After a breakthrough 2020, Toosii returns with his first new music of 2021 – “back together,” the first single from his forthcoming mixtape, Thank You For Believing, which will be released on May 7 by South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records. With over 900 million combined global streams across all of his songs, it’s clear that Toosii is “coming for the crown,” as Billboard recently observed.
Raw, passionate, and poetic, “back together” examines how personal growth can set the stage for a romantic reunion. The track was produced by Smash David, Og Parker, G Ry, FNZ, Tenroc and Keanu Beats. Download / stream “back together” HERE. Fans who pre-save / pre-order Thank You For Believing HERE will instantly receive “back together.”
The official video for “back together” immerses the viewer in an illusory dreamworld. As Toosii imagines getting back together with an unforgettable ex, the boundaries between the past, the present and what might have been blur, taking him to heights of joy only to be plunged to nightmarish depths. View “back together” HERE. Toosii collaborated with director Joan Pabon on the concept for the video. Pabon also helmed the powerful video for Toosii’s “Reminiscing.”
Toosii recently earned a Gold record for “Love Cycle,” which is a top 10 hit at Urban radio. In this episode of Live Nation’s “The Reason I Rhyme,” Toosii discusses receiving his first Gold plaque, working with Summer Walker, how he got the nickname Toosii Skylark and more.
Naming him one of the “Rappers to Watch in 2021,” Complex observed, “Toosii can do everything, and if he keeps the momentum up from 2020, he seems primed to have his best year yet in 2021.” Spotify’s RapCaviar, VEVO DSCVR, Amazon Music, Pandora Trendsetter, Audiomack, Tidal and others have also tipped him as an artist to watch. Label mate DaBaby has called Toosii “the hottest new emerging artist.”
Placing Toosii on its list of “15 Hip-Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2021,” Billboard declared, “The Syracuse-born rapper has put out new music at a torrential pace since last year, including two new albums (one of which later received a deluxe treatment with seven additional songs), and an EP in the final days of 2020 just for good measure.” Toosii also earned a spot on Uproxx’s list of rappers to watch out for and was featured in recent episodes of the publication’s “React Like You Know.” View HERE.
Propelled by his gift for drenching real lyrics in rich emotion, Toosii has proven himself to be one of rap’s most relatable rising stars. The Syracuse-born, Raleigh-based artist tells jarringly honest tales of street life and lost love, letting us follow along as he details his journey from a lost kid surrounded by tragedy to a national sensation full of promise. Toosii’s career has been percolating in North Carolina for years, but he found immediate, staggering success in February 2020 on the strength of Platinum Heart. The album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart.
Toosii quickly followed up those achievements with Poetic Pain in September 2020, which debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200. Next came a string of singles that bolstered his reputation as one of the most prolific artists in the industry. He’s earned a devoted audience, including 2.4 million Instagram followers. In 2020, Toosii collaborated with DaBaby, Lil Durk, Summer Walker, Wiz Khalifa, Queen Naija, Hotboii, Amine, Stunna 4 Vegas and Phora.