The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2015

Our second full calendar year being active was a fun one!  We’ve gained a lot of recognition in Toronto’s local Hip-Hop scene, made great connections, and most importantly covered a lot of concerts this year (one more than last year!).  I want to thank all the promoters and local artists who made it easier for me…

My Top 25 Favourite Hip-Hop Albums of 2015 (+ New Layout!!)

Greetings! I know I’ve missed out on a bunch of concert reviews in December (including Vince Staples & Mac Miller), but I’ve still been pretty busy!  If you didn’t notice, I’ve changed the entire layout of the site and added a new header photo using pics from some of the shows I’ve been to over…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2014

I’d like to thank everyone who’s supported this blog and anyone who has ever read any of my articles!  This is the first full calendar year I’ve had SYpherSights running, so this time I have concert reviews written for every show on the list.  While I couldn’t attend every single hip-hop show in the city,…

The Countdown (In Review): My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2014

Happy Holidays to all!  For those who couldn’t keep up with the daily countdown, I have all of the entries listed below.  Click on the albums to read the reviews!  Also look out for my Top Concerts of the Year list dropping on New Years Eve! Honourable Mentions #20 Ab-Soul – These Days… (B-) #19 Joell…

My #3 Favourite Album of 2014: ¡Mayday! & Murs – ¡MursDay!

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* *Click here to go back to #10* This album came out of nowhere and rocked my summer.  Sometime in the first or second quarter of the year it was announced that underground hip-hop veteran Murs had signed…

My #5 Favourite Album of 2014: Ces Cru – Codename: Ego Stripper

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* *Click here to go back to #10* After last year’s very successful Constant Energy Struggles, Ces Cru is keeping up the momentum with their second album on Strange Music, Codename: Ego Stripper.  Some might see the word…

My #6 Favourite Album of 2014: Apathy – Connecticut Casual

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* *Click here to go back to #10* Timing is everything; this album may not have had the impact of some of the previous entries on the countdown, but it was the soundtrack to my whole summer.  As…

My #7 Favourite Album of 2014: Linkin Park – The Hunting Party

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* I know, this isn’t a hip-hop album.  Linkin Park is one of the few rock bands I really love, and there is enough hip-hop influence here for my regular readers, but more on that later.  While their…