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,…

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,…

Top 10 Upcoming Hip-Hop Concerts to see in Toronto This Fall (2018)

Hoodie season is upon us, but as the weather gets colder, there won’t be any shortages in Hip-Hop artists bringing their concert tours through the city. While there aren’t as many large stadium shows or outdoor festivals, there are a ton of more intimate club performances happening before the end of the year. We picked…

Concert Review: T.D.E. – The Championship Tour in Toronto

The star power of Kendrick Lamar and his label mates at Top Dawg Entertainment continues to rise year after year. After performing at the Air Canada Centre twice last summer during his DAMN Tour, Kendrick started off 2018 by announcing The Championship Tour, with almost the entire roster signed to Top Dawg Entertainment joining him. While Kendrick…

Festival Review: Manifesto 11 at Echo Beach in Toronto

After a very successful debut at Echo Beach last year for their tenth anniversary party, Manifesto has returned for the second year in a row with an even more eclectic lineup!  They’ve spent over a decade building up and supporting Toronto’s Hip-Hop community by mentoring young artists, providing a platform for them to develop &…

My #20 Favourite Album of 2014: Ab-Soul – These Days…

This album threw some fans off, as it sounds very different from Ab-Soul’s previous album, 2012’s Control System.  Just when you thought Ab-Soul established his style, he went and switched things up on this album.  There are still glimpses of his old style, with his focus on wordplay and thought-provoking lyrics, but These Days sees…