Fridays Live is a an audio series showcasing Canadian talent. Each week, we’ll bring in two artists for an interview and live performance.

D.O.

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Canadian rapper D.O. (Defy the Odds) has worked with Maestro Fresh Wes, Saukrates and Classified. He’s also broken a Guinness World Record in 2003 for rapping for the longest time. His fourth studio album Down Home comes out April 22, 2014.

Paint

(Angela Glover/The Ryersonian)

(Angela Glover/The Ryersonian)

Robb Johannes is both the singer/frontman for the Toronto indie rock band, Paint, and a mayoral candidate for the Toronto 2014 election. The band is currently working on a black-and-white film, called 11:11. The film will be narrated by four songs that will make up their third LP. Paint will be playing at Canadian Music Week on May 8, 2014.

Alexa Huffman is a former reporter with the Ryersonian. She graduated from Ryerson University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Journalism.