Toppa Top ’15: Fifteen Artists to Watch In 2015

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January 20, 2015

4. Toian

With an already-impressive resume that includes working with acclaimed reggae revival leader Protoje; Di Teacha, Vybz Kartel; and multi-platinum producer Don Corleon; Toian’s growing list of credits and accolades are steadily propelling her to star status in her native Jamaica. Formerly known as Toi, the multi-talented deejay, singer, songwriter, designer and model has built a loyal fanbase with her music and with her personal style. The latter half of 2014 saw her drop the well-received single “Rude Boys”  setting the tone for the vintage dub/roots vibe of her upcoming EP, entitled Retrospect. Toian is taking it back to the foundation of reggae music with the EP, due out in February. Showing her versatility, Toian also recently featured on the potential crossover single “Ice Queen” by Kartel. If you don’t know Toian’s unmistakable voice by now, be on the lookout for her during what should be a huge year from her musically and stylistically. —T.K.