Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez or sometimes by his alter ego ‘Argentina Fargo’ is a Canadian rapper & singer who was born on July 27th, 1992 and grew up in Brampton.
Origin of stage name.
The name “Tory” comes from Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. and “Lanez” is a nickname he had when he got “ from playing chicken in street.”
Inspiration behind his crazy live shows.
Tory has said that his father being a missionary preacher is what inspired him:
Tory delves in detail into his upbringing including the passing of his mother when he was young, being homeless and why he started rapping in this interview.
Despite hailing from Toronto, Tory was brought up in Miami, Florida; and during his later life, California. Lanez has been rapping since the age of nine. After having released a host of mixtapes, he released his debut studio album, I Told You, on August 19th, 2016.
On March 2, 2018, he released his second album, MEMORIES DON’T DIE. Then, on October 26, 2018, Tory released his Miami-flavoured third studio album, LoVE mE NOw? – which was inspired by his near-death encounter with a plane crash in June, 2018.
On November 15th of 2019 Tory released his early 2000s inspired fourth studio album Chixtape 5–a continuation of his predominantly R&B mixtape series.
Tory’s fifth studio album, The New Toronto 3, would come not long after, releasing on April 10, 2020. TNT3 is a continuation of his “The New Toronto” mixtape series, a primarily hip-hop focused sister series to his “Chixtapes”.
On July 12, 2020, Tory was involved in a controversial altercation with Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion, during which the former allegedly shot the latter in the foot. This altercation left Megan hospitalized and Tory jailed on gun charges. In response, Tory remained silent for more than three months, then released DAYSTAR, his sixth studio album, on September 25, 2020. Many of the tracks on DAYSTAR are centered around the alleged shooting and act as Tory telling his side of the story.