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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Bringing their Electric Pow Wow parties across Canada and beyond, A Tribe Called Red treated London party goers to an electrifying set this past Thursday at Hideaway Records & Bar.Whenever a live act comes through to Hideaway Records, the building is always packed, and this night would prove to be no different.
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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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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.
Kardinal Offishall and Danny Fernandes tore the roof down earlier this month as the Wave welcomed the two Canadian superstars to be a part of Westerns Purple Frost event. Kardinal and Danny have been holding it down as ambassadors for Canadian entertainers respectively for many years. Kardinal broke into the scene 20 plus years ago seeing great billboard success. Danny has been holding it down on his own as far as Canadian pop music goes, holding numerous smash hits to his name. The Wave welcomed the duo in with open arms Thursday January 9th, and all show goers were treated to two plus hours of live entertainment. Click the jump to read the full article.
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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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).
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When you think of celebrating your birthday, you likely envision an entire day spending time with your family and friends. As for Aubrey Graham, this was especially true, except this time it would be on a much larger scale. On October 24th, 2013 Toronto’s (and October’s) very own Drake performed for nearly 20,000 fans at the Air Canada Centre as part of his “Would You Like A Tour”. Joining the superstar that special evening would also be PARTYNEXTDOOR, Miguel, and Future.
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