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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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What Have You Done For Me Lately?
4 years ago

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

There is this “self-made,” “no handouts,” “I did it all of this on my own,” type of mentality in hip-hop. The romanticized and forever overdone rags to riches story where …
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A Guide To All Things Hip-Hop at NXNE 2014
4 years ago

A Guide To All Things Hip-Hop at NXNE 2014

Hands down for me personally, this is the most hip-hop infused NXNE I’ll be attending yet. Juicy J, Danny Brown, Pusha T, A$AP Ferg and keynotes/panels with some heavyweights. I’m …
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A lesson in Twitter etiquette with Noisey Canada Editor
4 years ago

A lesson in Twitter etiquette with Noisey Canada Editor

Slava P is the guy on Twitter that hates everything. You can find him poking fun at Wale, calling rappers by their government names and probably sub tweeting you with …
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A Conversation of Toronto Hip-Hop Media Social Politics (THMSP): When the One Woman Army met the Trap Princess
4 years ago

A Conversation of Toronto Hip-Hop Media Social Politics (THMSP): When the One Woman Army met the Trap Princess

It was their first time meeting. They sat there. Two journalists perched across the table from one another on benches in a Queen Street coffee shop, sipping tea and trading …
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Media Pit Survivor Guide
4 years ago

Media Pit Survivor Guide

The media pit: the coveted spot to be at any show, right? Staring into your favourite artist’s eyes as you capture them, mid-bar of your favourite song, with the stage …
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How To Be A Toronto Fan
4 years ago

How To Be A Toronto Fan

Happy Canadian Music Week, Toronto. Festival season has arrived, which means you’ll probably see me running around the city at some point this week with a media pass and a …
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Unfiltered
4 years ago

Unfiltered

At just 23 years old, Brenden Hewko has his own promotions company, independent label and a stacked roster of hip-hop talent. And all that, along with his no filter attitude, …
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Crabs in the Bucket and Snakes in the Grass
4 years ago

Crabs in the Bucket and Snakes in the Grass

The best part about flourishing amidst an urban industry so small is that there is so much to accomplish, so many new opportunities to be made, so many lanes to …
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How To Spot An Industry Groupie
4 years ago

How To Spot An Industry Groupie

Industry Groupie: noun, [in-duh-stree grew-pee]: An individual who abandons professional responsibilities in order to fulfill ulterior motives regarding the subject of their duties.

It’s bad enough attempting to get business …
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