The MuseBox today announced the release of “Like That,” the frantically danceable new single by rising Toronto rapper Leondro. The song combines a high energy beat with a danceable and dynamic rhythm, fully intended to, according to Leondro, “keep the ladies on the dance floor - even after the party is over.” The release of “Like That” marks Leondro’s rise within the hip-hop community, a prospect deemed unlikely following several adolescent run-ins with the law.
Leondro was born in Toronto in 1988. He was the youngest of three children raised in social housing in West End Toronto. His single mother worked three jobs to support her children. When Leondro was five years old, his mother gave him a life-altering gift that would spur his love for music: a Karaoke machine with a microphone.
?As a teen, Leondro bounced between thirteen different schools. He was constantly in trouble, hanging out on the streets with the wrong crowds. In the late 1990s, Leondro discovered Baby and Cash Money, with whom he immediately felt a connection. Before the age of twenty, Leondro found himself in legal trouble.
It was soon after that Leondro decided to make a difference in the world and not be the stereotypical “project” kid who ends up in jail. His mother meant too much to him, as evidenced by his tribute tune “Super Big.” Leondro’s musical style changed from dark and angry to upbeat and inspirational, characteristics still seen today on tracks such as “Girl You the Ish.”