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Samantics

Samantics is a weekly column, written by columnist Samantha O’Connor, highlighting and discussing the Toronto hip-hop community – the talent, the identity, the events, the slang, the industry and all things in between.

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Why the Toronto hip-hop scene is really just a continuous season of Big Brother

By  •  3 years ago

I watch TV for a living. My full-time job consists of conducting national coverage of the top reality shows on television. For the second summer in a row, my entertainment …
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I hate the word ‘ego’. Does that mean I have one?

By  •  3 years ago

What is the difference between being egotistical and being unapologetically driven in an industry so narcissistic, competitive and cutthroat? And at what level of confidence is someone considered too caught …
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Hey concert security, what’s your problem?

By  •  3 years ago

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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Surviving festival withdrawal

By  •  3 years ago

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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Gimmicks vs. Trademarks

By  •  3 years ago

“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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