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Why the Toronto hip-hop scene is really just a continuous season of Big Brother
3 years ago

Why the Toronto hip-hop scene is really just a continuous season of Big Brother

I watch TV for a living. My full-time job consists of conducting national coverage of the top reality shows on television. For the second summer in a row, my entertainment …
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I hate the word ‘ego’. Does that mean I have one?
3 years ago

I hate the word ‘ego’. Does that mean I have one?

What is the difference between being egotistical and being unapologetically driven in an industry so narcissistic, competitive and cutthroat? And at what level of confidence is someone considered too caught …
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Surviving festival withdrawal
3 years ago

Surviving festival withdrawal

Festival season is over. Now what?

How do I go back to real life?

What is real life?

What is my purpose on this planet?

*Hyperventilates*

If you’ve been thrown …
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Gimmicks vs. Trademarks
3 years ago

Gimmicks vs. Trademarks

“When does a trademark become a gimmick and is there a difference?”

That question was asked by ELLE Canada’s Features Director, Kathryn Hudson, during the Fashioning an Icon: The Power …
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Who wants to date a rap writer?
3 years ago

Who wants to date a rap writer?

There’s a reason why most rap writers and bloggers I know are either single or dating each other and it’s our own fault. It has everything to do with the …
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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 Guide To All Things Hip-Hop at NXNE 2014
4 years ago

A Guide To All Things Hip-Hop at NXNE 2014

Hands down for me personally, this is the most hip-hop infused NXNE I’ll be attending yet. Juicy J, Danny Brown, Pusha T, A$AP Ferg and keynotes/panels with some heavyweights. I’m …
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A lesson in Twitter etiquette with Noisey Canada Editor
4 years ago

A lesson in Twitter etiquette with Noisey Canada Editor

Slava P is the guy on Twitter that hates everything. You can find him poking fun at Wale, calling rappers by their government names and probably sub tweeting you with …
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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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