EVENTS

Photos: Kehlani at Pride – June 22, 2018

  Kehlani has quickly become a household name over the past couple of years. From singing on the streets of Oakland to releasing a debut album that earned her the number one spot on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart, Kehlani has made her way to the top in a truly organic way. The openly queer […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS, R&B/Soul

K. Forest – Reverse (Official Video)

In September 2017, K. Forests song Reverse was posted on Blac Chyna’s IG with a video of her dancing to it. Initially we thought maybe this was a teaser to the official video for K’s banger Reverse, but we were wrong. With the release of the actual music video for the catchy Brampton banger we […]

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

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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FEATURED, MUSIC, NEWS, R&B/Soul

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

Tory Lanez Taps Future For His Latest Banger–”Real Thing”

Tory Lanez has been generous with his music and content lately and continues his generosity with this banger “Real Thing” featuring Future. From the consistent releases of his PSA web series, to the announcement of his album release, and followed by a few releases off the upcoming album, Tory has not been stingy with content […]

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

Toronto’s Rising Star Jessie Reyez Releases Hot New Single Titled “Phone Calls”

A few days ago it was announced that one of Toronto’s newest rising stars–Jessie Reyez–would be the support act for PARTYNEXTDOOR’S “Infinity Tour”.  I'm direct support for @partynextdoor Infinite Tour in Europe. On sale Oct 13 🎈 pic.twitter.com/4GlKbIeYqP — Jessie Reyez (@Jessiereyez) October 9, 2017 Just a few days after the announcement and on the […]

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NEWS, R&B/Soul

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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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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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, 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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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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FEATURED, MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS, R&B/Soul

Watch The Video For Majid Jordan and PARTYNEXTDOOR’s New Collab “One I Want”

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, […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

11:11 – Good Love (Official Video)

Toronto artist 11:11 recently dropped the visuals for Good Love. The song itself was produced by Rob Holladay, and the video was directed by Zecko and Jonny Lingo. Good Love is meant to show the impact of a break-up and is based on 11’s personal experience. This is a good song and it’s supported with a creative, well-directed […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

K. Forest Announces Upcoming Album And Releases “Reverse”

Brampton’s rising local R&B star K. Forest teams up with his producer dF to unleash “Reverse”–the single off his upcoming album. The new record is probably the closest song K has to his banger Guidance also produced by dF. It’s clear that dF and Forest aim to blur the lines between Afro beats/soca and R&B/soul […]

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EVENTS, FEATURED, NEWS

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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FEATURED, MUSIC, R&B/Soul

The Quick 411 On Scarborough’s Amazing New R&B Act–Kristina Alcordo.

Kristina Alcordo (or Alcordo), may seem like a new act in the scene with this release “No Good”, but technically she’s been putting in work for about 3 years now. The young Scarborough native has been improving her craft by working with other artists, producers, releasing an Erykah Badu cover and is currently on tour […]

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FEATURED, INTERVIEWS, NEWS

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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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

J-Soul Follows Up His 2017 Debut “Mod Ting” With It’s Polar Opposite–”Mama I’m Sorry”

J-Soul really shows he can switch it up by following up his first release of 2017 Mod Ting with a song nothing like it titled “Mama I’m Sorry.” J-Soul has really been experimenting with new vibes and by the sound of his 2 releases of 2017 it seems to be working for him. From a song […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

DVSN – Think About Me

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 […]

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MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS, R&B/Soul

Brampton Newcomer Aiona Drops “Too Late” Shortly After Her Video Debut For “You & I”

Aiona is a singer from Brampton who introduced herself to the scene just has already released a few solid record. Now a few weeks after singing vocals for Brampton rapper Derin Falana’s song Cruising, Aiona drops a new song titled Too Late.  Too Late released hours after Aiona made her on-screen debut with her first official release […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Roy Woods – Love You (Official Video)

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. Working on my debut album. It's called "Say Less" — ROY WOOD$ (@RoyWoods) March […]

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EVENTS, FEATURED

The Essential Toronto Hip-Hop/R&B Guide To Canadian Music Week 2017

It’s that time of they year again, for the 35th year, Canadian Music Week is back! The 1-week festival will start on April 18 and go through to April 23. There are many talented acts from Canada and beyond and although the acts spread far beyond the hip-hop and R&B genre this guide is just […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Elcee The Artist – Misfit (Prod. Jake Gu)

Toronto’s Elcee The Artist drops a song he’s apparently had in the vault after putting a verse on Migos’ banger T-Shirt earlier this year. In the description for both releases on SoundCloud Elcee hints at a new project release being on the way probably titled Mane Stream 2.  Listen to Misfit below:  

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Major Lazer – Run Up (Ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj) [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 […]

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PROJECTS

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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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Derin Falana – These Days (Prod. Jahmal Gittens)

Brampton’s rising rap star Derin Falana teams up with producer Jahmal Gittens once again for his new song These Days. With the release of the song came the announcement of a SoundCloud playlist which Falana refers to as These Days: Audio Journal.  https://t.co/V51iJ47RY3pic.twitter.com/W0hYCyR6s0 — Derin Falana (@derinfalana) April 4, 2017 Listen here:

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Kennedy Rd. – All I See (Official Video)

After making her debut into the music scene with her song Make It Last earlier this year, Toronto’s talented new R&B singer Kennedy Rd drops her second song along with a music video. The simple new video puts a face to the beautiful voice. Check it out:

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MUSIC VIDEOS

11:11 – Wanna Do (Official Video)

Toronto’s talented singer/songwriter 11:11 drops off the second set of visuals for his 4-song EP 11/11, which dropped late 2016. The first visuals he dropped were for his song Proposal (Let’s Get Married), now he’s back with the video for Wanna Do. As of now officially half of his 11/11 EP have visuals to the songs, and we […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Ebhoni – What You Want (Prod. SOS)

If you like hearing melodic, and dope flows coming from an amazing voice, Ebhoni is what you want and so is her latest release. The young singer has proven to have her own sound, and is definitely one on a steep come up. This new song just continues to prove the talent Ebhoni has. She delivers […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS

Derin Falana – Cruising

Brampton has been officially recognized has a hotbed for a lot of the talent coming our of Canada, and Derin Falana is a prime example of that. Falana’s growth over the years has been organic and inspirational. His debut release for 2017 is a song called Cruising produced by Po and Jordan Manswell with vocals by […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

JAHKOY – California Heaven (Official Video)

Toronto-born, LA-based singer JAHKOY celebrates his love for his home away from home in his video for California Heaven. This version of the song is all JAHKOY and does not include  the ScHoolboy Q verse that is featured on the original. California Heaven marks the first video release from Koy’s project Foreign Water, which dropped late […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

DVSN – Hallucinations (Official Video)

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 […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Ebhoni – Killing Roses (Official Video)

Toronto’s young songstress Ebhoni releases her first video in about a year and it’s for her song Killing Roses. The video is made up of shots of Ebhoni dancing a choreographed routine in a what appears to be a studio or loft in downtown Toronto. She’s one of Toronto’s youngest rising R&B stars (if not THE […]

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PROJECTS

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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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Val – 9teen

For his 19th birthday east end Toronto’s very talented R&B artist Louis Val not only delivered a new record, but he also went through a subtle name change. The amazing singer songwriter went from Louis Val to a simpler name–VAL. His new song is titled 9teen after the birthday he’s celebrating this year. 9teen is a soft, […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, R&B/Soul

Pollári & Lais – Forest

Toronto’s dark and talented singer Lais teams up with Atlanta’s Pollari to drop a new song titled Forest. After the recent success of his MuchFact sponsored music video Cocaine Rain Lais is back to hop on a short second verse of this new release. The track has production credits from dope producers of the likes of Lex […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Jahkoy – Downtown III

Jahkoy is warming up for his upcoming Valentines Day mixtape release–Forward Thinking II–with his new song release Downtown III. In the first Forward Thinking mixtape, Jahkoy released the second part of the Downtown series. Now as we approach the release date for the sequel to Forward Thinking the L.A-based Toronto artist drops the third release of the […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Jessie Reyez – Shutter Island (Official Video)

Shortly after premiering her 2017 debut–”Shutter Island”–on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show, Jessie Reyez released the MuchFact-sponsored video for the single. It’s a creative and intense video, which perfectly depicts the feeling of the song. For most of the video Jessie is being observed by someone as she’s stuck in a sort of water tank […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

DVSN – Too Deep (Official Video)

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 […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Jessie Reyez – Shutter Island

Toronto’s extremely talented singer Jessie Reyez has gotten every song she’s released since Figures premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show. The recent buzz Jessie’s been getting due to her release Figures and then her feature on Allan Rayman’s song Repeat proves the Remix Project alumnus is on her way to stardom. It’s not easy to get noticed by Zane Lowe […]

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MUSIC

Jazzy Monika – Nothing To Me

Toronto’s talented Jazzy Monika makes it clear that money and the rich life do not impress her in her new original song Nothing To Me. In 2016 the Toronto singer released a few covers and remixes alongside a song titled FOE with Jane and Finch rising rap star Pressa. The collaboration was the only original song […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Rimy Low Key – Hesitate

There’s a new artist in town, he goes by Rimy Low Key and his debut song Hesitate released early in 2017. The Toronto singer drops a decent first release and for his first release 5,000 spins in a month isn’t bad at all. The artwork for his new song was done by Nav’s graphic designer […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Lais – Cocaine Rain (Official Video)

Lais is Toronto’s extremely talented R&B singer and he’s released his first official video! It’s for the single–Cocaine Rain–off of his 114 EP. If you know Lais then you’re probably familiar with his unique sound, which should really be on your late night drive playlist by now. The music Lais creates is one that fits the […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, PROJECTS

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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MUSIC VIDEOS

The Weeknd – Party Monster (Official Video)

Toronto’s Starboy–The Weeknd dropped another video off of his latest album. The video is for his song Party Monster.  The video is a vibrant, colourful and trippy music video. It’s filled with distorted visuals and neon lights. All the faded/blurry shots and trippy scene cuts work so well with the song and the general theme of […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Leila Dey – 3:44

Leila Dey is Toronto’s self-proclaimed princess of R&B and she’s going to have a lot of people agreeing with her after listening to her new release titled 3:44. Although she hasn’t been as active as many other acts in the city, she has been working as she states in her amazing new record. Leila is expected […]

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EVENTS

UNCRWND @ The Rivoli: Performances by Jviden, Myniakal, Jetset & More

The UNCRWND will reign in Toronto! This is a 19+ Event. Doors open at 8PM. Line Up: Mutari – Jordan Wise – Jviden – Jetset – Creo – Pierre Pharaoh – Myniakal COME OUT  ON JANUARY 20TH TO THE RIVOLI FOR THE THIRD INSTALMENT OF #UNCRWND AS WE BRING YOU A NIGHT FULL OF TORONTO […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

11:11 – Proposal (Let’s Get Married) [Official Video]

11:11 starts of 2017 releasing a music video to his song Proposal off of his latest EP titled 11/11, which released in November 2016. Watch a random encounter and series of special moments become a destined proposal in his amazing new video directed by ZeckoJ.

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

MAUJ – Mind (Prod. dF)

Toronto singer MAUJ teams up with Brampton producer dF again for the follow-up to her debut single Bad Decisions. The new song is titled Mind. It’s a smooth, mellow, and soulful R&B record, which was executed to perfection from the beat to the vocals. Mauj has known she wanted to make music since a young girl. In […]

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MUSIC

Jahkoy – Acceptance V1 (Prod. Bizness Boi & Th3ory)

Toronto’s talented singer and Def Jam signee releases the first song since the release of hi Foreign Water EP. The song is called Acceptance V1. It’s an amazing song, which was co-written by Indiana’s rising star Ye Ali. The pen game is very strong and so is the production, which was done by Bizness Boi and Th3ory. Ye […]

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FEATURED, INTERVIEWS

Get Familiar With Weston Road’s Dope Hip-Hop Artist Dolla Sign $heed.

On October 11th of this year, $heed premiered his debut project Ward 11 via Complex. The project consisted of the Weston Rd rapper’s hit Kawaling, which released on December 2015. In our short interview with Dolla Sign Sheed he talks to us about his hit single Kawaling, and his new project Ward 11. $heed is a dope Toronto up […]

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MUSIC

Toronto Singer 11:11 Released A New EP On November 11th Titled 11/11

Toronto R&B artist 11:11 released a short, 4-track EP on the date in honour of his name (November 11th). After listening to this project in it’s entirety, you could safely say that he does a remarkable job restoring the original R&B sound that we’ve known and still enjoy, with the signature sound we’ve become accustomed […]

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FEATURED

Meet dF: The Mastermind Producer Behind K. Forest’s Hit Song “Guidance” & More.

This month we teamed up with dF–the mastermind producer behind Guidance by K. Forest–to work with us on the second official 6IXMIX. The 6IXMIX is a monthly mix Made in Toronto hosts, which highlights dope music coming out of Toronto and the GTA’s (Greater Toronto Area) music scene. During October dF , the talented Brampton producer […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

ShaqIsDope – Owe Me (Prod. Pitt Tha Kid & Felix Leone)

Toronto’s dope lyricist drops some more flames prior to the release of his upcoming self-titled EP. A few months after releasing his mixtape Black Frames, Toronto rapper ShaqIsDope is preparing to release a new project, ShaqIsDope EP. Following the premiere of “For The Streets” on Noisey Radio, and sharing “Wake Up” earlier this month, SID […]

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FEATURED, MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Toronto’s Daniel Caesar Makes Undeniably Amazing Music. Stop Denying It.

Daniel Caesar is a very talented artist from Toronto, which should have already made it to your music rotation (and soul). The rising Toronto artist is originally from the Pickering-Ajax area, but he moved out to Toronto after graduation. Caesar is a member of IXXI–the same group as Toronto rapper Sean Leon (who is also from the Pickering area). […]

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