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North By Northeast

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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NXNE 2015: The Highlight Reel
3 years ago

NXNE 2015: The Highlight Reel

This year’s North By Northeast festival packed all of its usual punch. Despite the noticeably missing interactive conference component and the cancelled Action Bronson headlining show, there was still a …
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Win a Platinum Badge for priority access to this year’s NXNE
3 years ago

Win a Platinum Badge for priority access to this year’s NXNE

Want the most exclusive access given to any NXNE attendee? Well enter #TeamUrbanology and NXNE’s Platinum Badge Contest and get priority access to all five streams at NXNE, including music, …
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Toronto Divided Over Action Bronson Headlining NXNE
3 years ago

Toronto Divided Over Action Bronson Headlining NXNE

A petition calling on the organizers of Toronto’s NXNE festival to cut American rapper Action Bronson from this year’s list of performers at Yonge and Dundas Square now has over …
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DatPiff’s Kyle “KP” Reilly on breaking into the rap game
4 years ago

DatPiff’s Kyle “KP” Reilly on breaking into the rap game

Follow me so I can DM you. Without fail, Kyle “KP” Reilly, one of the founders of DatPiff.com, hip-hop’s leading online authority in mixtapes, receives three of those messages on …
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Paul Rosenberg inspires many during NXNE
4 years ago

Paul Rosenberg inspires many during NXNE

Boston, Massachusetts hip-hop artist Dutch ReBelle came out to Paul Rosenberg’s keynote at North By Northeast (NXNE) to hear the answer to one particular question. She wanted to get the …
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OVO’s Founder Oliver El-Khatib shares his love for Toronto
4 years ago

OVO’s Founder Oliver El-Khatib shares his love for Toronto

Oliver El-Khatib is the founder of OVO (October’s Very Own), co-manager of Drake and a self-made legend in his own right. But besides those few facts, not much else is …
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Toronto gets trippy to close out 20 Years of NXNE
4 years ago

Toronto gets trippy to close out 20 Years of NXNE

Hip-hop and North By Northeast (NXNE) have not always gone hand in hand.

In 2012, a hip-hop showcase held during the festival was shut down by Toronto police allegedly because …
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a l l i e wins new fans with stunning performance at NXNE
4 years ago

a l l i e wins new fans with stunning performance at NXNE

“Performing here means so much to me. I grew up here,” says a l l i e, beaming.

Dressed simply in a form fitting white baby T and light washed …
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A$AP Ferg shines light on new talent at NXNE
4 years ago

A$AP Ferg shines light on new talent at NXNE

Technically, it’s not an A$AP Ferg show without sweaty, moshing, crowd-surfing pandemonium.

And of course, Shabba Ranks.

That’s exactly what Redbull Sound Select presented to a free crowd at Tattoo …
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