Toronto's Tory Lanez is doing his best to escape the shadow of the Canadian city's other biggest rapper, and there's no better way to stack your claim as the 6's number one than dropping new music.
In Lanez's case, that means releasing not one, but two new mixtapes to welcome the New Year. The New Toronto 2 is the follow-up to the 2015 mixtape of the same name while Chixtape 4 is the latest instalment in Lanez's R&B themed series of releases.
The rap-centric The New Toronto 2 is my personal pick of the bunch, and a much more entertaining project than Lanez's debut album, I Told You. Featuring production from Play Picasso, C-Sick, AraabMUZIK and Lanez himself, my favourite track is "Bal Harbour," a dusky, club jam that includes a vibrant verse from A$AP Ferg.
You can stream both projects here.