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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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Questioning who we are
1 year ago

Questioning who we are

By  •  Tracks, Music

Somali-Canadian singer Amaal Nuux asks the big questions as she jumps back into the music ecosystem with her latest single “Who Are We?” The Toronto-based songstress is golden on this …
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Battling past demons
1 year ago

Battling past demons

By  •  Videos, Music

Earlier this month, Toronto rapper Gilla released a music video for “Pray for Me,” the first single from his newest project, Stay Solid 2 Part 2.

The video shows Gilla …
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Fresh gem from Common
1 year ago

Fresh gem from Common

Fresh off the release of his 11th studio album Black America Again, Common recruits a surprise guest list for the title track’s remix.

With a heavy jazz-influenced instrumental by Karriem …
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EMP Channels Rebellion
1 year ago

EMP Channels Rebellion

Strapped with baseball bats and black bandanas, Brampton, Ont. trio EMP create a flash mob in the cinematic video for their debut single, “Rebellion”.

The group — comprised of producer …
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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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Making Yams Proud
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1 year ago

Making Yams Proud

By  •  Reviews, Music

When thinking of Harlem rap collective, A$AP Mob, a few words come to mind: Brash. Flamboyant. Talented. Organized.

When digging deeper and considering the death of the Mob’s co-founder, friend …
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Nav: Worthy of co-signs
1 year ago

Nav: Worthy of co-signs

By  •  Tracks, Music

Rexdale rapper/producer, Nav, is on the come up. Speculations point to him being an XO-affiliate, and he’s earned many notable industry co-signs. On his new single, the artist paints muddy …
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Defying genres, generations
1 year ago

Defying genres, generations

The future of music is unpredictable, but at the same time it’s all around us in the present. Within the realm of urban music right now we’re able to uncover …
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Danny Brown gets psychedelic
1 year ago

Danny Brown gets psychedelic

Through the lens of a VHS camcorder, Danny Brown releases his hallucinogenic lyric video for Atrocity Exhibition posse-cut “Really Doe” featuring a star-studded line up of Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt and …
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