Concert Review: The Beatnuts at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto

It’s always a good old-fashioned Hip-Hop party whenever The Beatnuts come to town. The Queens, New York duo of Psycho Les & Junkyard JuJu have been relatively quiet in terms of new music, but have been able to continue touring for years off of their six albums released between 1994 – 2004. Never falling into…

Concert Review: Kool G Rap at Revival Bar in Toronto

One of the most influential emcees in the history of Hip-Hop, Kool G Rap is a name often associated with words like authenticity, longevity, lyricism, greatness, and above all, respect. He’s often cited as an influence by some of the greatest lyricists the genre has seen, and is still releasing new music with over thirty…

Concert Review: Rittz – The Last Call Tour in Toronto

It’s been two years since Rittz last performed in Canada, and now he’s back with a country-wide tour to promote his fourth and final album on Strange Music, 2017’s Last Call. Starting off in Quebec and slowly making his way out west to BC, the fifth stop on this tour would see him returning to The…

Review: Mind Ya Brizzness Showcase at Nocturne in Toronto

Stacee Brizzle has been a prolific part of Toronto’s Hip-Hop scene for years. If you’re a Hip-Hop fan and you go to a lot of concerts in the city, chances are you’ve seen her host a few shows, keeping fans entertained between performers. When she’s not hosting for other artists, she also holds the title…

Concert Review: Necro & Madchild at The Rockpile in Toronto

For the first time in about ten years, Necro has returned to Canada for a cross-country tour, and he’s bringing along Canadian Hip-Hop icon Madchild to sweeten the deal!  The Brooklyn emcee/producer is gearing up to release his first full-length solo album since 2010’s DIE!, but as the originator of the death-rap subgenre, this would be…

Concert Review: Robbie G at Less Than Level in Oakville, ON

Over many years, Robbie G has built the local Hip-Hop scene in his hometown Guelph, Ontario from the ground up.  He’s brought international artists to his city ranging from T.I. to The L.O.X. to Akon, creating a platform for local artists to showcase their talent, and has also made an impact on Canadian Hip-Hop with…

Concert Review: Tech N9ne – The Special Effects Tour in Toronto, ON

Within a week of being exactly one year since his last show in Toronto, Tech N9ne has returned on yet another tour.  This would be my third consecutive year catching him live, as Tech N9ne has consistently released new music to allow him to constantly alter his set lists every time he tours.  Tech seems…

Concert Review: Non Phixion at Rockpile West in Toronto, ON

Non Phixion is a group from Brooklyn, New York consisting of MCs Ill Bill, Goretex, Sabac, and DJ Eclipse, and they’re currently on their 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour.  Although the group was formed in 1995, their debut album, The Future Is Now came out in 2002, and it’s the only album of theirs I’ve heard.  The…