Don Toliver: from lowkey features to viral TikTok singles
“First things first, let me get that introduction”, as Don Toliver demands on the catchy single No Idea from his debut album Heaven or Hell. The exact song that went viral on TikTok and broke into the Billboard Hot 100. Big intro he wanted: done.
Toliver became one of the most promising artists from Houston, TX, but he doesn't borrow influences from the musical legacy of his hometown.
Even tho he has a bunch of songs from years ago, Don got his first glance at stardom with the release of Travis Scott’s Astroworld, to which the rapper contributed on the track Can’t Say.
Travis Scott mentioned Don Toliver on his Netflix doc Look Mom I Can Fly putting the rapper in the spotlight he had been after: “This kid is, like, he thinking on some whole other shit. I just gravitated to that.”
Toliver first release was the 2017 joint mixtape Playa Familia, in which he started to show glances of the hybrid artist he really is. He didn't sound like anyone from the Houston musical legacy. He had his own independent nature.
Even tho he can't tour his debut album due to the 2020 madness, Don is spending the pandemic in the studio, avoiding all distractions and focusing on his music.
WE CANNOT WAIT FOR WHAT'S COMING 👅.
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