Concert Review: Lorde & Run The Jewels at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto

Lorde is currently experiencing the biggest years of her career to date, with her sophomore album Melodrama earning her an Album of the Year Grammy nomination, and her subsequent world tour taking her to stadiums and arenas around the globe. It’s been about four years since she last performed in Toronto, at the Danforth Music Hall, and…

Review: Mind Ya Brizzness Showcase at Nocturne in Toronto

Stacee Brizzle has been a prolific part of Toronto’s Hip-Hop scene for years. If you’re a Hip-Hop fan and you go to a lot of concerts in the city, chances are you’ve seen her host a few shows, keeping fans entertained between performers. When she’s not hosting for other artists, she also holds the title…

Concert Review: Jeru The Damaja at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto

Old school Hip-Hop heads in Canada have been in for a treat this month, as Brooklyn MC Jeru The Damaja has traveled from his home in Germany to embark on a tour across the country. Starting off in Quebec and making his way out west, Jeru is out celebrating his near 25-year career with some…

Concert Review: Jay Electronica at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto

For more than a decade, there’s been a shroud of mystery surrounding Jay Electronica. Having first rose to fame within Hip-Hop circles in the mid-late 2000’s, he’s since seen his praise diminish over the years, with an extremely minimal and rare output of music. While he’s never put out a wack track or spit a…

Review: Connect The Dot 2017 Champion Showcase in Toronto

For our first show of 2018, we’re showing some love to our local Toronto Hip-Hop scene with the Connect The Dot showcase! Toronto MC Mic Gutz went on a tour throughout the GTA, picking out the best MCs from each area, and now they’ve all returned to the big city for a competition to determine…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2017

This has been the most epic, action-packed year of concert-going in my entire life so far. 2017 saw me completely blow my previous personal record of most concerts attended in a year out of the water, with over thirty shows attended this year. I have to thank all the artists, promoters and media companies who…

Top 20 Hip-Hop Albums of 2017

It’s that time of year again! For those who haven’t been following on Facebook or Twitter, the good folks at CulturedVultures.com let me curate their Top 20 Hip-Hop albums of the year list. There have been so many new albums to drop this year, and I was spending so much time listening to artists I…

Concert Review: Jay-Z – The 4:44 Tour in Toronto (2nd Show)

It’s been another game-changing year for one of Hip-Hop’s most influential titans, Jay-Z. After spending a few years away from the music, Hov returned in 2017 with his thirteenth studio album, 4:44, which has had a major impact both with the music itself and the business aspect around the album’s rollout. Having signed a new ten-year…

Concert Review: Otherwise Known at Salto in Toronto

Otherwise Known are re-emerging on the local Toronto Hip-Hop scene after spending some time keeping their music under wraps and perfecting their craft. It’s been two years since the duo consisting of emcees D-Knight & E (a/k/a Otto Major) released their debut album, After Hours, and the accompanying EP Word To The Wise, but they’ve started…

Concert Review: Slaine & Termanology at Nocturne in Toronto

For over a decade, Slaine & Termanology have been staples in the Boston Hip-Hop scene as individual artists. Mostly navigating their careers separately, Slaine has made waves in the underground both as a solo artist and as part of the group La Coka Nostra, while Termanology has done the same with heavy collaborations on his…

Concert Review: Necro & Madchild at The Rockpile in Toronto

For the first time in about ten years, Necro has returned to Canada for a cross-country tour, and he’s bringing along Canadian Hip-Hop icon Madchild to sweeten the deal!  The Brooklyn emcee/producer is gearing up to release his first full-length solo album since 2010’s DIE!, but as the originator of the death-rap subgenre, this would be…