5. Jimmy Prime – This artist actually raps with a lisp, which is what gives him his unique sound. He can also be credited for giving Toronto “The 6” nickname, along with Drake.
6. Ramriddlz – This rapper from Mississauga got some attention when his cover of Drake’s Sweeterman went viral, after Drake himself cleaned up some of the verses. It has over 16 million views on YouTube at the moment.
7. Witch Prophet – Witch Prophet is Ayo Leilani’s newest recording project and her sets on SoundCloud are getting thousands of views.
8. Smoke Dawg – This artist blew up after rapper French Montana remixed his track “Trap House” this past summer. With trap production by Murda Beatz (a Drake affiliate), he is one to watch out for.
9. DVSN – This duo already has a huge following and the past few years has been big for them, but this year will get even bigger. The R&B duo is composed by Daniel Daley and Nineteen85 and are signed to OVO Sound. They have previously performed at Sound Academy and Mod Club.
10. Nas South – As a 20-year-old, this other young aspiring artist is also getting some attention on YouTube and SoundCloud. He just released a new music video last week called Lovin’ This Shit receiving almost 12 thousand views on his last single which you can watch below.