"Like the Police at the Horseshoe in 1978, Rolling Stones at El Mocambo in 1977, Nirvana at Lee's in 1990, this show goes down in Toronto concert lore," says the Flyer Vault's Daniel Tate of the 1995 show. more

Mar 13, 2018 6:38 PM Music


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Twenty years later, the Canadian hip-hop anthem means more than just beats and rhymes more

Mar 7, 2018 2:54 PM Features

To celebrate the city's birthday, the hip-hop and R&B station has gone 100 per cent local for one day more


The 20-year-old Toronto rapper has gone viral with everything he's released, and for good reason. "Imagine an alien just popped up in your city," he says. more

Mar 6, 2018 9:52 AM Features


Samuel Engelking

The hip-hop auteur connected with both heartfelt and aggressive flows in his psychedelic Ricoh Coliseum set. Vince Staples had a harder time igniting the crowd more

Feb 18, 2018 3:37 PM Concert reviews

She glimpses at what could make her stand out in the dense Toronto hip-hop ecosystem, but often sounds anonymous more

Feb 13, 2018 5:38 PM Album reviews


Ashlan Grey

The self-styled hip-hop boy band never let enthusiasm drop during their two-hour Love Your Parents Toronto stop, which included six renditions of the song STAR more

Feb 9, 2018 2:04 PM Concert reviews

Witch Prophet


"I wanted people to be excited about the homegrown talent and abundance of women in our scene." more

Jan 26, 2018 2:08 PM Features

The rapper explores the travails of systemic injustice and radical self-love in a world that seems bent on self-hate more

Dec 7, 2017 2:36 PM Album reviews


Samuel Engelking

We joined the Brampton producer for a rapid-fire session to see how she works in real time while creating a custom track, which you can hear here more

Nov 3, 2017 11:44 AM Features

The rap star's 14th album works despite its flaws – and partly because of them more

Jul 5, 2017 12:05 PM Album reviews

The 905 musician returns with two shows this week after a long bout of laryngitis more

Jun 6, 2017 1:09 PM Features

The hip-hop-focused festival makes space for local acts not readily supported by the scene more

Jun 6, 2017 12:55 PM Features

The Compton rapper's fourth album explores the microcosm of his personal struggles through the macrocosm of society’s ills more

Apr 16, 2017 12:21 PM Album reviews

The rising Toronto musician writes catchy, efficient and depressingly cynical songs more

Mar 8, 2017 12:12 PM Album reviews

The Toronto rapper's latest full-length is an ambitious and overwhelming effort more

Feb 27, 2017 4:15 PM Album reviews

The Chicago rapper weighs in on her move from spoken word to hip-hop, and from feeling like an outsider to being the spotlight thanks to Chance the Rapper collabs more

Feb 22, 2017 5:16 PM Features

Hip-Hop Karaoke Toronto


For 10 years, amateur MCs have gotten to perform alongside legends like Maestro Fresh Wes, Phife Dawg and, for the final event, Pete Rock more

Feb 14, 2017 4:22 PM Features

The Toronto rapper's psychedelic aesthetic is more classically Kensington Market than Codeine Crazy in condoland more

Jan 22, 2017 12:57 PM Album reviews

Killer Mike and El-P's latest collaboration takes on the politics of the day with relentless energy and biting wordplay more

Jan 12, 2017 4:41 PM Album reviews