Category: Reviews

[Review] Ink Entertainment Presents Future w/ Special Guests July 11th @ Sound Academy (Toronto)

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It was a balmy summer night on Friday, July 11, 2014 as Atlanta rapper; Future invaded the city of Toronto as part of his 45-date Honest tour. This night was special marking Future’s highly anticipated return to T. Dot since opening for Drake back in October during WYLAT. Joined by special guest, Rico Love, expectations were high, as anxious fans flooded the Sound Academy to catch the Hip-Hop tycoon live in his element. With doors opening at 9:00pm, individuals of all ages made their way inside of the venue while others remained in the parking lot, playing their favorite Future songs before going in themselves. Upon entering, it was evident that concertgoers were more than thrilled to be in attendance, as groups of people flocked together, dancing and drinking the night away.

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[Review] Beat Academy Presents Battle Of The America’s: USA vs Canada

Music producers are generally known as a behind the scenes figure when it comes to the release of material. Very rarely do we hear much about the individual(s) responsible for providing the sound bed to some our favourite songs. However, this generation is beginning to shift, offering a completely new experience; full of opportunity. While some producers prefer to portray themselves as mysterious, or anonymous, others are shaping a culture where talented individuals can share their craft with a live audience.

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[Review] CyHi The Prince w/ DillanPonders, Jerzee & SeT @ Tattoo – June 14th (Toronto)

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As a show to almost kick off NXNE week, Cyhi The Prince made his way to Toronto on Saturday, June 14 to perform at Tattoo. This venue located on Queen Street West has been home to some great concerts previously; this one was an addition to that list. If you’re a G.O.O.D. Music fan, which how could you not be; than you might of been ecstatic to witness this Grammy Award nominee perform in Toronto. I know I was. It’s always good to see an artist live to really get acquainted with their overall sound when you’re a fan of their music. Currently promoting Black Hystori, executive produced by Kanye West; you know it was going to be one of those nights.

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[Review] Red Bull Sound Select Presents: NXNE Friday w/ The Posterz, Shi Wisdom, A$AP Twelvvy, A$AP Ferg, & More June 20th @ Tattoo (Toronto)

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto is a monthly showcase that features live music, drawing attention to some of the city’s most intriguing artists. Continuing their series in conjunction with North By Northeast, Red Bull hosted NXNE Friday on June 20, 2014 at Tattoo in Toronto’s downtown core. The event featured The Posterz, Shi Wisdom, A$AP Twelvvy, and headliner, A$AP Ferg.

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[Feature] The London Rap Night aka Dirty Thursday’s is back!

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London, Ontario has always been a hotbed for Hip-Hop. The local community is always buzzing with competitive breakdancers, versatile DJ’s, masterful graffiti artists, as well as a large number of talented MC’s. As has been common in other regions, artists have diversified due to creative differences. Thus, London has never before been able to bring all of it’s elements into a collective sum. The London Rap Night aka Dirty Thursday’s is looking to end that. Organized by local Hip-Hop advocates; MC Moore, DJ Hullewood, and Tyler Hetherington of The Consignment Show. The London Rap Night is held biweekly; Thursday’s at The APK.

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[Review] Ink Entertainment Presents Ms. Lauryn Hill June 21st @ Sound Academy (Toronto)

The weather was just as perfect as the night was going to be as fans lined up to witness a spectacle of performances by a living legend. 8-time Grammy award winning performer and former member of the multi-platinum group the Fugees, Lauryn Hill or in tonight’s case, Ms. Lauryn Hill made her way to the Sound Academy in Toronto to put on a show for her fans north of the boarder this past Saturday, June 21, 2014. This was the superstar’s first visit back to the city since she graced the stage at the Molson Amphitheatre back in 2011.

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[Review] Atmosphere – North of Hell Tour w/ Prof & Dem Atlas @ London Music Hall (London)

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Minneapolis hip-hop group, Atmosphere; since being formed in 1989 has ever gained more and more of a loyal following since their first release back in 1997, Overcast! If you ask around amongst die hard hip-hop fans, their following is loyal and could most likely recite a song or two for you off the top of their head. As part of their Canadian tour, starting on the west coast, hitting London, Ontario, as one of their last few stops before heading south of the border. On May 29, Atmosphere took the stage in London along with Prof and Dem Atlas. Early arrivers were witness to a crazy line up outside of London Music Hall, varied from fans in their older years, to newly gained younger fans. Atmosphere has always been a prominent group in hip-hop. Their content, not as “cliche” as most hip-hop music nowadays. Touching on controversial, conscious topics along with every day life we as a people all encounter.

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