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,…

Top 30 Hip-Hop Albums of 2018: #30-21

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,…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2016

Another year, another top ten!  Our third full calendar year saw more connections made, more recognition received, and while fewer concerts were covered than previous years, the shows covered were bigger.  I have to thank all the media teams and organizers who granted me access – I had more media passes this year than any…

Concert Review: Kanye West – The Saint Pablo Tour in Toronto

Well this was a pleasant surprise! I wasn’t planning on attending this show, but encountered some tickets at the last minute. Kanye West is of course a high demand artist, as this would be the last of two consecutive nights in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for his Saint Pablo Tour. The last time he was…

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: Pusha T at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto

Just two days after Shad and Brother Ali tore the house down, Pusha T came to the same venue to promote his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name.  This was my first time seeing him perform, as I never even saw him back when he was making music with The Clipse.  I pretty much…

The Countdown (In Review): My Top 30 Favourite Albums of 2013

For those who couldn’t keep up, here is a list of my entire Top 30 Albums of 2013 Countdown.  Click on the links to read the reviews. Honourable Mentions #30: U-God – Keynote Speaker (C+) #29: Natti – Still Motion (C+) #28: Kanye West – Yeezus (C+) #27: Snow Tha Product – Good Nights &…

My #20 Favourite Album of 2013: Pusha T – My Name Is My Name

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #25* Looking at the track list to this album on paper, I initially thought it was going to be a disaster.  10 out of the 12 songs had guest features, and with only a couple exceptions, most of…