By Snagg I remember being a teenager living in Jane and Finch during the late 80s. The predominant music of the area was reggae. The dancehall sounds of artists like Supercat, Ninjaman and Shabba Ranks were everywhere. You could hear reggae playing from apartment buildings, … Continue reading How Michie Mee Paved the Way for the Future
Episode 74: Gee Wunder’s Industry Tips
Gee Wunder knows the music industry. He literally wrote a book on how to get the bag. His #MusicIndustryTips book series is an informative look at how Canadian artists can leverage themselves and their art. As an O.G. in the game with more than 30 … Continue reading Episode 74: Gee Wunder’s Industry Tips
Troy Junker’s Got “The Juice”
By Christian Breen Troy Junker exhibits exceptional personal and artistic growth in his new album, The Path. On July 29th, Junker released the official music video for the album’s first single, “The Juice.” His new upbeat song intends to motivate and provide guidance for people … Continue reading Troy Junker’s Got “The Juice”
Where did the word “glizzy” come from?
The History of Glizzy From handguns to hotdogs, the noun “glizzy” is at the center of a viral trend through a tsunami wave of online comedic videos. The term “glizzy” originated as a moniker for a handgun within the hip hop community. The slang has … Continue reading Where did the word “glizzy” come from?
Episode 73: My Interview with Slick Mason
Slick Mason is a Toronto-based rapper who is not afraid to speak his mind. The Ugandan-born emcee has spent the better part of the last decade carving a name for himself as part of the duo LightItUp or L.I.U under the tutelage of Toronto rap … Continue reading Episode 73: My Interview with Slick Mason
“Get A Meal” – Kaviedes Review
By Christian Breen “Get A Meal” is the newest single coming from the made in Montreal Kalid Walters, aka, Kaviedes. After upbeat and summer vibes singles, “Think Of Me” and “One Night”; Kaviedes’ “Get A Meal” buzzes with a heavy-hitting piano melody … Continue reading “Get A Meal” – Kaviedes Review
Episode 72: My Interview with Mickey O’Brien
Mickey O’Brien believes in magic. His latest release, ‘Twin Flame – Honey Bear Saga is filled with references to tarot cards as he examines what went wrong with an on-again, off-again relationship. The album has been called a romance novel of sorts. Not only is it a concept album, … Continue reading Episode 72: My Interview with Mickey O’Brien
“Till the Morning” – M.O. Littles Review
“Till the morning” is a sugary pop single by M.O. Littles. The song about a one night stand is as cliché as possible while Littles tries to fit as much “6ix slang” in a song to get Toronto cred. Littles still rating women on a … Continue reading “Till the Morning” – M.O. Littles Review
Idris Lawal’s ‘Young, Black & Blue’ EP Review
By Christian Breen Young, Black & Blue is a window into Idris Lawal’s spirit, dedication, and resilience when face to face with hate, facing mistakes, dealing with heart-aches, and trying to find one’s place in the world. The influence of Lawal’s multi-cultural … Continue reading Idris Lawal’s ‘Young, Black & Blue’ EP Review
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?