30@30: The Top 30 Concerts I’ve Ever Been To (Pt. 2/3)

It’s been an awesome 5+ years running this blog and reviewing as many concerts as I can possibly go to. I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this week, and it’s been over a decade since I went to my first rap concert and fell in love with live Hip-Hop shows, and that feeling of seeing one…

30@30: The Top 30 Concerts I’ve Ever Been To (Pt. 1/3)

It’s been an awesome 5+ years running this blog and reviewing as many concerts as I can possibly go to. I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this week, and it’s been over a decade since I went to my first rap concert and fell in love with live Hip-Hop shows, and that feeling of seeing one…

Concert Review: Shad at the 2019 TD Toronto Jazz Festival

There are many ways to ring in the summer in Toronto, and one of those ways would be the opening weekend of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival! On the first official weekend of summer, and for the entire week to follow, the Toronto Jazz Fest shut down a stretch of Bloor Street between Bay Street…

Concert Review: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals at Echo Beach in Toronto

  2019 is Anderson .Paak’s year. After crushing it on the indie scene for most of the decade, the multitalented RnB/Funk/Soul singer has arrived in the mainstream, finally releasing his major-label debut album on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment late last year. Riding the wave of November’s Oxnard album, 2019 so far has seen Anderson .Paak go…

Concert Review: Choclair at The Rec Room in Mississauga, ON

May 25th, 2019 will forever be remembered as a historical night for Toronto. The day started off as the first time in over 25 years that any major Toronto sports team had an opportunity to clinch a Finals berth with a home game, and it ended as being the very first time the Toronto Raptors…

Concert Review: Snoop Dogg at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto

  One of the most prolific figures in Hip-Hop, Snoop Dogg has returned to Canada on a very special concert tour. After hitting smaller Ontario markets along the way like Sudbury and Huntsville, Snoop’s return to Toronto would also be a smaller show than we’d expect, as he’d be performing at Rebel Nightclub as opposed…

Top 10 Upcoming Hip-Hop Concerts to see in Toronto This Summer (2019)

It’s that time again! The weather is warming up, and Toronto is about to be ripe with music festivals, nightclub shows, and outdoor concerts. As we always do, we’re counting down our top 10 picks of must-see shows for Hip-Hop fans in the GTA! In chronological order: 10. Madchild & Stevie Stone at The Rockpile…

Concert Review: Nitty Scott at Adelaide Hall in Toronto

It was a night of rarities this past Saturday in Toronto, as The Academy Presents had a showcase of Hip-Hop artists who don’t release new music too often, and haven’t touched a Toronto stage in a while. Brooklyn, New York emcee Nitty Scott would be making her return up north, her latest release being 2017’s…

Concert Review: Earl Sweatshirt at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto

The elusive Earl Sweatshirt has made his return to Toronto, performing here for the first time since 2015. He’s had a bumpy ride over the years since then, cancelling tour dates due to health and drug problems, having his father pass away, and not releasing any new music until just recently. This past November he…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2018

2018 was another epic year in concert-going. It marks the most concert reviews written on this blog in any year so far, with over 30 shows attended and reviewed. We also got to expand beyond Toronto and cover shows in other cities, travelling out for some fun times in Kitchener, Guelph, and Buffalo. Between the…

Top 30 Hip-Hop Albums of 2018: #10-1

2018 may go down as the best year of the 2010s for Hip-Hop releases. It’s been a year to be known for the sheer volume of great albums, with so many dropping that it’s been a challenge keeping up. While it’s great to see the culture thriving with so many artists putting out new music,…