When talking about the new Toronto scene, one has to mention the name of Jazz Cartier, whose February album Hotel Paranoia recently ranked No. 6 on HNHH's list of the top 20 projects of 2016. Cartier has been fairly quiet since Hotel Paranoia, though he recently appeared on a standout track off Wale's new Summer on Sunset mixtape. Tonight, he's dropped a new song in tribute of his favorite rapper: "Lil Wayne." The track was played by Oliver El-Khatib on tonight's one-year anniversary episode of OVO Sound Radio. "Lil Wayne" is produced by Lantz, the continually inventive executive producer of Hotel Paranoia.
On "Lil Wayne," Cartier's raps are slick and exhilarating, reminiscent of the younger flows of the man for whom the track is named. Cartier cleverly works in references to Wayne's lingo and to certain lyrics from Weezy classics. Cuzzi F Baby has promised that his fans will have a good summer. If "Lil Wayne" is any indication, he ain't lyin'.
I throw it up and there's a flag on the play
Bandana round my neck like Wayne back in the day
Leave the gun on the dresser and the cash in the safe
Scene be like New Jack with the mask on the face