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Gold: Sean Leon celebrates his success & fires more shots at Jazz Cartier

Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Toronto artist Sean Leon released a brand new WondaGurl and FrancisGotHeat produced single titled “Gold.” “Gold” is Sean’s summer flex anthem in celebration of everything 2017 has brought to fruition. It’s also a subtle shot fired at Jazz Cartier.

In a few short months, Sean has had some of his biggest milestones yet – from the release of I Think You’ve Gone Mad (Or The Sins Of The Father), to Sean’s more experimental cinematography ventures, as well as a huge increase in online attention.

Sean has come up as Toronto’s underdog but his wave finally caught on and now he’s one of the most buzzing names in underground rap. And it all came full circle for him on July 26 with his massive headlining show at Mod Club.

Gold: Sean Leon releases his summer flex anthem & fires more shots at Jazz Cartier - HipHopCanada.com

The ultimate sign of success is when haters stop hating because they have no choice but to catch your wave. As Sean points out, haters will hate when you’re on the come up and when you’ve made it. The only difference is that they won’t feel okay voicing their hate when you’re a big deal: “N**gas hate it when you’re tryna make it/ And these n**gas hate it when you finally made it/ You was hating but you isn’t now/ Want my number ’cause it’s different now.”

If we’re comparing diss track lyrics, “Fav Rapper / Hundred Million Religion” is untouchable. That track is exemplary of how guys should pen their diss tracks.

And as much as I love that track, I like “Gold” even more. Because what makes this song so deadly is that most of the diss is found within Sean’s success. The song’s focal point isn’t dissing Jazz; it’s recognizing that Sean has got the gold: “I just hugged my daughter through the Facetime/ And made some money at the same time/ If they don’t rate me it’s because they hate me/ I got words for haters/ They can all die!”


Twitter: @seanleon


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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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