Toronto’s rap athlete of the year, Gardener is a fresh sound and style in Toronto hip hop. Growing up on his own without the guidance of a father opened his eyes to the world early in his life. That lack of guidance created a man who had to learn everything on his own, and that unfiltered perspective resonates in his music. Every track has the feeling of a one-man army. No crew, no hand-outs, no guardian angel; just Gardener climbing his way to the top. But you can’t be a true champion unless you know adversity.
Gardener loved hip hop from a young age, and always appreciated it for the evolving sport that it is. Gardener knows that, just like any sport, hip hop athletes must adapt and grow with the game, or remain stagnant and get left behind.