Curated by Manifesto, Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto is a brand-new monthly showcase that will feature live music, drawing attention to some of the city’s most intriguing artists. Throughout the calendar year, the showcase will stop by different venues in Toronto, all while introducing a fresh bill of artists whom are local to the GTA. Now in it’s second event of the series, this live performance will feature headliner and member of TDE, SZA, alongside Shi Wisdom, a l l i e & KJ. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 and is a first come, first served basis, subject to capacity. Please make sure to arrive early as RSVP does not guarantee entry. Take a look at the full details after the jump
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What: Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto ft. SZA, Shi Wisdom, a l l i e & KJ
Where: Tattoo | 567 Queen St W Toronto
When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Admission: 19+ | Doors open at 8:00PM | Tickets $3 at the door with RSVP here (first-come, first-served). $10 without RSVP. All door proceeds support the local, opening artists.
On April 2, 2014, Wiley aka the Godfather of Grime will be shutting down The Hoxton for his first headlining show in Toronto ever! He will be joined by UK rapper/producer Swindle and Toronto’s Tre-Mission for a night full of hip-hop and grime. The self-proclaimed King of Grime is set to drop his tenth studio album this year entitled Snakes and Ladders and with The Ascent just short of making it on our 2013 favourite albums staff list, this is without a doubt one show you’ll regret missing if your not in attendance! Check out the full event details and ticket information after the jump.
Black History Month is celebration of progress. It’s a part of our history and it shows how far we as a people have come- black, white and society as a whole. Black History Month focuses on everything element of the black experience. From the atrocities of slavery to the status quo of today we take this time to look back at where we’ve been, and where we can go as a people.
In order to pay respect to this special month, CHRW celebrated black history month on Feb 25th with 24 hours of all black voices and shows of black culture. During these 24 hours black artists from across the globe were showcased, giving a voice to the black experience. These genres include Jazz, Blues, Soul, rock and roll and of course, hip-hop and R&B music.
The CHRW’s 24 hours of black history was concluded with The Consignment Show’s presentation, The All Black Everything Rap Up. This was a live broadcast with at the CHRW studio with three live acts performing in the booth. Artists Keno, Haviah and Casper came to CHRW to share what Black History Month meant to them, and to showcase their musical talent. Hit the Jump to read the full article.
One of the coldest nights in Toronto but the night was sure to heat up as fans waited in line for a night that they were not going to forget. Tennessee was in the house as Top Dawg Entertainment’s Isaiah Rashad got set to headline his first solo show in Canada alongside Toronto resident and grime expert Tre-Mission. The full house of fans showed the alacrity the city had for the Tennessee rapper as they slowly entered the venue at Tattoo Queen West.
Click the post to read the full review and to check out some great snapshots from the show .
On Friday, March 28, 2014 legendary hip-hop artist Redman will be performing live at Rockpile East in Toronto. This will be Redman’s first show in Toronto since he shared the stage with Method Man in 2013 during their “How High” tour. It has been nearly two decades since Redman’s Muddy Waters release and with the upcoming release of his Muddy Waters 2 mixtape we definitely think this is one show you don’t want to miss. Check out the full event details below!
A Tribe Called Red continues on their Turtle Island Tour, stopping in Toronto on March 7th, with half of the DJ duo, Thugli – Tom Wrecks. These DJs are bound to put on a great show with the traditional pow wow vocals and drumming of ATCR and Tom Wrecks’ hip-hop heavy sounds. Fans will definitely enjoy this show! Check out the event details below and how you may be able to cop a ticket.
What: A Tribe Called Red with Tom Wrecks
Where: The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St, Toronto
When: Friday, March 7, 2014
Admission: Doors Open 10pm | 19+ | Tickets are sold out online but limited tickets may be available just prior to the event at the door (cash sales only)
Some fans are taking to the Facebook event page to try and land a ticket: https://www.facebook.com/events/652656658125363/
London, Ontario get ready! On Saturday, March 29, 2014 The Consignment Show will Present the Smashmouth Mentality Showcase featuring performances from several talented artists including The Antiheroes, Richie Blackz, Dillanponders, Jimmy B, SeT, Haviah Mighty, Jay Downz, EGAA, and The Bass6. Music will be provided by DJ Doublebown on the 1′s and 2′s.
What: The Consignment Show Presents: Smashmouth Mentality Showcase
Where: The APK 347 Clarence St. London, Ontario
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Admission: $10 or $5 with a Can or other Non-perishable food | Doors Open 9.00PM | Show starts around 9:20pm
Last Saturday was a big night for London hip-hop as The Consignment Show brought The Golden Tour to APK. The bill for this show consisted of six talented acts, each bringing a unique and innovative style for fans to soak in. The lineup consisted of Ghettosocks, Relic, Fresh Kils, Ngajuana, Notion & Cee, and Whatshisface. Each set flowed nicely into the next, and DJ Hullewud kept the party rocking in between sets.
Read the full review after the jump.
Drake has announced the 5th annual OVO Fest at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre; taking place in Toronto on August 3rd and August 4th, 2014. If that isn’t exciting enough, Outkast will be featured alongside Drake as they co-headline one of the biggest music festivals of the year. Although no other names have been announced as of yet, you can expect a star-studded lineup of performers to take the stage. Last year, Drizzy brought out TLC, Diddy, Mase, Miguel, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Kanye West, and more. Check out footage from Drake’s 4th annual OVO Fest below. Tickets for the event will go on sale Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 12:00PM via LiveNation.
Following the release of his debut album, My Own Lane on RCA, Kid Ink has announced a tour of the same name in partnership with Live Nation. The Los Angeles native will hit the road for a 21-city North American tour, commencing on April 1st in Vancouver, BC and ending on May 31st in Cincinnati, OH. The dates will also feature King Los and Bizzy Crook. Here’s what Ink had to say:
“I live on the road, so once again I can’t wait to get out there and perform all my new records, and see how the fans respond,” Ink said. “Bringing along friend and collaborator King Los is also gonna be great. I know he’s gonna add some excitement to the bill as well as Bizzy Crook, whom I hear lots of great things about.” – Kid Ink
Purchase your tickets via Live Nation and check out the full tour dates below.
Kid Ink “My Own Lane” 2014 Tour Dates:
April 1st – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
April 2nd – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
April 4th – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
April 6th – Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues Sunset
April 7th – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
April 8th – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
April 13th – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues New Orleans
April 16th – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
April 18th – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
April 19th – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
April 20th – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
April 22nd – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
April 23rd – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
April 25th – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
April 27th – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Center
April 30th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
May 1st – Toronto, Canada @ The Phoenix
May 2nd – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
May 24th – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
May 25th – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
May 31st – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Skratch Bastid brings it back to the 1990′s for a night of legendary hip-hop with Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest. The Juno nominated record producer and notorious member of one of the most infamous rap groups will host as they are set to perform at Tattoo in Toronto on March 7, 2014. Since going solo, Ali Shaheed Muhammad has released his first solo project called, Shaheedullah and Stereotypes, depicting family life, spirituality and his time with the group. This is one show fans certainly will enjoy! Check out below for tickets and detailed event information.
What: Skratch Bastid Presents The FLEX with Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest + Skratch Bastid
Where: Tattoo, 567 Queen West, Toronto
When: Friday, March 7, 2014
Admission: Doors Open 9:00PM | 19+ | Tickets are $15 and available for purchase via InkTickets