#VibeOfTheWeek: SKIIFALL – Bentayga Dust

This week’s vibe is honestly a fucking banger. The Montreal-based St-Vincent born rapper SKIIFALL has gained a lot of traction since his debut single “Ting Tun Up”. It’s almost unheard of for an emerging anglophone artist in Quebec to get numbers like SKIIFALL debut, despite there being countless talented artists. So I love to see young artist getting some shine. It’s well deserved in my opinion. He certainly didn’t let me down with his follow-up single “Bentayga Dust” that dropped a couple months, early May.

The video is a welcomed addition to the song, where we follow SKIIFALL from the snowy outskirts of Montreal on a snowmobile, to the a swanky psychiatriast office setting, to the him chilling in the backseat of a Bentayga. The video has lots of flair and style that matches the vibe and lyrics that “Bentayga Dust” has.

If ya’ll haven’t already, please do yourself a favor and check out SKIIFALL, he’s someone who will surely be making big waves in the industry soon enough. He’s also recently released a new single, that’s currently exclusivly available on Audiomack and Sounclound, “Feds Fraid We”. This song’s is also a banger and we can honestly do a #VibeOfTheWeek with every track he’s dropped so far.

#NewMusicAlert : JTONDABEAT – Damaged (feat. Lil Waterboi)

We’re coming at you with some new music! This track is brought to you by Florida born audio engineer, JTONDABEAT. He’s been making beats since 2016 and now is working on making his mark in the music industry as an artist. With his catchy melodies, varied sources of inspiration and passion for music, he can really go places.

Previous #VibeOfTheWeek feature Lil Waterboi joins JTONDABEAT on “Damaged” as well. Both artists are members of the Bahay Collective, which works to strenghten the creative community. On this new single which dropped June 18th JTONDABEAT and Lil Waterboi take on a melodic instrumental and come with lyrics that put their heart on their sleeves.

The song and is catchy, and as a self proclaimed “sad boy anthem”, it’s definitely relatable as well. I mean a lot of us have been through it. “Damaged” is a song born out of heartbreak and personal experience which is refreshing to say the least.

The music video visuals are trippy as fuck! Honestly I absolutely love how it was shot. It’s definitely worth taking the time to watch.

Check out “Damaged” now out on all platforms! Make sure to follow JTONDABEAT on his socials to stay up to date with everything he has going on (Instagram, Facebook, Spotify, Soundcloud).

Blvcknd Talks Misconceptions, New Album and More

For this month’s interview we’re featuring the homie Blvcknd, an underground artist coming out of Montreal. He’s a member of Triple Nine Section as well as the Grime Mtl collective. He’s been working hard in the studio on his debut project which is set to drop this summer. We’re anxiously anticipating Blvcknd dropping some new shit for us. His sound is gritty, lyrical and his style is extremely versatile. We honestly don’t know what to expect but are very excited regardless. Check out the write-up to get to know the story behind his stage name, some artists he’s listening to right now, and more.

Shot by @tragicboyjay

What’s the story behind the name?

In 2011 Odd Future had this sub-group called Mellowhype which was started by Hodgy Beats and Left Brain and they dropped an album called Blackenedwhite. I liked how it sounded so i ditched the white, the two e’s in blackened and flipped the A to a V. 

Where did you draw inspiration for your album?

I really love when artists make a character or a theme for the main focus on an album. I took a lot of inspiration from certain artists who do that like for example: Schoolboy Q on Blank Face. I also of course draw inspiration from my homies that do music too.

If we were to buy you a drink, what should we order?

I feel like my go to drink changes every year but for right now i’d have y’all order me straight Baileys with a lot of ice in the glass. People say i’m weird for it but that shit is fire.

What would you say is the biggest misconception people have about you?

I feel like people think that i’m very opened and social but in reality i’m hella shy and closed off if i don’t really know the person i’m talking to. it’s been that way since i was younger and i’m still trying to work on that. 

If you had a choice of any producer for a album or mixtape who would you choose?

Literally everyone in Triple Nine can produce but me, so all the homies of course. My dream collabs with bigger producers though would be Working on Dying, Pierre Bourne and The Alchemist. 

What are 3 things you look for when you see live shows?

Stage presence, audio quality and the first and last song of the persons set. 

What are some of the artists you’re listening to?

There’s way too many to name but as of right now Lucki, Playboi Carti, Coi Leray, Fijimacintosh and Thugger

Creating a project has many parts, besides rapping what was your favourite?

YAMA//SATO basically produced like 80% of my new album so while i was in the process of making this project there would be times that he’d send me a beat he just made at like 1am and hearing that beat and what i could do on it was definitely a favourite part of mine. 

What is the triple nine section?

Crypt and Jei Bandit came up with the name triple nine section one day and we decided to just start a little group because we all messed with each others music heavy. In Trip 9 it’s me, Crypt, Jei Bandit, Amideluxe, Yama//sato, Jämvvis and Oscar. Them boys my day 1’s till death 


Thank you so much to Blvcknd for doing this interview with us!! Make sure to follow his Instagram and check out his singles on Spotify!

Shout out to our photographer @tragicboyjay and @gotsweige for styling the shoot. They killed the creative direction and got these crazy shots off an iPhone!!

#VibeOfTheWeek: Timur N – Tonight

Timur N - Tonight

So we’re back with another vibe of the week (which will be more consistent from now on)! This week’s bop comes from a very young artist coming out of South West London who goes by the name Timur N. In a short time since dipping his toes into the music industry, he’s come out with three solid singles. His newest single Tonight shows me that there is so much promise in the future of this newly turned 17-year-old singer-songwriter.

Tonight has a pop vibe with a sprinkle of RnB mixed in. The instrumental definitely gives me a nostalgic feeling that I can’t quite place what it reminds of (and it’s driving me insane). I feel like it would be absolutely amazing if this song also had a visual to it since there’s the storytelling factor in Timur N’s writing. The lyrics are also just too relatable, we love a fuck my ex I’m better off without them bop. Because it’s absolutely true. “Tell me how it feels to be on the other side of things? Why can’t you let me take a break? From all of the bullshit. You’re really not worth it.” I mean that all facts and I feel seen. These lyrics on top of a catchy beat, I love it.

Make sure to check out the two other singles that he has out, Talk Dirty and my personal fave, Somethin’. Check out his Instagram to keep up with him. I’m patiently awaiting a new project and can’t wait to see what Timur N has in store for the listeners.

L’ATITUDE on Creative Endeavours, Why Sativa’s His Bitch and More

For this month’s interview, we’re so glad to be featuring artist, producer, and all-around creative, L’ ATITUDE. He’s an extremely versatile artist whose sound is constantly shifting and adapting with his growth and experience. No genre is out of the question, he’s always up for the challenge. After quite some time we’ve been graced with a full-length project from him, Moon in Aquarius, don’t miss out and take a listen!

We joined him a couple months back in Little Burgundy and Uptown, the two Montreal neighborhoods he grew up in, to visit some smoking spots, chill, eat and catch up. We got to speak on everything from music to weed preferences and future plans. Read below to get to know a little more about L’ ATITUDE.

He’s an extremely versatile artist whose sound is constantly shifting and adapting with his growth and experience.


What’s Ion vs Allies? And what are your plans with it moving forward?

It used to be vs but now it’s plus. Ion + Allies encompasses creatives that I fuck within Quebec. Within my friend group, the artists I know, and the businesses I collaborate with on the daily basis.

We’re all young so right now we’re really just building ideas. We’re capturing the moment and seizing all the opportunities we can so that we can be successful in the future. I see Ion + Allies being way more than just a collective. 

What’s a piece of work that you put out that best reflects who you are?

In 2017 on December 21, I released a project called “B A D”. It features YAMA//SATO, Trinity, Jai Natai Lotus, and other individuals that I’m inspired by. It’s an album that I’ve started writing a short novel about.

I feel like it represents me the most because it has my mentors on there, Jai Natai Lotus and MAD. It has all my day ones on there. This album really kept me in Montreal’s music game because I really think about quitting this shit every day on a real note. But those people and making “B A D” kept me in it. 

Besides your music, what other creative endeavours are you pursuing?

Besides music, I’m currently managing 3 artists. I don’t want to reveal the names but you’ll hear about them very soon, through me and/or themselves.

I’m also writing scripts for music videos and would potentially like to do it for bigger films. I’ve written here and there. I write songs, I’m a ghostwriter. I’m a producer as well besides just being a rapper and vocalist.

If you could be extremely gifted in anything, what would you choose?

Being able to speak spanish. I really love the language but am not able to speak it for shit. 

Who’s an artist that’d you like to make a project with?

Kendrick Lamar hands down. I feel like vocally and lyrically he and I can push the boundaries of music in terms of infusing jazz, hip hop, and R&B. We could make a new sound, I know that.

Kendrick is the reason I’m still rapping. I don’t fucking like rapping. He even told, not directly, but indirectly through the music as I listened, to keep going. Kendrick is more than an idol to me he’s an example. 

Indica or Sativa? Why?

I prefer sativa because I like to work. I don’t like the day going by and I haven’t completed something. You understand. The sativa keeps me going, the indica got me sleeping. When I smoke indica and I drink liquor and I fuck, I fall asleep. And I want to fuck but I just fall asleep, It’s the indica. It stops me from doing and getting what I want, I don’t fuck with it. I like sativa for the brain, my mind will race in a way that is calming to my heart, soul, and mental. Sativa’s my bitch.

What’s next for you?

Creating my own record label and just skipping through the mainstream bullshit. Skipping over the idea that you have to get a record deal then create a label and having to make 100 bands, 300 bands, 500 bands, or however much you’ll need to sign your artists. I’m already working with so many different artists signed, unsigned, big and small. I want to make a record label that’s open for everyone, that’s my next plan. It’s not just that nigga or that person. I want to be able to cater to everyone who may need what I have access to. 

I’ve been working on a lot in terms of music too. I’ve been making a lot of music. I haven’t stopped, I never stopped. There’s only more coming.


Be sure to check out L’ATITUDE curated playlist here :

Stay up to date with everything L’ ATITUDE by following him on his Instagram. Check out his music on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Music.

#VibeOfTheWeek: Lil Waterboi – Crazy Rich (feat. Ching)

NobodyAsked presents the first of a weekly showcasing of new singles and albums that we’re currently vibing to which we’ll deem the #VibeOfTheWeek. Up this week is emerging Asian Canadian artist and producer Lil Waterboi. He is an independent artist coming out of Montreal and co-founder of the Bahay Collective, which works to strenghten the creative community throughout the Asian diaspora. On his brand new single “Crazy Rich” he and featured Toronto rapper Ching take on a fire trap instrumental that also has an upbeat East Asian influence that we absolutely love ( big shoutout to the producer!).

The song is catchy as fuck but also aims to defy common stereotypes that all Asian people are a conservetative, quiet and safe monolith. This is a message that we absolutely can get behind although we can’t say the same for pouring lean in boba, I mean that’s just a waste of perfectly good bubble tea.

The music video visuals are amazing and have us missing turn ups pre- covid. Lil Waterboi truly oudid himself with this one! This is truly such a well done nod to The Crazy Rich Asians book by Kevin Kwon and the blockbuster film of the same name. We love the video so much it’s honestly great and super refreshing to see this kind of creativity and originality from a rap video.

Check out “Crazy Rich” now out on all platforms! Keep up with Lil Waterboi on Instagram and find his music on spotify, soundcloud and apple music.

In My Hood With Brandon Doret

NobodyAsked’s In My Hood is a series where we interview various artists in their neighborhoods and are shown places that are significant to them. There’s so much perspective to be discovered when speaking to someone about themselves while being immersed in the communities that shaped them.

In the final installment of the first season of In My Hood we visited Brandon Doret in Cartierville and Ville St-Laurent. We spoke about his newest album that dropped January 27th, When It All Falls Down, growing up in Montreal, his influences, and more.


Thank you to Brandon Doret for participating in this interview! Keep up with him on Instagram and and make sure to go check out his newest body of work, When It All Falls Down and the short film that accompanies it.

In My Hood With Spaceman Dela

NobodyAsked’s In My Hood is a series where we interview various artists in their neighborhoods and are shown places that are significant to them. There’s so much perspective to be discovered when speaking to someone about themselves while being immersed in the communities that shaped them.

Spaceman Dela joins us for season 1, episode 2 of In My Hood. We met up with this versatile artist in Saint-Hubert and Greenfield Park, just outside the island of Montreal. We got to talk about his newest album, coming from a family of music, and more.


Thank you to John Dagsaan for providing his talents, all the photos were captured by him. See more of his work here.

Big thank you the Spaceman for doing this interview us! Keep up with him on Instagram and listen to some of his music on Youtube, Spotify or Apple Music.

Make sure to tune back in next week Friday at 8PM for the next episode of In My Hood.

In My Hood With TGEMarx

NobodyAsked’s In My Hood is a series where we interview various artists in their neighborhoods and are shown places that are significant to them. There’s so much perspective to be discovered when speaking to someone about themselves while being immersed in the communities that shaped them.

TGEMarx joins us for season 1, episode 1 of In My Hood. We caught up with him in his childhood stomping ground, Lasalle, and got to discuss music, being an independent artist, plans for the future, and much more.


Big thank you to Marx for doing this with us! Make sure to tune back in next week Friday at 8PM for the next episode of In My Hood.

Keep up with Marx on Instagram and listen to some of his music on Youtube, Spotify or Apple Music.

A Peak Into the Mind of Tamar

We have been so eager to share this interview as the final one of the year. We’re so grateful to have been able to receive this amazing artwork from Tamar Black Rotchin (@Tbrmfs) as a response to the questions we had for her. Tamar is an absolutely amazing artist whose work is vulnerable, genuine and leaves you feeling like there’s someone who’s going through it too. From pen and paper, to painting, and digital illustration she creates art in various forms. She’s worked in collaboration with local brands like Grimey Mtl and has recently had her work showcased in a virtual exhibition called NICE. Read more to find out about Tamar’s sources of inspiration, her thoughts about formal art education, and more.

Tamar is an absolutely amazing artist whose work is vulnerable, genuine and leaves you feeling like there’s someone who’s going through it too.



Make sure to go check out Tamar’s Instagram to see all her amazing artwork. Also, go check out the NICE. exhibition , Tamar, and many other amazing artists are showcased in that as well. Much love again to Tamar for sharing this amazing work with us we’re so very grateful.