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Remembering the Mixtape
11 months ago

Remembering the Mixtape

A hundred cassette cases in grid formation are suspended delicately from nails in the studio of Toronto’s Gallery 918. From afar the tape covers create one image: a young Black …
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BJ the Chicago Kid: Soul Brother
11 months ago

BJ the Chicago Kid: Soul Brother

The dark, intimate space of Toronto’s Velvet Underground fills rapidly as fans draped in their finest Topshop-esque, grunge-chic apparel arrive for a performance from BJ the Chicago Kid. From the minimalistic …
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EPMD: Still in Business
11 months ago

EPMD: Still in Business

1987 was a phenomenal year for hip-hop. While on the east coast Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions and Eric B. & Rakim were draining D batteries in boomboxes, N.W.A, Too …
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Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood
11 months ago

Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood

For actor Tory Devon Smith being in the entertainment industry isn’t about fame.

“Red carpet is not the goal, the goal is not awards . . . it’s about brilliant …
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Peter Jackson: The Will to Win
1 year ago

Peter Jackson: The Will to Win

No matter how you spin it, wearing multiple hats in the music industry can prove to be quite the test. The simultaneous duties as an artist and as a promoter …
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Hip-Hop/Soul Integral to NXNE
1 year ago

Hip-Hop/Soul Integral to NXNE

While to many outside the city, Toronto is akin to rapper/singer Drake and his international success, the 6ix has a lavish archive of artists making waves beyond the border. Rappers …
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Pooch Hall: Confidence Over Everything
1 year ago

Pooch Hall: Confidence Over Everything

American Actor Pooch Hall speaks with a vernacular stew that opposes anything feeble from the jump. “I’m not intimidated. Not to be cocky, I’m not cocky, but rather, I’m confident,” …
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Blank Canvas: A New Art Experience
1 year ago

Blank Canvas: A New Art Experience

A lineup of young supporters gather outside the doors of a new establishment located on Bloor Street West in Toronto. One look inside at the floor-to-ceiling brick walls and minimalist …
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Amber Rose Aims to Empower
1 year ago

Amber Rose Aims to Empower

Entrepreneur, model and social savvy babe Amber Rose rolls up to the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards red carpet in the passenger seat of a lime green Lamborghini, arresting the …
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DJ Rezz: Out of this World
1 year ago

DJ Rezz: Out of this World

It’s late into the afternoon and the first sustained period of sunshine has been bestowed upon the ravers of Ever After Music Festival in Kitchener, Ontario. It’s the final day …
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