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Local rapper uses drones for new Toronto anthem

Aside from everything Drake touches, it's been a while since a Toronto artist released a listenable anthem for the city - the last one I remember is Blimp Rock's oh-so-cute "Lake Ontario Lifeguards." Rather than go the animation route, Toronto rapper Chillaz and video director Pro Lifted went full on urban-porn for the "To The World," filming at Dundas Square and Nathan Phillips at Christmas time, and making Toronto look pretty damn beautiful from above through the use of drones, operated by Philippe Saint-Martin.

While both Chillaz's voice and video call to mind The Weeknd and his Toronto-centric "King of the Fall," the lyrics here are far more positive than anything Abel Tesfaye's penned (not that hard to accomplish), and the feel good city love-in is in line with Drake's 6 feels and, of course, Kardinal Offishall's "Anthem," which may remain #1 forever.

Will Toronto's new hip hop anthem catch on, or are you just a sucker for pretty drone footage? Let us know in the comments.

You can grab Chillaz's "To the World" produced by Chemist on Soundcloud if you need some extra Toronto love on your ipod.


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