Toronto has put on for the rap scene for years. From underground favorites, Maestro, k-os, Choclair, Saukrates, and Roy Woods to mainstream acts like Nav and Pressa. Of course, Canada has pop stars like Justin Beiber and The Weeknd but this list is strictly rappers.
While he may seem like a magnet for trouble, Tory’s music has support. Controversy sells, right? He came up on the rough side of Toronto and is making waves without OVO.
Somali wordsmith K’Naan may be best remembered for his World Cup 2010 anthem “Wavin Flag” in South Africa.
PND has had a mystique since he entered the game. He pops up to drop top-quality music and then dips for a while, only to do it again.
Before it was the 6, it was T-Dot and Kardinal Offishall’s Caribbean flavored raps had heads nodding across the globe.