Concert Review: Obie Trice – The Cheers 15th Anniversary Tour in Guelph, ON

It’s been fifteen years since Obie Trice released his debut album, Cheers. While he’s spent many of those years on the underground circuit after his eventual exit from Shady Records, Obie’s platinum-certified debut represents a moment in Hip-Hop history worth celebrating. It was a time when Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment were a unified force…

Concert Review: Murs at The Drake Hotel in Toronto

To kick off the final month of 2018, Toronto Hip-Hop heads were in for a treat with a rare performance north of the border by underground legend Murs. Having a lengthy career where he’s represented indie labels like Definitive Jux, Rhymesayers Entertainment, Jamla Records, and most recently Strange Music, Murs has been holding it down…

Concert Review: The Beatnuts at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto

It’s always a good old-fashioned Hip-Hop party whenever The Beatnuts come to town. The Queens, New York duo of Psycho Les & Junkyard JuJu have been relatively quiet in terms of new music, but have been able to continue touring for years off of their six albums released between 1994 – 2004. Never falling into…

Concert Review: Classified – The Canadian Classic Tour in Toronto

  With sixteen albums released over the span of more than two decades, Classified has experienced a lengthy career similar to many emcees associated with the word classic among Hip-Hop heads. He’s gone through the grind of pushing through the underground to gain national recognition, the stardom with earning platinum plaques and awards, and has…

Concert Review: Kool G Rap at Revival Bar in Toronto

One of the most influential emcees in the history of Hip-Hop, Kool G Rap is a name often associated with words like authenticity, longevity, lyricism, greatness, and above all, respect. He’s often cited as an influence by some of the greatest lyricists the genre has seen, and is still releasing new music with over thirty…

Concert Review: J. Cole – The KOD Tour in Toronto

Each year, J. Cole does more to prove that he has the longevity to be a lasting force in Hip-Hop. Not only has he been consistently releasing meaningful music and putting up good sales numbers with every album, but he’s also adapted to the current climate where artists have to lean heavily on touring to…

Concert Review: Wu-Tang Clan at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto

  Just two months after performing in Kitchener on what was to be the only stop in Ontario for their 25th Anniversary Tour, The Wu-Tang Clan have returned, this time performing in Toronto itself. Their return comes after the roster wasn’t complete for the Kitchener show, as Method Man had to catch a last-minute flight…

Concert Review: Childish Gambino at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto

  It’s been four years since Donald Glover last went on tour as his Childish Gambino persona, and in those four years, he’s propelled himself into stardom. Back then he was an up-and-coming MC, singer, and producer with a couple acclaimed albums and several mixtapes under his belt, as well as a comedian with a…

Review: Connect The Dot 2018 Champion Showcase in Toronto

  Toronto Hip-Hop heads had a tough choice to make this past Saturday, as there were two major events happening in the city for fans of rap music. On one hand, you had legendary Brooklyn duo M.O.P. performing at the new Stadium Nightclub, and on the other, you had the final round of a tournament…

Review: RZA – Live From The 36th Chamber at The Royal Theatre in Toronto

Just one month after the Wu-Tang Clan (minus Method Man) performed in Kitchener on their 25th Anniversary Tour, their leader, RZA, has returned to Toronto with a very special show. As with most members of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA has a solo career that goes beyond music, with the legendary Hip-Hop producer diving into a prosperous…

Concert Review: Beyoncé & Jay-Z – The OTR II Tour in Buffalo, NY

Widely regarded as one of the biggest concert tours this year, Hip-Hop’s power couple Jay-Z & Beyoncé have embarked on their On The Run II Tour, doing it bigger and better than the first tour they went on together in 2014. With double the amount of tour dates in both Europe and North America, the OTRII Tour has them…