Artwork by Nikola Crnobrnja

The Toronto scene has been buzzing as of late. There’s plenty of talent hidden in the Great White North, and to uncover it all you have to do is listen. The latest artist from is Sean Leon. Today marks the release of Sean’s project titled Narcissus, the Drowning of Ego. This is the follow-up to his debut project from last year, which I’ve had spinning ever since I caught wind of his most recent single “Firestorm.” The project features ill rhymes over clean production from the likes of Jordan Evans, Matthew Burnett, and J’Vell Boyce. It’s worth checking out as I’m sure this is an artist that’ll continue making noise in the rest of 2014.

If you’re in Toronto, Sean and his IXXI crew will be throwing a release party for this tape as well as Daniel Caesar‘s Birds Of Paradise EP inside Measure Bar on January 30th. You can stream/download the project and read Sean’s message, below.

It’s exhausting, these constant trips into the depths of my conscience but I want you to love me and I was never secure enough to be cool. I’m empty now, I have nothing left to give, there is not a piece of me I can offer you, there is not a part of me you can own. I am the introvert who took a wrong turn and became public domain. I’ll never be happy again; and that’s poetic and almost perfect because I’d rather my life be a beautiful tragedy then another happy ending as plain as the nose on one’s face. I’ll live and die by the decisions I’ve made for myself. There is nothing anyone can take away from me. – SEAN LEON

Download: Sean Leon – Narcissus, the Drowning of Ego (Mixtape)