Supporting Artists: Friends, Collaborators and Strangers

Kemba raps in “Exhale” off his newest album Gilda, “I feel more pressure from my n*ggas than my critics (uh).” This line relates to something we’ve been thinking about for awhile, if you read our last newsletter you’ll know. It this idea that how we interact with art is somehow important enough to be, almost … Continue reading Supporting Artists: Friends, Collaborators and Strangers

When is Enough Enough: Pleasing Audiences and Making People Happy When YOU Want To

Detox, Act II: Patents of Nobility, So Help Me God, The Cool 2, the list goes on for projects that we the listener have believed 'in the works.' Some were but never saw the light of day, and others feel more mythical than griffins, unicorns, and dragons ever could seem. Bodies of work are often … Continue reading When is Enough Enough: Pleasing Audiences and Making People Happy When YOU Want To

Toronto’s Complicated Relationship with Hip-Hop & the Black Community

A dark cloud loomed over the city, as Pusha-T was performing at Danforth Music Hall November 20th 2018. Terrence was anticipated to be ready for anything after his highly profiled beef with local darling Drake. Thrown drinks, bodyguards with 2x4’s, fists flying and a stabbing were all a part of the chaos as the night … Continue reading Toronto’s Complicated Relationship with Hip-Hop & the Black Community