2016 couldn’t have been any bigger for XO-affiliated Canadian rapper Belly, winning co-writing credits on a Beyoncé song and dropping two mixtapes under Roc Nation. It was pretty much a no-brainer that he collaborated with one of Toronto’s most-talked-about artists, Nav.
They’re looking like a formidable duo on the new video for their contemplative single “Re Up,” which is straight off Belly’s Inzombia mixtape. The beat is subdued and drifts along like a midnight cruise through a city that never sleeps. Highway drives and pit stops at the club, the two sound at home here, lyrical themes addressing addiction and the perils of living in the fast lane.
Currently on a massive tour with Juicy J across 40 cities, Belly is fast approaching the release of his debut album which is set to hit record stores in the spring. Stay tuned for that, and also Nav’s inevitable rise in the next year.