Toronto Poor Boy has laid it all out on the line with his revealing debut album Until The End Of Hurting Times — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“Last year was definitely a year for reflection for a lot of people,” the Jamaican-born hip-hop artist says, “and it gave me the ability to really put my thoughts and feelings into my lyrics.”
Featuring new single No Stressing, the 26-track LP intends to display the patience, character, and self-determination TPB called upon in his quest to deliver the most authentic sound possible. And the most diverse sound — the album contains everything frop hip-hop bangers to motivational and inspirational songs. Previously released singles Big Dreams and Low Key, he says, were only a palette cleanser for the breadth of insight found within the melodies and lyrics of this musical effort.
Aiming to deliver something more than just a hip-hop record, TPB sought to embrace a myriad of genre influences to season his songs to perfection; piano themes, heavy guitar riffs, dark synths, and trap drums are utilized across love songs and club anthems just the same. Another indication of TPB’s persistence — apart from this album’s incredibly deep tracklist — is that he already has another 24-song record ready to go.
An artist raised on the streets of Toronto, TPB has an origin story like no other. Overcoming adversity and defying the odds has been imprinted into his DNA from the time he immigrated to Canada as a young teen. The obstacles faced during his years in the group home and foster-care system have informed the profoundly personal perspective embedded within the entirety of his musical catalog. TPB’s artistic commitment extends past his general philosophy of self-awareness and personal growth. His recent decision to delete his social-media accounts to focus on music platforms illustrates the old-school approach he takes with his art.
Watch the video for No Stressing above and listen to Until The End Of Hurting Times below.