It was November 9, 1993 that Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) made its debut to the world and 20 years later it’s touted as one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. The celebration wouldn’t have been the same if Wu-Tang Clan hadn’t reunited on stage and we’ve seen few select dates in 2013. Toronto was one of those lucky cities to witness the legendary group live minus Rza and Masta Killa. Our reviewer Colton couldn’t see the show because of circumstances beyond our control but we did manage to get access for our photographer Danielle Da Silva to capture a couple of flicks.
Check out the photos of the opening acts such as Peter Jackson, Trinity Chris, Gangis Khan, and the headlining act The Wu-Tang Clan. Let me know what your experience of the show was like in the comment section.
JD Era has been a stable name in Canadian hip hop for years, solidifying himself as one of Toronto and Canada’s top MC’s with years of hard work. The last couple years have been monumental in JD Era’s career, signing with hip hop legend Raekwon’s “Ice H2O” imprint and releasing his highly acclaimed “No Handouts” project. Getting ready to come back with new music and videos in 2014, Era is taking his talents on the road across Canada for the remainder of 2013. Featuring guests like; Juno Nominee Rich Kidd, KOTD and “106 & Park” Freestyle Friday Champ Charron and Josh Martinez. Peep the full listing below and let me know which city you are going to see JD Era in.
Dec 1- Montreal (Underworld) w/ Josh Matrinez
Dec 5- Ottawa (Ritual) w/ Charron
Dec 12- Toronto (Rivoli) w/ Rich Kidd
Dec 13- Hamilton (Club Absinthe)
Dec 19- Sarnia (The Stubborn Mule) w/ Rich Kidd
Really excited to hear ERA is doing a show in town, last time he performed was with Raekwon at the London Music Hall and it’s been too long. JD Era connected with The Come Up Show to make it official and he has booked Saturday December 14th at The APK part of his Do You Know Mary ? Canadian Tour. Can you think of a better night? This show is bound to sell out as The Most High just released their EP, Treetop Ent is coming off the high from the Shad show and they will be opening up for Shaggy the week before and Era as usual is going to blaze the stage, download the No Handouts mixtape if you haven’t already. Just like G Milla was the newcomer on the live in concert tour, JD Era added Fredricks Reginald to the bill, a Toronto emcee who is ready to introduce himself to the world with his latest project The Nappy Headed due to release very soon for now check out his debut video “Shatter Proof; off the upcoming project The Nappy Headed. Hope to see you there!
What: JD Era live in concert with special guests The Most High, Treetop Ent, and Fredricks Reginald.
Where: The APK 347 Clarence st. London, Ontario.
When: Saturday December 14th doors open at 9pm, show starts at 10pm.
Admission: $10 at the door. There will be tickets available for advance purchase details coming soon on that. RSVP on facebook to stay updated.
There has been a lot of hype surrounding Shad K’s Flying Colours tour across Canada. and rightfully so, selling out The Opera House in Toronto, among various other venues. Although every show was considerably important, there was one show that was bound to be the biggest of them all as Shad made his way to his hometown on Saturday November 16th, to perform for an overly excited sold out crowd at London Music Hall, or the Welcome Home show as we like call it. With a write up in the London Free Press that day, a couple thousand fans ecstatic and anxious for the time to come, that night at the London Music Hall was nothing less than legendary, and in the top five for concerts I’ve seen all year (and that’s a lot).
Hit the jump to read the full review and view the photography.
On Friday December 13, 2013 Smashmouth, Nastymix & Community 54 present Smoke DZA live in concert at Toronto’s Wrongbar. Also joining the Kushed God will be special guests Jimmy B, Jelly Too Fly, DillanPonders, and special guest DJ’s, The Bass6. Check out the full details below.
What: Smashmouth Entertainment, Nastymix & Community 54 Present Smoke DZA
Where: Wrongbar 1279 Queen Street West Toronto
When: Friday December 13, 2013
Admission: Doors Open 9PM | 19+ | $12.50 Advance Tickets | Tickets available via EventBrite | RSVP Gueslist Requests: firstname.lastname@example.org | RSVP Table Reservations: email@example.com
Kicking off the Southwestern leg of his North American Tour, SonReal will be making his way to The Rivoli in Toronto on Thursday December 5, 2013. Presented by Union events, the Vancouver native will be joined by special guests Kayo, Shaqisdope, and Jutes. Take a look at the full details below.
What: Union Events Proudly Presents SonReal w/ special guests
Where: The Rivoli 334 Queen St W, Toronto
When: Thursday December 5, 2013
Admission: Doors Open 8:00PM | 19+ | Advance GA Ticket $15.00 + S/C available online at Ticketfly.com, Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record
Admired and recognized by the world as The Screaming Eagle of Soul; his voice sings the truth and his lyrics are inspiration sharing stories of experience. On December 12th Charles Bradley & the electric Extraordinaires will be preforming live at Kool Haus, an extraordinary event you don’t want to miss. Check out the full details below.
What: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Where: Kool Haus Nightclub 132 Queens Quay E, Toronto
When: Thursday December 12th, 2013
Admission: All Ages | Doors open @ 8PM | Show @ 9PM | $25.50 via TicketFly
Maybach Music Group recording artist, Meek Mill will be live in concert at the Kool Haus in Toronto on Friday December 20, 2013. This year Meek released Dreamchasers 3 which is the third-instalment to his critically acclaimed Dreamchasers series. Despite an ongoing feud with Cassidy, Mill rose above and also appeared on MMG’s Self Made Vol. 3 compilation as well. Hosted by MC EBONE & THAT DUDE MCFLY, music for the night will be provided by DJ YUNG JAAH, DJ WHITEBOY, DJ CHIGZY, DJ DLIMIT, and DJ INFAMOUS. Check out the full details below.
What: Black Buddies Entertainment presents Meek Mill live in concert
Where: KoolHaus 132 Queens Quay E, Toronto
When: Friday December 20th
Admission: Doors Open 7PM | Early Bird Tickets $60.00 | Regular $70.00 | V.I.P $200 | Tickets available via InkTickets
TICKET PICK UP LOCATION:
SUYA SPOT 10-12 BRADSTOCK RD.(WESTON RD. & BRADSTOCK) 4167427892
DJ YUNG JAAH – 6478927293|PIN:7419BC6C
MC EBONE – 6473915141|PIN:767D0396|@MC_EBONE
DJ WHITEBWOY – 4168395694 | @DJWHITEBWOY
Throught the past while Illvibe has been on a Canadian tour going through various cities hosting Survival of the Illest, an event in which each cities top emcee’s perform to place number one in their hometowns. Tomorrow is the day the final verdict is decided in the grand finale event with the winning emcee’s from each city. Taking place at Nocturne in Toronto located at 550 Queen Street West, Dollaz Da Deejay, Definition, Quotez, Clarity, Kehmak, Tha Capital E, Nameless, Skitso Frentic and Sound Affiliation all go head to head to see who is the winner of Survival of the Illest. The doors open at 9pm and starts around 10pm, tickets can be purchased at the doors with a 10$ entry. This is without a doubt going to be a great show! Head out and support some of the best talent going around Canada right now!
What: Illvibe’s Survival of the Illest
When: Friday, November 22nd
Where: Nocturne (Toronto) 550 Queen Street West (@ Bathurst)
Admission: $10 upon entry, doors open at 9pm