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What Happens When an Artist Goes “Indie”?

There's a big kerfuffle these days regarding artists and their independence. With the likes of Russ (an artist who blew up thanks to SoundCloud), being...
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The Scourge of the White Rapper

In hip hop these days there is an urban legend of a "culture vulture," often hurled as a pejorative towards white rappers. This Rumplestiltskin...

Key! and Upto₩n Boy Band

Atlanta rapper Key! hit up 824 Dundas ST. W this past Saturday. You've probably heard Key! on OG Maco's banger 'U Guess It'. Self-styled as 'Fatman Key', the 26-year-old has a gravitas and self-awareness that belies his age. He comes on the cusp of a new generation of rappers. Broaching subjects like gender identity, mental illness, and difficult pasts; he has a lot in common with the openers.
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Prepared To Be Scared: 10 Albums Perfect for Halloween

Halloween and music make a deadly combination. Here are a few of our favorite soundtracks for Hallow's Eve. Dare Iz A Darkside - Redman (1994) This...

Get The Freeze podcast T-Shirts

https://twitter.com/briancapitao/status/881681127559356417 Get The Freeze podcast T-shirt for a limited time. Over the next 20 days we're selling some gear for the summer, so get yours...
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This guy did a metal cover of WAP – and it...

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...
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Rich Chigga – Successful International Star?

By Tyler McLaurin With the internet widening the focus of our media, we’re beginning to see artists from all over the world blow up. We...
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How Emcees Sound in 2018

For a genre of music so focused on words, hip-hop seems to be lacking lyricism these days, focusing more on sound. Artists are continually...

Albums That Were Worth the Listen – 2017

1. ROZE AZURA NJANO - CunninLynguists Cunninlynguists return with a full fledged LP that is both insightful and timely. The album is a celebration of...

OPINION: Drake IS More 50 than Kanye

Written by Brian Capitao Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa are next line to be considered Chi-town's finest- long considered students of the game and...