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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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AstroKidJay, A Young Artist Coming Out Of Toronto

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WHO IS ASTROKIDJAY?

Nickname: AstroKidJay
Place of birth: Toronto
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/astrokidjay/

AstroKidJay skyrocketed his career with a track called “ Ibiza”, which took over the rap world in seconds. People didn’t believe him when he said he recorded it in the closet, but it was definitely worth it.

Even though many thought after “ Ibiza”, the young rapper would keep releasing song after song, his new manager told him to focus on his lyrics and flow and then come out with something top-notch.

Until 2021, Astro Kid was laying low but perfecting his craft by experimenting and reading books.

In 2021 AstroKidJay finally dropped “ Wizard Boy” the album, and he signed a  major record label deal. He says his main inspiration for the first album was the 2000s.

In the meantime, he dropped cool singles and dope music videos like “ My Time”, “ Goldeneye”, “ Airplane Mode”, and “ Will or Won’t.” Astro Kid says his new album is something totally different and versatile. He says he is in a completely new era of his life that he would like to share with his fans.

He dropped his second album on April 22nd, 2022. The album “ Rose Out The Mud” has 10 tracks, and one of them is called “ Alicia Keys”. The rapper says the singer is one of the role models he listened to back in the day.

We hope Astro Kid won’t leave us waiting for years to drop something new. Still, we have an awesome album to listen to in the meantime, don’t miss out on it.

His newest music video is for “ Shots”, so don’t forget to check it out below on this page. Leave a comment if you think the music video is something special.

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Paris Richards, One Of The Most Known Female Artists From Toronto

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GET TO KNOW PARIS RICHARDS

Nickname: Paris Richards

Place of birth: Toronto, Canada
Instagram profile:  https://www.instagram.com/paris_richards/

Paris Richards says she always used music as a form of expression, but she never thought of it as her passion because of the male-dominated industry. She started off as an exotic dancer, and now she is a mom and one of the rising female artists in Toronto.

In 2014, she went to the studio and gave it a try. Her first official song, “6ix Queen,” came out in 2016. Her breakthrough hit was “Run it Up” in 2018. The song made it to Radio Flow 93,5 Toronto, which is a big success.

After “Run it Up,” she collaborated with Moshine on a song called “Savage.” In 2020 she dropped “He say she say.” After a break in 2021, Paris Richards dropped “Heart in the Trap,” produced by a Grammy-winning producer, and got 250k streams on Spotify. 

The rapper started off 2022 with a powerful vibe by dropping “Woah Vicky,” which is later a bonus track on her album. She dropped “Queen of the 6ix” recently; The album went to 2nd place on the Itunes Hip-Hop charts All Genres. She said the album is her first real body of work and a milestone for her career.

She has worked on the album for a long time and released 9 fire songs. She collaborated with Kash Doll and Jully Black on the album.

The name “Queen of the 6ix” is not only a name she has carried with her forever, but now it is her official trademark. With this album, she is getting the recognition she deserves when it comes to real raps.

We hope this year she will finalize her dream when it comes to working with some of the big stars like Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and others.

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Chromazz, A Known Female Artist From Toronto

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WHO IS CHROMAZZ?

Nickname: Chromazz

Place of birth: Toronto, Canada

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

An unexpected story even for her, who didn’t dream of becoming a rapper. Chromazz started working at a spa, and now she is one of the wealthiest female rappers in Toronto. She became famous when she dropped her first song, “Baddie”, in 2020. The music video got 23M views and launched her career. 

Before that, she dropped “Water Paste”, but it wasn’t her breakthrough hit. The song was her first attempt at becoming viral.

She dropped another music video for “Let’s Go” in 2020. In May, it was the perfect time to drop “Quarantina”. The sexy music video got her the attention she needed. Even though she quickly got views, many of them commented that she should not open her mouth.

She didn’t quit, and later on, she dropped “Chromita”, which is her most iconic song so far. Another big win for the rapper was “Marcus The Stallion”, with 380k views. This was intentional diss at Megan, but the rapper didn’t respond.

She did a collaboration with Cholocash on “Henessy” seven months ago. She dropped the newest collaboration, “Beyblade”, with Yung Leeks two months ago. In the bio, she said that her IG is constantly being deleted, so she can’t reach out to her fans.

The newest collaboration has dope visuals and some fire lyrics, and it is probably her best work so far. Fans have commented that she has finally found her sound and that she should stick to it.

She also commented, “Stay Tuned”, so maybe we can expect an album from the rapper soon. She has the platform and the bars todo it, so why wait?

Don’t forget to check out her music, especially her last track, “Beyblade”.

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