We welcomed Toronto rapper, Big Lean to the facility to record some up and coming material.
Lean was born in Toronto, he is the son of Jamaican immigrants. He grew up in Parma Court, a low-income neighborhood in the city’s east end. He was given the moniker “Lean” as a child, after a friend mistook his mother calling him “Lee” a short form of his middle name “Lee-jae.” He later went on to use “Big Lean” as his stage name.
When asked how he wants to be known, Big Lean had this to say: “I want to be known as the kid from Toronto, Canada, from metro housing, the projects, who did it big from the ground up and never forgot where he came from. I’m doing this for the people in my neighborhood and the people in housing projects around Toronto. I want to show them that just because we’re from that environment it doesn’t mean we can’t make it big.”
SoundCloud: Official Big Lean