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

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. 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mixtape Review: Nova Major – Whatever It…[TAKES]

With a little time to kill before the next concert review, it’s time to review another mixtape!  Nova Major is a new artist from the Toronto area signed to Track House Entertainment, here with his debut mixtape, Whatever It…[TAKES].  You can download and/or stream the mixtape for free here, or check out the songs (with lower…

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…

Concert Review: Rakim at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto

Often considered the greatest rapper of all time, your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper’s favourite rapper, The God MC, Rakim has returned to Toronto.  While I didn’t grow up on his music, I studied his work years after I got into hip-hop, with my first couple times hearing him being on Eminem’s 8 Mile Soundtrack and…