Concert Review: R.A. The Rugged Man at Club 120 in Toronto

After spending most of the summer hitting several large stadium shows and festivals, it’s about time we got back to that grimy, hardcore, underground Hip-Hop with a small-venue show, where the drinks are cheap and the artists are closer.  On a night when Hip-Hop fans around the world were celebrating the 44th anniversary of the…

Concert Review: Method Man & Redman at Toronto’s 2017 Festival of Beer

    Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB) is back with their summer fest, and it may be the dopest Hip-Hop party of the entire summer!  Taking place at Bandshell Park, the festival consists of several beer tents housing brewers from around the world with 416 different beers to sample, a grilling tent featuring world renowned…

Concert Review: Main Source at the 2017 Unity Festival in Toronto

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, Unity Charity is back with its annual summer festival.  While they work throughout the year to engage and support the GTA’s youth using Hip-Hop in their after-school programs, Unity’s summer festival is a celebration of their work, with many young, local artists participating.  The festival includes events throughout the week showcasing…

Concert Review: Gorillaz at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto

After a six-year hiatus, singer/songwriter/producer Damon Albarn and visual artist Jamie Hewlett have reunited to bring us a new Gorillaz album, and the band has now embarked on their first tour since 2010.  Not known for touring heavily, this would be only the third time Gorillaz have toured in Canada over the near twenty years…

Concert Review: Shad at First Canadian Place Park in Toronto

The tradition continues!  As one of Canada’s greatest Hip-Hop artists, Shad continues his streak of performing in Toronto at least once a year.  In past years we’ve seen him perform in all kinds of settings, ranging from revered music halls like Massey Hall, to headlining festivals like NXNE, to filling up small nightclubs like the…

Review: The 2017 NXNE Port Lands Festival in Toronto (via CulturedVultures)

This past weekend, NXNE returned with their second annual “festival within a festival” at the Port Lands.  After putting on several club shows throughout the week curated by well known artists picking some lesser known favourites to perform, NXNE tried to make their weekend celebration bigger and better than last year.  The Port Lands Festival…

The Top 5 Hip-Hop Concerts To See In Toronto This Summer (2017)

The summer months of July and August are close approaching, and there are plenty of great Hip-Hop artists set to perform in our city!  We got you Hip-Hop heads covered with the top five shows you need to see (in chronological order): 5. Main Source at Unity Festival in David Pecaut Square – July 15,…

Festival Review: Manifesto 11 at Echo Beach in Toronto

After a very successful debut at Echo Beach last year for their tenth anniversary party, Manifesto has returned for the second year in a row with an even more eclectic lineup!  They’ve spent over a decade building up and supporting Toronto’s Hip-Hop community by mentoring young artists, providing a platform for them to develop &…

Concert Review: Oddisee & Good Compny at Lee’s Palace in Toronto

Before we get into this review, we send our deepest condolences to those affected by the attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester last week.  The love for music is what brings people together for concerts, and if we stop doing what we love out of fear, then the terrorists win.  We will not stop,…