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The CFL’s Newest Hustler
2 years ago

The CFL’s Newest Hustler

It’s great to be pleasantly surprised.

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to cover the launch of the new CFL season. For those less inclined, and not aware of one of the oldest professional football league in North America, that acronym refers to the Canadian Football League.  Read More

5 Things About the 2015 NBA Playoffs
2 years ago

5 Things About the 2015 NBA Playoffs

Thank God for the Internet. It gives the average Joe a platform from which they can throw some words together in somewhat of a structured format to belittle, berate and bemuse the average professional athlete. Having been a former pro athlete myself, I tend to write from a different lens. But, through my lens I’m able to see the greatness and the beauty that is NBA basketball. Read More

Change Gonna Come
2 years ago

Change Gonna Come

Having been thrust full-throttle into this year’s first round of the NBA playoffs, it has become apparent that the youth movement has manifested itself in full-blossomed effect. The names of yesteryear are still under-whelmingly active and present, however a new breed of hungry superstars has hastily threatened to stake their claim as contenders to the proverbial throne.  Read More

TIDAL: A Saviour For The Few
2 years ago

TIDAL: A Saviour For The Few

Despite it being 25 years since the birth of the MP3, the conversation over music distribution remains just as convoluted as when it started.

“We think it’s good for artists …
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Aubrey’s Ascension
2 years ago

Aubrey’s Ascension

It’s almost sacrilegious, with half a dozen “The Grant Slant” column submissions written to my credit for Urbanology, I have managed to, for the most part, spend little to no time discussing Canada’s most successful hip-hop export. I’m talking about none other than Aubrey Graham, affectionately known as Drake. It’s not that there has been a lack of relevant subject matter to discuss surrounding Drake, however given the recent successes of the Toronto Raptors; I would be remised not to give some attention to the anointed Raptors’ brand ambassador. Read More

Augmented: Beyond 20/20
2 years ago

Augmented: Beyond 20/20

A lanky kid with the goofy grin on his face, the Levi’s branding matched with skintight jean shorts – a clear victim of ’90s nerd fashion – my former self.


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Married to the game
2 years ago

Married to the game

Reasonable Doubt is easily archived as one of the best debut albums of all time. Don’t believe me? Ask someone with enough sense to know right from wrong, or better yet someone who can stake a claim to have actually copped the original copy on vinyl or audiocassette. Unfortunately, you can’t ask me, because that joint was listed as an import at HMV, priced at $22.99; far too expensive for my deep pockets and disproportionately short arms back then. At that time, I’d have much rather spent that money on videogames like NBA Jam, NBA Live and Techmo Bowl. Read More

Hashtag Hopelessness
2 years ago

Hashtag Hopelessness

“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” – Haile Selassie

Everyone with a laptop, or cell phone with Internet access has become an expert about almost everything imaginable in this world. We live in an age where life is explained in 140 characters or less. So, if you’ve decided to continue reading despite this being longer than 140 characters, I commend you; better than that, I salute you. Read More

Technology and Hope: The Blind See
2 years ago

Technology and Hope: The Blind See

For a long time now I’ve been struggling with the tedium of writing about technology. It was never for a lack of available news, but for its ironic sense of …
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Cooler than the other side of the pillow
2 years ago

Cooler than the other side of the pillow

I credit the incredible nasty Nas for helping me get through my early teenage sojourn into manhood. He spoke my language. He spat with vivid re-creation of his upbringing, surroundings …
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