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Manifesto Festival 10: A conversation with Manifesto summit coordinator Erin Lowers

Manifesto Festival 10: A conversation with Manifesto summit coordinator Erin Lowers

Toronto, ON – From Sept. 9 through Sept. 18, Manifesto Festival celebrated its 10-year anniversary as one of Toronto’s most important platforms … Read More »

Drake closes Edmonton’s summer with the Summer Sixteen Tour

Drake closes Edmonton’s summer with the Summer Sixteen Tour

Edmonton, AB – Full disclosure: This was my second time attending the Summer Sixteen Tour. The first was combined with OVO Fest … Read More »

L.A’s Duckwrth is doing it, so now it’s your turn

L.A’s Duckwrth is doing it, so now it’s your turn

Vancouver, BC – DUCKWRTH marches to the beat of his own drum. A multifaceted young talent raised in South Central L.A who’s creative … Read More »

Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize; releases 0.001% mixtape

Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize; releases 0.001% mixtape

Montreal, QC – This week marks a major milestone for Montreal super-producer Kaytranada as he won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for … Read More »

Recap: Here’s what happened at the second annual One Love Music Festival

Recap: Here’s what happened at the second annual One Love Music Festival

Calgary, AB – Earlier this month, Live Nation and Two Towers teamed up to bring Calgary the second installation of the One … Read More »

Here’s what happened when Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour hit Vancouver

Here’s what happened when Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour hit Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – It’s been an eventful summer for music on the West Coast. Festivals like Pemberton and FVDED in the Park brought … Read More »

Daniel Caesar came to Vancouver and everyone is talking about his euphoric performance

Daniel Caesar came to Vancouver and everyone is talking about his euphoric performance

Vancouver, BC – This fall we’ve been lucky enough to witness an ample number of rising Canadian talents make the trek to the West … Read More »

Atmosphere Brings Fishing Blues Tour to Vancouver

Atmosphere Brings Fishing Blues Tour to Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – September has been a busy month for Vancouver so far, bringing in hip-hop heavyweights such as Anderson.Paak, Bishop Nehru, … Read More »

Len Bowen puts on for The Prairies with brand new EP

Len Bowen puts on for The Prairies with brand new EP

Winnipeg, MB – Len Bowen has been grinding for a minute to put his city of Winnipeg on the map. Originally apart of … Read More »

Breaking down So Loki’s V

Breaking down So Loki’s V

Vancouver, BC – Around 9 p.m. Sunday evening, Sam, half of So Loki, personally delivered me a hard copy of V. He … Read More »

A Conversation with OnCue: How the Boy on The Come Up is about to shake up the game

A Conversation with OnCue: How the Boy on The Come Up is about to shake up the game

Newington, CT – It was 5 years ago when many listeners first saw Connecticut rapper, OnCue arise on on many prominent music blogs. He … Read More »

Everything I Love: Mindbender reviews the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

Everything I Love: Mindbender reviews the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

Toronto, ON – Bad Boys usually move in silence. But sometimes, like a mafia Godfather trying to … Read More »

“We’re working on an album.” Kanye’s Vogue interview fuels anticipation for Drake collabo

“We’re working on an album.” Kanye’s Vogue interview fuels anticipation for Drake collabo

Toronto, ON – Kanye West recently alluded to the long-awaited collaborative project with Drake during an appearance at OVO Fest, and now … Read More »

We talked with Missouri R&B talent Trey Forever about his commendable new EP 92 Forever

We talked with Missouri R&B talent Trey Forever about his commendable new EP 92 Forever

Vancouver, BC – The trapsoul movement is well and alive, and it’s currently revived the R&B community with a new surge of … Read More »

Michael Rushden drops comical wordplay on his new album Use Your Illusion III

Michael Rushden drops comical wordplay on his new album Use Your Illusion III

Vancouver, BC – Hilarious, and witty emcee Michael Rushden is back with his latest feature project Use Your Illusion III. The project is nothing … Read More »

How Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals put on the best show of summer ’16

How Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals put on the best show of summer ’16

Vancouver, BC – If you’re reading this without previous knowledge of California soul-child Anderson .Paak, school yourself with a copy of his … Read More »

Bishop Nehru pulls nothing short of magic at his Magic: 19 Vancouver show

Bishop Nehru pulls nothing short of magic at his Magic: 19 Vancouver show

Vancouver, BC – A typical rainy night in Vancouver set the tone for Bishop Nehru’s first show in the city this past … Read More »

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 »

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