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Tory Lanez

Name: Tory Lanez

Birthday: July 27, 1992

Fav Dish: Cheesesteak

Daystar Peterson born July 27, 1992, better known by his stage name Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer and entrepreneur from Toronto, Ontario.
Daystar Peterson was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father (Sonstar Peterson) was Bajan and his mother (Luella Peterson) was of Dutch heritage from Curaçao.

Daystar and his parents began living in Montreal, before they moved to Miami, Florid At the age of 9, Daystar began rapping, and when he was 11 years old, he found out that his mother have died from illness to a rare disease. Following his mother’s death, his father began working as a ordained minister and a missionary, causing them to move frequently throughout the United States. During his younger years, Daystar’s father remarried and the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was discovered by a janitor, named Hakeem. Hakeem gave Daystar the name Lanez, because he would be running around the street, not watching for a traffic.

In 2006, he was sent to live with his mother’s friend in New York City, because of his behavior issues. Following that, Peterson was forced to return to Toronto with his grandmother. Since she refused to take care of him, he was on his own at the age of 15. “I ended up moving downtown with these three dudes that I didn’t really know. I came into the house and I didn’t realize how things worked. From like fifteen to eighteen, I was just fighting them. It was every man for himself. That’s what made me a man, having to fend for myself and being in a situation where there is no dad, no grandma and no mom to help you. It changed the person that I am today”, he says.[9] During at that time, he’s been started rapping again, while naming himself as Notorious (which is a reference to the late rapper Notorious B.I.G., whom he grew up idolizing), and changed the name and adopted his new moniker “Tory Lanez”. At the age of 16, Daystar dropped out of the tenth grade and began performing songs at some outdoor concerts. At the age of 17, Daystar began singing, which he found this as part of his interests. However, he never received of any vocal training.

On July 31, 2015, Tory Lanez released the first single off his debut album, titled “Say It”. It was also revealed that he signed to Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records and Interscope Records. On September 18, 2015, Lanez released the single, “B.L.O.W.”. December 25, 2015, Lanez released the two mixtapes, Chixtape III and The New Toronto. On January 18, 2016, “LA Confidential” was released as the second single for the album. On January 28, 2016, Tory Lanez made a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! by performing “Say It”. A month later, Lanez released a remix of Madeintyo’s “Uber Everywhere”.On March 4, 2016, Lanez released the song, “Tim Duncan” as apart of his Fargo Fridays series. He released the song, “Real Addresses” the next week.

On April 1, 2016, ASAP Ferg and Tory Lanez announced “The Level Up Tour”. On April 5, 2016, it was revealed that Tory Lanez would perform at Summer Jam and Pemberton Music Festival in the summer of 2016. On April 8, 2016, Tory Lanez and ASAP Ferg collaborated on the song, “Line Up the Flex” to promote their “Level Up” tour. On April 18, Tory Lanez refused to be on the 2016 XXL Freshmen cover because he felt he was in a higher league musically than the other artists being considered. On May 6, 2016, Lanez released two songs, “For Real” and “Unforgetful” as apart of the Fargo Friday series. On June 10, 2016, Lanez released the official second single “Luv” on iTunes. He also has revealed that his album title is I Told You, no official date has been given other than that it will be released in the summer.

On June 27, 2016, Lanez talked to Ebro on the Ebro in the Morning show and he stated about Drake and said “Hip-hop is a contact sport, I’m here to compete, I’m here to be #1.” He goes on to say, “I was a fan of his music before, no one’s ever took that from me. That doesn’t mean I’m not here to take my crown.

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