5 Songs On "I Told You" That Tell Tory Lanez's Story
In terms of chronological, autobiographical narratives, albums don't get more focused than Tory Lanez's I Told You. The Toronto singer/rapper's commercial debut recounts pivotal events in his rise from a 16-year-old kicked out of his grandmother's home in 2008, to an Interscope-signed star, through both skits and song lyrics.
Tory Lanez's "I Told You" (Review)
With last Friday's release of his debut album I Told You, 24-year-old Tory Lanez has arrived at a crossroads after years of expanding his following and evolving his sound. He's earned success by way of a prolific mixtape output, last year's triumphant single “Say It," consistent features for artists like YG, Meek Mill, and G-Eazy, and an incessant grind that puts virtually every other artist to shame.
Top Tracks: August 15 - August 21
Last week was a funny one for album delays. On one hand, Frank Ocean delivered not only his first, but also his second album since 2012's Channel Orange, but on the other, we didn't get the projects that we'd been expecting from French Montana, Young Thug, and Travis Scott.
First Week Sales Projections For Tory Lanez' "I Told You"
Here are the first-week sales projections for Tory Lanez' debut album, I Told You, which was officially released yesterday (Aug. 19). The projected sales figures arrive soon after the unveiling of the first-week numbers for PartyNextDoor's P3 and Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife 2, which both dropped on Aug. 12.
Stream Tory Lanez's Debut Album "I Told You"
It’s been a long time coming for Tory Lanez, but after 14 mixtapes and a couple chart-topping singles, the Toronto spitter is finally ready to share with the world his highly anticipated debut album I Told You.
Tory Lanez Is Letting Fans Hear Album Snippets Via Interactive Website
Tory Lanez has been pretty generous with songs leading up to his highly anticipated debut, I Told You, dropping via Interscope tomorrow. However if you're an impatient fan (and really, what kind of fan isn't impatient when it comes to an artist's new music), then Tory has upped th ante with a website that gives you a taste of the entire album, ahead of its release.
Top Tracks: August 8 - August 14
In terms of the calendar, summer is winding down, but someone forgot to tell that to the rap game. We've only seen things heat up in the past week, with SremmLife 2 providing more than enough turn up fuel for the next few weeks, and P3 reminding us to squeeze every last bit of fun out of summer flings before cuffing season arrives.
Boi-1da Implicates Tory Lanez For "Trolling For Record Sales"
A-list producer Boi-1da sent out a tweet today regarding simmering tensions between Drake and an unnamed artist. "One dude is selling out Madison Square Garden 4 nights," he wrote, "And the other dude trolling for attention & record sales. There's levels to this." The first dude, of course, is Drake, whose "Summer Sixteen" tour, featuring Future as a co-headliner, just ran through four sold-out shows at the Garden. Now it's not definitive, but "the other dude" is presumed to be another Torontonian in Tory Lanez, with whom Boi-1da sparred a couple of months ago.
Top Tracks: August 1 - August 7
The next two weeks will see new albums from two guys vying to be the third most popular rap/R&B artist out of Toronto, PartyNextDoor and Tory Lanez (Drake and The Weeknd are one and two, respectively). Only time will tell how P3 and I Told You will stack up against each other, but over the last few weeks, we've gotten a few previews in the form of singles and other assorted loosies. Both Party and Tory pop up in our Top Ten, although here it's obvious which one is dominant.
Top Tracks: July 25 - July 31
It's officially August, which means there's pretty much only one month of summer left. It's been a busy season for hip hop, as usual, with big projects from top-tier talents like Chance The Rapper, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and Gucci Mane dropping left and right, and plenty of additional tracks hitting the web as well. That being said, August is poised to be huge.
Photos: Future, Tory Lanez, Post Malone & More At Osheaga 2016
This was a busy weekend for the music industry. There were two festivals happening in Canada, and one in the States. Suffice to say, music lovers had ample line-ups to choose from (and locations). Despite the festival overlap, some artists managed to play more than one fest-- in fact, Future hit up all three. That's a busy weekend.
Tory Lanez Reveals Tracklist & Album Cover For "I Told You"
It’s safe to say Tory Lanez has been having quite the run for himself over the past year or so; signing a new deal with Interscope Records, going on multiple nationwide tours, & releasing two smash hits in the process with “Say It” & “Luv.” Let’s not also forget that he’s been going back & forth with the 6 God, Drake, & released countless #FargoFriday releases over the past few months as well.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of July 2016
HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
#TBT: Mixtape Tory Lanez
Tory Lanez's debut album I Told You is due out August 19. Let's take a moment to look back on Lanez's career to date. Let's explore the stretch from 2010 to 2014, the most crucial years in his maturation as an artist, years that included the stunning mixtape run Sincerely Tory, Conflicts of My Soul, Chixtape 2, & Lost Cause.
Did Drake Take Shots At Tory Lanez On His "Summer Sixteen" Tour?
There looks to be a new chapter in the on-going feud between Toronto artists Drake & Tory Lanez. On Wednesday night, Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” Tour rolled into Austin, Texas, where the 6 God wasted little time in sending some subtle shots jabs at what people are believing is aimed at Tory Lanez.
Tory Lanez Announces "I Told You" Release Date & Tour In Support Of Album
For last week's installment of Fargo Fridays, Tory Lanez shared a Jahlil Beats-produced anthem titled "August 19th." As it turns out, that date is when he plans to release his debut album, I Told You. He finally shared the release date today, and he also shared more exciting news by announcing an imminent tour in support of the album. The "I Told You" tour begins on July 22 and goes through December 7.
Top Tracks: July 11 - July 17
I'm not going to take the time to crunch all of the numbers for the 28 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, but in terms of artists who show up most often in our weekly top ten tracks list, it's not even close. Drake is the clear victor, seeming to find a way on here every week. Second place is a little more murky.
Top Tracks: July 4 - July 10
Even on the very rare occasion that Drake doesn't show up in our top ten tracks of the week, his presence is still felt. In this case, he's directly responsible for three separate tracks in the top ten, whether that entails remixes or disses aimed at him.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016
ICYMI: HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The 40-track playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all supa-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify (e.g. those recent ScHoolboy Q releases). Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
Tory Lanez On Drake: "We Can't Share First Place"
Tory Lanez almost had no voice left, but still managed to sit down with Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning for an interview. The rapper has evidently been going hard on his "Level Up" tour with ASAP Ferg, a pre-cursor of sorts to his debut album I Told You.