hip-hop

‘Views’ in review: Drake marks his hip-hop ascension

When Drake first came into the spotlight, it was on the back of his single “Best I Ever Had.” The song, which reached Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100,…

Shad spreads consciousness

A Review of Shad’s latest EP Boarding Pass “Hip-Hop ain’t dead, it lives in the North”… and no, I’m not talking about Drake. Shad has continuously proven himself to be…

Get weird with Buck 65

I want to call Buck 65 the most interesting man in Canadian hip-hop, but that wouldn’t be doing him justice.

Rifflandia: a hip-hop wrap-up

The first two nights of Rifflandia delivered a full slate of top-shelf hip hop.

Music Rags: Chali 2na and the preservation of hip-hop culture

Despite its relatively young age, hip-hop comes from a deep, rich heritage. And like anything that grows and evolves, as it ages its roots get harder and harder to see.…

Deltron 3030’s new album gives the kiss of life to the hip-hop world

It’s been 13 years. Thirteen years since the last sighting of hip hop’s great heroes, Deltron 3030. Hip hop has become a wasteland, and though glimmers of hope appear from…