Concert Review: ¡Mayday! at The Grand Gerrard Theatre in Toronto

Having embarked on their Fire In The Sky Tour, ¡Mayday! are nearing the end of their run through Canada before they continue on to the U.S. for the rest of the fall season. The Miami band has endured the grind of the Hip-Hop underground for over a decade now, having lost some band members along…

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: #20-11

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: Murs at The Drake Hotel in Toronto

To kick off the final month of 2018, Toronto Hip-Hop heads were in for a treat with a rare performance north of the border by underground legend Murs. Having a lengthy career where he’s represented indie labels like Definitive Jux, Rhymesayers Entertainment, Jamla Records, and most recently Strange Music, Murs has been holding it down…

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…

Concert Review: Tech N9ne – The Strange Reign Tour in Toronto

Tech N9ne continues to prove he’s one of the hardest working Hip-Hop artists there is, somehow keeping up with his seemingly never ending tour schedule while releasing three new albums in a span of less than twelve months.  He released The Storm in December of 2016, Dominion this past April, and is gearing up to release his…

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…

Concert Review: Rittz at The Rockpile in Toronto

The Strange Music roster is slowly building their presence north of the border.  Label head Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko have spent years consistently selling out the Rockpile every time they tour Canada, upgrading last year to the larger Phoenix Concert Theatre, and Rittz and ¡Mayday! each had their first shows in Canada in 2015,…

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…

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 #5 Favourite Album of 2014: Ces Cru – Codename: Ego Stripper

*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* After last year’s very successful Constant Energy Struggles, Ces Cru is keeping up the momentum with their second album on Strange Music, Codename: Ego Stripper.  Some might see the word…

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…