The rising Toronto rapper and OVO affiliate released his debut EP 'God Don't Sleep' on June 18.
Dark Lane Demo Tapes , an extended play of unreleased singles which doubled as an ode to a side of Toronto he hadnt displayed on records before. The back cover art was in dedication to Anthony Fif Soares a member of the Toronto Hip Hop community who was shot and killed in Septemebr 2017. Years later, Drizzy has found a way to honor Fif by becoming a mentor to his younger brother, rising rapper Riicch. In a feature for BlogTO , Riicch explained how Drake continued to carry the torch for his slain brother and more. My brother is very well known and respected in the Toronto scene, so when the torch is passed down to me, so are a lot of opinions and jealousy. I really cant explain how I overcame it. I only can say I took my pain and turned it into positive energy, Riicch said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Riicch (@ovoriicch) The two met through Fif and their relationship only grew in the wake of his death, even playing basketball in Drakes Sanctuary League. Riicch says Drake was present for him in the darkest time of his life not long after his brother died. When my brother passed away, a huge part of me passed away as well, said Riicch. I was in so much emotional pain that my stomach hurt for a month straight. It was very difficult to deal with.