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Kodie Shane: Defying Odds
2 weeks ago

Kodie Shane: Defying Odds

Kodie Shane is running fashionably late. She’s wearing salmon-coloured New Balance kicks, white baggy sweats and a neon, green fanny pack across her chest as she steps into Toronto’s Velvet …
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Rick Ross: Lessons from a Don
3 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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Lizzo: Coconut Oil Rules
5 months 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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A$AP Ferg: Still Striving
7 months 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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Kevin Gates: Against the Odds
9 months ago

Kevin Gates: Against the Odds

Kevin Gates is no stranger to the rap game. Over the span of 10 years, he built and maintained a steady following in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana with …
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BJ the Chicago Kid: Soul Brother
9 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
9 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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Peter Jackson: The Will to Win
11 months 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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G-Eazy: Chasing Greatness
1 year ago

G-Eazy: Chasing Greatness

From humble beginnings growing up in a single parent household in Oakland, California, to selling out concerts across North America in recent years, G-Eazy’s relatively quick rise to hip-hop prominence …
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Stalley: Came a Long Way
1 year ago

Stalley: Came a Long Way

When Stalley set out to record his latest mixtape, Saving Yusuf, it was time to return to the basics – sitting alone in a room, with just his mind, computer …
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