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AspektzPhoto Credit B. Ruelens
Background information
Also known as Aspektz, Mr Thoro, Ontario Banderas
Born (1985-12-09) December 9, 1985 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Canadian hip hop
Electro hip hop
Occupation(s) Record label owner, Producer, Recording artist , Rapper
Years active 2009–Present
Labels True Thorobredz (2009–present)
TuneCore (2009–Present)
Website Official Site

Aspektz, is a Canadian hip-hop recording artist and producer born at North York General hospital in 1985. He is the founder of the True Thorobredz record label,[1] a Canadian entrepreneur and an MBA graduate from the Schulich School of Business.[2]


In 2009, Aspektz was awarded a MuchFACT video award to support the production of his first music video In the TDot, produced by Nadeem Sharpshooter Soumah.[3] The video aired nationally across MuchMusic and MuchVibe. The single was released through True Thorobredz and on his first commercial release Academic Probation: Detention..[4][5] In the TDot was also featured in the popular touch-screen videogame DJMax Technika 3. In 2010, Aspektz independently financed Fresh that also featured in dance simulation game spin-off Pump It Up Infinity , the first and only single from his second record release Academic Probation: Commencement.

In October 2010, Aspektz collaborated with HBO and Miller High Life to release a conceptual album entitled 7th Inning Stretch with vocal samples from Kenny Powers of Eastbound & Down fame. The record used the musical samples from the first season to chronicle the storyline from Kenny Powers perspective.[6]

Aspektz graduated from the Schulich School of Business in 2011. He appeared on the Business News Network in May 2011 as a current student on The Pitch to discuss his latest project and the 360-degree, immersive, interactive video technology he was shooting his videos with.[7] He also appeared in XXL (Magazine) for an interview to discuss his contribution to the music industry via 360-degree video technology.[8] The first single to utilize this technology was entitled Swivel and reached #4 on two US college charts.[9][10] During the summer of 2011, he toured with Keys N Krates on the ((Red Bull)) Spectrum Electronic Festival.[11] His 2012 single Gametime was featured on the CTV Olympic Media Consortium's nationally televised broadcast during the London 2012 Games as a featured track.[12]


Studio albums[edit]

Album information
Academic Probation:Detention
Album information
Academic Probation:Commencement
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Miller High Life x HBO x True Thorobredz present: Eastbound & Down 7th Inning Stretch
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Academic Probation:Last Day of Class
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Academic Probation:Back to Class
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Academic Probation: The Album


  • "In the TDot"
  • "Fresh"
  • "Going Down"
  • "Swivel"
  • "Gametime (Feels Like I'm Going to Make It)"
  • "I Love Your Style (prod. Rich Kidd)"
  • "Avion"

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ Dzuba, Oliver (2011-09-22). "Rapping with a Degree". Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  2. ^ Babak, Susan (2011-09-02). "Grad Brings Hip-Hop to Halftime Show". University of Guelph. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ a b "MuchFact Announce Award Winners". Factor. 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  4. ^ Brown, Jonathan (2010-03-14). "Aspektz - Academic Probation DETENTION". HipHopCanada. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  5. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (2010-03-10). "UrbNet Reviews". UrbNet. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  6. ^ Soul, Meka (2010-10-14). "Aspektz & Kenny Powers – Eastbound & Down: The 7th Inning Stretch". 2dopeboyz. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  7. ^ "The Pitch". Business News Network. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  8. ^ "XXL Magazine". Harris Publications. 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  9. ^ "Rap Attack Charts Week 493". Rap Attack Charts/US College DJ's. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  10. ^ "Record Breakers Charts". Record Breakers Charts/US College DJ's. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  11. ^ "Red Bull Presents: Spectrum Festival 2011". Red Bull. 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  12. ^ Kurek, Dominik (2012-07-27). "Aspekt gets in on Olympic Action with GAMETIME Track". Oakville beaver. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  13. ^ "MuchFact Announce Award Winners". Factor. 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 

External links[edit]

  • Official website [1] at Aspektz
  • In the TDot on iTunes' [2] at Aspektz
  • Fresh on iTunes' [3] at Aspektz
  • Swivel on iTunes' [4] at Aspektz
  • Swivel Music Video [5] at MuchMusic
  • Interactive 360-Degree Swivel Video Music Video [6] at GoPano