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Skepta’s double Halloween treat
6 months ago

Skepta’s double Halloween treat

This Halloween, north London grime veteran Skepta released two new songs. One called “No Security” (Halloween Sound) and the other called “Worst,” feat. south London emcees, Section Boyz.

“No Security,” …
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Kevin Gates: Against the Odds
7 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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’90s Soul: Bringing That Ol’ Thing Back
7 months ago

’90s Soul: Bringing That Ol’ Thing Back

It’s been 20 years since Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite came out. As a millennial, I grew up with two parents who were huge music heads, so you can imagine both …
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BJ the Chicago Kid: Soul Brother
7 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
7 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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Emerging from Drake’s Shadow
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8 months ago

Emerging from Drake’s Shadow

By  •  Reviews, Music

Prior to the unveiling of his third studio album, P3, Canadian singer, songwriter and producer PARTYNEXTDOOR kicked off the year by helping pen the infectious chart-topping single “Work”. The track …
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The Code: Get Familiar
8 months ago

The Code: Get Familiar

In recent years, there’s been a shift in the R&B and soul world. It has diversified completely. The “ooh baby”s of Ashanti have been swapped out for the smooth low-key …
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Peter Jackson: The Will to Win
9 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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Hip-Hop/Soul Integral to NXNE
9 months 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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DJ Rezz: Out of this World
10 months 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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