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About Samantha O'Connor

By taking in her nickname, One Woman Army, it’s easy to understand the grind of Urbanology Magazine's Samantha O’Connor. Over the past two years with the magazine, she has positioned herself in the heart of Toronto’s urban music scene. She has interviewed the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, DJ Drama, Ciara, Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly and Melanie Fiona, and reviewed live shows from artists such as Jay Z, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Action Bronson, to name a few. With a passion for the culture and helping build the future of the Toronto hip-hop community, she is the visionary behind Samantics, one of the original columns featured on UrbanologyMag.com.
Latest Posts | By Samantha O'Connor
Freddie Gibbs is winning
3 years ago

Freddie Gibbs is winning

Fresh off the plane from Dublin, Ireland, Freddie Gibbs entered the President hotel in Helsinki, Finland with his expecting girlfriend, manager, DJ and entourage. Although tired from a sleepless trek …
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Flow Festival: An in-depth recap
3 years ago

Flow Festival: An in-depth recap

“What the Helsinki,” Outkast’s Big Boi exclaims on the third day of Helsinki, Finland’s three-day music festival to a sea of thousands to close off Europe’s ever-growing jubilee. More than …
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Tre Mission allows his music to speak for itself
3 years ago

Tre Mission allows his music to speak for itself

Stigmata is authentic. Canadian rapper/grime-star Tre Mission may not admit it about his first official album straight to your face. But he knows. And once you take a listen, he …
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Finnish hip-hop shines strong at Blockfest
3 years ago

Finnish hip-hop shines strong at Blockfest

In the heart of Tampere, Finland across the cobblestone Laukonsilta bridge, there rested a brand new world that could only be entered with a wristband – a modern-day The Lion, …
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G-Eazy on touring in Europe and staying self-aware
3 years ago

G-Eazy on touring in Europe and staying self-aware

You can be certain that whatever Oakland, California rapper G-Eazy says, he means, as illustrated so eloquently in his latest single “I Mean It”, surging through speakers this summer with …
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Ruisrock proves Finland turn up is real
3 years ago

Ruisrock proves Finland turn up is real

Day 1: Finnish rapper Cheek proves great rap comes in all languages

Turku Finland’s renowned music festival broke its record with the most number of attendees the festival has ever …
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OVO’s Founder Oliver El-Khatib shares his love for Toronto
3 years ago

OVO’s Founder Oliver El-Khatib shares his love for Toronto

Oliver El-Khatib is the founder of OVO (October’s Very Own), co-manager of Drake and a self-made legend in his own right. But besides those few facts, not much else is …
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Toronto gets trippy to close out 20 Years of NXNE
3 years ago

Toronto gets trippy to close out 20 Years of NXNE

Hip-hop and North By Northeast (NXNE) have not always gone hand in hand.

In 2012, a hip-hop showcase held during the festival was shut down by Toronto police allegedly because …
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Rick Ross needs to put more effort into stage shows
3 years ago

Rick Ross needs to put more effort into stage shows

With banger after banger after banger and some “M-M-M-M-Maybach Music’s” in the cut, Ricky Rozay hit The Guvernment stage this weekend, packing years worth of hits into an hour set …
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CyHi channels inner Yeezus to underwhelming results
3 years ago

CyHi channels inner Yeezus to underwhelming results

Only a handful of people came out to G.O.O.D Music’s CyHi The Prynce and the jury is still out on whether the petite audience consisted of those who showed up …
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