Festivals played include – CMW, SXSW, NXNE, Toronto Jazz Fest, Halfiax Jazz Fest, HotDocs, Sled Island, PanAm Games (Toronto 2015), and Uprock (Sydney AUS).
Rel is a two-time Independent Music Award winner for best hip hop album (2013)
Only 20% of Kickstarter campaigns clear the $10,000.00 mark. In early 2016 Rel added himself to that list raising more than $11000.00 in support of his release “Gas Money”
In 2015 his full-length album, "The 13th Floor" was the number one hip hop add for CMJ stations, and stayed at #1 for more than 10 weeks on Canadian Earshot charts in the hip hop category.
"Rel is a multi-talented artist with loads of hip hop fundamentals and unique instincts. What I like most about his style is that his approach to production and rapping is always true to the essence of hip hop but still inventive in subtle and surprising ways, and above that, his content is sincere and relatable."
(* Past touring includes, multiple Canada (coast to coast) United States, Japan, and Australia)