Category: Features

[Event] Common Nobody’s Smiling Tour ft Jay Electronica Dec 11 @ Koolhaus (Toronto)

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I don’t remember the last time Common has been in Toronto for a concert! I’m excited to see him this December 11 at Koolhaus with special guest Jay Electronica! I clearly remember when Jay Electronica was in town because he headlined Manifesto Festival and I got the chance to interview him. Let me know what song you are most excited to see live by both artist’ in the comment section and look out for the contest we’ll be holding for the show!

Forty Four Entertainment & Maxamus Entertainment presents COMMON’s ‘Nobody’s Smiling Tour’ with special guest Jay Electronica at the Kool Haus on Thursday December 11th, 2014. THIS IS THE ONLY CANADIAN TOUR DATE. “ I’m excited to be touring because I haven’t in several years and to be doing it with an album like ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ is giving me a chance to perform the hip-hop that I love,” said Common. “To have Jay Electronica on this tour is crazy. He is one of the freshest voices in hip-hop today. He truly is sparking the culture.”

What: Common Nobody’s Smiling tour featuring Jay Electronica Live in Concert.
Where: Kool Haus 132 Queen’s Quay East. Toronto.
When: Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 8:00 PM EST.
Admission: 49.99 get them online at Ticketweb. Physical tickets available at Play De Record, Soundscape, Rotate This.

The contest is set up below, you can enter daily until the contest is over Monday December 8. The higher the entries, the more that tells us how bad you really want to win the tickets! You can also get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning. Good Luck!

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[Event] Schoolboy Q Nov 21 @ Sound Academy (Toronto)

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Schoolboy Q makes his way to Toronto Friday November 21 at the Sound Academy. If you missed him when he made his debut at the King of The Fall tour with The Weeknd and Jhene Aiko this is your chance to catch in an intimate setting compared to the Molson Amphitheatre. We’re excited to give you a chance to win a pair of tickets, this is an all ages event. What’s your favourite Schoolboy Q song you want to see live? Comment in the section below.

What: Achieve Dreams Ent & hustleGRl present Schoolboy Q with special guest Redway.
Where: SOUND ACADEMY 11 Polson St, Toronto, ON
When: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2014. Doors 8:00PM – All Ages
Admission: Advance GA tickets $48.50-$68.50 / VIP Balcony $85.00 available online at Ticketmaster. Cop physical tickets at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Achieve Dreams Studio & Play De Record.

The contest is set up below, you can enter daily until the contest is over this Wednesday November 19 at 11:59pm ET. The higher the entries, the more that tells us how bad you really want to win the tickets! You can also get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning. Good Luck!
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[Event] MGK No Class Canadian Tour @ Sound Academy Nov 29 (Toronto)

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MGK is in Canadian this month part of his No Class Canadian Tour, he’ll be in Toronto at the Sound Academy November 29th. We’re giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to see him live in concert! Full details below.

What: Union Events, Nightshift, & Pearl Proudly Present Machine Gun Kelly with special guests.
Where: Sound Academy 11 Polson St, in Toronto.
When: Saturday November 29, 2014. Doors 8:00 PM – All Ages.
Admission: Advance GA tickets $40.00-$45.00 / Advance VIP $75.00 + S/C available online Ticketfly Physical tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes & Play De Record. RSVP on facebook.

The contest is set up below, you can enter daily until the contest is over Monday November 24 at 11:59pm ET. The higher the entries, the more that tells us how bad you really want to win the tickets! You can also get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning. Good Luck!
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[Event] MGK No Class Canadian Tour @ London Concert Theatre Nov 19

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It’s been a long time coming, Londoner’s have been patiently waiting for Machine Gun Kelly to make his way to London and your wishes have been answered. Wednesday November 19, MGK makes his way to London Concert Theatre with official tour support Immaculate and we got London’s own Richie Blackz, JR Fillion, Del Reze and music by DJ DoubleDown. It’s going to be a night to remember and we’re giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets. Let me know what song you are really excited to see MGK perform London!

What: MGK with Official Tour Support Immaculate and w/ Local Support from Richie Blackz. JR Fillion And Del Reze And Music By: DJ DoubleDown
Where: London Concert Theatre 60 Wharncliffe Rd N. London, ON
When: Wednesday November 19, 2014. Doors 7:00 PM
Admission: Advance GA tickets $49.50 online at Ticketfly. All Ages. Hard Tickets $46.50 at the following Locations: Grooves Records, NYC Stylz Clothing, United Kutz Barbers, and Threadly Klothing. RSVP on facebook.

The contest is set up below, you can enter daily until the contest is over this Monday November 16 at 11:59pm ET. The higher the entries, the more that tells us how bad you really want to win the tickets! You can also get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning. Good Luck!
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[Event] Shad opens International Week at Western University Nov 10 (London)

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Our brother Shad is going to be opening up International week at Western this Monday. It’s only 10 bucks and this event is open to ALL AGES and open to the public. You might have seen Shad live in concert before but most likely not in a keynote WITH a concert format. If you are anywhere in the area I strongly recommend you bring you and the family. As always we are giving you a chance to win tickets to this event after the jump!

What: Keynote address and performance by Shad.
Where: Alumni Hall at Western University 1151 Richmond Street. London, Ontario N6A 3K7
When: Monday November 10 doors open at 4:30pm and show starts at 5:30pm.
Admission: $10 open to the public and all ages. Get your tickets online or in person at the info page. RSVP on facebook.

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[Feature] Fashawn’s “Boy Meets World”: An oral history on its five-year anniversary

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Interviews by: Martin Bauman

In 2009, a young, hungry, and largely undiscovered emcee from Fresno teamed up with a Los Angeles producer with an ear for crafting albums and bringing an artist’s music to life. Fashawn and Exile were in the works on Boy Meets World, a project that would change their lives forever.

Hip-hop has long had an obsession with the debut album — perhaps more so than any other genre. They mark an artist’s introduction to the world and often live on as their definitive piece of work. Nas had Illmatic. Jay had Reasonable Doubt. Snoop had Doggystyle. Biggie had Ready to Die. On October 22nd, 2009, the day came for Fashawn to leave his own mark. He had lived 21 years and was anxious to tell his story — to let the world know what Fresno looked like, sounded like, and felt like.

The result was an album the likes of which had seldom been heard from someone his age. It was witty, heartfelt, and honest. His storytelling was captivating. The production was magnificent. XXL gave it an XL and called it an album that “resonates a lot more than the work of some rappers decades his senior.” HipHopDX called it “perhaps the most heir apparent to Nas’ ’94 classic.” It’s only fitting that five years later, Nas would end up signing Fashawn to his Mass Appeal label.

Perhaps the greatest testament to the album’s significance, though, is the fact that it’s still as relatable and fresh today as the day it was released. We caught up with those involved in the making of Boy Meets World to hear the untold stories behind the album’s creation. Read the oral history after the jump.

[Contest] Win Tickets To See Ty Dolla $ign Live In Concert October 24th (Toronto)

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The Come Up Show is giving away (2) two pairs of tickets to see Ty Dolla $ign live in concert on Friday, October 24th at The Guvernment in Toronto! The contest starts today (Thursday, October 16th) at 10:00AM ET and ends Tuesday, October 21st at 2:00PM ET.

The contest is set up below, you can enter daily until the contest is over on Tuesday, October 21st at 2:00PM ET. The options are to follow us on our social media and to promote it. The higher the entries, the more that tells us how bad you really want to win the tickets! You can also get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning. Good Luck!

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