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,…

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…

Review: Pete Rock at Hip-Hop Karaoke’s 10th Anniversary in Toronto

For the past ten years, Hip-Hop Karaoke (or HHK for short) has been a staple in Toronto’s Hip-Hop scene, throwing a party on the third Friday of every month and letting fans of all generations jam to their favourite Hip-Hop songs from all eras.  Having originated in New York City before having chapters spread throughout…

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 #10 Favourite Album of 2014: Eminem & Various Artists – Shady XV

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* Shady Records is celebrating fifteen years in the music industry with Shady XV, a double-disc album that features previously released hits from the past on one disc (which I won’t cover here), and new music from the…

25@25: The Top 25 Most Influential Albums On My Life

A few months ago I saw something very similar to this going around Facebook, where people would post their top twelve albums that have stuck with them through the years.  I posted my own list, but I wanted to go deeper and longer (pause) just for fun for my 25th birthday.  So here are 25 albums…

Artist Profile + Album Review: 50 Cent – Animal Ambition

“Damn, homie, in high school you was the man, homie…. The f*** happened to you??” –Wanksta That quote pretty much sums up how I’ve felt about 50 Cent.  I’ve gone from thinking he was the coolest rapper when I was twelve years old, to the lamest rapper when I was around seventeen, and now I…

My #26 Favourite Album of 2013: Crooked I – Apex Predator

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* Ever since Slaughterhouse became a group in 2009, I’ve recognized Crooked I as one of the most competitive rappers in the current hip-hop landscape.  Verse for verse, bar for bar, he’s given the likes of Eminem and his fellow Slaughterhouse members a run for…

(Froback Friday) Concert Review: An Epic Week of Hip-Hop in 2010

With so many milestones being reached by many hip-hop legends this month, and because it’s been a while since I posted a new blog entry, I’ve decided to review two of the most memorable concerts I’ve ever been to, which happened to be within a week of each other.  The year was 2010; I had…

Artist Profile + Album Review: Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Tomorrow is the official release date for Eminem’s 8th solo album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.  The album leaked last week (minus the bonus tracks) and I’ve been able to live with it for a bit and form an opinion, but first let me take you through Eminem’s career and how I’ve followed it over…