Redman Gets the True BC Experience with a Nardwuar Interview

It seems strange that a Nardwuar vs. Redman interview had not happened until today. However, it was well worth the wait! In a brief encounter while Reggie Noble was in Vancouver for the Canadian Fire Bowl Cannabis Competition, the two discuss bad shows, female MCs, and much more: Redman returns to Vancouver on April 14th alongside Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, and… Read more →

Review: Thundercat Leaves Montreal Love-“Drunk”

At precisely 10:15pm yesterday evening, Thundercat took the stage at Montreal’s Société des arts technologiques for what was soon to be an unforgettable evening. This was my third time seeing the Brainfeeder bassist live. The first two were held at far more intimate venues (read my review of the second show here). There is a lack of intimacy, but it is also nice… Read more →

First Impressions of Osheaga 2017 Lineup

Capping of the “Month of Love” with something sweet for their fans, Osheaga have finally revealed their 2017 lineup. Osheaga first teased some names last Thursday, when the festival launched a memory game with clues about 50+ acts set to play. Since we recieved so much love towards last year‘s analysis, let’s once again explore Osheaga’s lavish lineup in-depth: The Good It… Read more →

6 “Battle of the Beats” We’d Love to See Happen Next

Last night, super-producers Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze competed in a “Battle of the Beats” competition, live from Swizz’s studio. The battle saw the two playing choices of some of their hottest productions, one after the other. Ultimately, Swizz, with the home court advantage, came out victorious.  After the battle, the two expressed this being the start of something larger, hoping… Read more →

Swizz Beatz plays unreleased Nas, Jay Z, Jadakiss, and DMX Collab

Tonight in NYC, legendary Hip-Hop producers Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze participated in a “Battle of the Beats” live from the former’s studio. The battle was live streamed on both of the producer’s respective Instagram accounts, along with radio station Hot 97’s YouTube account.  When moderator Ebro Darden, a radio personality at Hot 97, announced that both producers had only… Read more →

Montebello Rockfest Reveal 2017 Lineup

Montebello Rockfest have released the lineup for the 12th edition of their iconic festival, now the largest rock festival in Canada: The lineup was revealed following a press conference held by Rockfest this afternoon, hosted by legendary French news anchor Simon Durivage.  Highlights include a one-night-only reunion of Rockfest founder Alex Martel’s band, The Deadly Apples, a (hopefully complete) Wu-Tang Clan serving… Read more →

Wavvy Wednesday Vol. 21 – The Return!

After a nearly year-long hiatus, Wavvy Wednesday comes back from the dead to showcase some of the past week’s freshest new tunes, including music from the likes of Thundercat, Murs, Mr. Carmack, and others. Thundercat Says Fuck the “Friend Zone” on His Latest Single With already released tracks such as “Them Changes“, and the Kenny Loggins/Michael McDonald-assisted “Show You the… Read more →

D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli” Goes 4x Platinum

2017 seems to just keep getting better for Virginia-born recording artist D.R.A.M.. As if embarking on a sold out, nation-wide tour, and becoming Grammy-nominated weren’t enough to solidify him as a bonafide star, his hit, Lil Yachty-featured single, “Broccoli”, has now officially been certified as 4x Platinum.  The rapper shared the news earlier today in a Facebook post, also adding… Read more →

Tech N9ne to Release “Dominion” Collabos Album in April

Does Tech N9ne ever sleep? After recently releasing his seventeenth album, The Storm in December, the Kansas City chopper is already preparing for another drop.  On April 7th, Tech N9ne will release Dominion, the seventh album in his “Collabos” series. The album was first announced in an interview with Strange Music CEO Travis O’Guin in an interview earlier this year, with Tech revealing… Read more →