Image

Columns

Marriage, Messages and Mea Culpa
1 week ago

Marriage, Messages and Mea Culpa

On this episode of The Curb, the boys are back at it. After a long hiatus, Bluu and Lahgic return with those uninhibited opinions to spark those curbside conversations. The duo looks at the new digital relationship paradigm, examines the recent revelations of rampant sexual misconduct in Hollywood and asks the question – does innocent until proven guilty still exist? Read More

Sticks and Stones
9 months ago

Sticks and Stones

Recently, I’ve tried to wrap my brain around words. Words that incite violence, words that evoke fear, and words that hurt. Late last month, the infamous Donald J. Trump put words of hate and distrust into an executive order that potentially would change the face of world travel. Meanwhile, in the sports arena words were being exchanged between another infamous talker and a current superstar — Charles Barkley and LeBron James. This exchange struck a chord with me. Read More

Season 2, Toronto Sound and tired of slave movies
12 months ago

Season 2, Toronto Sound and tired of slave movies

On this episode of The Curb podcast, hosts Bluu and Lahgic sit down with Clifton “KLFTN” Reddick, founder of Battle of the Beat Makers (BBM) and Sound Supremacy Entertainment. They have a quick chat about friends gone astray, whether or not it’s possible to go too far in a rap battle, the 10-year cycle of top tier rap artists and why Bluu felt he needed to see Birth of a Nation even though he’s tired of seeing slave movies. Read More

Kaepernick Kills Convention
1 year ago

Kaepernick Kills Convention

As summer comes to a simmer and fall slowly creeps its way into our existence, both seasons battle for control of the climate. In Toronto, fall is struggling mightily as …
Read More

Our Brother’s Keeper
1 year ago

Our Brother’s Keeper

“It’s coming, ladies and gentlemen / This time around the revolution will not be televised.” — Jay Electronica

Mr. Electronica was wrong.

As the month of June marks the end …
Read More

Raptors Toy with Emotions, Tackle Critics
1 year ago

Raptors Toy with Emotions, Tackle Critics

The dust has finally settled on the Toronto Raptors 2015/16 season. With everything said and done within this tumultuous campaign, the Raps remained relevant well into May. It’s the month usually relegated to pre-draft preparations, murmurs of firing the head coach and potential off-season free agent acquisitions. This spring, however, proved to be one of excitement and intrigue in the 6ix. Read More

Eastern Commerce Laid to Rest as The Best
2 years ago

Eastern Commerce Laid to Rest as The Best

By definition, the word gentrification describes the process of renewing and rebuilding by infusing the affluent, or middle-class, into a deteriorating urban area, thereby displacing its own residents. Such is the case of Toronto’s Regent Park, where, since 2005 residents have been slowly ushered out of their dwellings to make way for the “New Toronto” order, like Tory Lanez would say. Read More

Superbugs, Soundsmiths and Science Fiction
2 years ago

Superbugs, Soundsmiths and Science Fiction

On this episode of The Curb podcast, hosts Bluu and Lahgic sit down with T.R.A.C.K.S., one-third of IRS, DJ extraordinaire and member of Canadian group Big Black Lincoln. We take a trip down memory lane as T.R.A.C.K.S. looks back on his time in the music industry. IRS was known as a true school hip-hop duo that had a major push before Sony and BMG merged. Read More

The Untitled Power of LeBron
2 years ago

The Untitled Power of LeBron

Kendrick Lamar is what we in the sporting world call a generational talent. A talent so unique, that it only manifests itself but a mere few times a generation. His …
Read More

Peace, Patience and Paranormal Activity
2 years ago

Peace, Patience and Paranormal Activity

Keeping things rolling, once again LahGic and Bluu are back with episode five of The Curb. The duo discusses the idea of witnessing your own funeral, the evolution of video game consoles, classic hip-hop albums turning 20 years old and the deeper implications of Stacy Dash’s comments on segregation/inclusion in the entertainment world as a result of #OscarsSoWhite. Read More