Top 8 Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Concerts Hitting Toronto This Summer (2022)

With the impacts of COVID-19 dying down, it looks like live concerts are making a consistent return to Toronto this summer! We’ve gotten through the spring with most shows going ahead as planned, and it’s looking like there won’t be a need for rescheduling and refunds going forward (fingers crossed). Here is a look at…

Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2021

2021 was another rough COVID year with most new music missing my favourite aspect of experiencing it: seeing the songs get performed live. I almost didn’t write this article since there weren’t a lot of the new albums from last year really made a meaningful impact on me, but that’s not to say there wasn’t…

Top 20 Hip-Hop Albums of 2020

2020 was a rough year on many fronts, but one positive that came out of the chaos was all the incredible music that was released. From old school vets releasing big comeback albums, to newer artists establishing themselves in the history books, the new decade got kicked off with a bang. Keeping up with all…

Concert Review: Nas & Mary J. Blige at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto

When it comes to Hip-Hop and R&B, Nas & Mary J. Blige can be considered royalty of their respective genres, each having legendary careers lasting over 25 years, and now they have joined forces for The Royalty Tour. Celebrating 25 years of Nas’ Illmatic album and Mary J. Blige’s My Life album, the two legends…

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…

Top 10 Upcoming Hip-Hop Concerts to see in Toronto This Summer (2019)

It’s that time again! The weather is warming up, and Toronto is about to be ripe with music festivals, nightclub shows, and outdoor concerts. As we always do, we’re counting down our top 10 picks of must-see shows for Hip-Hop fans in the GTA! In chronological order: 10. Madchild & Stevie Stone at The Rockpile…

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,…

Concert Review: Nas & Lauryn Hill at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto

Just one week after seeing Jay-Z headline his Made In America festival in Philadelphia, we’ve returned home to see two of his biggest rivals over his multi-decade career perform at the Budweiser Stage (f/k/a Molson Amphitheatre).  While Lauryn Hill only competed with Jay in terms of chart positions, awards and accolades for their 1998 albums,…

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 Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2014

I’d like to thank everyone who’s supported this blog and anyone who has ever read any of my articles!  This is the first full calendar year I’ve had SYpherSights running, so this time I have concert reviews written for every show on the list.  While I couldn’t attend every single hip-hop show in the city,…