Scarborough rapper Frost released his 'Electric Dreams' mixtape earlier this week and it features 10 tracks, some produced by local beatmakers Adam Raine and Maselu. The tape is firmly grounded in the city but has international influences from as far as Tokyo and Miami. While Frost touches on the usual subject matter of being underrated by peers and aspiring for the top he has something very absent from modern hip hop; an original personality.
Spliced in with bars about growing up in The Jungle are Yu-gi-oh references and lines about knocking back sake with his nakamas. He even raps in Japanese on the 9th track 'Tokyo', which is an ambitious step for any artist on their first offering much less a rapper. All of this though is filtered through an east end lens which allows anyone whose touched Kennedy Station at least once to identify with his lyrics.
For an artist seemingly new to the Toronto hip-hop scene Frost is navigating the terrain quite effortlessly. The artist also added videographer to his list of talents after directing the music video for Asgard, the bonus track off of Electric Dreams.
Check it for yourself and give Electric Dreams a listen: