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The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness TourNovember 3, 2015It's been an AMAZING week for homegrown music in Toronto. From Kardinal's Kardi Gras at the Concert Hall to Michie Mee's birthday party at Tattoo with Roxanne Shante, DJ Lord Finesse and Collizhun from Tuff Dumplin Records, Mel Boogie and Maestro, all the way up to this...On every level of possibility, Toronto music is killing shit.Clack clack, reload! Bom bom!! Lick a shot!Welp, after tonight's fantastic concert, Abel Tesfaye might have just taken the hometown crown from Aubrey Graham (even if it's just until we see 'Views'). The first of two sold-out shows...

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When It Hurts So Good  by Addi Stewart Lauryn Hill concert review, Diaspora Calling Tour @ Massey Hall with Emmanuel Jal and Paul Beaubrun Friday October 16th, 2016 I walked into the historic Massey Hall to see the Right Honorable Emmanuel Jal shirtless on stage with a white peace symbol painted on his chest, singing pleas for peace, which was a righteous way to begin such a momentous occasion. Soon after, brother Jal turned the seated and polite crowd into a Senegalese discotheque, and got people off their asses and practicing rhythm with some simple and fun African 1-2 dance...

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OVOFest 4: A New Hope August 2013 by Addi Stewart It’s truly difficult to put it all in words. The legend of the OVOFest has officially taken itself so far beyond mythical. The concert experience that Drake just accomplished can, and will, be looked back at for quite a long time as one of the most historic and legendary concerts that has ever happened on Canadian soil. And we’re talking since Confederation in 18 fucking 67. Due to the cancellation of the first day due to Frank Ocean’s strained vocal cords, I was caught suffering an insane wait in the...

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OVOFest 2014 ~ Year Five: Six Degrees of Separation by Addi "Mindbender" Stewart    "I reached the point where don't shit matter to me, n!gga/ I reached heights that Dwight Howard couldn't ~leap~, n!gga..."  (I always thought he should have said that, ha.) Drake, 'Tuscan Leather' ~ 'Nothing Was The Same'   Look: Drake's 'Draft Day' asks what we are all still wondering: "Five years later, how am I the man still?" And no matter how you feel about it, whether you're a hater or a lover of the man, it's a pretty undisputable declaration. And, also it's time for what...

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Jan 26 2015 Fabolous / Dej Loaf concert review Kool Haus/The Guvernment: LAST SHOW EVER by Addi "Mindbender Supreme" Stewart So, it all came to a close last night. No more Kool Haus/Guvernment down on Queens Quay. It's been like 20+ years Toronto has been going to concerts there! But, we are still living in Babylon, we can't forget that. The great monster known as capitalism will set its sights on something you love -someday-. That day came. Last night was the final show EVER at Kool Haus, and it got shut down by internationally known club music DJ Deadmau5. It...

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