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Inhale NAO, Exhale Soul
9 months ago

Inhale NAO, Exhale Soul

Bathed in red light, with thick curls cascading to her waist, NAO almost mirrors an actual Phoenix — the name of the Toronto venue she’s headlining.

NAO doesn’t so much …
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Air Max on the Road
11 months ago

Air Max on the Road

Every year, sneaker enthusiasts worldwide take to their social media platforms on March 26 to celebrate the birth of the iconic Nike Air Max sneaker. The routine begins by gently …
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Rick Ross: Lessons from a Don
11 months ago

Rick Ross: Lessons from a Don

Rick Ross is in a positive state of mind today. It’s been a long morning of press and currently he’s snowed in at his Manhattan hotel, but the Boss Don …
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DillanPonders: ‘A big kid now’
11 months ago

DillanPonders: ‘A big kid now’

DillanPonders works behind the counter of a marijuana dispensary nestled in a block of condos in downtown Toronto. The 25-year old, also a rapper, is nearing the end of his …
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Lizzo: Coconut Oil Rules
1 year ago

Lizzo: Coconut Oil Rules

There are four rules hip-hop artist Lizzo stands by: 1) Yes, eat that; 2) No, do not text back the f*ck boy; 3) Hush, her sex life is none of …
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Amanda Parris: A Star is Born
1 year ago

Amanda Parris: A Star is Born

When Amanda Parris first started as host of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s “Exhibitionists”, it was like starting from the bottom all over again. She’d spent a decade building up her …
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5 Albums You Must Hear
1 year ago

5 Albums You Must Hear

The music world lost a lot of legends in 2016 including Prince, Phife Dawg and George Michael, just to name a few. For many, 2017 couldn’t get here fast enough, …
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Akon: Generating Good Energy
1 year ago

Akon: Generating Good Energy

“I never really even asked myself that,” says Akon, with a reflective pause. The question is to the point, blunt, probing in its quest to understand the artist’s end goal: …
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Recognizing why music counts
1 year ago

Recognizing why music counts

Toronto-based singer/songwriter Vanessa Lu appears onstage from behind a black curtain. Standing tall and tranquil in an olive bomber jacket and black leggings, she shows no signs of nervousness. The …
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A$AP Ferg: Still Striving
1 year ago

A$AP Ferg: Still Striving

The weather on Canada’s west coast reminds A$AP Ferg of his home city New York. “Today, it’s dreary, it’s rainy outside,” he says over the phone while on a Vancouver …
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