Watch Clairmont The Second’s “Old Clothes” Featuring Long Time Friend And Local Rapper Hezi

In 2017 Toronto rapper Clairmont The Second released his album Lil Mont From The Ave including only one feature–Hezi–and that’s who he teams up with for his hot new single “Old Clothes”.  If you’ve been following Clairmont’s come up you’d know Hezi has been a friend, member of his camp, and frequent collaborator of the Weston road artist for a long time. Most of their … Continue reading Watch Clairmont The Second’s “Old Clothes” Featuring Long Time Friend And Local Rapper Hezi

Killy – Forecast (Prod. Bluxz)

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)

Baka – I Am Who I Am

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

BAKA – Money In The Bank

Drake’s friend and the latest rapper to sign to OVO–Baka–is back with a follow up to his trap hit Live Up To My Name, it’s titled “Money In The Bank” and it might just be another banger. It’s been a special year for Baka. After the crazy success of Live Up To My Name becoming the Toronto trap banger of the Summer, and Baka’s signing to OVO, the … Continue reading BAKA – Money In The Bank

Netto – The Weekend (Official Video)

Toronto’s multi-talented act Netto makes his debut with this afro-beat banger titled “The Weekend”. Netto is a recording artist, producer, DJ, and a student of the Remix Project. From spinning killer sets weekly at an event he hosts in collaboration with a fellow Remix peer, to producing his own beats, and then hopping on them and creating a song from scratch, Netto stays busy. The … Continue reading Netto – The Weekend (Official Video)

Killy Makes It 3 For 3 With The Release Of His Banger “No Romance”

Earlier this year we witnessed young Toronto rapper Killy take the first steps to stardom by getting his banger “Killamonjaro” on Pigeons & Planes, and eventually over a million spins on Youtube. After following it up with his latest banger Distance, which also touched over a million spins on Youtube, Killy is back with another banger! It’s called “No Romance” and it’s a short 2-minute … Continue reading Killy Makes It 3 For 3 With The Release Of His Banger “No Romance”

OVO’s New Signee–Plaza–Makes Visual Debut With Release Of “Personal” Video

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

Sean Leon Surprises Fans with Two New Tracks

A while back, Sean Leon had tweeted about dropping new music on September 11th. It seems that he was as impatient to get his music out there as his fans were to hear it since he decided to drop two new songs yesterday. The tracks, titled “GOD MC 9:05 PM EST” and “BY MYSELF 9:11 PM EST” were released on Soundcloud and added to Sean’s Life Goes … Continue reading Sean Leon Surprises Fans with Two New Tracks

T.R.E. – Bubble It (Prod. Joe Impala)

Markham’s T.R.E. makes his debut to the scene with Bubble It, a dancehall track that couldn’t have come at a better time. With summer arriving in Toronto, dancehall music is a necessity. The Toronto vocalist was a  track runner in the Olympic scene who recently stepped away to start making music. T.R.E. tells us he has a lot of music on the way for the remainder … Continue reading T.R.E. – Bubble It (Prod. Joe Impala)

Baka – Live Up To My Name (Official Video)

From being sampled on Drake’s album NWTS in 2013 to now Baka has been on a bumpy ride. After being arrested, spending about 10 months locked up, and having his human trafficking charges dropped, Baka began to release music. All of Baka’s song releases were produced by the prestigious Canadian producer, which works with Migos–Murda Beatz. The OVO affiliate really impresses with his new track. … Continue reading Baka – Live Up To My Name (Official Video)

Pressa – “No Stomach” (Official Video)

Toronto rapper Pressa has been making big moves all year, and now he follows up his Press Machine Mixtape with a video for “No Stomach”. The visuals were premiered via WSHH, shot by Pressa’s videographer NV, and are all black and white. In the video Pressa hangs with a baddie and raps the lyrics to his smooth and catchy mixtape cut “No Stomach”. Continue reading Pressa – “No Stomach” (Official Video)

Jayy Brown – Bros (Feat. Bally)

Toronto rap group 365’s Jayy Brown and Bally team up for this new video release for a banger titled “Bros”. A few months ago Jayy Brown made his solo debut with a banger titled Money, which is at over 200K spins and Bros was the snippet at the end of the video. Now, about 3 months after it was previewed on Money, Jayy drops the official … Continue reading Jayy Brown – Bros (Feat. Bally)

Luu Breeze – Slow Down Night

Luu Breeze recently released a new track titled “Slow Down Night” and it was produced by Mike F The Hitman. He shows no signs of slowing down as the release of this song shortly follows the release of his EP LoveDontLiveHere from earlier this year. He continues to showcase his ability to balance between harmonizing and getting lyrical. Those who are fans of Luu Breeze will appreciate Slow … Continue reading Luu Breeze – Slow Down Night

Toronto Newcomer NUE Releases The Visuals For His Hot Single “Alaska”

After making an impression on Pigeons & Planes, NUE got his second official song ‘Alaska’ premiered on their platform last month. A bit over a week after that he was mentioned yet again in a Pigeons & Planes article. This time for rising Toronto artists you should know. About another week after that NUE capitalized on the buzz he was getting and released his debut project–IROQUOIS. Now, … Continue reading Toronto Newcomer NUE Releases The Visuals For His Hot Single “Alaska”

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 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.

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 with Detroit’s JMSN. Here’s what she sounds like live: Not bad … Continue reading The Quick 411 On Scarborough’s Amazing New R&B Act–Kristina Alcordo.

Yung Tory – Dope & Hoes (Official Video)

Earlier this year Toronto’s Yung Tory teamed up with Lil Durk’s OTF and then dropped his debut mixtape Free Dope. Now, a few months after the release of his debut project, Yung Tory is back with a video for his new banger–Dope & Hoes. The visuals kicks off with Tory Facetiming Lil Durk and showing him the video girls that would then be in the video. … Continue reading Yung Tory – Dope & Hoes (Official Video)

OSIYM – Look At God (Ft. Clairmont The Second)

Toronto rap duo team up with the young and talented Clairmont the Second to drop this new banger titled Look at God. It’s always great to see Toronto artists collaborating, and this is definitely a big one. Both acts are on the come up and have shown a lot of potential. Listen to their new collab record Look at God and look out for the video, which … Continue reading OSIYM – Look At God (Ft. Clairmont The Second)

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 for the followers of Toronto’s hip-hop/R&B scene. A lot of … Continue reading The Essential Toronto Hip-Hop/R&B Guide To Canadian Music Week 2017

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

Luu Breeze – La Senza (Prod. MostHigh & S.L.M.N)

Luu is back with a new release titled La Senza produced by his frequent collaborator S.L.M.N and MostHigh. The Toronto rapper/singer has been pursuing music south of the border for a year or two now. Earlier this month Luu announced that his next EP will be dropping on March 31st. Sorry Y'all New Ep "Love Don't Live Here" Is Coming Out March 31st But I Promise … Continue reading Luu Breeze – La Senza (Prod. MostHigh & S.L.M.N)

Yung Tory – Sauce (Ft. ManMan Savage) [Prod. Zaytoven & Gamerboomin]

Yung Tory keeps the consistency of his music releases even after his Free Dope mixtape release. This new release is called Sauce and it’s featuring East Atlanta rapper ManMan Savage. The production was handled by Future’s Beast Mode producer–Zaytoven and Gamerboomin’ who has production credits on Yung Tory’s mixtape. Take it in: Continue reading Yung Tory – Sauce (Ft. ManMan Savage) [Prod. Zaytoven & Gamerboomin]

Haley Smalls – Type Of Way (Official Video)

Right at the start of the year Haley Smalls released a song titled Type of Way via RnBass. Now, about 2 months after her new track surfaced Haley is back with the video for it. The video is shot in a cold, snowy setting, with cuts from what appears to be a typical Toronto building, drifting in the snow, and posted up with the mandem. At the … Continue reading Haley Smalls – Type Of Way (Official Video)

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 includes music off SEPT 5H.  Now, as we approach the … Continue reading DVSN – Hallucinations (Official Video)

GIlla – Wrapped Up (Official Video)

The same hood that Gilla or Gillatein’s older brother P Reign released the first music video in which Drake made an appearance, is where Gilla’s video for Wrapped up was shot. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a Scarborough hood called Galloway and the two brothers represent G-Way with passion. Right when Gilla’s video for Wrapped Up starts with a shot of the buildings … Continue reading GIlla – Wrapped Up (Official Video)

YL Vision – No Way (Prod. Arham

19-year old Toronto artist YL Vision releases his first song of 2017 and it’s hot! It’s a wavy, melodic, auto-tuned banger that’s been on repeat titled No Way. YL is young, and has not been around as much as most Toronto rappers, but he’s quickly developed his own unique sound. His new song No Way sounds like a blend of Atlanta’s 24hrs and NAV in … Continue reading YL Vision – No Way (Prod. Arham

365 – Out (Official Video)

Toronto rap group 365 are getting spins and blog attention for their new track Out. The track includes all four of the 365 rappers and it’s a cold track and the video depicts that through the cold, and snowy setting it’s shot in. The visuals include the four rappers: Jayy Brown, Young Dirty, Bally, and Jell Money outside near the Rogers Centre, with snow falling down … Continue reading 365 – Out (Official Video)

Lais – Balconies (Feat. P-Lo)

Toronto’s very talented rising artist Lais delivers the first single off of his SESSIION EP. It’s a hot new track featuring Bay area rapper P-Lo and it’s called Balconies. This dope new record by Lais was premiered via HNHH to whom he told the following: “This is the most time I’ve ever spent working on a project so it’s allowed me to really take my … Continue reading Lais – Balconies (Feat. P-Lo)

Luu Breeze – Felt So Good (Feat. Craig Cooper)

Scarborough’s talented rapper/singer Luu Breeze makes his 2017 debut with this new S.L.M.N–produced record “Felt So Good” featuring Craig Cooper. You may or may not know that Luu is pursuing his music career in LA. The last time we heard music from Luu was not even a song he performed. It was a record titled Hollywood, which he wrote and another Toronto-born, LA-based artist–Jahkoy–recorded. Before … Continue reading Luu Breeze – Felt So Good (Feat. Craig Cooper)

DijahSB – That’s Light (Feat. IKENO) [Prod. Martin Sole]

Toronto’s talented lyricist Dijah teams up with Scarborough rapper Ikeno for this new song titled That’s Light. The new record is produced by Brampton’s very active producer Martin Sole. The record has a very light, mellow, and soulful feel to it, like most of Dijah’s records. The young Toronto rapper makes her 2017 debut with a lyrically strong song. Support is not easy to come by in … Continue reading DijahSB – That’s Light (Feat. IKENO) [Prod. Martin Sole]

Mad About Bars: Tre Mission & Merky Ace

Toronto’s grime artist Tre Mission is just as big a deal in the U.K. as he is in Toronto and he made an appearance on U.K. cypher–Mad About Bars. The video includes Tre Mission going back to back on the cypher with Merky Ace. The two rappers appear on the 22nd episode of season 2 for Mad About Bars and it has some of the … Continue reading Mad About Bars: Tre Mission & Merky Ace

JiMMY BRiCKZ – SAVAGES (Official Video)

Scarborough rapper JiMMY BRiCKZ fka JiMMY B releases the second video off of his 2016 EP release–Return of the JiGGY. Along with his project release in June 2016 came the release of the first music video off Return of the JiGGY for his song In The Ends. The first video release much like this new video released contained various props, and a climactic ending. JiMMY chooses to release … Continue reading JiMMY BRiCKZ – SAVAGES (Official Video)

Ty Anderson – Talk of the Town (Official Video)

The VENT music team has been very active this month. Releases from Adrian Duncan and IShaq both surfaced in January 2017 already. Now a newer member of the VENT team makes his debut and it’s a music video release for Talk of the Town.  The production was done by two of J-Soul’s The Public label mates 11lvn and Shyheem. The video was shot by ZeckoJ … Continue reading Ty Anderson – Talk of the Town (Official Video)

Big Lean – Come Over (Official Video)

Toronto rapper Big Lean has made his 2017 debut and it’s a video for his song Come Over. His single Stamina was one of his most successful songs ever released. As you may or may not know, Stamina is a dancehall-infused banger. Due to the success of his 2016 hit, Big Lean seems to be taking advantage of the sound that really worked for him. This new … Continue reading Big Lean – Come Over (Official Video)

2016: A Golden Year For Toronto’s Hip-Hop And R&B Scene.

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.

Toronto’s Rapper/Producer Rich Kidd Hosts Beats Mind Movement Showcase.

The Beats Mind Movement is a 6 month youth programming initiative dedicated to young people between the ages of 16 – 24 interested in growing and developing a skill set in the world of recording arts with a focus on Audio engineering and Production. In the program facilitated by Toronto’s Juno Award-winning producer and rapper Rich Kidd, applicants learn skills in Audio Engineering and Production.  … Continue reading Toronto’s Rapper/Producer Rich Kidd Hosts Beats Mind Movement Showcase.

Listen To This Interview With Grammy-Winning Producer Boi-1da

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

Luu Breeze – Should’ve Been On Hot 97 (Freestyle)

Toronto’s talented L.A-based artist Luu Breeze claims he should’ve been on Hot97 in this new freestyle. If you don’t know Luu Breeze, he’s from Scarborough and has been known in the local Toronto scene for a while now. You may know him off the radio hit from Scarborough’s twin rap duo A-Game featuring Luu “Money Made Me Do It”. For a few years now Luu has been … Continue reading Luu Breeze – Should’ve Been On Hot 97 (Freestyle)

The Weeknd Drops The Impressive New Short Film For His Single “False Alarm”

The King of the Fall continues to release content for the roll out of his highly anticipated album STARBOY. After releasing the first album-titled single and following up with a dope video, he follows a similar pattern with the second single False Alarm.  The 2nd STARBOY single released about a week ago and today on October 13, 2016 Abel drops the intense and creative new … Continue reading The Weeknd Drops The Impressive New Short Film For His Single “False Alarm”

IKENO – Body Rain (Prod. Nate Smith)

Scarborough’s rapper IKENO and producer Nate Smith team up yet again for this energetic new track called Body Rain. The continues synths and bass work so well with the energetic auto-tuned flows IKENO delivers. The Nate Smith allows room for flow switch ups and vocal switch ups, which IKENO takes advantage of in the best way possible. The two Scarborough-natives really expand their sound with this … Continue reading IKENO – Body Rain (Prod. Nate Smith)

King Bvnks – Sauce Drippa [Official Video]

A 20-year old Scarborough new comer named King Bvnks drops a follow up to his track Digital Dash. We first heard of King Bvnks on his previous video for Digital Dash. The rapper caught our attention with his wavy and catchy flows on the record. At the beginning of the video there was a snippet to his new record Sauce Drippa. You could tell right off … Continue reading King Bvnks – Sauce Drippa [Official Video]

STRETCH – Could You Be (Feat. M.I. BLUE)

Scarborough has a new rapper in town. His name is STRETCH and he released a soulful new Nate Smith-produced joint sampling Toronto’s extremely talented soul artist M.I Blue. The song is called Could Be You and it’s the single off Stretch’s upcoming debut project, Ball Park Music. Stretch’s team describes the his new record as “..an urban romanticized version of a conflict between two people in love.” … Continue reading STRETCH – Could You Be (Feat. M.I. BLUE)

The Weeknd – “False Alarm” [DL Link]

It’s been about 12 hours since the first video off of STARBOY for the album-titled single and The Weeknd announces the next one. It’s called False Alarm and he took to Twitter to announce the second single off STARBOY is scheduled for official release on September 29, 2016 via iTunes and all other digital platforms. The record leaked prior to the official release and it’s a very different … Continue reading The Weeknd – “False Alarm” [DL Link]

The Weeknd – STARBOY (Feat. Daft Punk) [Official Video]

It’s been exactly a week since The Weeknd announced his album title–STARBOY, put out the album cover, and dropped the first single. It appears as if the push for this new Weeknd album STARBOY is going to be heavily funded. After releasing the single billboard ads of the album started going up in major cities like NYC, and LA. Now only one week after the single … Continue reading The Weeknd – STARBOY (Feat. Daft Punk) [Official Video]

It’s Been An OVO Summer, But XO Is Coming For The Fall.

It’s been lit in the 6ix all Summer 16, but the leaves are starting to change and the King of the Fall is back. On September 21, 2016 The Weeknd released his new album title STARBOY along with the album cover. The Toronto superstar has been making headlines and getting the social media world to talk about the Scarborough native (and his haircut)  since the … Continue reading It’s Been An OVO Summer, But XO Is Coming For The Fall.

Adria Kain – Styrofoam Cup (Prod. Nate Smith)

Toronto’s Adria Kain has had an impeccable 2016. From getting noticed by Joe Budden, to getting her Monte Booker-produced record Kainthem off of her latest EP Reverse Psychology premiered by The Fader. The music she’s been releasing is so mellowed out and relaxing. She delivers her lyrics in a poetic form for almost all her releases and it’s no different on this new record Styrofoam … Continue reading Adria Kain – Styrofoam Cup (Prod. Nate Smith)

Jayd Ink – DarkSkin (Prod. kAui)

If you don’t already think dark skinned tings are winning Jayd Ink is about to change your mind with her amazing new song DarkSkin. The beautiful Toronto R&B singer mentions local areas like Chalkfarm, Galloway (Scarborough), the west side of Toronto, and downtown. Jayd is preaching facts in her new record when she says: “Dark Skin girls they always saying: that you pretty for a dark skin, … Continue reading Jayd Ink – DarkSkin (Prod. kAui)