It's been a wild year for KILLY, the Toronto teenager who went viral with his incredible "Killamonjaro." And while that song still goes, he followed it up with hit after hit—"Stolen Identity" and "Distance" exhibit the same raw energy and fiery flows, and KILLY's stock is soaring as a result. 

We spoke with KILLY to hear his side of the story—how he came to music, how the city and local artists like Jazz Cartier have responded, and why a song's energy is really all that matters. Check it out above, and learn how artists like KILLY are changing rap here.