Song of the Day: TwoTiime premieres new “Up2Me” single & video

Since breaking out with his viral hit “Hood Cry” earlier this year, West End Ottawa recording artist and songwriter TwoTiime has doubled down on his commitment to making music and building on his buzz.

The Stain Visualz-directed video for “Hood Cry,” which premiered on Feb. 25, 2020 just recently surpassed 500,000 streams on YouTube; a feat accomplished by the 18-year-old less than a year since his video debut on “Ride 4 Me” which was only released Sept. 13, 2019.

Needless to say, TwoTiime has seen an impressive amount of growth in a short time, but knows the onus is on him and his team to keep the momentum trending upwards, and to keep the torch lit for his late friend and fellow Ritchie Street rapper, FTG Metro.


Scene from the Up2Me video

Scene from the “Up2Me” video

Enter his latest single, “Up2Me.”

“Up2Me” tells the story of TwoTiime’s rise in the music game, and the obstacles he’s encountered along the way as a young artist. The release comes in advanced of his EP debut, currently projected for Fall 2020.

“‘Up2Me’ is about being independent,” said TwoTiime.

“As a young 18-year-old artist, I realized people you have around aren’t who they turn out to be. Nobody takes their craft as serious as you, especially when it comes to getting life goals done. A lot of jealousy breeds when you start to hit fame. So it’s ‘Up2Me’ to look past the beef and jealousy and do what’s right for my family and neighbourhood.”


Scene from the Up2Me video

TwoTiime (Photo: Supplied)

The new single is powered by New York City producer GloryGainz (Polo G, YFN Lucci), while the accompanying video for “Up2Me” was directed by MerdiXF, who approached the editing stage by putting a visual play on TwoTiime’s name.

“The only thing I planned to do during the shooting, was the masking part,” explained MerdiXF. “His name is TwoTiime, so I had this shot in mind, to make two versions of him in the music video. Witch turned out super dope. All the shots and composition in this video came naturally when I was on set.”

“Up2Me” is available now on all major digital streaming platforms. The video is available now on YouTube:

Scene from the Up2Me video

You can follow @TwoTiime on Instagram.