Concert Review: Earl Sweatshirt at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto

The elusive Earl Sweatshirt has made his return to Toronto, performing here for the first time since 2015. He’s had a bumpy ride over the years since then, cancelling tour dates due to health and drug problems, having his father pass away, and not releasing any new music until just recently. This past November he…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2018

2018 was another epic year in concert-going. It marks the most concert reviews written on this blog in any year so far, with over 30 shows attended and reviewed. We also got to expand beyond Toronto and cover shows in other cities, travelling out for some fun times in Kitchener, Guelph, and Buffalo. Between the…

Concert Review: Onyx at The Opera House in Toronto

Toronto’s last Hip-Hop concert of 2018 would be the classic 90s-era group Onyx performing at The Opera House. Brought to us by Fun Up Entertainment, this show would come on the last Friday night of the year, just three days away from New Year’s Eve. For hardcore and 90s Hip-Hop heads, there aren’t many better…

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: Classified – The Canadian Classic Tour in Toronto

  With sixteen albums released over the span of more than two decades, Classified has experienced a lengthy career similar to many emcees associated with the word classic among Hip-Hop heads. He’s gone through the grind of pushing through the underground to gain national recognition, the stardom with earning platinum plaques and awards, and has…

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: J. Cole – The KOD Tour in Toronto

Each year, J. Cole does more to prove that he has the longevity to be a lasting force in Hip-Hop. Not only has he been consistently releasing meaningful music and putting up good sales numbers with every album, but he’s also adapted to the current climate where artists have to lean heavily on touring to…

Concert Review: Wu-Tang Clan at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto

  Just two months after performing in Kitchener on what was to be the only stop in Ontario for their 25th Anniversary Tour, The Wu-Tang Clan have returned, this time performing in Toronto itself. Their return comes after the roster wasn’t complete for the Kitchener show, as Method Man had to catch a last-minute flight…

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: Childish Gambino at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto

  It’s been four years since Donald Glover last went on tour as his Childish Gambino persona, and in those four years, he’s propelled himself into stardom. Back then he was an up-and-coming MC, singer, and producer with a couple acclaimed albums and several mixtapes under his belt, as well as a comedian with a…

Review: Connect The Dot 2018 Champion Showcase in Toronto

  Toronto Hip-Hop heads had a tough choice to make this past Saturday, as there were two major events happening in the city for fans of rap music. On one hand, you had legendary Brooklyn duo M.O.P. performing at the new Stadium Nightclub, and on the other, you had the final round of a tournament…