DRU’s officially back doing what he do. The new push kicks off with official viz for “Don’t Be Afraid”. Shouts to this guy man. And to the whole In Essence family.
Sauga City, Canadian native “DRU” drops the official music video for his single Don’t Be Afraid. Shot and Directed by Frenzy Fredie Hamdan and Levente Kovacs, in Vancouver Canada the R&B/Hip-hop singer & songwriter is aiming to release his new EP Chapters early in 2017. Influenced by the likes of Michael Jackson and Donny Hathaway DRU considers himself a true student of the art form and hopes to inspire others with his new forthcoming project.
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Starring: Lia Farrelly, Julien Durant, Julius ‘Jewels’ Morgan, Katja Martin. Styled by Madi Styles Makeup and Hair by Rio Di Translado
The release of The Toronto Sound – our playlist / compilation album of songs from the blog from the past 4 weeks – is easily becoming my favorite time of the month! The latest edition features the likes of SAFE, Jayd Ink, Adria Kain, Tona, Big Lean and more.
Take it in! Love my city.
Episode 4 of The Toronto Sound and another tight playlist featuring songs from the blog this month. From relative newcomers like SAFE (who dropped an incredible video for “Eternity” this month), to two of our favorite R&B singers in the city – Jayd Ink and Adria Kain, to a living legend like Tona and the return of the homie Luu Breeze, the September edition of The Toronto Sound definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Shouts to the city! Welcome to The Toronto Sound.
The Toronto Sound | September 2016 01. SAFE – Eternity 02. Jayd Ink – DarkSkin 03. JAHKOY – Waiting For 04. Adria Kain – Styrofoam Cup 05. Tona – Scholarships (Higher Learning) feat. Keysha Fresh 06. Big Lean – Stamina 07. EMP – Rebellion 08. S.L.M.N. – Too Much Time feat. Emerson Brooks & Luu Breeze 09. Joel Lobban – Rant feat. Clairmont The Second 10. Yasmine – Late Nights 11. Tona – Lazy Afternoon
This is dope! The fam from 100% Canadian on G98.7 FM are posting up their shows on Mixcloud weekly. Just finding about this now but they already have a bunch of episodes up so if you haven’t checked out the show yet, it’s all there. I’ma do my best to get episodes up every week too but if I drop the ball (most likely, lol) just peep them on air Mondays from 9-10pm or on the aforementioned Mixcloud page.
TONA – THE IVY LEAGUE Coming out of Scarborough, veteran rapper Tona marks his return with a new project, and even bigger aspirations. ‘THE IVY LEAGUE’, Tona’s follow-up project to his debut solo ‘CARPE DIEM’ in 2015, serves as a testament to his keen ear for production, bass-heavy vocals tones and silky bars, but also Tona’s ability to create a cohesive sonic experience.
Heralded by the most recent single “Red Eye,” the 17-track album features hard line yet harmonious production courtesy of longtime collaborators Rich Kidd, as well as Grammy-nominated Tone Mason and heavy hitter producer 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red. Etched with many personal tales of self-accomplishment, relationships, social views, political and morally ethical content mixed in with that hometown pride, ‘THE IVY LEAGUE’ shows a very introspective side of the Toronto vet that has yet to shine.
“The Ivy League persona was applied as a metaphor to demonstrate exactly how prestigious my career has been up until this point. The same way an Ivy League school would be classified as the highest level of academics pursuit, this is definitely a very high level of my artistry,” Tona adds.
In classic hip-hop bar-stacking form, ‘THE IVY LEAGUE’ shows growth in content and lyrical maturity that seizes the musical landscape yesterday, today and tomorrow. It’s a rare window into the complex artist and person that is Tona while demonstrating some unlimited range.