Concert Review: Method Man & Redman at Toronto’s 2017 Festival of Beer

    Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB) is back with their summer fest, and it may be the dopest Hip-Hop party of the entire summer!  Taking place at Bandshell Park, the festival consists of several beer tents housing brewers from around the world with 416 different beers to sample, a grilling tent featuring world renowned…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2016

Another year, another top ten!  Our third full calendar year saw more connections made, more recognition received, and while fewer concerts were covered than previous years, the shows covered were bigger.  I have to thank all the media teams and organizers who granted me access – I had more media passes this year than any…

Concert Review: Banks & Steelz at the Mod Club in Toronto

Talk about tough decisions.  On this night in Toronto, 90’s Hip-Hop heads had two dope options for live shows.  There was the much hyped Bad Boy Records Reunion Tour hitting the Air Canada Centre, featuring Diddy/Puff Daddy, Mase, Lil Kim, Faith Evans, The LOX, 112, Total and Carl Thomas, or there was Wu-Tang’s RZA and…

Concert Review: GZA at The 2015 Unity Festival in Toronto, ON

Following Naughty By Nature’s performance at The Festival of Beer the previous night, the Unity Festival would be Day 2 of my birthday weekend festivities.  While I missed out on last year’s festival, I did attend their 2013 free concert in Dundas Square, when they had Talib Kweli headline.  The Unity Festival is put together…

My #30 Favourite Album of 2013: U-God – Keynote Speaker

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* U-God is often considered by many to be the Ringo Starr of the Wu-Tang Clan, usually playing a supporting role for the legendary group, and not having as much of an impact with his solo albums as his fellow Clan members.  I think he…

Concert Review: Wu-Tang Clan at the Kool Haus in Toronto

There’s so much I could write about the Wu-Tang Clan; they became my all-time favourite hip-hop group when I started studying the history of rap music as a teenager, as I was too young to witness its beginnings first hand.  Ever since 1993, not one year has gone by where Wu-Tang hasn’t put out an…