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

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 […]

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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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MUSIC

Ramriddlz Drops Off His Album “Sweeter Dreams” And Sells Out 2 Nights At The Phoenix In Toronto.

A few days ago Ramriddlz released the first two songs off of his new album “Sweeter Dreams” via Complex. The two releases were accompanied with a written interview with the Mississauga recording artist. Both songs–”Sweeter Dreams” and “Pop Rocks”–include production by Ramriddlz’s producer Jaegen whom is also the creator of the Unforgettable beat and A-Boogie’s Timeless […]

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

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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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

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, 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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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

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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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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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC

Aaron Billz x Marley x ISHAQ – On The Road

Toronto’s Aaron Billz and ISHAQ team up with Brampton’s For The Moment group member Marley rc for a new song titled On The Road. The song was released via Aaron Billz group VENT Music, which ISHAQ is closely affiliated with. The song contains smooth auto-tuned vocals over the synth-filled beat with subtle but impactful bass throughout it. […]

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MUSIC

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 […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

DVSN – Godspeed (Remix)

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 […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

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 […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Louis Val – O&D (Prod. ILLNIGHT)

Toronto’s Louis Val continues to prove he’s here for the long run with each new song he drops. This new record titled “O&D” is a smooth record with plenty of layers that are so in-sync they feel like one. Not only does Louis deliver the vocals with great skill he’s been continuously proving his talent […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Majid Jordan – Free (Us)

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 […]

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FEATURED, NEWS, PROJECTS

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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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Dalos – La Vida Loca (Feat. Pryde)

Brampton’s Dalos just appeared our SoundCloud feed and caught our attention with his new track La Vida Loca featuring B-Town’s very own D Pryde. The record is a bonus track off of Dalos’s new EP titled Before & After and one of the only two tracks with a feature on it. Dalos is another one of the […]

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MUSIC

The Weeknd – Starboy (Feat. Daft Punk) 

On Sept. 21, 2016 one of Toronto’s greatest musical acts ever–Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd–announced the titled of his new album (STARBOY) and revealed the album cover, in which is hair is cut short! His social media artwork changed to match the album’s and just like that, (a day before the official start of Autumn) the […]

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FEATURED, NEWS

The Weeknd Releases The Cover & Name For His Next Album–STARBOY

About a month ago The Weeknd added “STARBOY” to his IG bio. This quickly started speculation on the web, but nothing was confirmed. Today the Toronto R&B superstar by way of Scarborough took to Twitter and released his next official album name and cover. The bio Abel had added last month to his IG in-fact […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Julian Cruz – Won’t Let You Fall (Prod. FrancisGotHeat)

The second of the two songs Julian Cruz released a few days ago titled Won’t Let You Fall–the first one being Goddess. This amazing song is produced by FrancisGotHeat, making it their second collaboration this year–the first being on his song Toxic. The whole beat is fire, but the guitar solo near the end brings such […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Chris Castello – Way I Do (Prod. Nate Smith)

Toronto’s Chris Castello dropped a harmonious new song produced by Scarborough’s Nate Smith. Castello proves he can make great music with this hot new song called Way I Do. The Toronto artist integrates simple repetition in his flow at various points in the song, which go excellently with the feel of the song. If you […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Ye Ali – “Flights & Breakups” (Ft. K Forest)

On August 25, 2016 Indiana’s R&B artist Ye Ali released his highly anticipated project TrapHouseJodeci. It came this smooth collaboration with Brampton’s K Forest. Both artists have been showing a lot of growth this year and couldn’t have chosen a better time to work. The track is called Flight & Breakups and both Ali, and Forest killed the […]

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

Mick Jenkins – Drowning (Ft. BADBADNOTGOOD)

On September 23, 2016 Mick Jenkins’ debut album The Healing Component drops, and this song featuring Toronto hip-hop group BADBADNOTGOOD is on it. The amazing new single is called Drowning. Mick dropped some deep lyrics on a creative flow over BADBADNOTGOOD’s crazy production. The video is just as deep and powerful as the song itself. Make sure you […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Louis Val – The Most (Ft. Che Ecru)

Toronto’s amazing vocalist Louis Val teams up with Che Ecru for an amazingly smooth new Tay Lewis produced song called The Most. The ladies from Mississauga and Brampton must be doing something right because Louis Val is one of the many Toronto artists writing about them in his music. In this new song Louis sings: “Flower […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Jessie Reyez – Figures (Official Video)

On August 24, 2016 during Beats 1 radio, Zane Lowe premiered Colombian-born,” and Toronto-raised singer Jessie Reyez’s new song Figures. Today, the amazing vocalist takes to SoundCloud to release the song and premiere’s the music video for it via The Fader. Toronto’s Jessie Reyez was a part of the Remix Project and has been mastering her craft […]

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MUSIC

Cashmere Cat x The Weeknd – “Wild Love”

Earlier this month on about August 8th, 2016 an image hit the web via Cashmere Cat’s Twitter and caused speculation and rumors of an upcoming collab track with The Weeknd. pic.twitter.com/SSE875MptN — CASHMERE CAT (@CASHMERECAT) August 8, 2016 The person in the photo with The Weeknd and rumoured to be working with Abel is August […]

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PROJECTS

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

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Can’t Let Summer Pass (Prod. Murda Beatz)

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 […]

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

E DOG – Swallow (Prod. DannyGolden)

Brampton’s Eryn Martin aka E DOG has consistently burred the lines in her rapping. Her gloomy, but melodic tracks have really been working for her. The B Town rapper has created a distinguished sound that has no similarity to any known rapper. E DOG is here to stay, and her new song Swallow is just […]

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HIP-HOP/RAP, R&B/Soul

12AM – Die 4 This (Ft. Jez Dior)

Toronto singer 12AM releases a follow up to his impressive track Save Me called Die 4 This. 12AM teams up with L.A. rapper Jez Dior– same rapper from his debut track Couple Pills–for this new one. This is the Toronto artist’s fourth release, and he’s proving to be a strong vocalist with a good, consistent flow. […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Julian Cruz – Toxic (Prod. FrancisGotHeat)

Toronto singer is back after 3 years of not releasing music. He dropped two songs, and they’re both feel-good banger! The first one is called What She Need and the second is called Toxic and it’s produced by Toronto’s FrancisGotHeat. Check it:

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Julian Cruz – What She Needs

After 3 years of being static and not releasing music, Toronto singer Julian Cruz is back with two amazing new songs. The first one is called What She Needs it’s produced by BatmanOnTheBeatz and Mars Today. The track is a mellow, feel-good banger, and Julian does a great job on the vocals. Listen:

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FEATURED, MUSIC, NEWS, R&B/Soul

Listen To Toronto Singer Jayd Ink’s Song “Deep Under”. It Will Premiere On Episode 6 of Power.

Yesterday (August 8, 2016) Toronto’s talented singer Jayd Ink announced her unreleased song Deep Under will premiere on 50 Cent’s show Power. The popular show has been picking up the pace and this next show will set the tone for the rest of the plot. Jayd Ink took to Instagram yesterday to announce that a […]

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

Elcee The Artist x Bonham Carter – Love Notes

It’s an ALL SUMMER 16 ting for Toronto and it’s not over yet! Toronto’s talented Elcee The Artist proves himself once again with this new project fully produced by Bonham Carter. It’s called Love Notes and it’s incredibly upbeat and feel-good. From the production, to the delivery of the melodic lyrics–Elcee takes it to new […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Charlotte Day Wilson – Find You

Toronto’s very own Charlotte Day Wilson releases a soulful self-produced new single called Find You. With this release she gives us the art cover to her upcoming album, the pre-order link, and the track list. In the description of this new song on SoundCloud she announces her self-titled album CDW will be available on August 26! Listen:

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PROJECTS

TOBi – FYi

Toronto’s TOBi has been killing it with his 2016 releases. The two songs he dropped this year iNDECISIONS  and Deeper are both on his new project FYi, which dropped today (July 14, 2016). The Toronto singer goes in on the impressive fully Nate Smith-produced project FYi. Listen:

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PROJECTS

Tamera Russell – CAVITY

Toronto’s Tamera Russell has released an amazing new project. The name of her new project is CAVITY a clever follow up name to her debut project Sweet Tooth EP. The young artist handles most of the production on this new project the only other production credits were given to Martin Sole. The album is themed to the […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Jeanelle Soleil – 0:300

This morning we received an interesting submission. Earlier today Scarborough’s Jeanelle emailed us her debut song 0:300. With all the talent that’s come out of Toronto the past few years, we’re not easily impressed. This new song by this new artist managed to do the job and pulled us in from the start. What a […]

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FEATURED, MUSIC VIDEOS

6 MUCHFACT Sponsored Music Videos We’re Awaiting The Release Of

The Toronto music scene has witnessed an explosion of growth in the past few years. Being a hip-hop or R&B artist in the 6ix was never easy. The culture lacked organizations to sponsor the music, and other arts. Now, although we still need organizations to fuel the hip-hop industry with funds and opportunity, things have […]

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Majid Jordan – Make It Work

On June 29, 2016 OVO’s Majid Jordan released music video for their song Make it Work off of their debut album Majid Jordan. Majid deals with seductive women and a break up in this amazing new video. The effect used in most of it really works with the vibe and sound of the song. Watch here:

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Ebhoni – GM ATL (Prod. Uncle Flex)

  Toronto has a new rising star and she can really sing! If you don’t know her already, her name is Ebhoni and she’s a 16 year old singer from Toronto, Canada. She’s been releasing music since a very young age, and is just starting to get A LOT of good looks. The Toronto singer […]

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PROJECTS

Stream Roy Wood$ Debut Full Length Project “Walking At Dawn”

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 […]

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