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Toronto rapper/R&B singer releases mixtape for fans

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By: Kelsi Williams

On New Year’s Day, artist Tory Lanez released two new projects. One was titled “Chixtape 4” which was the continuation of a series of mixtapes that he usually releases during the holiday season. There are 11 R&B songs, and one playful skit on the mixtape.

The songs on the mixtape were all remakes of songs from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. If you are a huge fan of music from that era you will really enjoy his modern take on the songs. When fans of the artist were asked a lot of them were enthusiastic and had a lot of positive things to say about it.

‘I really enjoyed his album. I enjoy Tory Lanez overall because every one of his Chixtapes are sampled from song from back in the day’ says Danielle Pittman, junior.

If you are a fan of songs from the late 90’s to the early 2000’s and you enjoy listening to music that you can just vibe to then I recommend that you listen to this mixtape. My personal favorite song off of the mixtape is Track 12; ‘Aaliyah’. As can be guessed, it is the beat of the Aaliyah song ‘I Don’t Wanna’ and then Lanez added his personal style to it. The message of the song was was not wanting to be alone which was a pretty close take on the original song.

The most popular song from the mixtape is ‘Proud Family’ which was made to the beat of the theme song for the famous Disney Channel cartoon The Proud Family. Although this song is really explicit, the point that Lanez was trying to make was that he was letting his pride get in the way of his relationship which I thought was a nice and deep message that takes a mature person to relate to.

His mixtape was recently removed from iTunes but is available on music apps such as Spotify and Soundcloud as well as Youtube. People that are not original fans of Lanez may know him for his more popular songs ‘Luv’ and ‘Say It’ which both charted on the Top 100.

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