GET TO KNOW TORY LANEZ
|Tory Lanez is a well-known Canadian rapper and singer who is best known for his mixtape 'Lost Cause.' Tory was born in the Canadian city of Toronto. His parents moved to Montreal before settling in Florida permanently.|
Tory has been a fan of rap music since he was a child. His mother's death, on the other hand, had a profound effect on him. As a result, as a teenager, he struggled with behavioral difficulties and was sent to Toronto to live with his grandmother. He began living alone when he was 15 years old. Tory's debut mixtape, 'T.L 2 T.O,' was released in 2009. The album was made available on 'YouTube.'
He also began to produce his own music videos. Tory already was a well-known rapper by 2014. His 2014 mixtape, 'Lost Cause,' was a great success. Two of the album's singles, 'Say It' and 'Luv,' were particularly successful. Tory got signed by 'Mad Love Records' and 'Interscope Records as a result of his success. Following that, he released two studio albums, 'I Told You in 2016 and 'Memories Don't Die in 2018.
Childhood & Early Life :
Tory Lanez was born Daystar Peterson on July 27, 1992, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Sunstar Peterson and Luella. His family was a devout Christian. He was one of the family's four children. Tory's family stayed in Montreal for a while after his birth before moving to Florida.
Tory fell enamored with Florida's booming rap music culture after arriving there. Tory began rapping as a kid and continued to rap throughout his adolescence before a terrible tragedy rocked his family. Tori's mother died when he was 11 years old as a result of a rare disorder. Tory suffered a significant setback as a result of this.
Following this, his father took on the role of a preacher and missionary. His job required him to travel throughout the United States. Tory went on his father's excursions with him. Tory continued to rap after the family relocated to Georgia. He met Hakeem, who suggested he go by the stage name "Tory Lanez."
Tory never got over his mother's death. Tory's emotional problems were compounded by his father's remarriage. He moved to New York in 2006, but his health did not improve. He was eventually sent to Toronto to live with his grandma. However, she did not accept him. Tory was homeless at the age of 15. Tory began living with three strangers after being abandoned by his grandma. He dropped out of school in the tenth grade to pursue music full-time.
He began rapping at outdoor music performances when he was 16 years old. Despite never having had professional music training, he appeared to have a natural talent for music. Tony soon returned to the United States and resided in Florida.
Tory recorded and published his debut mixtape, 'T.L 2 T.O.,' in 2009. He utilized 'YouTube' as a platform to show off his rapping abilities to the rest of the world. He quickly rose to prominence after directing his own music videos. Sean Kingston was a well-known figure in the Florida rap scene at the time. He heard Tory rapping and freestyling on Lloyd Banks' tune 'Beamer, Benz, or Bentley.' Sean decided to make him an offer.
Tory and Sean met while attending a Justin Bieber performance. Tory was also given the opportunity to play live during the performance by Sean. The concert was well received by the crowd. Tory was encouraged to work on more mixtapes as a result of this.
Tory dropped four mixtapes in 2010, titled 'Just Landed,' 'One Verse One Hearse,' 'Playing for Keeps,' and 'Mr. 1 Verse Killah.' Sean approached Tory after the popularity of his mixtapes and offered him a deal with his record company, 'Time is Money Entertainment' (TME). Tory created mixtapes such as 'Mr. Peterson,' 'Chixtape,' and 'Swavey' with 'TME.'
Tory soon chose to leave the label and work as an independent artist. He released numerous additional mixtapes over the next few years. Tory debuted his Teyana Taylor fanboy persona in 2014 with the song "Teyana," which he dedicated to the rapper. She responded with the single 'Dreams of a Fuckin' R&B Bitch.'
He subsequently began a series dubbed 'Fargo Fridays,' in which he released new singles every Friday. 'I'll Be There,' 'Talk on the Road,' and 'The Godfather' were among the most well-known hits from 'Fargo Fridays.' He had already begun working on a mixtape titled 'Lost Cause' at the time. Tory released a song named 'The Mission' in August 2014 to announce the tape's promotional tour. The mixtape was released in October and was a huge hit. The album's lead single, 'Luv,' peaked at 19th place on the 'US Billboard Hot 100,' while another song, 'Say It,' peaked at the 23rd spot on the same chart.
Tory announced 'The Level Up Tour' in April 2016 and performed at the 'Pemberton Music Festival.' However, his success made him somewhat well-known. In 2016, he declined to appear on the cover of 'XXL' magazine, claiming that he was one of the industry's top rappers.
Tory continues to produce mixtapes in the lead-up to the release of his debut album, 'I Told You.' In August 2016, the album was ultimately published and debuted at number four on the 'US Billboard Hot 200' list. It earned favorable reviews from critics and sold 52 thousand copies in its first week.
Tory released his second album, 'Memories Don't Die,' in March 2018. Established rappers like Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent made appearances on the album. The album debuted at number three on the 'US Billboard 200' list and was met with mixed reviews from reviewers. The album was mainly panned for its lack of innovation.
Personal Life :
Tory was in a relationship with artist Trina from 2014 until 2015. Tory has always been known for his outlandish conduct, both on and off the stage. He had an altercation with security during a March 2018 event in Texas. Outraged, he told his fans to "fuck shit up."
His admirers then rioted on the spot. As a result, the organizers were on the verge of initiating a lawsuit against Tory. Tory stated in an interview that he had ghostwritten songs for Akon, TI, and Travis Scott, among others.
Tory's friendship with fellow Canadian rapper Drake has been rocky. He declared in 2010 that if Drake didn't like his music, he would give him $10,000. Drake didn't answer until 2016, when he rapped in one of his songs, "All you lads in the new Toronto want to be me a bit." The dispute lasted a couple more songs, one from each side.