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Can an Artist Un-Sellout?

by Brian Capitao Snoop Dogg was recently in the news for his politically charged video, Lavender, that featured an effigy of Donald Trump dressed in...
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Top 10 Ways Brands Have Used Hip Hop

For decades, brands have tried to use hip hop to sell us goods. It has only been in the last two decades or so...

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...
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Editorial: Are the Grammys still relevant?

by Brian Capitao 2017 has been a strange year. A celebrity president. Mass protests worldwide and the ever dire state of the media. And yet 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...
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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.

How DJ Khaled Went from Club DJ to Mogul

We all know DJ Khaled as the living meme he has become today. Through his prolific posting on Snapchat, his involvement in several chart-topping...
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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...
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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...