In the past few weeks, Roy Wood$’ candidacy to be one of the next big names in Toronto’s hip-hop and R&B scene has taken a big leap. Just a few days ago, the Brampton native released the official versions of “Get You Good” and Drake featured “Drama,” and the two tracks have already gained nearly 2 million combined plays on Soundcloud. Now, the OVO cosigned singer/rapper has shared his highly anticipated debut EP Exis.
“When I came to Toronto, the beats and the things that were around me gave me the inspiration that I can really do this,” said Roy in our
full interview with him
, when we spoke to him earlier this year. “I have people around me who can help me get my sound out better.”
With OVO fest kicking off in only 2 days, we won’t be surprised if Wood$ is brought out as a special guest. Stream Exis through Apple Music here
Dean Rosen is a writer based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter