“In the past decade, Canada has claimed its stake in the world of hip-hop. We’re witnessing a rise in new artists from Toronto and beyond deliver an unfiltered depiction of their reality.” – HotNewHipHop
In just his second year on the scene, TwoTiime, has become one of the most exciting and prolific recording artists to emerge from Ottawa Canada.
After finding success playing basketball competitively in high school—including winning the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) 2018 Championship—TwoTiime switched his focus to making music, and quickly accelerated in his new lane. He tested the waters initially with some sporadic uploads to YouTube and would close out 2019 strong with a release that would make waves in both the digital streaming and gaming worlds, alike.
“Keep It Real”—a popular choice for gamers making Fortnite montages (over four million collective views)—has been streamed over 230,000 times on Spotify since its official release to digital streaming platforms on Nov. 24, 2020 while the official music video has pulled in close to 870,000 views. TwoTiime carried that momentum into 2020, starting off the year strong with the release of his popular heartfelt single and video, “Hood Cry.” The song, which was dedicated to his late friend and rapper FTG Metro, caught the attention of hip-hop outlets across North America, and saw TwoTiime’s buzz reach new heights which it continues to grow from.
Since then, the young phenom has released four other singles including “Up2Me,” which was showcased by HotNewHipHop and various other outlets. In Oct. 2020, he made the Ottawa Citizen’s ‘2020 Top 20 Artists and Creators to Look Out for in Ottawa’ list, and continues to garner new press with every release.
With over 2.5 million collective streams across digital streaming platforms in 2020, TwoTiime enters the New Year looking to solidify his spot as one of the top new hip-hop artists coming out of Canada. He recently launched the Twiice Apparel clothing line, and is gearing up for the 2021 release of his EP debut.
Up next for TwoTiime is the new Sixty-produced single “Slower” and an accompanying music video. Both are expected January 2021.