Video: Yung Tory – “Drink Alone”
The ATL-Based Jamaican-Canadian Emcee Shares a Burbling New Single From Free Dope 2
Bringing a distinctive melodic sensibility to trap music, Yung Tory is a name to watch out for in 2018. Serving up a mournful, warbling, trap ballad, Yung Tory grieves for the end of a relationship on “Drink Alone.” Despairing over liquid keys and skittering hi-hats, Tory bemoans is newly single status, holing up in his residence and drinking to forget his sadness. In the video, Tory wallows in his sorrows, as he reminisces over the good times of his relationship, dramatized in grainy sepia-tone and black-and-white. “Drink Alone” is a highlight from Free Dope 2, Tory’s most recent mixtape and his second of 2017. With two appearances from his OTF label boss Lil Durk, Free Dope 2 is an addictive and accomplished project from a promising young artist and the ideal soundtrack to your next smoke session or turn-up function.
Born and raised in Toronto, with a six-year pitstop as a toddler in ATL, Yung Tory is one of the few artist to combine the rap and rasta lifestyles. A vegan since birth, Yung Tory is a committed Rastafarian, strictly obeying his religious diet and imbuing his life and music with the religion’s spiritual tradition. Yung Tory steeped himself in music from a young age, making his first music as a toddler with a karaoke machine. Studying at the church of Lil Wayne, Dipset, 50 Cent, and others inspired Tory to become a rapper. Early in 2017, Tory struck gold with “Water,” his first hit, which has over 1.3 million views on YouTube and featured a remix with an appearance from Sosamann. With the success of “Water,” Tory caught the ear of Lil Durk, who promptly signed the young artist to his Only The Family label and hopped on a remix of “Run It Up,” which appeared on Tory’s Free Dope mixtape, which dropped in 2016. Riding the wave of his aquatic-themed hit (“I’m the most hydrated artist,” says Tory. “I’m drippy.”), Yung Tory is ready to win new fans and embrace the rock star lifestyle. “I’m about positive vibes only,” says Tory. “I took negativity and I turned it into positivity. It’s a way of life.”
Watch “Drink Alone”: https://youtu.be/xNHa268ihvA
Buy Free Dope 2: https://Empire.lnk.to/FreeDope2
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“Drink Alone”: https://youtu.be/xNHa268ihvA
“Came Up”: https://youtu.be/StTb-JdgYYs
Free Dope 2: https://Empire.lnk.to/FreeDope2
“Dope & Hoes”: https://open.spotify.com/album/22JxBOqeZaTtobXAtPK75h
“Water (Remix)” ft. Sosamann: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A4E4wWJ4qc
“Run It Up (Remix)” ft. Lil Durk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-A8zmAmrvU