Toronto rapper Top 5 talks Styles P, getting advice from Drake, Varna Drive & more
Ottawa, ON – Toronto up-and-comer Top 5 recently made his National Capital Region debut with an all ages show inside Ottawa’s The Bourbon Room. Coming straight outta Toronto’s north-west Varna Drive, Top 5 and his entourage, The Varna Drive Boys, arrived in town a day early to sit down for an exclusive interview with HipHopCanada Ottawa rep (and CapCityHipHop founder / Nu BRL Radio co-host) Lil Thrilla.
Before the Q&A session got started, it was clear the young star in the making has a natural comedic side to him, with bare jokes and laughter coming from all of us at the hotel. It set the tone nicely for a conversation about a variety of topics including “The Jungle,” aka Varna Drive, as well as the new Varna clothing line inspired by the neighbourhood. He also talked about connecting with Styles P while he was in Canada, and how the track “Who Gon Do It” came to be. He also touched on his relationship with Drake, the advice he’s received from him, and a forthcoming collaboration between the two artists we should be looking out for. Last but not least, Top 5 explained why he doesn’t really mess with other Toronto rappers other than members of his squad like JigSaw, a fellow up-and-coming artist from Varna Drive.
This interview was definitely one for the books. Check it out after the jump link below and stay tuned for a recap of Top 5’s Ottawa show.
Video filmed and edited by @VladymirPH