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Who is J.Prince?

Who is the mystery impresario who allegedly called off Drake's blistering diss that would have supposedly ruined Pusha-T's career? Originally, a used car salesman in the Fifth Ward of Houston, Texas. James Prince (born James...
Vinyl Mango, a fresh look at album art

Vinyl Mango Episode Two

A Fresh Look at Album ArtWelcome to Vinyl Mango! A fresh look at album art. Like our new tagline? It's a work-in-progress but I like it. That's how I feel about dipping my toes in...
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The Best Rock and Roll Influences on Hip Hop

Introduction For many years it seemed that rap and rock were competing ideologies. Too many times I've seen the phrase "you can't spell c r a p, without rap,"  uttered by some tight-jean wearing scenester...
Vinyl Mango, a fresh look at album art

Welcome to Vinyl Mango

Welcome to Vinyl Mango! You asked for video content, so here it is! Introducing a new series where I discuss vinyl records and their vinyl artwork. Vinyl Mango promises to take a look at records and...

Crowdfunding Campaign

A Request... In 2015, I had a dream. It was to create an awesome platform for underground hip hop artists in Toronto who weren't getting enough exposure or air time on radio. I saw podcasting as...
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Episode 78: NFTs, SPACs, and GME

Non-fungible Tokens, better known as NFTs is the new buzz word these days. NFTs are assets bought with cryptocurrency (particularly Ethereum), and have taken off in the art world. Artists and musicians alike have taken...
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A man called “Rhino”

The Mighty Rhino isn’t your conventional rapper. A 32-year-old self-described ‘obese’ white rapper, who became a permanent fixture through a monthly Toronto hip hop event called...
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Episode 77: American Skin & The Unjust Justice System

Nate Parker is a controversial filmmaker. After "The Birth of a Nation," allegations of his involvement in a 1999 rape case began to resurface. However, the director acquitted at the trial still bears the stink of...
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This guy did a metal cover of WAP – and it rocks!

https://youtu.be/kHKQC-k3hXU If you were around and into music in the 2000s, you'll remember the phenomenon of Nu-Metal. Essentially, a blend of metal and rap. Bands like Linkin Park, Korn, and System of a Down, and...
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Episode 76: The End of 2020

This episode of The Freeze goes over Lil Wayne selling his masters for $100 million, and being sued for $20 million by his ex-manager; Rolling Stone's article on how rap helped democrats win the...

Episode 75: Good News/Bad News

This episode is a return to a solo episode. After some time away, Brian is back from his time in British Columbia and gets into the Megan Thee Stallion album, Good News; his freelance...