Over a year ago Huey broke onto the Toronto Hip Hop scene with his debut track “Fuego”, and soon after solidified himself as one to watch with his follow up, and certified city street hit “Finesse & Kawal”. Onward, his track releases have been scattered, fans will know this project has been on its way for a minute now but some behind the scenes politics have held it back, leaving that in the rear view Huey returns in full force with his debut EP “Four Seasons”, of course through a premiered here.
Conceptually, this project is inspired by the “Four Seasons” (No not the hotel), each being represented by its own track: the opener is breezy and cool for Spring, “Don’t Get Me Started” is hot and heavy much like our city’s Summers, “Tesla” is brisk and lowkey similar to the Fall, and “Chosen” is flat out cold – identical to our on going winter. Sonically, Huey evolves his heavier trap sounds and explores something new – His style floats in-between the city’s staple aggressive street raps and introspective RnB vibes, and instead feels distinctly genuine and fresh. Still, the EP has an unmistakable Toronto sound, which would be impossible to escape as Huey reigns from Weston Road, a current hotspot for Toronto talent, since made globally infamous through Drake’s “Weston Road Flow”. The EP’s only feature comes from ATA crew member APAC, and with natural chemistry they go back and forth trading bars for arguably the hypest moments on the project.
“Four Seasons” proves that there’s a lot more behind Huey then just Finessing and Kawaling, he’s a well-rounded artist who’s here to stay, so do yourself a favor and wake up if you’ve been sleeping.
If you like what you hear follow Huey on Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram, and watch out a short album documentary dropping this Saturday, and a slew of new videos and singles coming in the upcoming months.