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 an opportunity. With a microphone and a vision I … Continue reading Crowdfunding Campaign
What Can We Learn from the Deaths of Lil Peep and Mac Miller?
“Ain’t shit changed since Lil Peep died,” rapped Denzel Curry. For many, the death of Lil Peep was seemingly a wake-up call. Amid many high profile deaths, many rappers have publicly declared that they will leave drugs behind them. At least, that is what they … Continue reading What Can We Learn from the Deaths of Lil Peep and Mac Miller?
What Is Trap Music?
Your Definitive Guide to Trap Music What does “Trap Music” mean? You’ve probably heard Youtube reviewer, Anthony Fantano, better known as TheNeedleDrop refer to trap music as “rattling hi-hats” but the genre that has melded into contemporary hip hop is so much more. Trap Music, … Continue reading What Is Trap Music?
The Art of the “Sneak Diss”
Why the Sneak Diss? Why use the sneak diss? Rap is a contact sport. It’s often in your face, up close and personal; much to the chagrin of its critics and the adulation of its fans. In fact, one of the ways that rap music … Continue reading The Art of the “Sneak Diss”
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 A. Smith), or J.Prince is the founder of Rap-A-Lot records … Continue reading Who is J.Prince?
How Anime Made Its Way Into Hip Hop
Rappers are colorful characters. Their zany personalities and eccentric habits lend themselves naturally to being animated. So it should come as no surprise that rappers have developed an affinity for anime. As the North American market gets bigger, rappers continue to express their love of … Continue reading How Anime Made Its Way Into Hip Hop
The Cultural Impact of George Clinton on Rap Music
If you’ve never heard his name, you’ve probably at least heard his voice before. George Clinton is a music legend and the creative force behind Parliament-Funkadelic. For the uninitiated, Parliament-Funkadelic drew inspiration from psychedelic culture, science fiction, and surrealist humour to address socio-political issues. The … Continue reading The Cultural Impact of George Clinton on Rap Music