Troy Ave Brings a White Christmas to Ottawa

Posted: February 02, 2016 in
Written by: Chizzle

As promised, after the original show back in December had been postponed, Troy Ave finally made his way to Ottawa for the first time thanks to Kapacity Entertainment and CapCity Hip Hop. The ‘White Christmas’ Canadian tour hit Ritual Nightclub just after performing at Lee’s Palace in Toronto the night before. Alongside BSB labelmate, Young Lito, Troy Ave took his ‘White Christmas 3′ release on the road to give his Canadian fans a taste of NY hip hop. In a 2015 interview with Laced Boston, the Brooklyn rapper comments on those who speculated that he “only raps about drugs” and how his style has changed since ‘Bricks in my Backpack’; Troy Ave is on a new wave and is coming out with even more as a ‘Welcome to BSB Records’ album is said to be in the works.

Sharing the stage with Troy Ave and Young Lito were Ottawa rappers, Leon Fa Du Fond, Kidd Major & Antonyo Dinero, Drae, and Frank Blak. For headlining support, amping up the crowd after a long wait for Troy Ave, were Ottawa artist, Juvi da Gemini and Montreal artist, Bless (who had just shared the same stage with Obie Trice a few weeks before).

Written by Chizzle
Photos by Alexandre Brault

The Author: Chizzle

Chelsea is Envy Magazine's owner. She has had a passion for hip hop at a young age and has since made it her life's career dream. Since 2008, Chelsea has worked as a freelance photographer, focusing a majority of her work on hip hop music and culture. She has photographed and interviewed many high profile artists from OG's like Obie Trice, Rakim, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to new-age cats like Action Bronson, Rich Homie Quan, and Yelawolf. Follow on IG: @chizzlephotodesign