Mixtape Rating

Tory Lanez – The New Toronto 2 (Mixtape Review)

Fresh off of his award for ‘Favorite album’ on my End of the Year List, Tory dropped two new Mixtape’s for me to indulge in for the next few weeks; the first to be rated is his sequel to the Mixtape that really jumpstarted his career.

 

TOP 5

5. BEL HARBOUR

Bel Harbour’ takes elements from your favorite club records of today, but Tory brings this smooth approach to the track that makes it extra enjoyable. Tory’s part is also very easy on the ears, as he uses different flows to salute his homies on making it through the tough streets of Toronto.

A$AP Ferg’s part is heavily harmonized, which distracts us all from not knowing what the hell he’s talking about.

4. TALK TO ME NICE FARGO SEASON

Doesn’t this song remind you a bit of ‘I Told You’ from his last album? It has that same hyped up sound to it, but this time around, he isn’t out to prove anything, he’s more so engulfed in the flashy talk, as he challenges all haters, wannabes, and Drakes to a money fight.

The song slows down at the very end (unexpectedly), and it gets pretty passionate. It still has a great bop to it, and Tory is still talking that s–t on this part, so it’s not necessarily for the ladies.

3. NEW $AUCE BABY

Most records on this Mixtape are tough, which means that me calling this the toughest song of them all means a lot. Tory gets lost in the gutter vibes of the track, as he channels his young boss/mafia s–t throughout (You hear a common theme here?).

The tempo on this song is pretty quick, and Tory does a good job of keeping up with it. This is definitely one of those tracks that will convince you that he can spit with the best of them.

2. CAME THRU

‘Came Thru’ involves Tory doing what he does best, and that’s combining his ability to sing with his ability to maintain his tough guy persona. While the production on this song is smooth, it also has these heavy hitting drums that makes it tough enough for the scumbags in this world to embrace.

Don’t you just love the gutter bop this song has? It has this hood love story sound to it that makes me want to marry some cocaine for some reason.

1. BODMON SONG

This talented S.O.B.! After all this heavy rapping s–t he had on this Mixtape, he hits you with this absolutely stunning track full of Caribbean vibes and Jamaican slick talk. While we indulged in so much watered down Caribbean music last year, Tory Lanez definitely brought the real in this category.

>His voice combined with the rhythm he’s singing with is absolutely perfect! His pace is really hard to emulate, which tells me that he’s got some Island influence in his life somewhere.

SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. TALK TO ME NICE FARGO SEASON (4.5/5)
2. BEL HARBOUR (4.8/5)
3. DOPEMAN GO (4/5)
4. BODMON SONG (5/5)
5. LICK x DRIVE YOU CRAZY (4/5)
6. DANCIN’ (4.4/5)
7. NEW YEAR $AUCE BABY (4.6/5)
8. BARTENDERS & SPENDERS (4.4/5)
9. SET IT OFF (4/5)
10. SUPER FREAK (3.9/5)
11. ANYWAY (3.5/5)
12. CAME THRU (4.8/5)
13. WRAITH TALK (3.8/5)
 

OVERALL RATING (7.6/10)

I think versatility is Tory Lanez best characteristic, but on this Mixtape, he’s more so concerned with showing off his underrated ability to spit. While I do prefer the more mushy/R&B Tory, I cannot deny that there are a good number of club bangers on this Mixtape. Both flow and demeanor-wise Tory is awesome on this Mixtape, as he rides each beat pretty well; lyrically, I think his subject matters are pretty meaningless, with his main subjects involving being the s–t, and having all this money (Blah, Blah, Blahhhhh).
This Mixtape is a lil something-something that Tory wanted to put together for his fans, so I didn’t expect much quality on it. What you do get to hear is Tory Lanez hunger, which despite his album success is still there.
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