Canadian Hip Hop/Rap artist Terell Safadi is on the rise and heading straight for the top with 3M video views, 28M streams, chart status, and hit songs with features such as Tory Lanez to his credit.
Born in Vancouver, BC to parents of Haitian and Arabic decent, and raised by his mom, Safadi would write songs and ride around the city Vancouver on his skateboard to escape the realities of life.
Inspired by artist such as 2Pac and 50 cent, Safadi began performing and releasing a steady flow of music upon graduation from high school, and within the first year, the video for his “Black, Red, Yellow” Remix trended on YouTube with 600k views, resulting in national media exposure and a 14-date tour opening for Bone Thugs N Harmony’s. He released 5 more videos - all of which received regular rotation on Much Music - and went on to open for several major artists including Future, T-Pain and Rick Ross.
While actively creating and performing, Safadi’s life took a turn in 2012 when he became a father to a young daughter. With new realities and responsibilities, he completed a one month tour in Europe with the American hip-hop group Onyx, showcased at Canada Blast in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and started contemplating his next move.
In 2015, he moved to LA, where he gained some ground with the release of his hit single “Rumors” (from his debut EP “When I Get To L.A.”) which landed on Spotify’s Hip Hop Central and Fresh Finds playlists. He followed it up with “Day Ones” (produced by DJ Mustard) which also landed on Hip Hop Central, as well as Northern Bars. He went on to showcase at NXNE and began writing and recording his next album. With new momentum and motivation, Safadi relocated back to Vancouver in 2017, where he opened for A Boogie wit da Hoodie, settled into full-time fatherhood, and rolled out his new plan.
By 2018 Safadi reached next level with his hit song “All Your Love” (from his 2nd EP “A Night To Remember”) which peaked #27 on Canada Viral 50 chart and landed in Viral Hits. He followed that up with “When I’m Drunk” featuring Toronto artist Pressa, and closed the year with his single “#MOOD” which hit #7 on the iTunes Sweden. That same year he opened for several artists including SAINt JHN, Nelly and Roy Woods and hit 2019 with his 3rd EP “TRAP LOVE & $EX” which he took out on 7-date run opening for Yelawolf on his Western Canadian tour. Later that year he dropped another hit single, Can’t Forget ft Tory Lanez which currently has 600k+ streams and 100k+ video views.
2020 was a highlight year as Safadi broke barriers with his Feb 2020 release “Black History” in support of Black History Month, and became the first Rap artist to perform at a Vancouver Canucks game at Rogers arena.
His latest EP “Champagne in the Morning” peaked #7 on !earshot and is closing in on 1M total streams. The lead single off the album, ‘Just Be Down’ ft Tre Nyce charted on Stingray’s Hip Hop R&B channel for 6 weeks and the video for the track currently has 180k+ views.
On Dec 28, 2020, Safadi closed the year with an EDM remix of his hit single “Can’t Forget” featuring Tory Lanez which was remixed by up and coming DJ/Producer Karim Naas from Paris, France. “Can’t Forget (Karim Naas Remix) is closing in on 40k streams and was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada and New Music Now playlists.
With a new album on deck for a spring release, Safadi is aiming to make 2021 his biggest year yet.