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NaBloPoMo Day 4 — Grown People Music — What I've Learned from JAY Z's 4-44 (Featured Image)

NaBloPoMo Day 4 — Grown People Music — What I’ve Learned from JAY Z’s 4:44

Though I’ve listened to plenty of rap since buying my first boombox in ’97, I’ve rarely heard anything representing me. Sure, it’s largely Black music, but from a different narrative than my life altogether. Middle-class. Raised in a two-parent home. Private school education, married with kids—nothing you’d want to hear about in […]

Junia-T's "Eye See You" — Saving Toronto's Hip-Hop Scene from Itself!

Junia-T’s “Eye See You” — Saving Toronto’s Hip-Hop Scene from ITSELF.

“A brova too smoove Old soul living in this new school…” — Junia-T, “Too Smoove”, Eye See You (2014) Except for a notable few like Kardinal Offishal, Maestro Fresh Wes, and of course, Drake, Toronto’s hip-hop scene has been trouble for a while. Despite its share of local hits getting heavy […]

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon — Special Guest Emma Stone — Lip Sync Battle — Emma Stone - "All We Do Is Win" — Chorus

Why We’re So Impressed By Emma Stone

Though I’ve sadly yet to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Emma’s Stone’s role as Gwen Stacy isn’t the only attention she’s been getting lately. “It was all good just a week ago.” — Jay-Z, A Week Ago (featuring Too $hort), The Life and Times of S. Carter, Vol. 2… […]

The We. & We Free. Promotional Poster

COMIN’ RIGHT UP: The We & We Free featuring Junia-T!

In a time before blogging was my extracurricular activity of choice, I used to draw like a fiend. On break at work. Zipping around on buses between home, school and work. I’d fall asleep with pens and markers in hand as I tried to draw just a little more (my Mom […]

Rochester aka Juice – A New Day

via revver.com My jam of the moment: Rochester – “A New Day”. I only heard this song for the first time at a party last night, and I knew I needed to find out more about it. Reppin’ Toronto’s Islington/Finch intersection, Rochester’s had a bit of acclaim in […]

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