Introducing Toronto-based alternative rap newcomer dichotomi with their brand new single titled ‘STF 17’. The soulful and infectious lo-fi rap track comes just in time to take over our summer playlists, and is the lead single for dichotomi’s upcoming debut EP that is set for release later this year. ‘STF 17’ is the anticipated follow-up to last year’s fan-favourite ‘plush’, which was a massive radio hit with the likes of CBC Music in Toronto, and Wave Of The Bay in Florida, to mention a few.
Produced by fellow Toronto musician Frizzy Astro, ‘STF 17’ is a catchy melodic rap offering, which sees dichotomi – who wrote the song when they were sick during the pandemic and couldn’t be outside – in a very hopeful mood, as they imagine better times and fantasize about being able to enjoy summer time in Toronto once again. Over lush synth keys and sparse lo-fi instrumentation, dichotomi showcases their infectious flow, clever lyricism, and carefree energy, to great effect.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘STF 17’, dichotomi says, “It was the first pandemic winter, and I was really sick… I couldn’t go outside because the weather, and I had no energy or motivation to make life inside more enjoyable because of the mental and physical effects of the pandemic. At a real low point, I started fantasizing about summers in Toronto and told myself that ‘everything will be better in the summer’ – as soon as I said it aloud, I felt compelled to write a song on that theme.
The track quickly took a political lean as I began to ruminate on the social, political, and economic forces that forced me into such a fragile position in the first place. ‘STF 17’ is most definitely a critique of our capitalist society, but with the added goal of offering some levity — allowing us to hope for a more equitable future. Be critical, be angry, be sad, but don’t let the state of this world keep you from turning your face to the sun every chance you get, and tirelessly seek the tiniest moments of joy”.
Highly recommended if you like the sounds of Noname, Tierra Whack or Chance The Rapper, dichotomi is for listeners that like to discover new things every time you listen to a track – they are for fans of lyricism, authenticity and exploring new sounds. Born in Florida and now living in Toronto, dichotomi burst onto the scene in 2019 with resounding music, led by good vibes and wholesome themes that are intended to inspire hope and validate their listeners.
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U’KNO THA DON & NINO KHAYYAM REFLECTS ON THE LATE GEORGE FLOYD
It’s been over three years since the death of George Floyd. The injustices
surrounding his murder, at the hands of police, sparked massive protests
worldwide. It once again put a terrifying spotlight on racism and inequality which
have become a disease in this country, alone.
“We Are Floyd” sheds light on these issues while paying homage to George.
Garnering attention since its release, the single has now charted in the Top 30 on
iTunes. The musical masterminds behind the single, U’Kno The Don and Nino
Khayyam, did an amazing job creating a record that brings heavy issues to light.
This song acts as an artistic tool to galvanize humanity to combat police brutality. In
the accompanying visual, U’Kno and Nino visually encapsulate the serious tone
behind the song’s message with cinematic, black-and-white visuals. Understanding
the impact of today’s current racial climate and tensions is critical, more than ever,
especially for the youth. U’Kno even features his own son in the video.
Artist “Budda Bless” releases his highly anticipated new single, “I gotta get it.”
In the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry, few artists manage to shine as brightly as “Budda Bless”, a luminary and a topping artist who has recently catapulted to stardom with his latest hit single, “I gotta get it.” This hypnotic sound has resonated deeply with listeners around the world, and still growing, we embark on a journey to unravel “Budda Bless”, remarkable path, and applaud his topping achievements.
“Budda Bless” is a ‘well-seasoned’, young Recording Artist/Producer, that has been in the music game since he was 12 years old. His interest in music started at three years old, playing drums. Since then, he has been an accomplished percussionist in his schools’ jazz and marching bands as a student.
“Budda Bless”,’s journey to the pinnacle of the music industry is nothing short of inspirational. His ability to create music that transcends boundaries has been ignited by his experiences and these encounters have enriched his music with a worldly flavor that resonates with listeners from all corners of the globe.
Artist “Budda Bless” releases his highly anticipated new single, “ I gotta get it”. This track showcases his commitment to pushing boundaries and delivering music that resonates with listeners on a profound level.
“PDG Stephen: A Rising Star in the Music Industry – Unveiling His Unique Sound and Inspiring Journey”
PDG Stephen, the rising Canadian rapper, is all set to captivate audiences with his powerful storytelling and music that echoes the sounds of the late Juice Wrld. He hails from Scarborough, Ontario, and his music beautifully conveys his personal experiences with depression and heartbreak. It’s inspiring to see how he uses his art to express himself.
PDG Stephen’s belief that having someone to talk to about his problems won’t get him anywhere shows his determination to use his music as a way to connect with his audience and create understanding. The passing of Juice Wrld was a devastating loss for him, as he was a major source of inspiration. Despite this adversity, Stephen chose to honor Juice Wrld’s legacy by continuing to create music that deeply resonates with listeners. His perseverance is truly admirable.