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.
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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.
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It was a record breaking day in terms of the cold weather and the crowd attendance for J.Cole’s “What Dreams May Come Tour” in London, Ontario. Fans waited hours in the -23 degree weather just so they can be first in line. We got some great footage of Cole world, Bas, J.Cole’s performance, and we asked fans what they thought about the show thereafter. Let me know if you spot yourself in the video and what your experience was like the London Music Hall. Special thanks to London Music Hall and Dreamville for the show and shoutout to Adam Madrzyk for the great job on the video.
Friday January 31, was a busy night for Hip Hop in Toronto and The Come Up Show was there so none of you missed a beat. The Hoxton was filled with Dom Kennedy fans that were hyped for the OPM rapper’s first appearance in Toronto, his special guest Skeme and his DJ, Drewbyrd.
Leading up to the show, fans were huddled in line, trying to keep warm, and some even brought coffee. Most of the line showed up around 7, when doors were scheduled to open and were definitely ready to welcome Dom to Canada. Fans had ditched their typical Blue Jays and Leafs apparel for the night, trading it in for Dodgers hats and Kings gear. Inside, if you were looking to rep your love, the merch table didn’t have much of a selection (just one black, long sleeved tee) but fans were still buying it
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This past Friday at the Outback The Consignment show presented New Music Night featuring ELMNT, John River, Ngajuana, GOLDEN G, Kaydee and DJ Hullewud. Make sure to come out the next show the Consignment show is presenting the Golden Tour at the APK. In the meantime check out the photography of the evening below by Eddy Rissling and tell me who your favourite performance of the show was?
Another great show on a freezing day; I’m starting to see a pattern here (or maybe it’s just Canada). J. Cole was last in London in 2011, touring in support of his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story. More than 2 years later, he returned with the Dreamville crew to a sold out Music Hall. To put that into perspective, it’s a venue that can hold 2000+ people…at capacity. As if that wasn’t enough,……hit the JUMP to read the full review.
It was a cold Saturday night and the atmosphere at the Music Hall was bittersweet. London’s very own Two Crown King decided to call it quits and hang up their…crowns (sorry) after 5 years of being a band. Sad as this was, the wonderful audience of all ages and the fantastic opening acts, along with a tight closing performance by the headliners themselves, made this a farewell show worth remembering and showed that 2CK are a band that transcends borders. Every band from A-Fos, Stereokid, My Son The Hurricane, and closing off the show Two Crown King gave the best show I’ve ever seen in my life.
What was your favourite moment of the show? What are you going to remember for the rest of your life? Please comment below and in the meantime check out all the photos by our photographer Eddy Rissling.
The air was frigid as fans began to gather at the Air Canada Centre to witness the great spectacle that is Beyoncé. She brought the heat this past Monday, December 16, as she headlined her ‘Mrs. Carter World Show’ tour just days after she surprised the world with her new 32-track self –titled album Beyoncé. With Grammy award nominated Luke James by her side the real storm was about to take place right here inside the stadium.
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New York was in the building on Wednesday night as ASAP Ferg and the ASAP Mob got set to perform on the last stop on their Turnt x Burnt Fall Tour here in Toronto. The sold out show at The Opera House brought all of Toronto’s most loyal ASAP fans in celebration of the New York emcee’s first headlined tour. Along with Ferg, special guests 100s, Ashton Matthews and Joey Fatts were ready to keep the city’s hip-hop fans on their feet. With the release of his debut album “Trap Lord” receiving positive reviews and still buzzing months after its release it was sure to be a tremendous night full of great energy.
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It’s been an amazing year this year for Vernon, BC artist SonReal, coming off the release of The Closers, a collaborative project between SonReal and Rich Kidd; Their video for “Hometown” reaching number one on the Much Music count down, SonReal’s song “Everywhere We Go” reaching top five with his newest installment “Believe” premiering on Much Music just last week.
With a whole new year in sight of him, there is no telling what we can expect in 2014. With so many accolades gained in one year alone, we can only expect more great things to come in the near future. Heading out on his first ever headlining tour by himself, SonReal toured across Canada making his way to London last Friday, December 6th to perform at Rum Runners as the second last show of his tour before closing it off in Burlington, Ontario.
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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.