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About Duane Benjamin

Music Editor Duane Benjamin, or “Lah’Gic” to those who know him well, has been a member of the Urbanology family since the magazine’s birth. From music, culture, sports or life experiences in general, Duane is always up for an intellectual conversation or debate. A firm believer that laughter keeps you young, amongst friends or strangers, you can often find Duane laughing and cracking jokes to eye watering, belly busting proportions. A fierce competitor on the basketball court and the soccer field, Duane welcomes new challenges to keep him sharp and on his toes, of which Urbanology Magazine is constantly providing.
Latest Posts | By Duane Benjamin
Long Live Dilla
8.3
2 years ago

Long Live Dilla

Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the extraordinary, eclectic, producer/rapper J Dilla passed on. The Diary, the last unreleased offering from Dilla, which was originally intended to come out …
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Rittz Gets Real About Depression
2 years ago

Rittz Gets Real About Depression

Tech N9ne’s label Strange Music has a very solid roster and Atlanta native Rittz is absolutely no exception. From his forthcoming LP Top of the Line, slated for a May …
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Step into the Ring
2 years ago

Step into the Ring

As the battle rap sub culture of hip-hop continues to grow, Toronto’s King of the Dot (KOTD) remains at the forefront of this ever-expanding movement. While the battle rap league …
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A-Game is Back on a “Wayve”
2 years ago

A-Game is Back on a “Wayve”

It’s a been a minute since rap duo A-Game dropped Boarding Pass back in 2013, but it seems the duo, Nova and Chase, haven’t missed a step with their latest …
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[PREMIERE] YHW Drops Ratchet Punch
2 years ago

[PREMIERE] YHW Drops Ratchet Punch

From the jump the two things that will catch your attention about the Young Heavyweights’ (YHW) Ratchet Punch EP are the title, of course, and the album artwork.

The attractive female topless …
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[PREMIERE] Keysha Freshh drops pure jazz nostalgia
2 years ago

[PREMIERE] Keysha Freshh drops pure jazz nostalgia

Fresh off the heels of “Boogie Flats,” (pun intended) the lead single from Keysha Freshh’s upcoming release In Samadhi, is another smooth, jazzy cut “The Contemplation.”

The crooning of “I can’t …
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TeamBackPack and the 6ix collide
2 years ago

TeamBackPack and the 6ix collide

Awwww shittt…TeamBackPack has touched down in Toronto. The cypher which has featured lyricists like Joell Ortiz, Cyhi The Prynce and Ras Kass flex their skills on it, has made it’s …
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Bridging the Gap: Australia to Toronto
2 years ago

Bridging the Gap: Australia to Toronto

Nothing like that good old boom bap with some timely scratches on the chorus to get your head nodding. That’s what happens when Cee and Notion, originally from Australia, team …
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SepTO: Music for the Mind
8.3
2 years ago

SepTO: Music for the Mind

I’ve always been the conflicted rapper … every six months I’m quitting, you know what I mean? Before I dropped my first album I was quitting.

From his words during …
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Swizz & Jada got their hoodie and mask on
2 years ago

Swizz & Jada got their hoodie and mask on

Anytime you got Swizzy and Mr. Raspy teaming up, you know you’re gonna get something special. “Jason” is no exception to that rule, with Swizz Beatz spitting an opening verse …
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