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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] 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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[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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[Reviews] Hopsin live w/ Jimmy B @ Kool Haus – Friday, May 16th (Toronto)

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It’s been just over a year since the Funk Volume artist Hopsin hit the stage in Toronto, last January to be exact; so the hype leading into the show at Kool Haus, May 16th was phenomenally huge. Months in advance you seen hundreds of posts over social media, full of excited fans ready to experience a night, that was well..one you’ll have to continue on to find out about. As part of his Knock Madness tour, starting in Vancouver and ending in Montreal on May 17th, Hopsin hit the stage in every major city across Canada in support of his latest album, Knock Madness and believe it was a tour I’ll bet he’s going home remembering. Hopsin has been on the rise over the past few years, gaining more notoriety in the business and along with the likes of Tech N9ne, he is an inspiration and a role model for all independent artist’s alike.

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[Review] hustleGRL’s Canadian Music Week Showcase Ft. Naturally Born Strangers, Tre Mission, The Airplane Boys and A-Game May 8th @ Tattoo (Toronto)

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Canadian Music Week began on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, spanning 5 days, with 1,000 showcasing bands, performing at more than 60 live music venues in Toronto’s downtown core. One of the highlights throughout CMW was Karla Moy a.k.a. hustleGRL’s very own showcase, which took place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Tattoo Queen West. Sponsored by Noisey Canada, in conjunction with Jameson Whiskey, the event featured some of the city’s biggest artists including A-Game, Tre Mission, The Airplane Boys and Naturally Born Strangers.

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[Review] Monster Energy Proudly Presents Flatbush ZOMBiES May 9th @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto)

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Throughout the past week, Canada hosted their annual Canadian Music Week festival which featured numerous of artists at an array of locations in downtown Toronto. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York Flatbush Zombies headlined their own show alongside Bodega Bamz this past Friday, May 9th, 2014 at what seemed to be their largest venue in Toronto thus far.

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