Concert Review: Jidenna at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto

Currently midway through his 85 To Africa Tour, Jidenna returned to Toronto to perform for just his second time in the city. He is coming off of releasing his sophomore album earlier this year, also titled 85 To Africa, and after performing a short, mid-card set at the 2017 Manifesto Festival, he’d return to do his own headlining…

Review: Reel Wolf 10th Anniversary at The Grand Gerrard Theatre in Toronto

  Reel Wolf Productions has been a staple in underground Hip-Hop for the last decade, having produced over 100 music videos with both reputable, international artists, and local Toronto-based artists. They’ve built a long list of collaborators over the last ten years, including names like D12, Jedi Mind Tricks/Vinnie Paz, Ill Bill, Slaine, Necro, Madchild,…

Concert Review: ¡Mayday! at The Grand Gerrard Theatre in Toronto

Having embarked on their Fire In The Sky Tour, ¡Mayday! are nearing the end of their run through Canada before they continue on to the U.S. for the rest of the fall season. The Miami band has endured the grind of the Hip-Hop underground for over a decade now, having lost some band members along…

Concert Review: Nas & Mary J. Blige at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto

When it comes to Hip-Hop and R&B, Nas & Mary J. Blige can be considered royalty of their respective genres, each having legendary careers lasting over 25 years, and now they have joined forces for The Royalty Tour. Celebrating 25 years of Nas’ Illmatic album and Mary J. Blige’s My Life album, the two legends…

Concert Review: Wu-Tang Clan at MattyFest in Toronto

“Wu-Tang again?” “Awww yeah, again and again!” –Protect Ya Neck The legendary Wu-Tang Clan reunited for their 25th anniversary tour over a year ago, and while they hit Toronto with a free concert last September, they have returned for a second show a year later while remaining a united force for the entire world tour….

Concert Review: Beast Coast at Echo Beach in Toronto

The Beast Coast crew have individually been taking the underground Hip-Hop world by storm over the past several years, and now they’ve finally united as a supergroup to release their first album as a collective, Escape From New York. The all-Brooklyn squad consists of standout star Joey Bada$$, members of his Pro Era crew including…

Concert Review: Common at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto

  For the first time in five years, Common has returned to Toronto on his Let Love Tour. The acclaimed Chicago emcee/actor/author has had many artistic endeavors in recent years, always pushing his own boundaries with the various looks, feels, and styles of the characters he portrays in film, and with each of his musical…

Review: Public Enemy Radio & More at Toronto’s 2019 Festival of Beer

Toronto’s Festival of Beer continues to carry on traditions that make it one of the best annual music festivals in the city. Every year, in beautiful July weather, they set up tents and bring hundreds of breweries from around the world to Bandshell Park, where festival attendees can spend the day sampling all those beers…

30@30: The Top 30 Concerts I’ve Ever Been To (Pt. 3/3)

It’s been an awesome 5+ years running this blog and reviewing as many concerts as I can possibly go to. I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this week, and it’s been over a decade since I went to my first rap concert and fell in love with live Hip-Hop shows, and that feeling of seeing one…

30@30: The Top 30 Concerts I’ve Ever Been To (Pt. 2/3)

It’s been an awesome 5+ years running this blog and reviewing as many concerts as I can possibly go to. I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this week, and it’s been over a decade since I went to my first rap concert and fell in love with live Hip-Hop shows, and that feeling of seeing one…

30@30: The Top 30 Concerts I’ve Ever Been To (Pt. 1/3)

It’s been an awesome 5+ years running this blog and reviewing as many concerts as I can possibly go to. I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this week, and it’s been over a decade since I went to my first rap concert and fell in love with live Hip-Hop shows, and that feeling of seeing one…