Regardless of where your musical tastes lie, you’re likely to find an artist to satisfy your needs in the booming local Toronto scene. Thanks to a blinding spotlight aimed at the region — due in part to the meteoric rise of Drake and artists like Tory Lanez — many artists with the funds to spare are flooding through the open gate. For EverythingOShauN though, going it alone has allowed for him to build his own sound, free of an overarching drive for U.S. success.
On October 23, GQ posted a longform interview with the extraordinary Kid Cudi which — most frustratingly — claimed that the Kanye West collaborator was “a founding father of alternative Hip Hop.”
When it comes to bending your original vision for the purpose of achieving commercial success, none have managed to alienate and bury their past better than the Black Eyed Peas. Telling anyone who hopped on board after the success of their third LP, Elephunk, that their first two albums Behind The Front and Bridging The Gap were drenched in backpack alternative Hip Hop may not resonate. The fact that will.i.am and apl.de.ap were once signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records might even seem downright inconceivable to some of their legacy haters.
When Lil Wayne finally let his long-awaited Tha Carter V out into the world, fans were immediately drawn to the Swizz Beatz and Avenue-produced “Uproar,” which — quite obviously — is a direct reworking on the G. Dep‘s hit song “Special Delivery.”
A new book by writer Ben Merlis — slated for a spring 2019 release by BMG — is set to explore the rise and fall of Cold Chillin’ Records while sewing together the intertwining and fantastic untold stories and timelines of the artists involved.
23-year-old Malaysian MC Zamaera has been slowly bubbling onto many radars as of late. After appearing on a viral installment of Yo! MTV Rap Asia’s Rap Cypher, knocking out her first festival appearance, and dropping a buzzing new single titled “Z vs Z” ahead of the upcoming EP of the same name, she is primed and ready to take things to the next level.