Jhené Aiko recently took part in Toronto’s 7th Annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture, which happens to also be the biggest hip-hop festival in Canada. Whether you follow her Instagram or not, perhaps you saw pictures of Jhené taking part in a summit with Karen Civil or captured with artwork at the Sacred Seven Art Exhibition, but the final day of the festival she took to the stage to perform “My Mine” for the first time in Canada.
The Toronto Raptor’s Amir Johnson shows his love for the city and buys out every single copy of Drake‘s latest album, Nothing Was The Same, at Yonge and Dundas. Johnson then handed out copies of the album to fans in the streets of Toronto. The LP is available for purchase on iTunes and in stores today.
Drake continues to own the summer and drops a new track the day after OVO Fest. ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ features Drizzy back in his R&B zone, with additional vocals from Toronto’s Majid Jordan. Jordan also co-produced the smooth record alongside Nineteen85. Nothing Was The Same comes out on September 17th.
Drake showed Toronto how much he loves his city by providing another star studded line up for the 4th Annual OVO Fest, which took place last night at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Drizzy went big and brought out Wale, The Weeknd, French Montana, TLC, Lil Mama, J. Cole, Miguel, A$AP Rocky, Diddy, Ma$e, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne. As if that wasn’t enough of a line up, 2 Chainz and PARTYNEXTDOOR were also to hit the stage but were unable to perform due to unforeseen circumstances.
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The Weeknd drops a new record via Twitter called ‘Love In The Sky’. The new track will likely land on his highly anticipated debut studio album, Kiss Land, set to be released on September 10th.
Toronto’s Big Lean releases the visuals to his super smooth cut ’3AM’, featuring Show Stephens. The video was shot by DNA Cinema and the track appeared on his recently released mixtape, Can’t Stop Now.
Toronto MC and producer Neo Tempus releases a new cut entitled ‘Therapy’. He is currently preparing the release of his debut project, Yours Sincerely, set to be released later this year.
Toronto’s Big Lean unleashes his latest mixtape entitled ‘Can’t Stop Now’. The tape features Chief Keef, Juicy J, Andreena Mill, Harvey Stripes, and more. Production credits include Metcalfe, Pro Logic, DZL, and Boi-1da, among others. Download the tape here.
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