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Roy Woods at the Imperial

Roy Woods at the Imperial Nightclub, Vancouver, Dec. 15 2016. Pavel Boiko photo.

Roy Woods at the Imperial Nightclub, Vancouver, Dec. 15 2016. Pavel Boiko photo.

Photos – Roy Woods at the Imperial, Vancouver, Dec 15 2016

– photos by Pavel Boiko

Roy Wood$ at the Imperial in Vancouver on Thursday night.

The Toronto rapper/singer was born Denzel Spencer and is originally from Brampton. He is on tour for his debut album Waking at Dawn.

The 20-year-old is the youngest artist to be signed to OVO Sound, the label co-founded by Drake, producer Noah “40” Shebib and Oliver El-Khatib.

In July 2015, Drake premiered the first song from Wood$’ EP Exis on Apple’s Beats 1 radio during the first OVO Sound radio show. Drake also appears on the track, entitled “Drama”. A second release from the EP, “Get You Good”, premiered on the second episode of the OVO Sound radio show.

On July 31, 2015, Woods released his debut EP Exis.

According to a 6.0 Pitchfork review of Waking at Dawn, Wood$ “has the skills of a malleable R&B crossover: a capable and identifiable voice, practiced comfort riding a beat, a knack for moody melody. But these same talents are frequently squandered on his debut album… which offers a polished dose of brooding unoriginality.”

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