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    Ontario's TOBi is the smoothest thing to come out of Canada since the snowmobile. His FYi EP is a roaming blend of hip-hop, future bounce, and modern soul. This is a far cry from pop music, no matter how catchy songs like "iNDECiSiONS" and "Don't Wanna Think" are.

    Kweku Collins provides the project's only feature on the latter, but TOBi proves himself more than capable of shouldering the rest of the release himself. He's writing from somewhere between disappointment and outrage, and it's working—TOBi calls himself a "skeptical slash cynical slash lyrical-ass rapper" on the last track, and he's not wrong.