Review: The 2017 NXNE Port Lands Festival in Toronto (via CulturedVultures)

This past weekend, NXNE returned with their second annual “festival within a festival” at the Port Lands.  After putting on several club shows throughout the week curated by well known artists picking some lesser known favourites to perform, NXNE tried to make their weekend celebration bigger and better than last year.  The Port Lands Festival…

Concert Review: Talib Kweli at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto

Legendary Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli makes his return to Toronto, almost exactly two years since his last show here.  Having released some all-time classics in the late 90’s and early 2000’s on Rawkus Records, he has adapted nicely to the shifting music industry and has remained relevant as an independent artist.  Ever since founding his…

Concert Review: Talib Kweli at Rockpile West in Toronto

About a year and a half since his last show in Toronto, Talib Kweli has returned, this time for a small-venue concert at Rockpile West.  This would be my fourth time seeing Talib Kweli perform, and each time has been slightly different.  I first saw him at my very first rap concert, the 2009 Rock…

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 #22 Favourite Album of 2013: Talib Kweli – Prisoner of Conscious

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #25* Never one to disappoint, Talib Kweli is back with another addition to one of the most consistent discographies in hip-hop.  This album is filled with just really pleasant-sounding hip-hop from front to back, that hip-hop you can…