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Jessie Reyez explains how Rascalz's hit 'Northern Touch' impacted her

The Juno-winning artist reveals the 'old school' songs that mean the most to her.

The Juno-winning artist reveals the 'old school' songs that mean the most to her

Jessie Reyez won the 2018 Juno Award for breakthrough artist of the year. (CBC Music)

Prior to her big Juno win, R&B singer Jessie Reyez admits that the biggest thing she had never won was perhaps a thumb war. But now that she's an official Juno winner for breakthrough artist of the year, she has a much bigger title to boast about. 

In our backstage interview with Reyez, CBC Music spoke to the artist about her win and the "old school" artists who had the biggest impact on her. She particularly looks back on hip-hop group Rascalz's seminal hit, "Northern Touch," and Kardinal Offishall's "Old Time Killin'," which Reyez recalls "bumping that stuff in my dad's car." 

Watch the full clip below. 

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