Tory Lanez. If your first time hearing his name and voice was only this past summer when he released his hit single “Say It,” then we’ve got to ask: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
Arguably delivering some the most underrated material of the past three years, the 23-year-old Toronto native found an imploding sense of success with his most notable mixtapes, Chixtape and Chixtape 2. While the young artist impressed with his ability to expand across both the R&B and Hip Hop genres, it was his unique way of being able to deliver hard hitting lines as well as melodic and relatable lyrics that made us realize “he’s definitely next to blow.”
Falling in line with our track record of co-signing many artists who are “next to blow,” it was 2014 where the second installment of Chixtape hit our ears and then shortly following, Lost Cause was released. Undeniably two of the best mixtapes to be delivered that year, it wouldn’t be long before the talented artist was recognized on a level higher than just cosigns and statements of him being overly underrated.
Now signed to Interscope Records through hitmaker Benny Blanco’s imprint Mad Love, the young and poppin’ artist is without a doubt one of the hottest right now. Releasing his collaboration mixtape Cruel Intentions with WeDidIt at the top of the summer, it wasn’t until a month later that mainstream listeners would be exposed to the singer and all that he had to offer with his breakout single, “Say It.”
Taking time out of his hectic schedule to chop it up with us recently, Tory let us know what it’s like having a rapidly growing fan base and no longer be independent. He discussed the impact of his environment on his musical ambitions, upcoming music (spoiler: you may have a new favorite installment of Chixtape soon), and most interestingly, being the savior of R&B.
Take a look at our exclusive interview below!