Concert Review: Havoc (of Mobb Deep) at The Rockpile in Toronto

Earlier this year Hip-Hop lost one of its legends when Prodigy, one half of the duo Mobb Deep, passed away.  Before Prodigy passed, Mobb Deep were apparently working on planning another Canadian tour, but rather than cancel their plans, Havoc decided to honour the legacy of his partner in rhyme by embarking on the tour…

Concert Review: R.A. The Rugged Man at Club 120 in Toronto

After spending most of the summer hitting several large stadium shows and festivals, it’s about time we got back to that grimy, hardcore, underground Hip-Hop with a small-venue show, where the drinks are cheap and the artists are closer.  On a night when Hip-Hop fans around the world were celebrating the 44th anniversary of the…

Concert Review: Rakim at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto

Often considered the greatest rapper of all time, your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper’s favourite rapper, The God MC, Rakim has returned to Toronto.  While I didn’t grow up on his music, I studied his work years after I got into hip-hop, with my first couple times hearing him being on Eminem’s 8 Mile Soundtrack and…