The Break Presents: Raz Fresco

Get familiar with this 18-year-old upstart out of Toronto, who’s been putting a new age spin on Hip Hop’s Golden era sound.

Standout: “shetheSHITyo”

Also check out: “Cakey”

And: “And It Don’t Stop”

Name: Rasquiz Johnson (Raz Fresco)

Age: 18

Hometown: Toronto

I grew up listening to: Nas, Raekwon, Kanye, Max B, Wu Shit, Biggie, Tupac, Mobb Deep, Curren$y, The Cool Kids.

My style has been compared to: Big L and The Cool Kids (production wise)

My standout records have been: “Layin Low”, “OG Raptor 7s”, “Cakey”, “Donald Trump”, “Fillmore Slim”, “And It Dont Stop”, and “Life We Livin”.

I’d like to work with: Dom Kennedy, Alchemist, Chuck Inglish, Raekwon, Curren$y, Roc Marciano,

My goal in hip-hop is: to consistently put out dope music and grow as an artist. Also I wanna show people more about the Toronto music scene.

I’m gonna be the next: Kanye/Nas in one ball type shit. The next to put on for the Dot.

To check out more of my music: Follow me on Twitter @RazFresco. All my music and latest releases are on including The Popcorn Tape, which just dropped a few weeks ago.

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  • Addan SoloDolo Jules

    she the shit yo…hope dude gets the buzz he deserves

  • Blood Of A Slave

    Hmmm, nice to see XXL giving more shine to cats in canada when their own media outlets won’t even give’em a crumb

  • Charles Fowler

    I’m Familiar, Because, I’m A Fan Of – ‘LO THRAXX’ From The Baker’s Club… As An Arkansas Native – Much Thanks To Raz For Connecting With REAL/Often Unheard Arkansas Talent!!!
    I Copped ‘The Popcorn Tape’, Too – It’s A Nice Sound, Lyrically And Your The Production Is Heavy… A Better Choice Than These “New-Age-Fake-Gangsta-Soft-Trap-Club-Music” Songs We’ve Been Suffering, As Of Late… We All Need Substance… This Break Is A Good Look, Continue To Grow, Mr. Fresco!

  • Tyler

    Raz Fresco and The Baker’s Club are over rated as fuck. Toronto has a lot more to offer than that. The kid has maintained the same level as buzz for years and still hasn’t done shit. Maybe if he drops the ego he’ll find more success.

  • FuckTylerNOofwg

    @7b22fa4fef98a544352883dcc1a74511:disqus you a fuckin hater bruh. you a fuck nigga forreal. go die, this nigga been on his grind for years. its the fact that canadian niggas are slept on that he dont get his shine. he a humble dude from everythign i seen and he collab with alotta niggas that got less buzz than he does. die nigga, aids to your family.