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Jeffrey Ace Fulgar

The Weeknd’s creative incubator hosted a conversation with model Bella Hadid, actor La La Anthony, Blavity founder Morgan DeBaun and more Read more



Philip-Daniel Ducasse

One of hip-hop's most fascinating rising stars, the Leikeli47 talks vulnerability, confidence and the Black experience Read more


Album review: Solange, When I Get Home – with her dreamy tribute to her Houston roots, the R&B/soul auteur shows the South has still got something to say. Read more

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Rising Regent Park rapper Lil Berete was sent a cease-and-desist by TCHC about the videos shot at the housing project he lives at with his mom – some of which have topped 1 million views. Read more




From Pusha T's Danforth Music Hall brawl to Gordon Lightfoot calling last call at Massey Hall (for now), these Toronto concerts resonated beyond the stage. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

17-year-old Toronto rapper Lil Berete is finally making his hometown headlining debut, and it's on his home turf. Read more


What does Toronto sound like? This year's best local albums, as voted by NOW critics, offered many different ways to hear it Read more

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Adam Appugliesi

We were in the crowd when chaos broke out at Pusha T's Danforth Music Hall show in Toronto after people threw drinks – and then punches. Here's what happened. Read more



Samuel Engelking

Local and international musicians came together to discuss the meaning of success at the opening of the new Toronto arts incubator Hxouse. Read more



Samuel Engelking

A roll-call of rising Canadian and American artists including Gunna, NAV and Bryson Tiller helped the Toronto pop superstar launch his creative entrepreneurship incubator Hxouse Read more

Concert reviews

Ahead of her performance at Red Bull Music Festival's Collision showcase, Toronto singer Ebhoni tells us why she's no longer blonde – and how that links her to the city's exciting freshman class of artists. Read more



Katie Lavoie

DJs and club-goers came together to discuss safe drug use in Toronto's party scene at Something Special’s Community Meeting. Read more



R. Kelly Clipperton

Toronto's John Orpheus debut their dreamy new Lost video and talk about Haus Orpheus, their DIY collective creating space for their community in the city. Read more


Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new album as The Carters, Everything Is Love, reconciles infidelity and betrayal, but also humility vs. hubris and the realities of Blackness vs. the privileges of wealth. Read more

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Bhad Bhabie, the controversial "Cash Me Outside girl," performed her viral hip-hop hits to a roaring crowd during the Toronto stop of her Bhanned In The USA tour, but she was upstaged by dazzling opener Asian Doll Read more

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

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“I’m uncomfortable with anybody who doesn’t look like me saying the word,” says Toronto rapper Sean Leon Read more

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Majid Jordan

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Red Bull Sound Select’s 3 Days In Toronto festival kicked off with soulful sets from Majid Jordan, dsvn, Allie and others Read more

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