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Six artists from Scarborough who we want to see perform at the Halftime Show

These rising Canadian artists are destined for success, and we can’t wait to see them follow in the footsteps of Scarborough-raised Canadian icon, The Weeknd.

 

It was a moment in Canadian history this past Sunday, February 7 when Scarborough-raised chart-topper The Weeknd performed the Superbowl’s Halftime show. His show surveyed his entire career, taking us through a journey of the songs that launched him from bedroom producer from the GTA to one of the biggest pop stars to come out of Canada.

The Weeknd is a testament to hard work, a dedicated team, and killer talent. To celebrate this massive win for Canadian artists, we are shining a spotlight on Scarborough’s current array of rising stars, artists who we’d love to see rock a Halftime show as iconic as The Weeknd’s.

Keep tabs on these artists! Listen to their songs on our SERIOUS SOUNDS playlist here.

Yasuke

Raised in Scarborough, Yasuke is the conduit of his upbringing and hometown. His stature mirroring that of an NBA player, and his ability to rap fluently in both English and Japanese garnered him the name “Yasuke.” His track Slowdown is a funky break from traditional hip-hop, and feels reminiscent of the great Prince.


MaizyF - Not only is MaizyF an absolutely skilled emcee and producer, she is also the mastermind behind the 6ix Female Cypher video showcase series. She has been featured on BET Freestyle Friday and her music has been played on Toronto radio stations Flow 93.5FM and Vibe 105.5 FM.
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MaizyF

Not only is MaizyF an absolutely skilled emcee and producer, she is also the mastermind behind the 6ix Female Cypher video showcase series. She has been featured on BET Freestyle Friday and her music has been played on Toronto radio stations Flow 93.5FM and Vibe 105.5 FM.

Coolin

In 2017, Coolin briefly moved to New York and was inspired by the people he was introduced to and their hustle. It was this fire that ignited Coolin’s drive to make a name for himself. He has since mastered songwriting and music production, and his debut release BMV surpassed 20K streams in just a couple months.

Yasmin Wright

Yasmin is fresh on the scene, but her powerful voice and impactful lyrics undoubtedly feed her audience a raw and real look into who she is as an artist. Yasmin Wright is an activist for mental health issues, and is a strong advocate for her community.

AD1B

This young artist has the kind of drive that you’d expect from a veteran in the game. Over the last couple of years, AD1B has been writing and perfecting his craft while performing around Scarborough and Toronto. He has a dedicated following of fans who watch closely as he shares his life experiences through his music.

Shanuka

Only 21 years old, Shanuka’s voice is rich with texture and life stories. Her latest single made it to three Spotify editorial playlists, which is a testament to the hours of dedication this R&B artist has spent on her craft since early teenage-hood, writing and recording her own music in her bedroom in Scarborough.

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Tracks selected by Jessica D’Angelo
Playlist curated by Lovebonez
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