All of your dreams have come true for a week! Yes North By North East is back in the 6, with it being a new year that means a fresh lineup of unique and awesome artists. Are you feeling lost and overwhelmed thinking “there are so many great bands who should I go see?!” Well you’re in luck here is a list of Hip Hop artists that you need to see this NXNE.
- Bishop Nehru: Coming off the release of his recent EP Nehruvia: The Nehruvian, the 18 year old rapper is about to take over Toronto. Signed to Nas’s Mass Appeal label, Bishop Nehru is about to blow up and it’s only a matter of time. He uses old school sounding beats then tears them apart with his vicious lyrics to create his great sound. Bishop Nehru will being playing Adelaide Music Hall Wednesday the 17th and at the Drake Hotel Thursday the 18th.
- Tink: She is making waves in the hip hop game with her hard hitting bars, a Timberland cosign and being named a 2015 XXL Freshman. Tink is one of the most talented rappers out right now and she’s ready to take the crown. She will be in Toronto for two shows one at the Adelaide Music Hall Wednesday the 17th and Berkeley Church the 18th.
- Heems: This is a big year for the New York native as he put out his first solo album Eat, Pray, Thug on March 10th. You might remember his name from legendary hip hop group Das Racist and their hit song “Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell”. He will be rocking out at the Drake Hotel June 18th a show you cannot miss!
- Raz Fresco: Coming out of Toronto Raz Fresco has never stopped grinding. The Rapper / producer has made beats for Mac Miller, Tyga, French Montana and more! Raz is heating up the city with his hot fire lyrics as he is currently working on his album Pablo Frescobar. Go check him out June 18th at the Drake Hotel.
- Willow Smith: The musically talent daughter for movie super star Will Smith will be making her NXNE debut at the Danforth this June 18th. She will be whipping her hair back and forth in the 6 so you don’t want to miss it. If we are lucky she might even bring her father out on stage!