Keep Calm and Take Care: A Track-By-Track Review of Drake’s Sophomore Album

This may seem late; Take Care leaked a week ago and every website worth its server fees has posted a review or piece on the album, but I wanted to wait for two reasons. One, I wanted to wait for the actual release date so that the people who actually waited to listen to the … Continue reading

Hometown Glory

Turntables representing the Toronto music scene

As I set off for a weekend in Montreal, I loaded up my iPhone with a ton of great music from my hometown of Toronto. I finally got to buying Ian Kamau‘s EP and LP, Cocoons and One Day Soon, respectively. I haven’t had a chance to listen to the LP but an early favourite … Continue reading

“Throw em a bone and they want a steak.”

Yesterday The Source posted an interview with Future – who?? – in which the rapper spoke about his hit record “Tony Montana” *spins the record back to a screeching halt* Wait a hot minute Future, who the hell are you?! I remember when I first saw on Twitter that a track with a Drake verse … Continue reading

You Are Now Watching the Throne

The Watch The Throne tour, led by hip-hop giants Kanye West and Jay-Z, starts tomorrow night in Atlanta and above is a supposed set list (I assume seen at a dress rehearsal) and it’s a beauty. There is a great combination of solo tracks from each artist, spaced in between some of their earlier duets … Continue reading

You Wanna Be High For This

Screen grab from one of Sid Sriram's YouTube videos

I have a thing for people with great voices; not professional musicians, just talented individuals. I love when they take awesome songs, throw their own twist and make an entirely new product. It’s frustrating when I can’t follow the vocal tracks because they’re not what I’m used to from the original version but that’s why … Continue reading