Smoke Dawg first made waves when he and MO-G dropped the viral hit “Still” in 2015. Since then the Canadian rapper has recorded with grime heavyweight Skepta, performed on Drake’s Boy Meets World tour, and dropped multiple hits with coveted producer Murda Beatz. In this behind the scenes documentary, Noisey caught up Smoke Dawg in Toronto.
It’s no secret Toronto has recently placed itself amongst North America’s most buzzworthy music cities due to the blockbuster ascents of Drake and the Weeknd. But that attention has also turned the city’s local rap scene into a hyper-competitive, prolific, and highly creative environment where young artists are fighting for attention on the world stage. Noisey’s latest documentary feature is set in the middle of this vibrant scene, to profile some of its most exciting artists who are potentially on the cusp of international success. Featuring Big Lean, CMDWN, Friyie, Jazz Cartier, Pressa and Prime Boys.