With Drake putting Toronto on the hip-hop map, competition in the big city has been expanding like crazy, so today, I introduce young rapper Andrew White! White, (previously known as AcesHiiigh) has had an incredible journey to be where he is today, in the top 5 unsigned artists of Toronto list. Growing up in a cooperative home complex in Oshawa and a trailer park in Mississauga has added to his white-boy image, like a younger Eminem. Interested in rap music since he was a kid, he began writing music at age 13. With an expanding fan base over the years he has had many accomplishments including: Opening for Machine Gun Kelly, D- block, and Jadakiss, competing in a showcase in Miami, headlining sold-out events, Toronto clubs banging his songs, having his music on iTunes and hip-hop websites worldwide, features in newspapers, and making the top 12 heatseakers list.
Last week White released a new song called “Fugazy”. Produced, written, engineered, and recorded by Andrew himself. This song has brought many fans (namely, me) to nail-biting anxiousness waiting for his summer album to drop. The word fugazy is an Italian slang word for fake, which is a perfect title for this track which speaks about how Andrew wants to hear music that tells a real story. When I asked him about the song, he said “I want to inspire other rappers to write what’s real, not about some Ferrari you drive when you really cant afford to pay rent.” This 100% self-made track has made my top 10 tracks playlist alongside A$AP Rocky and Big K.R.I.T. Hopefully we see Andrew White perform sometime in Kingston. and be sure to check out his website and download his music.
– Nick Roberti