My friend Michael P. hooked me up with this one. This is some dope stuff. I'm very picky when it comes to my R&B and it's not a genre that I usually indulge in but The Weeknd has a sound that can't exactly be placed with the rest of R&B music. They incorporated a mixture of blues, electronic, hip-hop and then poured 2 cups of smooth over it all.
After listening to a couple tracks something about their sound sounded very familiar. It was very Drake-like if I may. So I did some more research. It turns out the two artist have a lot in common: Both are from Toronto, both have the same sound engineer 40 behind their music, and both are part of the OVO click. Don't be surprised if the two begin collaborating in the near future. They are very young right now, no official mixtapes or anything out so stay posted for future releases.
Check out the tracks "Wicked Games" and "The Morning" below. To download click on the arrow in the side bar of the SoundCloud widget: