Published Feb 08, 2019While he's been known to rock crowds beneath Toronto's busy streets, rapper Tyriqueordie can also command the attention of those on the surface as shown in his new video for "Traphouse 4000," which Exclaim! is proud to premiere right here.
As titles in the clip explain, the MC hit the downtown core during annual all-night art festival Nuit Blanche last September, giving three impromptu performances of the single with the goal of seeing how big of a crowd he could draw.
Armed with only a loudspeaker, an auxiliary cable and a phone to play the song on, the evening begins with Ty and friends charging up in the back of a limo, rolling to three different packed-out locations. As the raw footage reveals, the bouncy single proves to be undeniable.
"People literally told me the idea was stupid and I shouldn't waste my time doing it," he told Exclaim!. "So when I saw the crowds get as big as they did, it was like a big middle finger to my doubters."
You can watch Tyriqueordie's evening at Nuit Blanche unfold in the player below. The clip was co-directed by Ty, David Xavier and Hayden Herrick, and was shot by Truondabeat and Eddypullover.