Vic Mensa has had a pretty amazing year this far. From securing a spot on major festival lineups such as Made In America, to Kanye’s “U Mad” feature. He is gearing up to release his debut album, Traffic, and last week, his Traffic Tour stopped at The Hoxton. It was a great night where the 19+ crowd gathered to hear some good vibes. Doors opened at 8:00pm for the sold-out show as fans trickled in while Toronto DJ, Birthday Boy was on the 1’s and 2’s onstage. He spun a great DJ set consisting of a perfect balance of hip-hop top 40 hits, as well as throwbacks such as “Swag Surfin” and “Turn My Swag On”.
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Tuesday, August 11th, Miguel‘s sold out Wildhheart tour took over The Sound Academy in Toronto. Joining Miguel that evening would be rock band, Dorothy.Hundreds lined up hours before 8:oopm awaiting the doors to open. Upon entering the venue, there was a merchandise table selling various tour t-shirts, and even a Wildheart swimsuit for women. Fans rushed to get their merch in time to get a close spot to the stage.
It was 7:00 PM and doors were ready to open for rising R&B crooner, Kehlani‘s sold out You Should Be Here show. The line wrapped around the block as ecstatic fans waited to rush through the doors. A few last-minute fans tried to get tickets at the door for FOMO. Three great up-and-comers would perform that night. Upon entering the venue, a merch table was located at the entrance. “Tsunami” t-shirts and YSBH fitted caps were on sale. Fans could already be seen rocking their merch throughout the venue.
The 21st annual NXNE Music Festival took place across several venues in Toronto on June 17th to 21st. A mix of different genres, NXNE was a crazy five days jam-packed with some of the hottest Canadian and International talent. We attended some of the best Hip-Hop and R&B events of the week, from Tink, to BASECAMP and Ty$. We present to you, NXNE: A week in review
June 12th & 13th marked Bestival‘s inaugural festival in Toronto. The UK festival, known for its eclectic lineup and secluded locations (festivals are only held on islands) chose Hanlan’s Point Beach on Toronto Islands for the fun. Thousands gathered together to see a diverse range of genres from EDM to DJs, R&B, Rock, Hip-Hop and more. Hit the Jump to read the full review.