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The beauty behind K-Riz & Fresh Air

The beauty behind K-Riz & Fresh Air

Edmonton, AB – May 14, 2015. On a balmy spring evening, K-Riz posts himself contently inside Up In Arms Studio, the safe … Read More »

Review: Sarah Jay breaks down I Told You by Tory Lanez

Review: Sarah Jay breaks down I Told You by Tory Lanez

Toronto, ON – Originally published Aug. 27, 2016 – Aug. 19 marked a major milestone for 2016 Canadian rap because Tory Lanez … Read More »

We broke down Tyler Skyy’s new feel-good debut album Rainy Days + Peace Signs

We broke down Tyler Skyy’s new feel-good debut album Rainy Days + Peace Signs

Vancouver, BC – Among the bad boy and belligerent rappers has emerged one artist to insert a refreshingly optimistic voice for rap culture … Read More »

Review: Sarah Jay breaks down PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3)

Review: Sarah Jay breaks down PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3)

Mississauga, ON – Originally published Aug. 16, 2016 – On Aug. 12, OVO’s own PartyNextDoor released his second studio album PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 … Read More »

Top 5 performances I am looking forward to at One Love Music Festival 2016

Top 5 performances I am looking forward to at One Love Music Festival 2016

Calgary, AB – With only a few weeks left until the annual One Love Music Festival, we’re getting super excited to see … Read More »

Lil Wayne cancels One Love Music Festival appearance; Logic added to the festival line-up

Lil Wayne cancels One Love Music Festival appearance; Logic added to the festival line-up

Calgary, AB – With less than a month until the highly anticipated One Love Music Festival, the festival organizers just announced two … Read More »

In 2020 Maestro feels Andre De Grasse will stick to his vision and go “The Distance”

In 2020 Maestro feels Andre De Grasse will stick to his vision and go “The Distance”

Toronto, ON – Right before the Olympics kicked off in Rio, Canadian rap pioneers Maestro Fresh Wes and Saukrates teamed up to … Read More »

Don Mulatto’s memory kept alive with the posthumous release of Donny Snowbird

Don Mulatto’s memory kept alive with the posthumous release of Donny Snowbird

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – It’s been two months since the sudden passing of my friend and talented Canadian hip-hop rapper, Justice … Read More »

We caught up with Immerze to talk about his newly released Before I Go EP

We caught up with Immerze to talk about his newly released Before I Go EP

Vancouver, BC – Earlier this month, Vancouver artist Immerze launched his highly anticipated new EP entitled Before I Go. The EP is … Read More »

Our favourite memories from Day 3 of Pemberton Fest: Bas, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa and YG

Our favourite memories from Day 3 of Pemberton Fest: Bas, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa and YG

Pemberton, BC – If you haven’t already heard, this year’s Pemberton Music Festival broke all previous records for attendance and was the … Read More »

We’re still reminiscing over Day 2 of Pemberton with J. Cole, Miguel and more

We’re still reminiscing over Day 2 of Pemberton with J. Cole, Miguel and more

Pemberton, BC – With an overwhelming surge in attendance at this year’s festival, Pemberton drew 180,000 people to their grounds. Day 2 was … Read More »

Kayo & Quake Matthews reunite as The Search; release “In Search Of A Dream”

Kayo & Quake Matthews reunite as The Search; release “In Search Of A Dream”

Toronto, ON – Toronto’s Kayo and Halifax’s Quake Matthews recently announced that they have reunited as The Search duo. And they just … Read More »

Day 4: Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals claim spot as the most impressive act at Pemberton

Day 4: Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals claim spot as the most impressive act at Pemberton

Vancouver, BC – It’s been a couple weeks, and the reverberations of Anderson. Paak’s set at Pemberton Music Festival can still be … Read More »

The best show of Osheaga 2016 was Tory Lanez at the Scène Verte Sonnet

The best show of Osheaga 2016 was Tory Lanez at the Scène Verte Sonnet

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival finished strong with its third and final day of festivities … Read More »

Sean Leon holds his own during intimate show in Vancouver

Sean Leon holds his own during intimate show in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – From legends like Erykah Badu and Quest Love to big name Canadian artists like Tory Lanez and Majid Jordan, … Read More »

Here’s what happened when Mac Miller wrapped Day 3 of Osheaga 2016

Here’s what happened when Mac Miller wrapped Day 3 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – The annual Osheaga music festival finished off its 2016 run on July 31 with one last day of shows … Read More »

OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

On Aug. 1, I attended Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen concert in Toronto … Read More »

Eminem didn’t diss Drake, Denace did… in 2011; Drake Says ‘F— Hot 97’ at MSG

Eminem didn’t diss Drake, Denace did… in 2011; Drake Says ‘F— Hot 97’ at MSG

Toronto, ON – The rumour mill has been running rampant this past week over alleged beef between Eminem and Drake. It started … Read More »

Kentucky collective The Only Crew takes us on a ride with their new EP Amusement Park

Kentucky collective The Only Crew takes us on a ride with their new EP Amusement Park

Lexington, KY – The Only Crew may not be a Canadian group, but they’re setting their sights on making international waves and their new … Read More »

Osheaga 2016: Stop comparing Jazz Cartier to Drake; Jacuzzi is in his own lane

Osheaga 2016: Stop comparing Jazz Cartier to Drake; Jacuzzi is in his own lane

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

This is what happened when Little Simz performed at Osheaga 2016

This is what happened when Little Simz performed at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival finished strong with its third and final day of festivities … Read More »

Skepta brought grime to Montreal and “Shut Down” Osheaga 2016

Skepta brought grime to Montreal and “Shut Down” Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival had its third and final day of 2016 at Parc … Read More »

Logic had everyone “Like Woah” this year at Osheaga 2016

Logic had everyone “Like Woah” this year at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

This is how Post Malone’s show went down during Day 2 of Osheaga 2016

This is how Post Malone’s show went down during Day 2 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

Kaytranada at Osheaga 2016: This is why you need to see Kaytranada’s live set

Kaytranada at Osheaga 2016: This is why you need to see Kaytranada’s live set

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

Cypress Hill got everyone high and nostalgic during Day 1 of Osheaga 2016

Cypress Hill got everyone high and nostalgic during Day 1 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. The day started … Read More »

Vince Staples wrapped Day 1 of Osheaga and here’s how it all went down

Vince Staples wrapped Day 1 of Osheaga and here’s how it all went down

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal.
The first day … Read More »

The Underachievers low-key put on one of the best shows at Osheaga 2016

The Underachievers low-key put on one of the best shows at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal.
The afternoon started … Read More »

Here’s what happened when GoldLink performed at Osheaga 2016

Here’s what happened when GoldLink performed at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. The festival kicked … Read More »

Pushing Buddens: Here’s how Joe Budden should approach his beef with Drake

Pushing Buddens: Here’s how Joe Budden should approach his beef with Drake

Vancouver, BC – Originally published July 26, 2016 – This summer the Internet has been keeping serious tabs on Joe Budden as … Read More »

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