Top 30 Hip-Hop Albums of 2018: #20-11

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: 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…

Top 10 Upcoming Hip-Hop Concerts to see in Toronto This Fall (2018)

Hoodie season is upon us, but as the weather gets colder, there won’t be any shortages in Hip-Hop artists bringing their concert tours through the city. While there aren’t as many large stadium shows or outdoor festivals, there are a ton of more intimate club performances happening before the end of the year. We picked…

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…

Review: Jay-Z +More at The 2017 Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, USA

For six years and counting, the Made In America Festival has filled Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway every Labor Day weekend with music fans there to see reputable artists of all genres perform.  With diverse lineups, it’s a way to have people of all tastes and backgrounds party together, which is something America seems to desperately…

The Top 5 Hip-Hop Concerts To See In Toronto This Summer (2017)

The summer months of July and August are close approaching, and there are plenty of great Hip-Hop artists set to perform in our city!  We got you Hip-Hop heads covered with the top five shows you need to see (in chronological order): 5. Main Source at Unity Festival in David Pecaut Square – July 15,…

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…

Concert Review: J. Cole at Roundhouse Park in Toronto

J. Cole has had a lot of success in Toronto.  Every time he came here in 2013, he sold out every show he did and had to do extra shows to meet the demand.  While I couldn’t get into his one-dollar small-venue show last summer, I got to see him at his second consecutive sold…

My #23 Favourite Album of 2013: J. Cole – Born Sinner

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #25* J. Cole’s love for hip-hop is probably the one thing that keeps him on that thin line between successful emcee and mainstream mockery.  The lead singles for this album (“Power Trip” and “Crooked Smile”) just weren’t for…