Concert Review: GZA at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto

Fresh off of the Wu-Tang Clan’s extravagant celebration for their 25th anniversary, including a massive world tour that had two stops in Toronto, the documentary series Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men, and season one of the live-action TV drama Wu-Tang: An American Saga, it’s time we start celebrating the 25th anniversaries of those classic…

Review: Alternative Symphony Performing Dr. Dre’s 2001 in Toronto

… And we’re back! We celebrated the new year by counting down our top ten concerts of 2019, and are kicking off 2020 by celebrating the 20th anniversary of an all-time classic album. Released in November of 1999, Dr. Dre’s sophomore solo album, 2001, is a timeless masterpiece that elevated Hip-Hop culture to a new…

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…