Kendrick Lamar

The stacked Championship Tour show at Budweiser Stage will feature Kendrick, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and more more

Jan 23, 2018 11:05 AM Music

The personal was political this year, a theme reflected in NOW music critics' collaborative list of top releases more

Dec 12, 2017 1:20 PM , , , Features


Samuel Engelking

After last year's retro-pop rebrand, the former Flow radio station will now capitalize on the popularity of local hip-hop and R&B acts such as Daniel Caesar more

Nov 7, 2017 6:47 PM Music 3 Comments


Matt Williams

What other event has Kendrick Lamar, Pink!, tons of Quebecois tuneage, and attracts tens of thousands of pop kids? more

Jul 12, 2017 2:39 PM Concert reviews

The Compton rapper's DAMN. pop-up store will take over Livestock on July 25 more

Jul 10, 2017 3:22 PM Music



The sounds of summer in Toronto include tons of vintage and future soul, chart-topping rappers, local-focused festivals and a few potentially last-chance performances more

May 31, 2017 5:33 PM Hot Summer Guide 2017

Plus: Sean Nicholas Savage, Enrique Inglesias, Thurston Moore, DJ Shadow and more more

Apr 25, 2017 12:08 PM Music

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 Grammy-nominated singer downplayed her album material at the Mod Club, but still blew us away more

Mar 18, 2016 1:37 PM Concert reviews

The difference between Kendrick Lamar and the rest of us is that his extra material – the stuff that didn't quite make the cut – is well worth listening to more

Mar 4, 2016 3:32 PM Album reviews

Kendrick Lamar was great and inspiring, and Stevie Wonder made a necessary nod to accessibility awareness, but virtually everything else at the 2016 Grammys was some kind of derivative knock-off more

Feb 16, 2016 12:14 PM Music 1 Comments

The Life Of Pablo reflects West's manic struggle between responsibility and temptation more

Feb 16, 2016 11:59 AM Album reviews

It wasn't a notable year for rock 'n' roll, but a rock band still snagged our number-one spot, while experimentalists of all stripes made the strongest showing. Here's our critics' collaborative list. more

Dec 23, 2015 5:30 PM Album reviews

Kendrick Lamar

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WayHome Day 2: Alvvays, METZ, Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels and others more

Jul 26, 2015 3:43 PM Concert reviews

To Pimp A Butterfly more

Mar 18, 2015 4:42 PM Album reviews