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What Have You Done For Me Lately?
4 years ago

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

There is this “self-made,” “no handouts,” “I did it all of this on my own,” type of mentality in hip-hop. The romanticized and forever overdone rags to riches story where …
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A Conversation of Toronto Hip-Hop Media Social Politics (THMSP): When the One Woman Army met the Trap Princess
4 years ago

A Conversation of Toronto Hip-Hop Media Social Politics (THMSP): When the One Woman Army met the Trap Princess

It was their first time meeting. They sat there. Two journalists perched across the table from one another on benches in a Queen Street coffee shop, sipping tea and trading …
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Media Pit Survivor Guide
4 years ago

Media Pit Survivor Guide

The media pit: the coveted spot to be at any show, right? Staring into your favourite artist’s eyes as you capture them, mid-bar of your favourite song, with the stage …
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Unfiltered
4 years ago

Unfiltered

At just 23 years old, Brenden Hewko has his own promotions company, independent label and a stacked roster of hip-hop talent. And all that, along with his no filter attitude, …
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Crabs in the Bucket and Snakes in the Grass
4 years ago

Crabs in the Bucket and Snakes in the Grass

The best part about flourishing amidst an urban industry so small is that there is so much to accomplish, so many new opportunities to be made, so many lanes to …
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How To Spot An Industry Groupie
4 years ago

How To Spot An Industry Groupie

Industry Groupie: noun, [in-duh-stree grew-pee]: An individual who abandons professional responsibilities in order to fulfill ulterior motives regarding the subject of their duties.

It’s bad enough attempting to get business …
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Welcome to Samantics
4 years ago

Welcome to Samantics

Last year, I was on a road trip to Atlanta with a carload of young Toronto cats, all in our 20s, ready to make something happen beyond the border. There …
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