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: ¡Mayday! at Adelaide Hall in Toronto

Just a couple weeks after seeing Strange Music’s Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, and Stevie Stone rock the Phoenix Concert Theatre on their Strange Reign Tour, their labelmates ¡Mayday! have returned to Toronto on their own tour promoting their new album, Search Party.  Released just one month ago, this is their fifth album on the Strange Music label, and also…

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: ¡Mayday! – The Space Cadet Tour at The Rockpile in Toronto

¡Mayday! is probably my favourite band to debut in this current decade, and they’re back for their second ever Canadian tour!  After rocking this same venue two summers ago for their first show in Toronto, ¡Mayday! have since gone on to release their fourth album on Strange Music, Future/Vintage, and earlier this year Bernz released his…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2015

Our second full calendar year being active was a fun one!  We’ve gained a lot of recognition in Toronto’s local Hip-Hop scene, made great connections, and most importantly covered a lot of concerts this year (one more than last year!).  I want to thank all the promoters and local artists who made it easier for me…

Concert Review: ¡Mayday! at Rockpile West in Toronto, ON

¡Mayday! is currently on their Future/Vintage Tour to promote their upcoming album of the same name, due to be released August 21, 2015 via Strange Music (check the new single I covered on Ambrosia For Heads).  More importantly, they’re on their first ever tour in Canada, starting out west in Vancouver and travelling east to…

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 #3 Favourite Album of 2014: ¡Mayday! & Murs – ¡MursDay!

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* *Click here to go back to #10* This album came out of nowhere and rocked my summer.  Sometime in the first or second quarter of the year it was announced that underground hip-hop veteran Murs had signed…

My #12 Favourite Album of 2014: Tech N9ne – Strangeulation

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* Back with another addition to his Collabos series, Tech N9ne has recruited the entire Strange Music roster to work with him on this album.  The idea behind this album is that it’s time for Strange Music to put a choke hold on the music…

My #9 Favourite Album of 2013: Tech N9ne – Something Else

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #25* *Click here to go back to #20* *Click here to go back to #15* Some may say that Tech N9ne has been reaching to the mainstream audience over the past couple years, but it seems more like…