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BOSCO: The ‘Do It Yourself’ Journey
1 year ago

BOSCO: The ‘Do It Yourself’ Journey

BOSCO sits in a room inside Toronto’s Mod Club. Knapsacks and duffle bags crowd the floor around her gold Reebok sneakers as she FaceTimes her mom. She is clad in …
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Adria Kain Finds Artistic Freedom
1 year ago

Adria Kain Finds Artistic Freedom

As she walks towards the stage to perform songs off her recently released EP, Reverse Psychology, people in the crowd are overheard talking about her extraordinary talent and how excited …
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[PREMIERE] YHW Drops Ratchet Punch
1 year ago

[PREMIERE] YHW Drops Ratchet Punch

From the jump the two things that will catch your attention about the Young Heavyweights’ (YHW) Ratchet Punch EP are the title, of course, and the album artwork.

The attractive female topless …
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Es: For the Love of Hip-Hop
1 year ago

Es: For the Love of Hip-Hop

Golden era hip-hop with a modern day twist, all stemming from a genuine adoration for the art form.

That is the type of music Mississauga, Ont. artist Es makes. He …
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Matthew Progress: Remaining Grounded
1 year ago

Matthew Progress: Remaining Grounded

When Matthew Progress takes the stage, it’s not just about him, it’s about the gang.

Headlining one of Toronto’s monthly hip-hop shows, The Hustle, at the local Drake Hotel, Matthew …
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DJ Makem: Master Mixer
2 years ago

DJ Makem: Master Mixer

DJ Makem is a man of many names.

“People call me Makem [but] I like to call myself Eugene Kensington III [or] Sir Scratch Popovich, that’s a funny one, I …
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DJ Premier: Forever Hip-Hop
2 years ago

DJ Premier: Forever Hip-Hop

The roars begin from the outset as Christopher Martin, better known as DJ Premier, edges slowly towards the very instruments that fortified his legend status. The man looks mystifying in …
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VNCHY: Building a Movement
2 years ago

VNCHY: Building a Movement

These days it’s all about introspection.

At least for Canadian rapper VNCHY.

With a unique flow and a movement – the MVMNT Collective Inc. – behind his music, his name …
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The Posterz: Unfiltered and Unreformed
2 years ago

The Posterz: Unfiltered and Unreformed

The members of Montreal-based hip-hop group The Posterz are unpredictable. One minute they are speaking in Russian accents about imagined hidden cash and the next they are detailing the time …
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Putting Producers On
2 years ago

Putting Producers On

In the last decade the air of mystery that once clouded hip-hop producers has cleared up quite significantly. Listeners can easily place a name to a beat by either recognizing …
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