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Hey concert security, what’s your problem?
3 years ago

Hey concert security, what’s your problem?

If you attend rap shows, then I can bet 9/10 of you have had a bad run-in with venue security. And if you’re media, I can bet that the odds …
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Apple, where you at?
3 years ago

Apple, where you at?

Whether you love him for his ideas or hate him for his character flaws, the former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was undoubtedly a visionary. He was known as that stubborn …
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Finding the smarts in the smart watch
3 years ago

Finding the smarts in the smart watch

I remember experiencing a moment of nostalgia when the “smart watch” as we know it became an actual thing in the tech world. Strangely enough, it involved a long-running Saturday …
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Surviving festival withdrawal
3 years ago

Surviving festival withdrawal

Festival season is over. Now what?

How do I go back to real life?

What is real life?

What is my purpose on this planet?

*Hyperventilates*

If you’ve been thrown …
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Introducing Beyond The Specs
3 years ago

Introducing Beyond The Specs

I remember it like it was yesterday. My uncle comes in with a bulk of a machine that some may simply refer to as a 486 computer. Its white plastic …
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Gimmicks vs. Trademarks
3 years ago

Gimmicks vs. Trademarks

“When does a trademark become a gimmick and is there a difference?”

That question was asked by ELLE Canada’s Features Director, Kathryn Hudson, during the Fashioning an Icon: The Power …
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Who wants to date a rap writer?
3 years ago

Who wants to date a rap writer?

There’s a reason why most rap writers and bloggers I know are either single or dating each other and it’s our own fault. It has everything to do with the …
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Death Threats Are A Good Thing… For Music Writers
4 years ago

Death Threats Are A Good Thing… For Music Writers

Last month, as part of North By Northeast’s (NXNE) interactive conference, New York’s freelance gawd Ernest Baker and NOISEY’s features editor Drew Millard, who travelled (fled) to Canada off the …
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Heaven on Earth: Why my first European music festival was the highlight of my life
4 years ago

Heaven on Earth: Why my first European music festival was the highlight of my life

Picture Osheaga, on an island beach, on the other side of the world, with the love of your life, where the sun never sets, everything is free and Trap Wiz …
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Big Fish, Small Pond
4 years ago

Big Fish, Small Pond

The thing about the Toronto market is, it’s small, very small; the hip-hop industry is, in all honesty, broken down into a few media outlets, bloggers, promoters, event coordinators, tastemakers …
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