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  1. 1. Artist & talent SPOTLIGHT I S S U E 0 2 F E B MUSIC,FASHION,ENTERTAINMENT Featuring interviews with artist such as 730 rarri, billy burnz & stoppa. MADE IN CANADA
  2. 2. F E B 02 I S S U E 0 8 3 7 04 Artist Spotlight 05 Interview 17 Fashion 23 Photography 29 Videographer 34 Rising Stars 43 Rate That Tape 2023
  3. 3. Plans for 2023? Album? Mixtape? I’ve been making music for as long as I remember I started taking things seriously the last 3-4 years. I’ve always loved music my mom always played music in the house an my dad was a producer. When I’d go visit my dad I’d always sleep in the studio an listen to whoever he was recording or what beats he was making. My cousins were making me listen to literally everything growing up as well the crazy part is this is what my dad always wanted me to do he even named me after a rapper it pretty full circle when you think about it. I just dropped my EP “Welcome to the life” in 2022 probably dropping a deluxe some time mid year we’ll see how everything plays out. I just want consistent motion all year round. Where are you from? City or province? I was born in Mississauga an from there I bounced around a bit but I ended right back in Mississauga I’m an original peel baby. Who inspires you in today’s music? Music is like therapy to me I be going through a lot of shit I just don’t talk about you know. Making music is therapeutic for me I always loved real music. I used to take my homies phones in school to write bars I’d be bumping Dave east , the lox, Alicia keys,Kanye , wiz khalifa , fab anything with good music I’d play my cousins was flooding my ears with music my dad was always bumping nas, fat joe , pun , PAC, Biggie , jay z you etc you name it my dad had the album. I was just around a crazy musical famiily my cousins were rapping at the time under the name A-game. I was literally around music being made in my face all the time that’s how I knew I had the ear for it. CANADIAN TALENT How long you been doing music? What inspired you? ARTIST SPOTLIGHT MYSHYLIFESYLE All my handles on every platform is @Myshylifestyle
  4. 4. CANADIAN TALENT 3 Albums lots of shows and lots of features Plans for 2023? Album? Mixtape? Where are you from? City or province? Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Who inspires you in today’s music? Drake , Russ , Cole , Tory , Nas , Jay z. I’ve been inspired since a little kid just love to perform enterain , just a serious passion I always had , then I got in battling then writing and recording starting doing shows when I was younger till my wife was diagnosed with cancer took time off to focus on family well my wife battled cancer and beat it , my dad was also diagnosed and passed shortly after , after 5 years off from music I always felt like I had to go back and follow my dream. Been writing and making music for 15 years only started putting stuff out for 2 . How long you been doing music? What inspired you? ARTIST SPOTLIGHT JEFF ADAMS @jeffadamsofficial
  5. 5. INTERVIEW
  6. 6. INTERVIEW WITH 730 RARRI Born in Toronto Ontario, Raised out of Southern Ontario, Canadian Artist 730RARRI Took an appreciation from an early age for cadences and Melodie’s from names like 7hunna,T-Pain, Lil Wayne and Sean Paul. Raised in a Single parent household with siblings, 730RARRI was encouraged to pursuit his dreams in spite of what anyone else might think. Growing up doing talent shows, and showcases built the confidence necessary for the music industry. 06 • HIP HOP MAGAZINE
  7. 7. People don’t really take you serious at first, shouldn’t discourage you just let it fuel you. ” 07 • HIP HOP MAGAZINE Q: How long have you been doing music? And what inspired you? A: “ Started my music journey in 2018/2019, and truthfully wasn’t taking it that serious released my first single “Road” with a video that got some traction in the city but I never really thought of where it could take me.“ Q: Where we’re you born? City you live? or rep? A: ”Born in Brampton, Ontario - Currently living out in Kitchener-Waterloo/Cambridge. Rep all of Kw and Cambridge. Q: Music plans for 2023? Album? Mixtape? A: “Starting off the year working on an EP with Just Ideas Titled - HBK Coming Feb 2nd, and some singles later on, While also building my catalog with more mainstream features for my album” Q: Who inspires you musically in today hiphop A: “Young thug, A Boogie, Drake to name a few“ Q: Have you experienced any obstacles that you have had to overcome within the industry? A: “People don’t really take you serious at first, shouldn’t discourage you just let it fuel you. Always think on how to get to the next pedestal.”
  8. 8. Q: where can the fans find you (socials networks) H A R D W O R K P A Y S O F F 08 • HIP HOP MAGAZINE Truthfully I’m just trying to touch souls with my craft, day to day experiences, ups and downs.” Q: How was your childhood? (Did you experience poverty,violence,rich, wealthy) A: “Growing up Jamaican, Music was Huge in my household with influences like Vybz, Sean Paul, to 50 Cent, Young Jeezy and more” Q: what do you want the fans to take from you’re music? (Youth,day ones, family,the world) A: “Truthfully I’m just trying to touch souls with my craft, day to day experiences, ups and downs.“ A: “730RARRI on all platforms” Q: “is there a particular r&b artist signed or unsigned that you’d like to feature with?” A: “Being in there is the only time I truly feel stress free.” Q: when your in the booth do you feel pressure? Do you go into your sessions alone or with a team? A: “Working with a lot right now currently, some names being Jay Isaiah, Mightbeleo, and many more but someone that I’m noticing kill it right now is Preston Pablo” Q: “Is there anyone you’d like to give a shout to?” A: “Just ideas, Best Producers in the country and Cold Cash Recordz”
  9. 9. INTERVIEW WITH STOPPA After years of building his name in the underground Houston, TX market, Stoppa decided to expand his brand into other regions, specifically to Los Angeles, CA, home of the world’s entertainment epicenter. A place where you either make it or you break it; you either pop or you flop, and currently there is no stopping Stoppa on his rise to the top. 09 • HIP HOP MAGAZINE
  10. 10. That’s one of the beauties of having creative control.. 10 • HIP HOP MAGAZINE Q: How long have you been doing music? And what inspired you? A: I’ve pretty much been doing music my whole life. My mother (RIP) had me taking piano lessons at 3 years old and also made me join the marching and jazz band in 3rd grade. The music became a huge part of my life as it was to hers. But I’m from Houston, Texas so music Is a big part of our culture, If you rap in Houston and don’t know how to freestyle, you got some work to do. Our culture is based off of freestyle and chopped & screw music. Q: Where we’re you born? City you live? or rep? A: I’m originally born in Chicago, IL but me and my mom moved to the Northside of Houston with my cousins when I was 2 once my parents got divorced. Q: Music plans for 2023? What can the people expect? Etc (Album,Mixtape) A: The plan is to release so much music, singles, collaborations, etc. I’m in a giving mood and I appreciate that fact that we can release whenever we choose. That’s one of the beauties of having creative control. We are working on a full length project as well which will be announced soon. Im excited! Q: Who or what inspires you musically? A: Everything and Everybody. I’ve been diving deep into just sounds. Listening to the frequency of things and reflect on how they make me feel. That can range from Pharrell’s “Girl” album to Lil Yachty “Poland” song, to Future “712” song I listen to everything. Q: Have you experienced any obstacles that you have had to overcome within the industry?
  11. 11. My whole family is pretty talented musically. THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IS SIMPLE 11 • HIP HOP MAGAZINE A: Most definitely, bad business from other artist, labels taking forever to pay. I could go on but let’s keep the energy good. Q: How was your childhood? Was music a big thing in your family? A: It was great, my mom was a great singer in college but stopped pursuing a career in music once she had me. She put me on all of the greats though, that’s who she studied so that’s who we listened to. My whole family is pretty talented musically. Q: what do you want the fans to take from your music? (Youth,day ones, family,the world) A: My goal is to inspire and impact the people of the world in a great way. Help people go the extra mile within themselves to become greater. Wether that’s in the gym, on the court, anything performance and self improvement based. My music is for those people. I feel like Kobe would’ve had 3:05 AM Freestyle on repeat. Overall, I’m here to help people grow all around while still being champion’d as one of the greatest artist / people of our time. Kinda like a team captain. It’s all about unlocking our potential and putting it to use.
  12. 12. STOPPA Q: where can the fans find you (socials networks) A: Im the most active on instagram @stoppa but check out the website tho www.stoppaonline.com Q: when your in the booth do you feel pressure? Do you go into your sessions alone or with a team? A: Nah I haven’t yet, Don’t know if I ever will to be honest. Only time will tell. I’m a high level performer though, I put in the hours and work to become this great. The Greats prepare to deliver under moments of pressure. The more you practice the more effortless you make shit look. Ya dig! And for my sessions, majority of the time I’m alone but I do love to collaborate with others or even just have a beautiful woman in the studio. If I look at her and she vibe’n, I know the music is good. Women are the best A&R’s Q: Is there a particular r&b artist signed or unsigned that you’d like to feature with? A: Definitely Brent Faiyaz, bruh be talking that shit. I fw it lol Q: Is there anyone you’d like to give a shout to? A: Just my Mama (RIP) my family and my team over at Hype Now Records. Big Tings Popping YaYaoo!
  13. 13. INTERVIEW WITH BILLY BURNZ Billy Burnz is a Toronto rapper who spent his adolescence growing up in Toronto’s unforgiving Chalkfarm neighbourhood near Jane St. and Wilson Ave. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he moved to Toronto with his mother around his 12th birthday.And at an early age, Burnz had music in his blood.Billy Burnz incorporated his Cerified Cash record label while studying courses in Business Marketing and Branding. 13 • HIP HOP MAGAZINE
  14. 14. “More music, more visuals and few more surprises!” 14 • HIP HOP MAGAZINE Q: How long have you been doing music? And what inspired you? A: “Been doing music since 2003, my life inspired me, the things I’ve gone through inspired me as well to“ Q: Where we’re you born? City you live? or rep? Q: Music plans for 2023? Album? Mixtape? Q: Who inspires you musically in today hiphop A: “ Myself, my life, my family, my friends, my team and society in general“ Q: Have you experienced any obstacles that you have had to overcome within the industry? A: “ Yeah, putting years of work and money behind artists like honey cocaine plus others that ended up just abandoning the team and breaching contracts etc“ Always think on how to get to the next pedestal.” A: ” Spanish town, Jamaica. I live in Toronto but I represent the whole of Canada.“ A: “More music, more visuals and few more surprises!”
  15. 15. Q: Is there anyone you’d like to give a shout to? H A R D W O R K P A Y S O F F 15 • HIP HOP MAGAZINE Which is good always over comes evil Q: How was your childhood? (Did you experience poverty,violence,rich, wealthy) Q: Do you feel Canadian talent is under looked? Or the eyes are on us? A: “ experienced a good child hood, I wouldn’t say we were super rich but I had a maid, we ate lunch, break fast, dinner around the table. I was being trained for school before I even started school. I had a very disciplined childhood.” Q: what do you want the fans to take from you’re music? (Youth,day ones, family,the world) A: “The message, which is good always over comes evil & you don’t have to stay in negative situation. You can always change a situation from negative to positive” A: “I feel the eyes are on us, but they have the wrong representation of what Toronto music is and what good artistry is in Toronto. Cause a lot of artists now that are mainstream in Toronto, there not always a good representation of what Toronto is really about *no hate intended*” A: “Shoutout the certified team, shout- out neena brown, shout-out m, shout out glaze money & shoutout madeincanadahiphop for having me!” IG: billyburnzofficial | Twitter: janestreetbilly
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  18. 18. ATELIER NEW REGIME
  19. 19. ATELIER NEW REGIME 19. Atelier New Regime is Montreal brand that has made its mark by creating distinctly streetwear collections for the modern man. Much like OTH, ANR has developed into more than a clothing brand; it has become an all-encompassing foundation for a creative and cultural urban community that allows it to continually push forward. Recognized for its refined aesthetic and prominent slogans, the brand prides itself in representing creative freedom and passion. For people who ascribe meaning to color, orange might represent optimism and vitality, imprisonment or freedom. But the three- partner ANR team — Setiz Taheri, 33, and brothers Koku, 26, and Gildas Awuye, 22 — insist the paint job is not that deep.
  20. 20. URBAN Style 20. It’s a heavy-handed philosophy, inspired, in part, by John Lennon. Beneath the orange jumpsuits models wore shirts emblazoned with the word ‘FREE,’ belying the brand’s optimism. “Even though you’re part of the working class right now doesn’t mean that you’re stuck there forever,” said Gildas. “You can get out through arts or entrepreneurship.”
  21. 21. CLOTHING COMPANY ATELIER NEW REGIME http://ateliernewregime.com/ @ateliernewregime (514) 903-7477 4632 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, Quebec H4C 1S4
  22. 22. HISTORY BLACK S I G N I F I C A N C E : T O R E M E M B E R T H E I M P O R T A N C E O F O U R P E O P L E A N D E V E N T S I N T H E H I S T O R Y O F T H E A F R I C A N D I A S P O R A MONTH
  23. 23. PHOTOGRAPHY
  24. 24. PHOTOGRAPHY ISSUE 02 | FEBRUARY 2023 LUCAN COUTTS
  25. 25. ISSUE NO.02
  26. 26. RISING PHOTOGRAPHER LUCAN COUTTS Lucan Coutts from Toronto, Ontario has some amazing work with his brightly saturated photos and exceptional compositions.His portfolio is a love letter to the art of photography and the city.He uses urban elements like steam and smoke to highlight pedestrians going about their lives, neon lights to enhance the mood of his night photographs, and turning architecture into abstract art.His work is genre-defying — straddling the lines between art, cityscape, and street — but it is always sensational. If there’s fog or a snowstorm in Toronto, there’s a good chance Coutts is downtown with his camera to get shots.Coutts often shoots with the same group of friends, a network of people he’s met through photography and urban exploration who double as models on any given night.He tries to tell a story with every one of his photos.Coutts says his shoots are inspired by one main question: what happens after the workday ends? He takes shots from rare perspectives—like atop a skyscraper or construction crane—in search of the answer. TORONTO
  27. 27. Coutts took this photo on a trip to Hong Kong, He wanted to capture pedestrians as small, silhouetted figures to reflect the way he feels when he’s surrounded by towering skyscrapers in a sprawling urban landscape. I S S U E 0 2 | F E B
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  29. 29. VIDEOGRAPHER
  30. 30. MACADELIC VIDEOGRAPHY
  31. 31. VISIONARY “I was born in Scarborough Ontario, and grew up most of my life in Pickering. I started shooting in 2017, as I was already running a popular underground hip-hop blog called BSMNT. I added videography and directing to my tool belt, already being an avid writer and podcaster. I would love to work with new young talented underground musicians that we can develop into great artists. My dream would be to shoot for someone like Future, or Ab-Soul. My favourite artist to work with still is my brother, Robin Banks. I use all platforms to put out my music, as I started producing music in 2022, and dropped an album with Patrick Carmelo called DRAFT SEASON, featuring Toronto artists, Why G, Road Runner, Bizz Loc, Honcho Hoodlum, Buggz, Robin Banks and many more.” “I've had to deal with the dark side of the rap game, as many might know Toronto is a wild place. It's all about how you bounce back from those tough times.” BehindTheLens
  32. 32. “I often get a vision when I first hear the track, but I also come up with concepts ahead of time that fit certain artists' aesthetics. We work with what we have, and often make something out of nothing” ”I describe my video style as documentary music videos. A lot of my videos show the rougher side of these artists, dealing with the trials and tribulations of growing as an underground artist in a city like Toronto. I like to capture where they're from, their close friends and people, and a vibe that day that will be an experience for everyone involved. My ideal turnaround time is usually 2-3 weeks, but that can also differ between artists and songs. Length of song matters, and when adding VFX and other tools to the video, it can bring the production level higher, but take longer to complete. Being able to create a piece of art that the artist is satisfied with is very important, and sometimes you can't put an exact time frame on that. I'm inspired by other videographers and artists that continue to push boundaries, and show new tricks. I'm also super inspired when young kids hit me up saying they've been a fan, and I've inspired them to pick up a camera, that is super rewarding.” Macadelic MACADELIC VIDEOGRAPHY “You can follow me on Instagram at @maccadelic and I appreciate everyone showing love and supporting the movement.”
  33. 33. TORONTO #1 RATED NIGHTCLUB 44 Toronto is the newest player joining the busy party life of Toronto, opened its doors late 2022 on the lower level of 627 King Street West and boasts a star studded line up of celebrities in the house such as Drake, Tory Lanez, Nick Jam, Jaden Smith, YK Osiris, Baka Not Nice, Ronaldinho and many more! contact@hutsy.ca 627 King Street West, Toronto, ON Working Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 PM - 4 AM, all other days closed
  34. 34. RISING STARS
  35. 35. R I S I N G S T A R S C A N A D I A N BUSHMAN Duvy is one of Toronto’s most talented upcoming artist PARIS RICHARDS The neighborhood ghost shaking up toronto rap scene DOM VALLIE Mighty showing fans that she is worthy for the top on her latest release ‘Honey Bun’ DA CROOK Hate him or love him Mr. “I Think I’m Better Than Before” is one of Canada’s most consistent yet talked about artist. CHARMAINE Don’t count him out! Road runner is one of Canada’s fastest rising artist KILLY Don’t count him out! Road runner is one of Canada’s fastest rising artist
  36. 36. B U S H M A N T O R O N T O The Brampton-based, and self-proclaimed “Peel Baby” artist, Dr. Bushman once Co-Signed By Drake had quite the year back in 2022. Although he was obviously excited about the shoutout from Drizzy, the Peel Baby decided to be humble in his blessings. Instead of bragging and showing off, he’s taking advantage of the opportunity. His records undeniably bring a vibe thats a fresh new sound making waves in the city of Toronto & beyond, from records such as “Tristan Thompson”“Masterpiece““Matter od fact” & his “Solid 16s freestyle“ you cannot count him out. Make no mistake Bushman is not new too this industry and is quite familiar with how to operate, he states in a interview with welovehiphop that he had been making beat before he took on rapping. He also mentions that he had made a beats for some noteable name. Fast forward to 2023 Bushman quickly applies pressure by releasing his debut album titled ‘Canvas’ holding 17 songs in which id say is a solid album, with songs we find stand out such as Trapping like the 80s ,Super OT,YWR and Govy. 2023 is looking promising for the young rising star.
  37. 37. P A R I S R I C H A R D S T O R O N T O The world is changing. It’s a new era. Women are boldly embracing their sexuality and aren’t being shamed for it. They’re flaunting their bodies and speaking their truths and for that, they’re applauded. The rise of women being authentically explicit is here. More than just the social acceptance they’re receiving, they’re in their bags because of it. The music industry has always been a male- dominated place, but in this day and age, women are making an impact.Paris has been rapping for 6 years, but it wasn’t until 2 years ago that Paris felt her talent should be taken more seriously. In her life as an exotic dancer, Paris was always exposed to big industry hip-hop names. Being in the studio with icons, such as Lil Wayne, inspiration and interest began to brew. In 2014, friend and industry-mentor Joe Louis, put Paris in the studio to explore making records.The Grenadian/Hawaiian rapstress hailing from Toronto, Canada has come a long way, for Paris, music is about the freedom of speech and being able to speak what’s on her mind. “There’s something empowering, therapeutic and relaxing about being able to do so”, she says. She’s still new, still fresh and still learning. Paris is comfortable with being a student of this craft and learning something new every single day.Paris now knows there’s a need for someone like her in the industry – a female rapper that empowers and uplifts women, who has been through a lot and can share her story through her music. “So many women can relate to my story. I just want to tell it and be heard. I’m ready to be the next Cardi B or Nicki Minaj of Toronto.”
  38. 38. D O M V A L L I E T O R O N T O Dom Vallie, formally known as Dominic Turton, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter born in Toronto and raised in Kitchener. Growing up, Dom was surrounded by creativity and positivity within his family, specifically his Uncle Damian being his biggest influence. Dom started writing rhymes at 12 years old and two years later recorded his first song on a Blue Snowball USB mic he received for his birthday. From that point on, he started to take his craft more seriously and immediately began working on his debut mixtape Nights which was released in 2017. This was just the beginning for Dom. In 2018, on a road trip to visit family in Quebec, he was browsing through beats from his long time friend and producer Thomas Buchanan (aka Tomb) and came up with his first hit single “Scared Of Death” which dropped in May 2019 and has collected over 400,000 streams on Spotify alone. In 2022 he was on the Rolling Loud Toronto festival and had the crowd and fans going nuts! Fresh off a performance at Rolling Loud Toronto—Toronto-born recording artist Dom Vallie pulled the trigger on his new 8-track release, Are We There Yet? You can stream it now on Spotify, and other digital platforms. Keep your eyes and ears open I have a great feeling he’s got a bright future.
  39. 39. D A C R O O K T O R O N T O Da Crook delivers his energy-fused music with those two universal truths in mind. The prominent Canadian artist, hailing from Toronto’s west-end, has risen through the ranks of the country’s new generation of talented rappers on the come-up, solidifying his spot as a top lyricist, through vivid releases and celebrated street anthems like True Story, I Might Just and Dial Tone.“Anyone can relate to me as long as I paint the picture properly. Everybody has different sides to them. I learned that from my inspirations (like DMX, 50 Cent & Tupac) - listening to music from back in the day that had substance,” he said. Through his vivid storytelling and dynamic delivery, Da Crook has secured himself a solid fanbase of eager rap fans anticipating his new era of releases: a reinvention as a more personal, versatile and evolved artist, yet with the same unshakable energy that makes him one to watch. “Everyone knows I’m a lyricist, I want to show them I’m more than that. I want to show them that, maybe other rappers are in trouble,” he says.Da crook has no problem letting other rappers in the city know, he doesn’t need to depend on autotune for his tracks to BANG.Da Crook has been on the scene for nearly a decade and has had his foot on the gas ever since.
  40. 40. C H A R M A I N E T O R O N T O Charmaine was living in a run-down Motel 6, crammed into a single room with her parents and three siblings when she wrote her first song. “I’d always been musically inclined growing up,” says the Zimbabwe-born, Toronto- based rapper, “but I never took it seriously until we lost our house.Fast forward to the present and Charmaine is one of Canada’s most buzzed-about new artists, with an exhilarating blend of brash hip-hop swagger and addictive R&B appeal that already has critics hailing her as rap’s Queen of the North. Charmaine is the first Zimbabwean artist to get co- signed by Ebro Darden and Fatman Scoop.The Canada-based Zimbabwean artist already has whopping 6.5 million global streams across her catalog with singles “WOO!” and “BOLD” being fan favorites with two million streams each.She won the Juno Award for Rap Single of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2022 for her 2021 single "Bold"Charmaine was the only Canada-based artist selected for SoundCloud’s 2021 First On SoundCloud program that lead to amplified creative campaigns and global support.
  41. 41. K I L L Y T O R O N T O Khalil Tatem better known by his stage name KILLY is a Filipino-Canadian rapper from Toronto, Ontario. He is best known for his break-out single "Killamonjaro" which is certified Platinum by Music Canada, and his debut album "Surrender Your Soul" which is certified Gold by Music Canada.Killy grew up in Toronto before moving to Victoria, British Columbia at 8 years old.Killy attended a majority Francophone school whilst living in Toronto, though he was one of the only children that didn't speak French. After moving to Victoria, Killy began attending a school where he was one of the only minorities, saying that he was "under-represented." In February 2017, Killy released Killamonjaro, which went viral[9] and was certified Platinum in Canada in January 2019.[10] The song's popularity garnered him an interview on Adam22's "No Jumper" podcast[7] and a feature on Drake's OVO Sound Radio.[11][12] Killy released his first studio album on March 5, 2018, titled Surrender Your Soul.[13] The album spawned press from Complex and Pitchforknews[14] and "No Sad No Bad" which peaked at number 65 on the Canadian Hot 100 songs. On August 31, 2022, Killy released CEO which marks the first track released since he left Epic Records following up with his album ‘Crazy Life Of Sin’ released in December 2022.
  42. 42. Golden amber coloured Paradis was created in 1979 by Maurice Fillioux when Hennessy was asked for an 'ultra-prestige' cognac higher in quality than XO. Everything is there but no one note dominates. Complex with a silky attack, it has length and persistence. Made from 100 different batches, the youngest 25 years old and the eldest from the beginning of the last century (1900, 1910, 1920), it's 85% to 90% from Grande Champagne. RARE COGNAC HENNESSY PARADIS
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  44. 44. R A T E T H A T T A P E Artist: LIL OT Album: Jamesville Location: Hamilton,Canada Artist: BUSHMAN Album: Canvas Location: Toronto, Canada Artist: 17 DUVY Album: How Did I End Up Here Location: Toronto, Canada 44 • RATE THAT TAPE
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