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Noyz and associated acts have been featured on notable websites such as Complex, Noisey, GQ, Huffington Post, CBC Music, Team Backpack, and The Needle Drop.

 
 
Photo by: ColourBlind Photography

Photo by: ColourBlind Photography

 

Vice Canada

As a child, Noyz recalls having to put his face up to the family stereo to catch an LL Cool J song. “We had this one radio that had two dials: it would go FM and then the entire AM dial was just one Punjabi station,” he says. “So I remember sitting beside that stereo switching it to FM and I‘m sitting next to it and I had it this close to my ear, with the volume as low as possible. These are the kind of things we had to do to listen to ‘English music’ in front of our parents,” he adds with a laugh. The 32-year-old rapper from Brampton occupies an interesting but not uncommon position in Canada’s hip-hop world, one of many seasoned performers still poised to break out into wider recognition. His style, a New York-derived meld of jazzy beats and technical rapping, is unique among modern-day Toronto area artists, who typically favour post-Drake cosmopolitanism or varieties of streaming-friendly trap. He’s also at the vanguard of a still growing scene of artists that can claim origins from Brampton’s enormous immigrant plurality, specifically the South Asian/Desi communities.

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GQ India

Amrit Singh is often told his music “doesn’t sound Punjabi enough.” And he’s tired of hearing that he should, maybe, add some Indian instruments to his beats, or rap in Punjabi. “If someone like Big Pun could rap about being Puerto Rican without having to rap in Spanish,” says Singh, “why can’t we have a Punjabi rapper who loves being Punjabi but translates it through [English] rap music?”

Singh, who goes by the moniker MC Noyz, has been a part of the Greater Toronto Area’s...

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Photo by: Dusty Loops

Photo by: Dusty Loops


CBC Music

This Brampton MC is considered one of Canada’s lyrically blessed, catching the attention of the highly regarded hip-hop site TeamBackpack. Taking hip-hop back to its boom-bap days, Noyz has performed everywhere from Canadian Music Week to South by Southwest.

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NOISEY 

Brampton, Ontario has emerged as a hotbed in the Greater Toronto Area’s still-nascent rap scene, most likely owing to a population that’s defined by its vibrant immigrant communities. PARTYNEXTDOOR and Roy Woods claim the municipality as their own, along with countless other emerging artists. Comparatively, all-Sikh hip-hop group Movin’ Cool, active in some form or another since even before So Far Gone was released, might as well be Brampton OGs...

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Photo by: HeyHarpreet

Photo by: HeyHarpreet

Complex

Movin’ Cool are a hip-hop trio, consisting of emcees B Magic and Noyz, and producer/DJ Dusty Loops. Representing the diversity present in Brampton, Ontario, these guys salute the hip-hop jams...

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