“Sal Capone” Play Draws Inspiration From Villanueva Tragedy [Interview with playwright Omari Newton]

The Fredy Villanueva police shooting sent a ripple effect across Canada and sparked a deep reflexion on discrimination and abuse of authority towards people of colour. This was five years ago, an there is still  misconceptions and debate surrounding race relations in Canada, a topic many would rather ignore. “How come this is still happening?”, […]

Shad Drops New “Flying Colours” Album

Shad‘s  much-anticipated Flying Colours album was released yesterday on Itunes. So far, it’s been getting pretty good reviews, The latest single off the project, Fam Jam – Fe Sum Immingrins, sets the tone for one of this year’s best Canadian Hip Hop albums: Over the album, he shows that he can mix musicality, lyrical creativity […]

Shogunna Drops New Raw D.O.P.E. Mixtape [Interview]

For a while, Los Angeles has been the trampoline for Asian artists trying to make it in the very saturated U.S.A. rap market. Originally from Queens, NY, Shogunna moved to L.A. some time ago. Living in Hip Hop’s two most competitive cities has made him a seasoned veteran in dropping quality bars on a constant […]

The Revenge of the White Nerdy Rapper: Charron Fights Back After Being Shunned From BET Cypher

After winning BET’s Freestyle Friday competition and then getting shunned from the Viacom-owned network’s annual cypher, Ottawa rapper Corey Charron took to the Internet to get his message out. And by “the Internet”, I mean Reddit. So that’s how he got some attention from us and underground Hip Hop blogs, which then snowballed into the […]

[Exclusive] New T-Dot Emcee K-Ryn Premieres Debut Mixtape on Elementality

 K.Ryn is officially the most promising Toronto artist you’ve never heard of. At least until now – Elementality is premiering his first mixtape The Beginning, which is in fact his first release ever. Many artists expect instant gratification after coming up with one decent single. That works sometimes, but I much prefer going through a whole body of […]