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SHEV Delivers A 2 For 1 Release For His On-Going Playlist “The Vault”

SHEV has been keeping consistent with his releases for his on-going playlist “The Vault”, and this week he delivers two songs instead of one. His new song releases are titled “Run A Mission” and “Man Up”. 

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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. […]

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K. Forest Drops His EP “When It’s All Said and Done”

K. Forest, the pride of Brampton and Canadian superstar dropped his latest EP When It’s All Said and Done. The 5-track effort is his first major release of 2018, and is his latest project since Eyes of Taiga was released in 2016.

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Merna – Sans (EP)

It seems as if the R&B talent in Toronto doesn’t run out, and that there’s always a newcomer on the verge of surfacing around the corner. A few weeks ago Anders and Raahiem released there debut projects and Noisey picked up both of them. Now a new very talented artist has been picked up by […]

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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 […]

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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Yung Tory – Free Dope

Toronto rapper Yung Tory has had a rapid glow up. After a very active year in 2016, in which he received hundreds of thousands of spins on Youtube, Tory got noticed by Lil Durk and OTF at the start of 2017. Durk quickly released a remix of Yung Tory’s banger Run It Up. Shortly after this […]

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Leila Dey – Black Bouquet

Leila Dey has been making music for a while now and the past year or two have been a transitional phase for the Toronto R&B artist. In 2016 she released a song titled Vibe, which showed us all a new Leila and one we were excited to hear more from. As 2017 rolled out Leila dropped […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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:

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$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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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