Top 30 Hip-Hop Artists of the Decade: #10-1

As we now enter the 2020s, a lot of Hip-Hop fanatics are of course discussing who the best rappers of the 2010s were. It’s a tough task to narrow down a list to a Top 30, but here’s one of many attempts to do it. The 2010s was a challenging decade, as many artists who…

Top 30 Hip-Hop Artists of the Decade: #20-11

As we now enter the 2020s, a lot of Hip-Hop fanatics are of course discussing who the best rappers of the 2010s were. It’s a tough task to narrow down a list to a Top 30, but here’s one of many attempts to do it. The 2010s was a challenging decade, as many artists who…

Top 30 Hip-Hop Artists of the Decade: #30-21

As we now enter the 2020s, a lot of Hip-Hop fanatics are of course discussing who the best rappers of the 2010s were. It’s a tough task to narrow down a list to a Top 30, but here’s one of many attempts to do it. The 2010s was a challenging decade, as many artists who…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2019

2019 was a really busy year for me. The day job got more demanding, a lot of friends and family got married, and I did most of my traveling for reasons other than attending world-renowned music festivals. I still got out there and reviewed as many concerts as I possibly could though, covering a good…

Top 15 Hip-Hop Albums of 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Like we always do around this time of year, it’s time to look back at our favourite new releases to drop in 2019 in reflection of the year gone by! The last year of the decade started off relatively slow compared to a busy 2018 when it comes to Hip-Hop…

Concert Review: Rittz at Adelaide Hall in Toronto

  The last time Rittz performed in Toronto, he was very adamant with a club full of Strange Music fans about his plans to leave the label once his contract was up. In the year and a half that’s gone by, he’s since followed through with what he said he’d do, leaving the indie powerhouse…

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….