Canadians are everywhere nowadays. It’s safe to say that Drake has opened up the door for many Canucks to be heard, especially within the R&B/hip hop crossover style. The Weeknd skyrocketed to fame after working on Take Care, and PARTYNEXTDOOR seems to be blowing up ever since he started making music with Drizzy.

Hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, PARTYNEXTDOOR is signed to the OVO label, naturally. Through a couple EPs, a full-length album, and features with Big Sean, Meek Mill, Travi$ Scott, Young Thug, and King Louie, PND has been able to captivate the eyes of the blogosphere and hip hop scenes alike.

Today we break out PARTYNEXTDOOR’s ten essential tracks. Whether he’s riding solo or accompanying his mentor, he adds a great presence to every track he blesses.


PARTYNEXTDOOR ft Drake – Over Here

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

On his 2013 OVO EP, PND created a great track with Drake. The lone feature on the 10-song project, “Over Here” was the introduction for many to PARTYNEXTDOOR’s style.

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Break From Toronto

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

If you didn’t think this kid could flow, you’re wrong. Peep “Break From Toronto” for some PND bars, and then admire how he switches the flow up to sing.

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Wus Good / Curious 

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

Did you know that PARTYNEXTDOOR produces a majority of his own work? The beat for “Wus Good / Curious” is awesome, and fits right in with that OVO sound.

PARTYNEXTDOOR ft Drake – Recognize

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

By far his most played song (on Spotify at least), “Recognize” is the Drake feature on PND’s full-length album PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO. “I want you to turn up on me every night when I see you.”

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Sex On The Beach

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

Sampling Disclosure’s “Latch” might have come across as corny, but PARTYNEXTDOOR did a pretty great job with this one, turning it from a housey pop single to an alternative R&B cut. 

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Her Way

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

If you’re into The Weeknd’s Trilogy, then cuts like “Her Way” will fit right in with your taste. 

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Thirsty

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

This ones for all the thirsty men and women out there.

PARTYNEXTDOOR ft Travi$ Scott – No Feelings

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

This was a new one that debuted on Drake’s Beats Radio 1 show. It’s ethereal and potent when PND and Travi$ Scott link up.

Drake ft PARTYNEXTDOOR – Preach 

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

Tracks like “Preach” define the OVO sound in 2015. It’s stripped down, concise, and potent as it effortlessly melts R&B and hip hop into a brand new vibe. 

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Kehlani’s Freestyle

10 Essential PARTYNEXTDOOR Tracks

About a month old, the “Kehlani’s Freestyle” isn’t presented as a legitimate release, but it is proof that PND is getting iller with the time. Here he is defining his style for new ears.