Check out what people are saying about Johnny Active

“To listen to The Prelude is to witness a wordsmith coming into his own, shedding the skin of shyness for an album’s worth of assurance. This is what happens when the unassuming scholar in the background of everyone else’s existence gets a shot at the spotlight and manages to make jaws drop when the microphone is in his possession. Over the course of ten tracks, Johnny makes hip-hop fans stand up and take notice of his carefully crafted verses delivered in a style that can only be described as a subdued swagger.”

– Jason Randall Smith,

“The entire album has something for everyone as Johnny Active showcases his deep lyrics with playful beats that keep you wanting to listen and sets the pace for his scene on the up and comers in Toronto.”


“Johnny Active is about to introduce an overture.”

– L. Verde, Beatroute Magazine

“Although he’s got a way to go to draw Drake and J. Cole comparisons, “The Prelude” is a preview of good things to come.”

- Carla,

“Active proves he has what it takes to soar past rappers who currently dominate the charts”

- Alexa Spieler,

“The album, his followup to last year’s the Grady Bunch, shows someone who’s stepped his game up and is ready for bigger and better things.”

– M. Bell, The Calgary Herald

“Johnny Active is one of the top young guns from Canada.”


“Active is an up and coming talent that you don’t want to look over.”