Let’s take a moment to appreciate artists that create the entirety of their own projects. It’s a particular skill that, when executed properly, is nothing short of impressive. Artists like Big K.RI.T., Black Milk, J. Cole, and of course, Kanye West, all have that critical advantage to their work. Being responsible for the entire creative process often opens up a new avenue for expression and always adds an extra edge. Once upon a time, this lane in Toronto was visibly dominated by the maestro Rich Kidd. Recently, however, some excellent new blood has been making noise. Here are five dope Toronto rapper/producers to get acquainted with.