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Noisey News

The Weeknd and XO Creative Director La Mar Taylor Launch Toronto Art Space

Hxouse, founded with marketer Ahmed Ismail, promises to be an incubator and resource hub for homegrown talent.
Phil Witmer
5.24.18
Interviews

How Teddy Fantum Let His Inner Devil Feed His Art

“Asking for help, in general, is maybe the most vulnerable thing you can do.” - Teddy Fantum
Jake Kivanc
2.10.17
The Greatest Things Of All Time

This Holiday Season, Remember the Power of Friendship and the Mandem with This Drake and Weeknd Exchange

An honest talk between the kings of Toronto, with absolutely no shade whatsoever.
Noisey Staff Canada
11.25.16
Holy Shit

Future and The Weeknd Dropped Their Long Awaited Video for "Low Life"

Feel like a real low life hanging out in these abandoned buildings.
John Hill
3.26.16
Holy Shit

Watch Belly and The Weeknd Gain Mutant Abilities in the Video for "Might Not"

Fame and fortune can also gift you with superpowers.
Jabbari Weekes
12.18.15
Holy Shit

The Weeknd Crashes Cars and Gets Hit in His New Video for "The Hills"

Drive safe.
John Hill
5.27.15
Interviews

New Documentary 'Heaven Adores You' Proves the Story of Elliott Smith Doesn't Always Have to Be Tragic

We spoke to the director Nickolas Rossi.
Joe Zadeh
5.6.15
Interviews

Omari Shakir Is A Trap Music Journeyman

From Atlanta to Toronto and back again, Shakir wants to be known for more than just being one of the founding members of The Weeknd's XO crew.
Jabbari Weekes
4.17.15
News

Toronto Rapper and Weeknd Affiliate Derek Wise Arrested on Human Trafficking Charges

An emerging Toronto rapper with ties to The Weeknd was apprehended by Toronto Police on 15 human trafficking charges.
Slava Pastuk
12.15.14
Op-Eds

PartyNextDoor is OVO's Next Experiment for How to Make the Music Industry Work

What lessons did Drake and OVO learn from The Weeknd saga, and how are they implementing them this time around with PartyNextDoor?
Slava Pastuk
12.5.14
Words

You Can Sample Sounds from NASA's Soundcloud Now (Just Don't Pull a Beyoncé)

Welcome to the space jam.
VICE Thump
10.23.14
Holy Shit

The Weeknd's Video for "King Of The Fall" is the Most Toronto-iest Video in the History of Toronto

It includes a look at Abel Tesfaye's past life in the city, and features cameos from local Toronto rappers.
Slava Pastuk
8.28.14
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