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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

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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

The English rapper's second album takes inspiration from Alice's Adventures In Wonderland more

Dec 29, 2016 10:39 AM Album reviews

The North Carolina MC's fourth album zeros in on racial and economic divides more

Dec 28, 2016 1:04 PM Album reviews

Adulis “Chedo” Mokanan

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How the hip-hop broadcaster and podcaster started from the bottom – or at least the graveyard time slot – and worked his way up to big interviews, Manifesto programming and book publishing more

Dec 13, 2016 11:15 AM Features

His newest album hit number one on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart, he wrote Rihanna’s smash song Work and he’s Drake’s secret weapon. more

Nov 23, 2016 9:00 PM Features

The cameos by Elton John, Anderson .Paak, Kanye and Kendrick Lamar are nice, but it's the ambitious productions that super-charge this record more

Nov 15, 2016 3:48 PM Album reviews

If anyone can capture the thrills and the terror of getting high, it’s the Detroit rapper more

Oct 5, 2016 6:00 PM Album reviews

Their first album in 12 years finds the hip-hop trio wrestling with honouring their legacy and reasserting their relevance more

Sep 28, 2016 5:30 PM Album reviews

The Chicago MC also adds warmth, melody and jazzier tones to his sound more

Sep 28, 2016 5:30 PM Album reviews

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Thomas Quinlan's indie rap label celebrates two decades with a compilation release bash at Lee’s Palace more

Sep 27, 2016 12:06 PM Music

Blanco's gender-queer hip-hop punk has big-time crossover appeal more

Sep 21, 2016 5:35 PM Album reviews

The young top-tier rapper powerfully rails against racist America more

Sep 21, 2016 5:30 PM Album reviews

Whatever he calls himself, Young Thug is still one of the most distinctive voices in hip-hop more

Sep 21, 2016 5:30 PM Album reviews

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