MUSIC

Toronto Rapper Cardo Antonnio Drops “Baby Bounce” The Prequel To An Upcoming Project

Toronto rapper Cardo Antonnio along with his brother and producer J Cortz, have come along way since the first songs they released and their growth shows on “Baby Bounce”. Listen to the up-tempo, smooth, and digital-sounding project below:   Cardo and J have been working together from the start, and they have been consistently getting […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Staasia Daniels – Handle It

Toronto singer Staasia Daniels follows up her EP Mood Roulette, which dropped earlier this year with a jazzy, post-modern ballad, titled “Handle It” produced by Xpress aka DJXP. The song is smooth and down-tempo, and Staasia’s vocals vibe beautifully with the beat. Listen to Staasia’s latest release “Handle It” below:    

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

After A Very Successful Listening Party, Anders Releases His Second EP–”TWOs”

On Monday March 5th, Anders and the NST team hosted a listening party for his “TWOs EP” at Free Space in Downtown Toronto, the turn out was incredible. The only way to get into the event was by being invited or RSVPing. Hundreds of people attended, and everyone seemed to be really feeling the project. […]

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MUSIC, PROJECTS, R&B/Soul

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

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

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FEATURED, HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS

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 […]

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FEATURED, HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC VIDEOS

Yung Tory Kicks Off 2017 Appearing In 2 New Music Videos.

Yung Tory has been consistently dropping music since he solidified his position in the Toronto rap industry early 2017. As 2018 unfolds, he continues this pattern of delivering plenty of content by releasing the visuals for Drink Alone and appearing in the new visuals for his year-old collaboration with young Toronto rapper/producer Dutch Revz. Last […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Jessie Reyez – Cotton Candy

Toronto’s rising star Jessie Reyez releases another amazing song titled “Cotton Candy”. The new record includes beautiful, soul-touching vocals over a constant guitar strumming and is definitely one you should check out. <iframe width=”100%” height=”300″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/359312852&amp;color=%23ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true&amp;visual=true”></iframe>

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Lais – Instances 

Weeks ago Toronto artist Lais started rolling out his “Give Me One More” EP. With two songs off the EP already released (Lil Lavish & Induce) as a part of his roll out, Lais delivers a third one titled “Instances”.  Lais spits soft and smooth vocals over an up-tempo, and at points trancey beat. The instrumental […]

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FEATURED, MUSIC VIDEOS

Daniel Caesar Delivers Visuals for Freudian (Video)

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 […]

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

Tory Lanez – Sip It

After announcing his first single–Shooters–back in September, Tory Lanez gave a name for his upcoming album–Memories Don’t Die–and continued to drop music off the album. With three songs off the project already out, and the year coming to an end, Tory dropped another single. It’s titled “Sip It” and it’s a smooth, down-tempo song you could […]

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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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MUSIC, PROJECTS

Just Chase – Killing Roses

Just Chase hails from Nova Scotia but has made a home for himself in Toronto for the past four years. His first two singles, “Ego” and “Between Us,” have racked up millions of plays on Soundcloud. Now, after hosting a listening party for a select group earlier this week, his project Killing Roses has finally […]

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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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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC VIDEOS

Tory Lanez – Shooters (Official Video)

After releasing three new songs, Tory Lanez follows them up with the music video for “Shooters”–the first single off of “Memories Don’t Die”. The video premiered via Billboard and like most–(if not all)–of Tory’s visuals, it was shot and directed by Toronto’s ZacFacts. Watch below:

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

Anders Makes His Visual Debut On “Diamonds”

Earlier this year a Mississauga-native named Anders made his mark in the Toronto music scene with his 669 EP. The project rapidly became a local success and would have people wondering who Anders is. Taking on the low key aesthetic, which worked so well for The Weeknd, NAV, and PARTYNEXTDOOR, not many knew who Anders was […]

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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, MUSIC, R&B/Soul

DVSN Releases New Song Titled “Mood” And Announces Album Release Date.

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 […]

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

Jessie Reyez – Blue Ribbon (Offical Video)

With no sight of losing momentum, Jessie Reyez continues to leverage off of the last, building on her unrelenting, breakthrough hype. As collateral, Reyez pulls another gem from the much-acclaimed Kiddo EP, releasing yesterday the fan-driven video for “Blue Ribbon.” In this visual, Reyez finds herself superimposed on many stages, candidly captured within a montage […]

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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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HIP-HOP/RAP, MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEOS

Pryde – Woadie (Offical Video)

For the seventh consecutive week, the Toronto-based artist, Pryde (or f.k.a D.Pryde), continues his i love u, don’t worry series with the release of his latest video, “Woadie.” The track is the last visual conceived for the seven-part series, produced by K-BeatZ, and directed solely by Pat Greenall. The video captures Pryde in his native […]

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

Khaliowe – The Way (EP)

Mississauga’s Khaliowe has released his debut EP titled The Way. The five songs include previously released tracks “Love for the Soul” and “Who I Want.” The project maintains the smooth R&B with occasional hints of dancehall that we have heard from Khaliowe so far on his five previous songs. The Way also includes a nod […]

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EVENTS, FEATURED

199Z’s First Music Fest Featured An All-Toronto/GTA Line Up & Was A Success.

The past few years have been a clear representation that Toronto’s music scene is becoming one of the hottest. As the eyes shifted towards us and opportunities opened up many young Torontonians took the plunge at whatever it is there vision was. Now, as our music industry begins to mature many local brands are arising […]

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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

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

Derin Falana – Break Out

Brampton native Derin Falana dropped a new track, “Break Out,” his newest addition to the compilation These Days: Audio Journal. The song features more R&B elements as opposed to the raps on Derin’s earlier tracks. When he first released the project These Days, Derin stated that he would continue adding to the compilation to provide updates […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

K. Forest – Two Two’s

Forest just dropped the track “Two Twos” produced by dF. This is the fourth song we’ve seen from K. Forest since his EP Eyes of Taiga released last November. The song features references to Ginuwine and the Knicks while maintaining a chill vibe. Time will tell if this track is part of Forest’s promised upcoming […]

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

Ro Ransom – Prettiest (Feat. Jazz Cartier)

New York artist Ro Ransom released a hot new track titled “Prettiest” and Toronto’s very own Jazz Cartier is on it. Prettiest was produced by Tim Suby whom also worked with Toronto’s rising star Jessie Reyez on the first 3 songs of her Kiddo EP. The track premiered on High Snobiety and Ro a gave a […]

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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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FEATURED, MUSIC

Miami’s DJ Stevie J Dropped New Tory Lanez & New PARTYNEXTDOOR On “Appreciation 9”

For those of you who don’t know DJ Stevie J here’s a quick 411. He’s one of the most popping DJ’s in Miami’s hip-hop scene. He signed to YMCMB a few years ago and although we’re unclear on whether he’s still signed or not, he’s still affiliated with many artists in the hip-hop scene. He’s […]

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MUSIC, PROJECTS, R&B/Soul

PLAZA – Shadow EP

While Majid Jordan was surprising fans at Manifesto 11 by bringing members of their OVO family Roy Woods and DVSN on stage, OVO Sound Radio was premiering a project from their new signee Plaza. The EP is titled Shadow, and consists of 5 brooding R&B tracks. Like the other members of OVO, Plaza hails from […]

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MUSIC, R&B/Soul

Tamera Russell – Root Canal

Tamera Russell aka TRuss has released her 9-track project titled Root Canal. She described the reason behind the name by comparing love to candy. She stated that it “tastes good & gives you a rush” but can result in a cavity. She goes on to state “what if the damage done requires more than a […]

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DANCEHALL/REGGAE, MUSIC, R&B/Soul

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 […]

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

Moula 1st Taps His Talented Friend Pyrex And Toronto’s Andreena For “Wake Up”

Rising Rexdale rapper/singer Pyrex has frequently supported his friend Moula with the music and he does so again with this amazing new record “Wake Up”. Not only does Moula enlist Pyrex, but he also gets a Toronto singer that has been in the scene for a while that goes by the name of Andreena on […]

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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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DANCEHALL/REGGAE, R&B/Soul

J-Soul Delivers Dancehall-Inspired Summer Vibes via A 2-Song EP Titled “Summer Fling”

Last month we heard a side of J-Soul via Mama I’m Sorry that we weren’t familiar with, as it had a soft rock sound to it. Now, to complement the warm weather in the city J-Soul does a 360 and releases a dancehall-influenced EP titled “Summer Fling”. Soul blends R&B and dancehall in this  dope short 2-song […]

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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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MUSIC

Ramriddlz – Melanincholy

Ramriddlz dropped his most recent track Melanincholy, produced by Jaegen. In this song he deals with meeting a girl that he’s attracted to and things are going well, until it all eventually goes wrong. He touches on his confusion as he’s never been in a situation like this before. With the warm weather approaching, this song has […]

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MUSIC, PROJECTS, R&B/Soul

PARTYNEXTDOOR Surprises Us All With The Sequel To His “Colours EP”

It’s been 3 years since PARTYNEXTDOOR dropped his Colours EP and the OVO prodigy is back with it’s sequel–”Colours 2″. The first Colours was a 4-song EP, which included bangers such as Girl From Oakland and Juss Know featuring Travis Scott. The sequel follows a similar structure as it also only has 4 songs, but this time […]

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