm Hits EP

DVSN – Morning After

OVO Sound’s talented duo DVSN, made up of singer/songwriter Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85 released their 2nd project titled “Morning After”. Earlier in 2017 DVSN started rolling out the album with the release of songs like Don’t Choose, Mood, and P.O.V.  DVSN have proven to be one of the few acts who can successfully create classic R&B vibes in modern times. The duo are clearly a … Continue reading DVSN – Morning After

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 dropped. The mixtape has the same chill R&B vibes and spot-on … Continue reading Just Chase – Killing Roses

88Glam Releases Their Self-Titled Debut Project

XO’s own 88Glam released their self-titled debut project. This music duo comprises of Derek Wise and Drew Howard. On October 31st they held a listening party in Toronto for this project and a week later it’s finally here. The project consists of 13 tracks and fellow XO artist Nav is the only feature. Fans will be highly satisfied with 88Glam as they put together an incredible … Continue reading 88Glam Releases Their Self-Titled Debut Project

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 recognize a couple of the tracks. The soulful EP showcases … Continue reading Mickey Blue – What I Wouldn’t Do (EP)

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 R&B vibe we have seen from Saudin’s past releases. Saudin … Continue reading Saudin – A Midsummer’s Daydream

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 to his city on “Westside Legend.” Listen to the EP … Continue reading Khaliowe – The Way (EP)

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 the past couple of weeks, Daniel has performed on The … Continue reading Daniel Caesar – Freudian

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 Lil Uzi, 21 Savage, Belly, Gucci Mane, Offset and Playboi … Continue reading Listen To NAV & Metro Boomin’s Highly Anticipated Project–”Perfect Timing”

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 Toronto. Other than his origins, little is known about the … Continue reading PLAZA – Shadow EP

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 lyrics, Hezi has some explicit songs on his project. The … Continue reading Hezi – Cereal & Wine

PARTYNEXTDOOR Surprises Us All With The Sequel To His “Colours EP”

It’s been 3 years since PARTYNEXTDOOR dropped his Colours EP and the OVO prodigy is back with it’s sequel–”Colours 2″. The first Colours was a 4-song EP, which included bangers such as Girl From Oakland and Juss Know featuring Travis Scott. The sequel follows a similar structure as it also only has 4 songs, but this time there is no features. It’s all PARTY on the project … Continue reading PARTYNEXTDOOR Surprises Us All With The Sequel To His “Colours EP”

 Toronto-Based London Artist, Gov, Releases New EP Titled “The Roses”

Gov is a unique new voice originally from London UK, but now based in Toronto, Canada. Hitting the scene in 2016 with his debut EP release “Nights”, the project featured artists such as Amir Obe, Keffaleng and Ye Ali who have all been releasing successful records in the last year as well. Premiering the EP via Complex Music, Gov established a genuine sound that fused … Continue reading  Toronto-Based London Artist, Gov, Releases New EP Titled “The Roses”

Mississauga’s Anders Proves He’s Next Up With The Release Of His Debut “669 EP”

Anders had caught the attention of many of us last year with his impressive releases Choosy and The Days. The Sauga City newcomer continued to release strong records at a fairly regular pace. But now, he’s officially taken it to another level with the release of his undeniably amazing debut EP–669. Anders’ debut includes productions from his regular collaborator S.L.M.N, Toronto’s young rising producer FrancisGotHeat, … Continue reading Mississauga’s Anders Proves He’s Next Up With The Release Of His Debut “669 EP”

After Working With DVSN, Toronto R&B Crooner Raahiem Tackles The “Fear Of The Unknown” In Debut EP

Submitted by Erin Ashley of Ellah Media Group  Since his first effort last year (“Fear”), Toronto-based artist Raahiem, continues to quietly carve out a space for himself within the R&B world. With his debut project, Raahiem tackles a conversation often avoided today – fear. In a conversation with Noisey, he says, “It’s such a dictator the way it sways the choices we make in life. … Continue reading After Working With DVSN, Toronto R&B Crooner Raahiem Tackles The “Fear Of The Unknown” In Debut EP

Toronto’s Newcomer “Nue” Releases An Impressive Project Titled “IROQUOIS”

After his banger of a single–Alaska–started picking up some spins this year, Toronto’s dope new rapper Nue released his project “IROQUOIS”. It’s a very strong debut project, and has already gotten Nue noticed by Pigeons & Planes (a division of Complex Magazine). His project is featured on their blog and he made their 13 Rising Artists From Toronto You Should Know list. Check out Nue’s … Continue reading Toronto’s Newcomer “Nue” Releases An Impressive Project Titled “IROQUOIS”

Luu Breeze – LoveDon’tLiveHere

After releasing 2 singles this year–La Senza and Felt So Good–Luu Breeze follows them up with the official project they belong to–LoveDon’tLiveHere. It’s a smooth and soulful 10-song project in with features by only 2 artists: Craig Cooper and Emeron Brookz. As a part of his album roll out Luu went on an interview with our friends at The Come Up Show. Listen to LoveDon’tLiveHere and Luu’s … Continue reading Luu Breeze – LoveDon’tLiveHere

Jimmy Prime – Bleeding Bull

Toronto artist, OVO affiliate and the rapper who coined the nickname 6 for the city–Jimmy Prime releases a 6-song EP titled Bleeding Bull. The project includes no features was mixed by STWO and has production credits from the likes of Wondagurl, Murda Beatz. Arthur McArthur, and 1Mind. The project was released as a mix on SoundCloud and each song individually in an album on Spotify. Listen … Continue reading Jimmy Prime – Bleeding Bull

Ebhoni – Mood Ring

One of Toronto’s youngest singers–Ebhoni–makes her presence in the music scene official with her debut project Mood Ring. By blending her amazing voice with wavy flows the young singer from Toronto has really created her own lane. With a sound that is truly unique to her, Ebhoni is rapidly making her mark on the music scene. It’s an 8-song EP with only 2 previously released … Continue reading Ebhoni – Mood Ring

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 year featuring Donnie Prime and Smoke Dawg of Halal Gang … Continue reading Jimmy Prime Announces His Project “Bleeding Bull” Drops On March 29

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 Coffee and Jorja Smith appears as well. It’s surprising to … Continue reading Drake (Finally) Releases More Life

Pressa – Press Machine

If you haven’t heard of Toronto rapper Pressa Armani yet you’re seriously slipping. Not only has he become one of the most popular trap artists from the 6ix he has made a name internationally. After a a very strong 2015-2016, Pressa ended last year with one of the hottest tracks on Migos’ Canadian producer Murda Beatz mixtape Keep God First. Quickly after the success of his song … Continue reading Pressa – Press Machine

Haviah Mighty – Flower City

Brampton has proven to be a hotspot for the talent in our hip-hop scene and up and comer Haviah Mighty solidifies her position as a dope MC from the B’s with her 5th project Flower City. If you’ve ever seen the talented 24-year old rapper perform you’ll agree that her energy and aggression in the delivery of her bars is on point. The passion and hunger … Continue reading Haviah Mighty – Flower City

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. After releasing the track list last week, NAV took to … Continue reading NAV Drops Self-Titled Album & Announces Collab Album With Metro Boomin’ Is On The Way!

Pryde – LOVERBOY

Brampton’s multi-talented artist Pryde solidifies himself as one of the Toronto music scene’s new R&B singer/songwriters. After releasing two project last year, in which he goes back and forth between rapping and singing he’s releases LOVERBOY, which is all R&B. The project was produced by K-Beatz in it’s entirety except Left Field, which was co-produced by NCP. Pryde has gone through an incredible artistic transformation … Continue reading Pryde – LOVERBOY

Teddy Fantum – Help Me

Teddy Fantum creates a vibe with his dark, but smooth sounding new project Help Me. The Toronto rapper has a very unique sound and releases an impressive mixtape and makes his mark. Help Me contains very interesting songs, including his own take on Eminem’s infamous Infinite beat. Fantum played a huge role in the production of his own project alongside a few other producers. If you … Continue reading Teddy Fantum – Help Me

Liza – February 29

Toronto’s very talented rising R&B singer Liza celebrates the date of her first music release by giving her debut EP the title of the day she first dropped music–February 29. The short 4-song EP contains only one previously released song and it’s called All Alone, which released in 2016. For her project she picks up production credits from the likes of CVRE, Nahum and Vincent Basil, … Continue reading Liza – February 29

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 released a song titled Not Done hinting that he had … Continue reading Toronto’s Clairmont The Second Releases A Black Edition Of Quest For Milk & Honey With 4 New Songs

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 and music videos are out, singles have released, tour’s are … Continue reading 20 Hip-Hop/R&B Artists From Toronto/GTA With Projects On The Way!

VNCHY – Eminent: 002A_0316

Self-proclaimed renaissance man VNCHY just dropped his new EP Eminent: 002A_0316 across streaming services. Enlisting IXXI collaborator Bijan Amir as executive producer, VNCHY lets his raspy voice bang, bounce and float over 6 tracks. Four new cuts and 2 popular releases in “Unpredictable” and “Black Diablo” round out the project. Stream the whole thing below – my pick for a quick Monday aft tunup is … Continue reading VNCHY – Eminent: 002A_0316

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 Tory Lanez’s debut album released. Our city and it’s artists … Continue reading 41 Notable Hip-Hop and R&B Projects From Toronto/GTA Artists In 2016

MurdaBeatz Dropped His Debut Tape And 4 Toronto Rappers Made The Cut

It’s the last month of 2016 and Toronto music scene’s prestigious young producer MurdaBeatz dropped his debut project. The mixtape is called Keep God First, and many big names teamed up with the young Niagara Falls producer to help make it happen. From the Migos, to 2Chainz to Ty Dolla $ign and much more. The mixtape seemed to be made up of solely artists from … Continue reading MurdaBeatz Dropped His Debut Tape And 4 Toronto Rappers Made The Cut

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 Jahkoy releases his first official EP under Def Jam Records. … Continue reading Toronto’s Amazing L.A-Based R&B Artist–Jahkoy Drops “Foreign Water EP”

SamGNotes – “AmorYDolor” (Love&Pain)

Sam “Gnotes” releases his first mixtape “Love&Pain”  (“AmoryDolor”) hosted by King Of The Dot’s official DJ–Dj Docta The project includes features from Toronto hip-hop veteran Choclair, Toronto singer VERONICA, Miami’s WaveMiller and many more…including a tribute to Toronto hip-hop scene’s guardian angel Redway Production Credits: DreMinor, YoungForeverBeats, Nova, Cugini, Nagra.   Listen: Continue reading SamGNotes – “AmorYDolor” (Love&Pain)

$heed – Ward 11

On December of 2015 an energetic and catchy new Toronto trap hit surfaced to the local hip-hop scene called Kawalling. The song was released by a Somali-Canadian rapper DollaSign $heed from Weston Rd who is a part of the same independent music group as J Soul—The Public fka RVRE Republic. As a matter of fact the Rich Gang signee and Toronto singer/rapper makes an appearance … Continue reading $heed – Ward 11

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 same year PARTYNEXTDOOR and Majid Jordan got signed. In fact, … Continue reading It’s The 3-Year Anniversary Of Drake’s Album Nothing Was The Same.

Toronto Frost – FULL MOON

Earlier this year in around March, Toronto Frost released a new project called Electric Dreams. It was his debut project and was a pretty impressive mixtape. During the summer the Toronto rapper released 2 tracks and a new video for his song Cold War. Now Toronto Frost drops yet another project. This one is called Full Moon and it’s only 5 songs long–making it an EP. It’s … Continue reading Toronto Frost – FULL MOON

JAHKOY – SoMuchFun

Toronto’s JAHKOY has been one of the many success stories out of Toronto. JAHKOY–or Koy–has proven to have quite an arsenal of talents. Although most of this young talented artist’s music is R&B sounds, he’s proven on various occasions that he can rap too. In this short new EP the Toronto artist provides us with great vocals over amazing instrumentals. SoMuchFun consists mainly of songs where … Continue reading JAHKOY – SoMuchFun

MANU – The Jinx Tape

On August 18, 2016 Brampton’s young 19 year old rapper MANU dropped a mixtape called The Jinx Tape. The majority of the project is self-produced, and there’s only one feature on the tape it’s with Toronto’s Chris E. MANU has really grown as an artist and producer from releasing more trap-like sounds to releasing this sonically amazing and diverse mixtape! Brampton artist MANU’s impressive new project is … Continue reading MANU – The Jinx Tape