Sumiko Wilson

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Samuel Engelking

The Nigerian afrobeats singer had a disappointing false start last weekend, but he made up for it with a concert that showed his full star power Read more

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Her debut, though short, is well-rounded, exploring her identity as a woman coming into her own Read more

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Maggie Stephenson

The annual EDM mega-fest brought sensory overload, big-name headliners and a nightmare of a time getting out of Downsview Park. Here's what stood out. Read more

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Frank Fieber

Soca royalty, trap karaoke, a Sean Paul pool party – here’s where you should be Read more


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Samuel Engelking

Higher Brothers, the Chinese rap group brought unwavering energy and undeniable bangers to their concert at Toronto's Rebel, but their immersion into western hip-hop culture opens up a larger conversation. Read more

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She's Gotta Have It season 2

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Spike Lee expands the pansexual Brooklynite's world, but the Netflix series's second season frequently falls back on caricature Read more


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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

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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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