Jazz Cartier Shares New Video For “Two Of Em” Feat. Buddy
The Los Angeles way of Toronto artist, Jazz Cartier has just shared his new video for “Two of Em” featuring Buddy. Depicted through colorful two-tone splits, the Jon Primodirected film reflects Jazz and Buddy’s real lives showcasing the two friends doing what they do best: rapping, smoking, playing chess, and enjoying life to the fullest – in the most charming and stylish way imaginable of course. “Two of ‘Em” is the latest single from Jazz Cartier following “Nothing 2 Me” featuring Cousin Stizz which released earlier this year. Both tracks as well as Jazz’s 2020 singles, “Basement” and “Disclosure” will be on his upcoming album, Fleur Print Vol. 2 – releasing on 7/23.
The stepson of a diplomat, Jazz Cartier moved over a dozen times before he was even 18. After high school, Jazz returned home to Canada to pursue a career in music. Drawing from musical influences including Kanye West, OutKast, and Lil Wayne, Cartier found early success weaving hooky beats through moments of celebratory defiance and unapologetic honesty. He quickly made a splash following the 2015 release of his breakout single, “Dead or Alive.” The single surpassed 100 million streams and transcended the boundaries of his hometown. It wasn’t long before Jazz had built a loyal following and embarked on national tours with Post Malone, JID and Saint Jhn as well as festival performances at Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza, Festival d’ete de Quebec, Osheaga and more. In this time he also released two critically acclaimed mixtapes, Marauding in Paradise in 2015 and Hotel Paranoia the following year. The releases firmly cemented Cartier’s legacy in Toronto’s cultural psyche, helping him to amass millions of streams and views leading into his Universal Music-backed debut, Fleurever in 2018.
Having earned his place alongside the ranks of The 6’s buzziest musicians, the Juno Award-winning artist, Jazz Cartier has spent the last few years focusing his energy inward. Following the release of his 2018 debut studio album, Fleurever, Jazz parted ways with his label, took some time to focus on himself, expand his horizons, and has embraced growth. In 2020, Jazz Cartier reinvigorated his fanbase with the release of three new tracks including “Itchin For A Lick,” “Basement,” and “Disclosure” before tapping in with the Ghanaian-inspired Toronto fast food joint Aunty Lucy’s Burgers this past January to model their recent Capsule Collection. In March, Jazz teamed up with fellow L.A. rappers Buddy and Kent Jamz to form an underground chess club in Buddy’s garage that has since grown to include Smino, KYLE, Tinashe, DSmoke, and others with Diddy also getting in on the action and helping to assemble a celebrity tournament for an upcoming show. “It became a thing where dudes pass the time playing chess, bumping beats, and freestyling while we play to take our minds off of what’s going on.”
With his new album, Fleur Print Vol. 2 releasing on July 23rd as well as an upcoming skincare line and celebrity chess show, Jazz Cartier is taking his newfound independence the reins and is ready to show his fans he’s so much more than Toronto’s first “Post-Drake” rapper.