Canadian rapper and songwriter Tory Lanez is famous for his mixtape “Lost Cause.” Toronto-born Tory After Montreal, his family settled in Florida. Tory has loved rap since infancy. His mother’s death affected him greatly. As a youngster, he had behavioral troubles and was moved to Toronto to live with his grandmother. He moved out at 15.
In 2009, Tory released his first mixtape, T.L. 2 T.O. YouTube released the album. He directed music videos. Rapper Tory was renowned in 2014. His 2014 mixtape “Lost Cause” was a smash. “Say It” and “Love” from the album were hits. With this accomplishment, Crazy Love and Interscope Records signed Tory. After that, he released two studio albums, ‘I Told You,’ and ‘Memories Don’t Die,’ in 2016 and 2018.
Tory Lanez was born Daystar Peterson in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on July 27, 1992, to Sonstar and Luella. Christian family. He was one of four siblings. After Tory was born, the family moved to Florida from Montreal. After arriving in Florida, Tory was captivated by the rap scene. Before a family catastrophe, Tory had rapped since childhood.
His mother died at 11 from a rare condition. This devastated Tory. After that, his father preached and missioned. He worked around the Country. Tory traveled with his father. Tory rapped in Georgia. Hakeem proposed the stage name “Tory Lanez” to him. Tory never overcame his mother’s death. Tory, too struggled emotionally after his father remarried.
In 2006, Tory relocated to New York but did not improve. He returned to Toronto with his grandmother. She rejected him. Tory, 15, was homeless. Once his grandmother left, Tory lived with three strangers. He quit school in tenth grade to pursue music. He began rapping at outdoor performances at 16. Despite never studying music, he had a natural talent. Tony returned to Florida and settled.
Tory released his first mixtape, T.L.2 T.O., in 2009. Tory showcased his rapping on YouTube. He became famous after directing his music videos. Florida rapper Sean Kingston was well-known. Lloyd Banks’ “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” featured Tory’s freestyle rapping. Sean proposed a deal. Tory met Sean at a Justin Bieber concert.
Sean also let Tory perform live. The audience loved it. Tory was encouraged to make additional mixtapes. ‘Just Landed,’ ‘One Verse One Hearse,’ ‘Playing for Keeps,’ and ‘Mr. 1 Verse Killah’ was Tory’s 2010 mixtapes. Sean offered Tory a record deal with Time is Money Entertainment after his mixtapes’ success (TME). Tory published “Mr. Peterson,” “Chixtape,” and “Swavey” with “TME.”
Tory left the label and went independent. Other mixtapes followed. Tory dedicated “Teyana” to rapper Teyana Taylor in 2014. ‘Dreams of Fuckin’ an R&B Bitch’ was her response. He created “Fargo Fridays,” releasing new singles every Friday. ‘Fargo Fridays’ hit songs included ‘I’ll Be There,’ ‘Talk on Road,’ and ‘The Godfather. He was already working on “Lost Cause,” a mixtape.
Tory released “The Mission” in August 2014 to promote the tape’s tour. The October mixtape was a hit. “Love” and “Say It” from the album peaked at 19th and 23rd on the “US Billboard Hot 100,” respectively. Tory launched “The Level Up Tour” in April 2016 and performed at the “Pemberton Music Festival.”
His success made him somewhat notorious. He declined to go on the cover of “XXL” in 2016 because he was one of the biggest rappers. Tory released mixtapes before his debut album, “I Told You.” The album debuted at #4 on the “US Billboard Hot 200” in August 2016. Critics liked it, and 52 thousand copies sold in its first week.
‘Memories Don’t Die’ was Tory’s second album, released in March 2018. Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent guested on the album. Critics gave the album mixed reviews after its third-place US Billboard 200 debut. The album was largely panned for being unoriginal.