As one of Toronto’s highly-celebrated hip-hop artists and renowned lyricists, Rochester has played an influential role in shaping Canada’s music scene for the last several years. His latest EP, Cowabunga, kicked-off the artist’s wave of releases in 2016, delivering much-anticipated new music to long-time fans and introducing new fans, nationally and internationally, to his impressive verbal acrobatics.
Cowabunga saw Rochester reconnect with Grammy winning OVO Sound producer Boi-1da (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna) on his single Grateful, after experiencing much success on their last collaboration Pull Up, a hugely popular song that received some warranted remix treatment featuring rap icon Kardinal Offishall and Grammy Award nominee Fito Blanko, among others. This success was followed by his single Good Vibes, dubbed “Toronto’s summer anthem of 2017” and his latest release Balance, an immersive narrative where Rochester gets personal by sharing the roller coaster of personal and professional experiences that he’s had to sustain through his career.
Rochester is also no stranger to big stages and shining lights and is known for his energetic and interactive performances. He has graced the stage alongside A-list urban music talents on tour – including Chris Brown , Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Nas. Together with his label, BLOCKTRADE Music, Rochester plans to create and release more new music through to 2018 as a follow-up to Balance, which has been well-received across North America, breaking 100K+ streams in just under a week.