What better way to celebrate the official release of Drake's third studio album, Nothing Was The Same, than by sketching a picture of Toronto's very own? No worries if you're not the artistic type. Allow writer/illustrator Shea Serrano, aka the guy Bun B paired up with for Bun B's Rap Coloring And Activity Book, to teach you.
The 48 pages of illustrations and activities within - including a picture of Drake in his OVO sweater, of course - will make any hip-hop enthusiast proud to break out her coloured pencils as the school year begins.
Just how much love does Houston-based Serrano have for Drizzy? He's also the mastermind behind the Drake-ing Bad Tumblr (drakeingbad.tumblr.com) that's been blowing up the internet.
Godspeed you! party poopers
Montreal post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor took home the 2013 Polaris Prize on Monday (or they would have taken it home had they been there). But the big news was the statement they released just hours later, backward-thanking Polaris and Canada for the prize. Though they seemed genuinely chuffed at the recognition, they made three key complaints that pretty much sum up their feelings:
"Holding a gala during a time of austerity and normalized decline is a weird thing to do."
"Organizing a gala just so musicians can compete against each other for a novelty-sized cheque doesn't serve the cause of righteous music at all."
And "asking the toyota motor company to help cover the tab for that gala, during a summer where the melting northern ice caps are live-streaming on the internet, IS FUCKING INSANE and comes across as tone-deaf to the current horrifying malaise."
Well, that's one way of looking at it. The band will donate its prize money to fund music programs in Quebec prisons.
On September 23 at 10 pm, 100-odd people stood outside the Art Gallery of Ontario to see Madonna's secretprojectrevolution - her 17-minute film co-directed by Steven Klein - projected on the wall between Jackman Hall and OCAD. The publicity stunt was fuel for Art For Freedom, her global initiative aimed at promoting free speech and protesting persecution.
Similar projections went down on the hour at three other downtown locations, and the film was available the next day for download.
Now that's saying something.