OVO Rich, brother of Fif, discusses his brother’s passing & making his debut

Family legacies don’t come around in hip-hop very often, especially here in the great white north. However, when you come across one it’s always interesting to watch the dynamic and growth of the family members as they evolve into their own within the music industry. It’s telling when you can recognize greatness within these type of artists even before they come into their superstardom. One artist in particular that has my attention is Rich, known to most as OVO Rich. He’s the younger brother of the late Anthony “Fif” Soares—a talented up-and-coming artist from the city of Toronto—and close friend to Drake

DJ Ricochet talks Made In Toronto, Flow 93.5, advice for new artists & more

For several years, Toronto has been the epicentre for cultivating Canadian talent. The latest artist to emerge from the 6ix goes by Surauchie, and she’s known within the city as the R&B Princess. This past Wednesday, Surauchie lived up to that moniker during her private event for the release of her new music video, “Time.” Over 200 fans and music industry professionals packed inside the popular Toronto hot spot Community 54 to show their support. Check out the recap of her successful event an

Producer & A&R T-Nyce talks current state of the Canadian music industry

Canada has been thrust into the international spotlight and credited as an environment where artists and the music industry as a whole have huge potential to thrive. However, even with the recent success of Canadian hip-hop and R&B, there are industry professionals, such as Entertainment One, Quiet As Kept & U.S A&R T-Nyce, who believe the hip-hop side of the industry has become stagnated, to a degree. Over the past couple of years, we have witnessed the Canadian urban landscape shift from fresh new sounds to what seems to have become a 2019 version of an autotune trend, while certain artists like Merkules almost always seem to get the short end of the stick. His highly anticipated album Cole shot straight to number one on the iTunes Hip-Hop Charts in Canada but received very little country wide support from mainstream outlets.

RZA brings The 36th Chamber of Shaolin to Toronto

Last night Wu-Tang’s iconic member RZA, brought his highly anticipated re-scored version of the classic kung fu film, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, to a sold out crowd of hip-hop fanatics inside the Royal Cinema in downtown Toronto. The opening credits, which includes Gordon Liu’s high-kicking martial arts exercises mixed in with some of Wu’s classic tracks, immediately grabs your attention and quickly sets the tone for the remainder of the film. With songs like “C.R.E.A.M.,” “Protect Your Neck

199Z Music Festival highlights the depth of Toronto talent

Toronto is known as the city that creates its own trends; especially when it comes to important events that involve showcasing talented artists within the hip-hop community, who have and continue to make noise in Canada. The 199Z Music Festival embodies that concept to a tee and this past Thursday it returned to The Opera House for its annual event. Hosted by Marlon Palmer, the night consisted of performances from DillanPonders, GNA, Langston Francis, Saya, Sha Hustle, Killa Kells, JYDN, Jazz

Patrik returns to the conversation with "Common"

Downtown Toronto-based artist Patrik returns to the conversation with his new 90’s infused single “Common.” Produced by DreamLife, and joined by Los Angeles’ own Breana Marin, the song takes you through the ups and downs of an everyday individual. The single communicates the fact that regardless of who you are or where you come from, we all share a common goal of being forced to struggle through the process. In describing the new record Patrik says: “Common is about the way we all look at the

Recap: Toronto comes together for Lituation In The 6

Over the past few weeks, Toronto has been plagued with gun violence. That resulted in the untimely loss of beloved Toronto rapper, Smoke Dawg, and respected artist manager, Koba Prime. On Thursday, July 19, MTM and Norfside proved that, within the midst of tragedy, the hip-hop community in Toronto has the ability to set aside their differences, and put away the drama. The first ever Lituation In The 6 showcase featured an energetic performance by Blacka Da Don who brought out some of Toronto’s

Chicago's Tink rips her performance in Toronto

Chicago phenom Tink ripped her first ever performance in the 6ix. The Midwest rapper-singer-songwriter graced the Mod Club Theatre stage this past Friday night during her tour stop in the city. The energized Toronto audience erupted the moment Tink made her appearance on stage. Performing tracks from both her extensive catalogue and her new Pain & Pleasure project, Tink had the entire crowd singing along to every word of every song. I had the opportunity to sit down with Tink after her impress

Flipp Dinero brings Brooklyn’s essence to Toronto

Every now and then we’re fortunate enough to watch an artist come into their own super stardom. That was the case for Flipp Dinero this past Thursday night in Toronto, during his opening performance at Rebel for Tory Lanez’s Memories Don’t Die tour. From the reaction Flipp received from the Toronto crowd, you would think the 21-year-old Brooklyn native was from the 6ix himself. With an explosive performance, Flipp Dinero not only connected musically and personally with the hyped-up Toronto cro

Seven proves he's Not Your Contemporary artist

We’re thrilled to introduce you to Calgary’s golden child, Seven. This 20-year-old up-and-comer has been making waves out West and across the border for quite some time now. The release of his 7-song EP, Not Your Contemporary, instantly slid into the 44th position on Apple Music’s Hip-Hop/Rap charts. The EP opens with “Rapper’s Rapper,” a track with an aggressive flow, that instantly grabs your attention. In an interview with Urba.Today, Seven explained what the project means to him: This is se
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