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Hip-Hop/Soul Integral to NXNE
1 year 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
1 year 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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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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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