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Pressa, Toronto’s Next Top Artist

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MEET PRESSA

Given name: Quinton Armani Gardener

Aliases: Pressa

Date of Birth: 10.5.1996.

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Label: Blue Feathers

Social: https://www.instagram.com/pressa.armani/

About Pressa:

Pressa is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was brought up in Toronto by a Filipino mother and Jamacan father. He grew up in the notorious hood named Jane & Finch, which he often mentiones in his songs.

His breakthough hit was “Novacane,” produced by Murda Beatz. However, he created his unique flow and style in “Canada Goose” ft. Tory Lanez. He opened for Drake and later collaborated with Lil Uzi Vert and Houdini.

His debut album “Prestige” was published in 2019. He dedicated the whole album to his father, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison. His father’s famous nickname was Prestige, which also kind of influenced his stage name.

Pressa’s father was Mark Anthony Gardener, known in the north hood of Toronto for multiple convictions for drugs and violence. Pressa was only one month old when his father commited murder.

He expresses the love for his hood and his struggles through life in his songs. Music has always been an escape door from reality for him. 

He often says: “Things get better when u thought it’ll get worst,” which may be considered a kind of moto that guided him through his life  and career.

He is currently living in Los Angeles, not in Toronto. His net worth is 140 000, and he has 290 000 followers on his Instagram profile so far.

Troubles with the Law

Before he was famous, he was involved in the YBK Gang, and he had many problems with the law.

When he opened for Drake on his Boy Meets World Tour in 2017, he was on bail.

He was accused of pistol-whipping a teenage hostage in a notorious incident in 2016. As a result, many say that he will either end up like his father or in a VIP section.

Recent Years

We can notice that 2020 was the rapper’s most successful year so far, with the releases of mixtapes: Press Machine, Press A Brick, and Prestige, where he expressed his versatility and unique drive for his creative craft.

He also released a debut EP, “Gardner Express,” in December. The name of the EP is a pun on his last name and the Railway that runs through his hometown. It features previously released tracks: “OTM,” “96 Freestyle,” and “Head Tap.”

He works really hard on his songs, and his growth can be noticed from year to year. So no wonder he is getting a lot of calls for collaborations and remixes.

A song that surprised many of his fans was “Blackberry Zap,” a collaboration with Jackboy. In this song, Pressa changes his unique, hard street style to match Jackboy more melodically and harmonically.

He continues to gain fans with new hit releases in 2021.

First, on 4.2.2021, he starts the year off with “Attachments” ft Taliban Glizzy, which has gained over 1 million views.

The song was a hit already, but on 20.5.2021. he releases a music video for the remix of “Attachments” ft the one and only Coi Leray. 

Coi Leray did not miss a chance to add some of her juice to the song.

The song has already gained popularity with over 150.000 views. The rapper is for sure on everybody’s radar, and he is on his way to becoming Toronto’s finest rapper.

Check out the music video for the song “Attachments” ft. Coi Leray in the link below:

Tell us what you think of the artist and his music in the comment section below.

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Donte Chung, One Of The Most Talented Videographers From Toronto

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DONTE CHUNG HAS THE HOTTEST MUSIC VIDEOS

If you have seen the amazing visuals for Casper Tng and Burna Bandz’s new song “Seasick,” you may be wondering who is the man behind them.

Donte Chung managed to shoot and edit the video for “Seasick” the same day, and we are mesmerized by his efforts.

He caught the vibe perfectly and managed to bring Casper’s vision to life. A good music video is essential in today’s world, and Chung has definitely made it easy for many.

Donte Chung has been grinding since 2018, and he has already made a name for himself in the music industry. The rappers get all the credits, but the man behind the visuals has a lot to do with the song’s popularity.

CHUNG SHOT IT

His hashtag is “Chung Shot It,” and you can see it on many cool videos such as “Still Whippin,” “Blood,” and “Bluffer.”

He did a lot of visuals, and the numbers keep on growing, as many artists choose him as their video director.

Our favorites are Casper’s “Like Me” and Hood Baby Peppa’s “Save me” because we couldn’t focus on the visuals and the song at the same time. Chung went crazy on these two, and we had to replay them a couple of times.

You can find the list of all his visuals on his YouTube channel” Chung Shot It” you will be surprised when you see all of your favorite rappers on it.

If you want to have high-quality visuals that will put you in the spotlight, then don’t miss out on Donte Chung.

If you want to get in contact with him, just send him a DM on his IG profile below:

https://www.instagram.com/dontechung/

If you don’t have IG, don’t worry, you can send him a mail at [email protected]

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Get To Know StrvngeFilms, The Top Videographer From Toronto

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STRVNGEFILMS IS BEHIND ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEOS.

If you liked the visuals for 3MFrench‘s “Ready for War ” and his collaboration “Examples’ ‘, the person behind the masterpieces is StrvngeFilms.

He started out in 2016, and he has now shot and edited many cool videos like “Cook Food” and “Wrist”. You can check out the list of videos he shot and edited on his YouTube channel; you will be surprised.

He is from Toronto, Canada, but he is now based in New York, shooting and editing a lot of new videos for you.

He has a talent for capturing the best shots and presenting the energy of the artist on stage. StrvngeFilms has so far collaborated with many familiar faces such as Smiley, TwoTwo, Sha Town, Bvlly & Lil Tjay.

StrvngeFilms has done vlogs for King Combs which included footage of Rolling Loud & other huge Hollywood events and parties. Recently TikTok stars from LA have been reaching out to him to shoot & edit new high quality footage for them.

Our favorites include TyTy Yungz’s “Big Rocks” and 3M French’s “Examples”. He has a knack for producing high-quality visuals while respecting the artist’s vision.

All of his clients had positive feedback in the comment section about their visuals, and if you want to be one of them, don’t miss out on StrvngeFilms.

We can’t wait to see what this film director has in store for us next, and we are sure he will get even bigger names if he continues to work his magic.

If you are looking for the right person to do your music video and bring you to the spotlight, contact him on his IG page or website.

If you want to support his work, follow him on his IG page below: https://www.instagram.com/strvngerfromthe6/

His website is currently under construction, but you can save it and check it out when it is done:  https://strvngefilms.com/. By clicking on the link for the website, you will see some of his most famous videos.

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Get To Know Big Lean From Toronto

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GET TO KNOW BIG LEAN

Nickname: Big Lean

Name: Lorenzo Lee-Jae Wright

Place of birth: Toronto, Canada

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/biglean_/

Big Lean is now one of the most popular Toronto rappers, but he started his journey in 2008, after the death of his friend. 

His rise to fame started in 2011 when he hopped on the song “Reality” with DJ Charlie B.

His first successful mixtape was “Can’t Stop Now,” After that, he dropped his debut album “Enough is Enough” in 2015. The debut album had features from Nipsey Hussle and Santana.

After a few freestyles and singles, he was featured on the 6ixBuzz compilation album, alongside Safe. You probably know him by his singles “Dumb Rich” and “Drop” in 2019.

“Dumb Rich” has around 355K views on YouTube; during that time, he signed Ryda. Later he continued to collaborate with Ryda on a couple of songs.

Last year Big Lean collaborated with Sick Ppl, Ryda and El’ Plaga, and the music video went huge with about 1 million views.

The collaboration “Never Saw Me” is definitely one of Toronto’s most known and successful collaborations.

Big Lean is known for his lyrical skills and unique flow; he has changed the game with his energy and consistency. He has grown a lot as an artist since 2008, but he has never forgotten his hood.

What started out as “continuing his friend’s legacy” grew into one of the most successful careers in Toronto. 

Big Lean is an inspiration for many that all you need is raw talent and hard work to accomplish everything you want in life.

Big Lean has recently dropped a music video for his track “Ball Without You” ft Kayo Man.

Check it out below on this page and drop a comment with your favourite bar on the song.

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