Set for release tomorrow (Aug. 12), PartyNextDoor's P3 is looking like it will be his most successful project yet. The Mississauga-bred singer and producer has become an indelible part of the signature sound of both OVO and the city of Toronto. He hasn't yet proved his hit-making ability to compare to that of his label's frontman, but as a leading songwriter behind Rihanna and Drake's chart-topping "Work," it feels like stardom awaits him. Keep in mind that he's only been around for less than three and a half years. He popped up out of nowhere in the Spring of 2013 with "Make a Mil," which landed on the OVO blog. He was then announced as the first artist -- aside from Drake -- to be signed to the now-dominant Toronto label. His debut self-titled project was commercially released that summer.
"Make a Mil" finds Party singing with the flow and spontaneity of a Southern rapper, though the emotional depth of his vocals can't be ignored. It's expected that tomorrow's P3 will be less focused on rap-inspired lyrics and more on catchy vocal experiments, often shaped by the rhythms of his Caribbean heritage. He's evolved considerably, but the genre-blurring effect of his voice and personality was obvious from the beginning.
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And if it all goes down, she down for me
And if it all goes down, I'll probably make a mil with her
Probably make a mil with her ass