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DAMN. K Dot Strikes Again
2 months ago

DAMN. K Dot Strikes Again

On DAMN. Kendrick Lamar seems more socially conscious than we’ve already known him to be. The woke rapper’s fourth and highly-anticipated album exudes those raw emotions that many experience alone …
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Ella Mai’s time is now
3 months ago

Ella Mai’s time is now

Laid back in a black and white Stüssy tee, burgundy cargo pants with her lion’s mane cinched in a half up, half down do Ella Mai saunters onto Toronto’s REBEL …
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Inhale NAO, Exhale Soul
4 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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Making Yams Proud
7.8
10 months 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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Kaytranada: A Fresh Take on House Music
1 year ago

Kaytranada: A Fresh Take on House Music

Piled close between the blue and yellow walls that box in The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, young, grinning concert-goers wait patiently for the spot behind a single MacBook and …
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Skepta Spearheads the Grime Wave
7.5
1 year ago

Skepta Spearheads the Grime Wave

It feels as though the room goes silent for just a millisecond after the commanding sound of a gong chimes through the orchestra of speakers lining the walls of The …
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Views Treads Familiar Ground
8.8
1 year ago

Views Treads Familiar Ground

The classic Hans Christian Andersen short story The Emperor’s New Clothes comes to mind when describing the hype surrounding the release of Drake’s new album, Views. The tale of two …
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Long Live Dilla
8.3
1 year ago

Long Live Dilla

Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the extraordinary, eclectic, producer/rapper J Dilla passed on. The Diary, the last unreleased offering from Dilla, which was originally intended to come out …
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Step into the Ring
1 year ago

Step into the Ring

As the battle rap sub culture of hip-hop continues to grow, Toronto’s King of the Dot (KOTD) remains at the forefront of this ever-expanding movement. While the battle rap league …
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A-Game is Back on a “Wayve”
2 years ago

A-Game is Back on a “Wayve”

It’s a been a minute since rap duo A-Game dropped Boarding Pass back in 2013, but it seems the duo, Nova and Chase, haven’t missed a step with their latest …
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