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Samuel Engelking

Just hours after the NBA championship celebration spilled into Yonge-Dundas Square, NXNE turned it into Festival Village Read more

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Samuel Engelking

While the Toronto Raptors were completing their historic championship run, our reviewers were catching festival sets by CupcakKe, Le1f, Sir Babygirl, Swamp Dogg and more Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Plus: more early NXNE reviews of Haviah Mighty, Dizzy and others Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The rising local rapper takes us to his favourite Nigerian restaurant – and spontaneously across the west end Read more

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EP review: Just John x Dom Dias, Don III – The rapper/producer duo cover a ton of ground in the third of their EP trilogy, all with a thrilling unpredictability. Read more

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In this interview, unflinchingly real rapper Vince Stapes talks about commemorating his late friend Mac Miller and why “simple” is not a bad word. Read more

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Israel Ramos

At Toronto's Rebel, California rapper/drummer Anderson .Paak and his band the Free Nationals impressed with their versatility, but the newer material didn't hit like the old stuff. Read more

Concert reviews

Album review: Clairmont The Second, Do You Drive? The 20-year-old Weston rapper stays on his own path, regardless of current trends, and it's totally transporting. Read more

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The Atlanta rapper has previously kept his hard trap and softer, more melodic songs separate, but his new album successfully combines the two Read more

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Kate Killet

Concert review: The Drake Hotel's Headlines New Year's Eve party featured a stacked lineup of local hip-hop and electronic musicians including Ryan Hemsworth, Sean Leon, Jimmy Prime and more. Read more

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Steven Taylor

Review: Earl Sweatshirt's Some Rap Songs: The album could be a blueprint for the future sound of hip-hop, but for now, it’s unlikely the avant-garde lyricism will dominate RapCaviar anytime soon. Read more

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Concert review: Playboi Carti at Rebel. The 22-year-old mumble rap stalwart sleepwalked his way through most of his performance while the crowd turned up, but he saved it in the final 15 minutes. Read more

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David LaChapelle

Travis Scott Toronto concert review: the Houston rapper brought some of his hometown magic to Scotiabank Arena, while also making it clear his ties to our city run deep. Read more

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Album review: Tory Lanez's Love Me Now: The Toronto singer/rapper cuts straight to the bone of his strengths – a concise collection of party anthems that demand heavy club play. Read more

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Album review: Wrld On Drugs, the inter-generational collaboration between Future & Juice WRLD, seems like a match made in drug-rap heaven, but it sounds more like a cash-in than the masterpiece it could have been. Read more

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Maria Jose Govea / Red Bull

Infamous hip-hop and pop producer Scott Storch shared some couch wisdom in an in-depth conversation with Cadence Weapon as part of Red Bull Music Festival. Here's what you missed. Read more

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