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 “Freudian” starts with just Daniel’s eyes, connecting the audience to … Continue reading Daniel Caesar Delivers Visuals for Freudian (Video)
Toronto’s rising young Rapper Killy is back with another banger titled “Forecast”. In the IG description promoting the new track Killy might be hinting at a project being on the way. In a post with the cover he has the caption “Before The Storm”. The instrumental was made by a producer named Bluxz and the heavy bass on it is perfect for Killy’s flow. Listen to … Continue reading Killy – Forecast (Prod. Bluxz)
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 buzz with one simple post on the HipHopHeads sub-reddit. Since … Continue reading Lais Rolls Out Interactive Playlist “Give Me One More EP” In Anticipation For SESSIION 2
Under a week after his new banger “Money In The Bank” surfaced, Baka drops another new track titled “I Am Who I Am”. If you were following Baka’s career prior to his local hit Live Up To My Name, you know that his music catalogue is very limited. With his big performance alongside French Montana inside Rebel for Monster Mash just around the corner, it looks like Baka … Continue reading Baka – I Am Who I Am
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 Daniel Daley and Nineteen85 then went on to deliver their … Continue reading Majid Jordan Announce Album Release Date & Tour Dates
OVO Sound’s amazing duo DVSN have been fairly active in 2017 and as we found out in August, it’s because their album–“Morning After”–is on the way. Starting with the release of “Think About Me” in early May, then following up with “Don’t Choose” towards the end of June, and performing multiple times throughout the Summer including a free show at Dundas Square, a surprise appearance at MNFSTO11, … Continue reading DVSN Releases New Song Titled “Mood” And Announces Album Release Date.
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 seat of a car with a beautiful woman. Watch the … Continue reading OVO’s New Signee–Plaza–Makes Visual Debut With Release Of “Personal” Video
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 on Soundcloud and he has confirmed they will not be … Continue reading PartyNextDoor Releases Four New Tracks on SoundCloud.
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 came at the end of Oliver’s mix. The songs, especially … Continue reading VAL Drops Two New Tracks on OVO Sound Radio
After surprising us all at Manifesto 11 last week by bringing out Roy Woods and DVSN, Drake took to IG to announce the duo had a song dropping with PARTYNEXTDOOR. This amazing new record by Majid Jordan is called “One I Want” and they enlist help within’ the OVO sweatshop to create a smooth, poppy, and disco vibe. “One I Want” is the duo’s second single … Continue reading Watch The Video For Majid Jordan and PARTYNEXTDOOR’s New Collab “One I Want”
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
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”
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 Festival – June 1st @ The Mod Club Performances by: … Continue reading The Guide To Toronto’s June 2017 Shows Featuring Local Hip-Hop/R&B Acts.
Jay Whiss has been releasing consistently strong tracks in the past 6 months, and now he drops these dope visuals for a new one titled “Welcome To The Life.” This new Jay Whiss record was produced by prestigious Canadian producer–MurdaBeatz. Following up his early 2017 release–“Cheat Day”–Jay makes a classy visual debut for 2017 with Welcome To The Life. Although nothing has been confirmed, as Whiss hasn’t released … Continue reading Jay Whiss Releases His First Music Video Of 2017 For A New Song–”Welcome To The Life”
Toronto’s treasure of an R&B duo–DVSN–step into 2017 with a new release titled Think About Me. This new song is the first original record they’ve put out since their debut Sept. 5th. It seems like the OVO duo can’t miss as they drop another very impressive record blending sounds of classic R&B in a modern way. Make sure you listen to Think About Me below: Continue reading DVSN – Think About Me
A few months after sharing a video on Twitter earlier this year showing Kylie Jenner bumping his his record Love You, Roy Woods drops the official video for the song. https://twitter.com/RoyWoods/status/826158444499570688 In March Roy announced he’s working on his next album titled Say Less. https://twitter.com/RoyWoods/status/839883710723944451 Now about a month after announcing his next album, OVO’s rising star decided to officially drop the music video for Love You off of … Continue reading Roy Woods – Love You (Official Video)
Toronto’s rising rap star and XO signee NAV is back with yet another video for his track Good For It off of his self-titled debut project. The Rexdale rapper released the Ten Toes Down video last year even before we knew about his album. This year he dropped the visuals for Some Way with The Weeknd a few weeks before the project dropped to build hype, … Continue reading NAV – Good For It (Official Video)
OVO’s extremely talented artist PARTYNEXTDOOR hopped on a banger with Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj in January of this year. A few months later we can see the potential this record really has as it’s been getting radio spins globally, but still hasn’t gotten old! Towards the end of March, Major Lazer launched what they call the “Run Up Dance Challenge” where people submit 45 second … Continue reading Major Lazer – Run Up (Ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj) [Official Video]
Toronto’s RepsUp rapper Gilla has been fairly active recently and now he’s back at it with a remix to OVO Sound duo DVSN’s record Hallucinations. Gilla kept the DVSN vocals for the hook then gives the rest of the record an entirely different approach than the original and it works for him. Check it: Continue reading Gilla – Hallucinations (Remix)
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
PARTYNEXTDOOR delivers a remix to Bruno Mars radio hit That’s What I Like, which means there’s no need for you to overplay the original anymore. Listen below: Continue reading PARTYNEXTDOOR x Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like (Remix)
After creating quite a buzz and getting the internet talking by teasing the release of this collaboration track with PARTYNEXTDOOR, Zayn Malik drops Still Got Time. It seems Zayn enlisted PARTY to get his expertise on the dancehall-inspired vibe he’s become so good at creating in his music. The song has a hop to it that is common in Caribbean-influenced music. The beauty of this song is … Continue reading ZAYN – Still Got Time (Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR) [Prod. Murda Beatz & Frank Dukes]
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
It’s been about a year since the release of OVO Sound signees DVSN’s debut project SEPT. 5TH. Since then the duo has released 2 music videos, 1 for With Me/Do It Well and another for Too Deep. The OVO singer/producer duo also released a short film titled The Choir in collaboration with Toronto curators DAIS, which includes music off SEPT 5H. Now, as we approach the … Continue reading DVSN – Hallucinations (Official Video)
Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour opener was on January 21 in Amsterdam. It was an eventful opener as the Toronto superstar not only performed a new song featuring UK rapper Giggs, but he hinted that More Life will be out before the end of his tour. As usual, whenever Drake makes a move the internet gets to talking and gossiping. The topic of conversation was … Continue reading Drake Performs New Song Featuring Giggs On The Kickoff Of Boy Meets World Tour
OVO Sound’s brilliant R&B duo DVSN released their first music video to end off 2016 for their single With Me an Do It Well. Their second video has now surfaced and it’s for the record we all expected and hoped it would be–Too Deep. It seems like an attractive women taking a ride in a vehicle is continuous theme of their videos. In the With Me video a … Continue reading DVSN – Too Deep (Official Video)
The first OVO Sound Radio episode of 2017 was this past Saturday, and there was only one new song premiered on the show. It was a remix to Big Lean’s 2016 hit Stamina featuring OVO Sound signee PARTYNEXTDOOR. Both artists took on the challenge of releasing more dancehall and reggae-infused sounds in 2016, and it worked for both of them. Now both the talented artists team … Continue reading Big Lean – Stamina (Remix) [Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR]
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 album, and recently the video for his song with Travis Scott–Biebs … Continue reading XO Artist NAV Announces His First Performance Will Be At Coachella.
OVO Sound is Canada’s major urban label. The label’s recording artists consists of Drake, PartyNextDoor, Roy Woods, Majid Jordan, and DVSN. 2016 was an extremely active year for the OVO camp. Not only did they continue to grow an popularize OVO Sound Radio, they also all released projects. None of these projects were included on our 41 notable Toronto project picks of 2016 list so this … Continue reading The Full OVO Sound Roster Released Projects In 2016, Which Is Your Favourite?
2016 is slowly coming to an end and 2017 is right around the corner. With the new year approaching, it’s important to reflect on what a great year 2016 has been musically for Toronto and the GTA. Let’s rewind time and go back to the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend. It was the first time these festivities were taking place in Canada. The biggest stars in … Continue reading 2016: A Golden Year For Toronto’s Hip-Hop And R&B Scene.
Roy Woods has a new track out, ‘Only You’, and he’s joined by Ty Dolla $ign and Atlanta artist 24Hrs. His vocals on this song are impressive, which is something we’ve come to expect from him. Also, his guest features do a solid job of contributing to the track and adding some depth to it. Roy Woods continues to show his creativity and talent as … Continue reading Roy Woods – Only You (Featuring Ty Dolla $ign & 24Hrs)
It was Drake’s birthday show on OVO Sound Radio this weekend and he announced a new “playlist project”–as he calls it–titled “More Life” and releases 4 new songs off of it. Drake turns 30 on October 24, 2016 and he had a set on the newest OVO radio show. The cover of the upcoming Drake project is of his father Dennis Graham sitting in a chair … Continue reading Drake Announced His New Project “More Life” And Premiered 4 New Songs On OVO Sound Radio
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 will his friend and partner Oliver El Khatib. View this … Continue reading Drake And Oliver Have Sets On OVO Sound For Drake’s Birthday This Weekend.
Every Wednesday our friends at The Come Up Show release a podcast interview with local Toronto/GTA artists. Last week Toronto’s veteran rapper Tona was on the show and they released a two-part interview. This week Chedo interview OVO’s Grammy-winning producer Boi-1da. In the interview Boi-1da talks about turning 30 years old, his taste in music and open-mindedness to this new wave of hip-hop, the hype … Continue reading Listen To This Interview With Grammy-Winning Producer Boi-1da
Toronto rapper, OVO affiliate and Drake’s friend Baka Not Nice is back with another Murda Beatz produced track. It’s called T.C.H.C, which is the acronym for Toronto Community Housing Corporation. Baka isn’t a lyrical genius but all his tracks are very energetic and his videos too. This new video was directed by OVO Niko and released on his Vimeo. We noticed there wasn’t an upload of … Continue reading Baka – T.C.H.C (Official Video)
Toronto’s OVO-signed singer/producer duo have released a remix to Frank Ocean’s newest hit single Godspeed. Earlier this year the duo released to other big remixes. One was to Marvin Gaye’s classic hit Let’s Get It On and the other was to Aliyah’s hit record One In A Million. Now the duo are back with another remix and it’s to a new R&B hit that went viral with … Continue reading DVSN – Godspeed (Remix)
It’s September 26, 2016 and PARTY has announced his Summer’s Over Tour with Jeremih, and released the official video for his hit single “Not Nice”. Not only did PARTY give us the tour dates for his upcoming tour starting in November, he also delivered the amazing visuals for Not Nice. It’s a busy day for the OVO signee. The video includes visually clean shots of PND … Continue reading PARTYNEXTDOOR – Not Nice [Official Video]
On September 24, 2016–the same day as the 3-year anniversary of NWTS–the 30th episode of OVO Sound Radio aired. The online show included sets from the producer half of DVSN and Majid Jordan. As usual a great show by the OVO camp. We can’t put it any better than the label did on their Youtube description for the radio rip of a new Majid Jordan … Continue reading Majid Jordan – Free (Us)
Downtown Toronto’s SAFE doubles up with a follow-up to the video for his track Eternity, it’s a track titled DOUBLE UP. This new SAFE record is produced by 1MIND and DJ Burn One. It’s another watered down trap record with smooth auto-tuned vocals. Toronto raps his vocals in a quick and catchy pace during the chorus. The beat suits SAFE style to the stitch, so much … Continue reading SAFE – DOUBLE UP
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.
It’s well known that although Drake is from Toronto, his father–Dennis Graham–is from Memphis. In many songs there’s referrals to the summers he spent with his father in the American city. Drake constantly mentions his father in his music, so much so that he’s become a modern day celebrity of sorts. Although he was also a musician in his younger days, he was not really … Continue reading 8 Instagram Posts By Drake’s Dad Of The “6God” As A Kid.
Toronto’s singer/rapper and 878 Halal Gang member SAFE has released the official Kid.Studio-produced video for his track Eternity. The video is made up of creatively shot black and white visuals of the city. The video starts with a beautifully executed shot of the skyline and cuts into a scene of a kid at a graveyard wearing a mask, chain and eventually running with a strap. Right … Continue reading SAFE – Eternity [Official Video]
About a week after the release of his debut album P3, PARTYNEXTDOOR teams up with Murda once again to release this amazing new song. It’s called Can’t Let The Summer Pass, and it’s produced by OVO affiliate Murda and co-produced by Toronto’s very own Frank Dukes and Maneesh. The beat is so smooth, mellow, and just simply pleasing to the ear! PARTY points out that … Continue reading PARTYNEXTDOOR – Can’t Let Summer Pass (Prod. Murda Beatz)
OVO signee and rising Toronto star Roy Wood$ has released the official video of his hit dancehall-influenced banger Gwan Big Up Yourself. The young Brampton artist has had an excellent year. His project Walking At Dawn is still a heavy part of our rotation. The new video for this track will probably give it new life, and it was executed to perfection. This amazing video has a … Continue reading Roy Woods – Gwan Big Up Urself (Official Video)
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 Budden took to Twitter to claim himself the victor with … Continue reading Joe Budden Drops His THIRD Drake Diss Track.
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 we listened to the song, and much to our surprise … Continue reading Toronto Rap Groups Prime Boys and 878 Halal Gang Might Have Joined Forces!
Today–on Canada Day–Toronto’s Roy Wood$ released his first full-length project Walking at Dawn. Roy is the 4th OVO artist to drop an album this year. The OVO team has been really busy in 2016. Drake, Majid Jordan, and DVSN have all dropped projects. PARTYNEXTDOOR announced a joint project with Jeremih, while we all still wait on P3. The good news is OVO’s young crooner Roy Wood$ … Continue reading Stream Roy Wood$ Debut Full Length Project “Walking At Dawn”