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About Patrick Dennis Jr.

Patrick Dennis Jr., aka PDJ, is a product of the era of limitless potential. Born and raised in Toronto, his diverse interests and talents are reflections of his love for finding all things eclectic and new. Graduating with a degree in Media Studies from Toronto’s University of Guelph-Humber, Patrick brings with him skills vital to journalists in today’s digital era. With experience in broadcast, print and online journalism, Patrick joined the Urbanology Magazine writing team in 2012 and represents a new generation of versatile media professionals and is capable of doing it all. From his fresh take on journalism to his ability to tell gripping stories; this young man is on the cusp of being one of the field’s best-known personalities.
Latest Posts | By Patrick Dennis Jr.
5 Albums You Must Hear
3 months ago

5 Albums You Must Hear

The music world lost a lot of legends in 2016 including Prince, Phife Dawg and George Michael, just to name a few. For many, 2017 couldn’t get here fast enough, …
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Shanice Banton: Upward Movements
11 months ago

Shanice Banton: Upward Movements

Actress Shanice Banton sees the parallels between her latest film, Race, and the current racial and cultural tensions in the world. With politicians spreading fear and hate, police killings and shootings, and genocides across the globe, it’s easy to see the similarities between 1936, when the movie was …
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Simone Denny: Dynamite Soul
1 year ago

Simone Denny: Dynamite Soul

Simone Denny is no stranger to change.

She grew up in a home surrounded by soul music, but the Juno award-winning songstress began her career singing Euro-dance music in the …
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Mitchell & Ness Celebrates the North
1 year ago

Mitchell & Ness Celebrates the North

If you’re looking for truly authentic, well-crafted, Toronto-inspired gear to celebrate the 2016 NBA All-Star game, then the Mitchell & Ness pop-up shop is definitely worth stopping by this weekend.


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Gift Guide 2015: Top 5 Picks from Nintendo
1 year ago

Gift Guide 2015: Top 5 Picks from Nintendo

Remember waking up on Christmas morning as a kid to a new set of videogames? Waiting patiently for your family to come over so you can play classic titles like …
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6ixside Clothing: Riding the Wave
2 years ago

6ixside Clothing: Riding the Wave

The year is 2014 and thanks to Drake and his OVO counterparts the term “The 6” is all anyone can seem to talk about. Richard Ramsuchit, then 26 years old, …
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Rising Artist Profile: Kaydee
2 years ago

Rising Artist Profile: Kaydee

“It was crazy! I love this venue; I went to a couple shows here last year. To do a show at Tattoo is like a dream come true,” explains rapper …
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CMW Highlight Reel: Moshin’ with Denzel Curry
2 years ago

CMW Highlight Reel: Moshin’ with Denzel Curry

Throughout the years, Toronto venue Tattoo has delivered many high-octane performances and this year’s shows during Canadian Music Week were no different.

What was supposed to be an event headlined …
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Hip-hop & the Junos in 2015
2 years ago

Hip-hop & the Junos in 2015

It took over 20 years, but maybe the tide is changing for urban music in Canada. The Juno Awards are supposed to celebrate the very best in Canadian music and …
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Bound: The Power of Human History
2 years ago

Bound: The Power of Human History

Bound: Africans vs. African Americans is not only a hard hitting documentary that tells the story of tension that exists between Africans and African-Americans, but it is also a film …
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