Last night, the 2015 BET Hip Hop Honors went down at Washington D.C.’s Warner Theater. Kanye West, Phylicia Rashad, Usher, and more were honorees of the night.
Kanye West was awarded with the Visionary Award and surprised to an introduction by Damon Dash. Afterwards, Damon and his daughter Ava snapped an “usie” with Kanye. Check it out. (more…)
This past weekend, Common took his ‘Smiling Tour’ to Toronto’s Kool Haus for not just its only Canadian date, but also the venue’s final show before its 2015 closure. Put on by Maxamus Entertainment, Common partnered up with Jay Electronica to bring the show to fruition. Toronto’s DJ Lissa Monet took the tables early in the night while Taj The Black Lion hosted the event, and around 10:30PM and a packed room, Jay Electronica came to the stage. Sporting an awfully heavy jacket for the already-heated event that was quickly disregarded, the crowd cheered loud and proud as the Roc Nation artist hit the stage. (more…)
This past week, Machine Gun Kelly made his way to Toronto’s Sound Academy to perform for his #NoClass Tour, taking on the old, the new and the unreleased tracks of his discography. The absolutely packed venue could hardly wait for the East Cleveland spitter to take stage, and the moment he did – well, I knew I had to get out of the way. While I was in a safe zone from his die-hard fans, Toronto photographer Tse Daniel got up close and personal with MGK and crew. Check out this ill ass gallery after the jump.
Last year, The F-You Project released their first book titled, ‘Memoirs of Violence and Compassion’ and to follow up that release, they’re gearing up to drop the second book in the series on forgivness. With over 25 young aunthors from the city, ‘Grief, Loss & Acceptance’ follows themes of divorice, betryal and death, and how to find peace in the process.
“The F-You Project’s commitment to creating a supportive environment for young people to tell the story of their deepest hurts is an inspiration. A more peaceful world starts with each of us finding a safe place to let go of our pain, anger and resentment. F-You and their remarkable community-building do exactly that.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Global Forgiveness Challenge
When & Where: 87 Elm Street Auditorium, 3pm. FREE event.
When: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Extra: Performances from Rich Kidd and JellyTooFly. Cupcakes & Catering.
Although not all the members of the clan were present RZA held a special listening session for the crews forthcoming A Better Tomorrow LP which will impact on Dec. 2nd. RZA as well as U-God, Masta Killa & Young Guru were the other team members present as new verses were revealed as well as the tracklisting for the project.
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Come celebrate Boi-1da’s 28th birthday this weekend in Hamilton, Ontario. Our very own Boi-1da will being celebrating this Saturday, October 18th at Sarcoa Restaurant & Bar. Come thru!
Tickets being sold at the door.
I’m biased, I’m honest and I’m excited to say this will be one dope A3C showcase. Taking on Atlanta once again, some of Toronto’s best are making their way to Atlanta to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the A3C Festival and are hitting the Department Store (467 Edgewood Ave SE) Thursday, October 9th from 10PM-2AM. Hosted by Big Philly, ‘416 SEASON’ highlights Toronto’s greatest talents, ultimately showing there’s a lot more exploring to do in ‘The 6′ than one may think. From Juno-nominated artists to the newcomers that are making noise, there’s a little something for everyone at this showcase. It’s ‘416 SEASON’ in the A – get your Screwface on and enjoy some of Toronto’s coldest!
As everyone knows, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Kidd Kidd made a surprise appearance at OVOfest this year. The 3, minus Yayo and Young Buck, hit the stage and performed some of their hit records for the sold out crowd. Here is some behind-the-scenes footage brought to you by the Unit themselves.