Tory Lanez addresses Drake’s apparent diss aimed at him on Drizzy’s latest single “Summer Sixteen” with Revolt.
“All you boys in the new Toronto wanna be me a little,” Drake rapped on the song, likely referring to Lanez’s latest project The New Toronto.
Daystar Peterson (born July 27, 1992), better known by his stage name Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, and fashion designer from Toronto, Ontario. Peterson founded the One Umbrella imprint with his brothers in Toronto. He received major recognition from his mixtapes, Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story (2013) and Lost Cause (2014). In 2015, he released a collaboration EP, Cruel Intentions with WeDidIt Records. His debut album is set to be released in 2016.
In an interview on Nice Kicks with Ian Stonebook, Peterson described his own personal style he calls, Swavey: “Swavey is a two-adjective word. A lot of people use it as an attribute, but the real definition of swavey is a genre of music. The genre of music is the genre of fusing more than one together. I know it sounds strange, but if you ask an artist what they do they’re going to say that they rap, they sing, they do rock-a lot of people are multi-talented. They get looked at confused, but I don’t think that they’re confused. I feel that they’re just talented, swavey artists. Labels want to put you in one lane, but I feel like there are so many people are more than that and they’re swavey artists. Swavey is a very unpredictable thing. You just know it’s going to be quality and it’s going to be good”
In an interview with Lawrence Neil and Tom O’Neil, Peterson was asked if there were any artists that inspired him in hip hop. “The art of music in itself is an inspiration. There’s no one artist specifically. In my mind, it’s much more important to listen to as much music as I can be exposed to, so that my output can be a reflection of all these people. My whole goal isn’t to draw inspiration from particular people, but rather good music in all forms.” He goes on to say, “I’m inspired by life, the misfortunes I’ve had and when things aren’t so dandy. When I drop any sort of musical project, in order for me to really write good music, I can’t drop another project until I’ve lived six months of life. And then I’ll start writing again. I speak about things that have really happened to me. Even when I say things that are farfetched, like every rapper does, the difference is that all the farfetched things I’ve said in the past have come true”