Look out for our interview with Naturally Born Strangers coming very soon. Congratulations once again to the whole Legends League team, Rich Kidd, Tona, Adam Bomb, Addy and the whole team. Over 700 people attended this show which is pretty rare in terms of attendance when it comes to local talent. I unfortunately missed out on their performance (my best friend forgot their ID) I hope that this does develop into a tour though. Request Naturally Born strangers to perform in your city! In the meantime check the photography by CZR-E for The Come Up Show.
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
Peep the full review and photography at the jump!
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.
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.
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.
It’s only been an unbelievable three months since Chance The Rapper headlined his first show at The Hoxton. It wasn’t a big surprise hearing the show was sold out considering Acid Rap was arguably the mixtape of the summer if not the year. This past Monday Chance made an appearance in Toronto as part of his “Social Experiment” North American tour featuring guests DJ Rashad & Spinn. Chants were shouted impatiently after DJ Rashad took a final swing of his beer and left the stage along with a good impression. Meanwhile the sound crew took over the stage unintentionally provoking annoyance that could have been avoided for a smoother transition.
Check out the full review and photography after the jump!
If you don’t already know The Weeknd is in Toronto performing three shows part of the Kiss Land Tour. The first show was last night at Massey Hall and due to production limitations Abel just announced the venue change to the Sony Centre so if you got tickets make sure to show up at the Sony Centre not the Massey Hall. Our photographer CZR-E caught a few photos of Abel for your enjoyment and there will be a review coming shortly. Let me know if you are attending of the Toronto dates and what you thought of his performance. We also got pictures of The Weeknd when he performed for the first time in London, On.
For the past few years Detroit rapper, Danny Brown has put in a continuous effort to get into Canada and has been unsuccessful. That all changed last night at the Danforth Music Hall where Danny Brown embraced Toronto with NY’s Queens rapper Action Bronson kicking off the show. Check out the full review and pictures after the jump!