Toronto Rapper Top5 Stops Traffic on Highway 401 to Film Music Video
Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse
Published Aug 18, 2020Traffic on Toronto's highway 401 went from awful to worse yesterday, after Drake-cosigned Toronto rapper Top5 had the idea to stop traffic and film a music video during rush hour.
Driving in a Mercedes G-Class SUV, the rapper and his crew — including at least three cars' worth of camera operators, video stars and social media staff — stopped dead in traffic on the multi-lane highway to get footage for a song that might be titled "401 on Da Way."
The 400-series freeway touts some of the highest traffic volumes in the continent, so you can understand why cars in the video can be heard honking as traffic halts to a stop.
Torontonian outrage hasn't stopped Top5 from promoting the clip on his Instagram account, though. We're guessing he isn't too worried about people getting angry for messing up their commute since the video has reached over 60,000 views.
For the uninitiated, Top5 is a 22-year-old rapper (born Hassan Ali) from the city's Lawrence Heights area. Back in 2014, he gained attention when Drake name-dropped him in an Instagram post. As a result, his single "Shirt Off Shawty" popped all the way off.
In the years since his breakthrough, he's released dozens of singles and videos with relative success — but he's yet to drop a full-length album.
Watch the 401 clip below.