Birdman has traveled north of the border once again to sign his newest artist. Reports have been circulating that the Cash Money co-founder signed Toronto artist J-Soul to a new deal and a rep for Birdman has confirmed with XXL that the rumors are true.

Earlier this week, J-Soul released the video for "Toronto Plaza Motel," which features the "Rich Gang" tag that has appeared on other Birdman-related projects like Tha Tour. The video has already clocked close to 150,000 plays on YouTube and 1.5 million on WorldStarHipHop.

Both Birdman and Soul have been posting pictures on Instagram that confirm the working relationship. "Last year I was homeless," wrote Soul in a caption of a picture of the two. "Life's about to change."

The Toronto representative has also been on Twitter and has alluded to his rising status. "The whole of Toronto is talking about me...Cool," he tweeted. "Don't believe everything you hear or read...I need to get used to these blogs."

Outside of "Toronto Plaza Motel," the rapper's videos have been made private and his music has been taken down from SoundCloud. But his November Twelve mixtape is still available here.

Since Drake broke into the mainstream with his So Far Gone mixtape, Canada has become a hub for talent. Along with J-Soul, other young Canadians are poised to have a major 2016. Jazz Cartier and Roy Wood$ have already made waves and artists like John River, Jimmy Prime, Jahkoy and Dillon Ponders are right on their heels. Need to brush up? XXL compiled 10 Canadian Artists You Should Know.

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