VIDEO: Daniel Caesar Interview w/ Ebro Darden (Beats 1)

rez | Interviews | Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Album out August 25th!!!

Ebro talks to this month’s Apple Music Up Next Artist, Daniel Caesar. Listen to the full episode: http://apple.co/B1EbroDarden

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INTERVIEW: Sydanie w/ BanTOR Radio

rez | Interviews | Saturday, August 19th, 2017

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Sydanie chops it up lovely with BanTOR Radio.

Blog: www.bantorradio.com/bantor-blog/8/1…-familiar-light

Magic, electric, abbreviated; me. Perhaps the best words to describe West Toronto artist, @Sydanie. They’re also lyrics from Static, one many introspective, brazen and poetic tracks from her catalogue. But Sydanie isn’t just a rapper. She’s a supernatural badass rapper mom. Sydanie has drawn from a vocation of giving back to communities as a facilitator and social innovator through the arts. Whether providing accessible programs for young mothers through her initiative, The MOCHA Project, fighting for safe spaces, or working to reclaim rights of the Caribbean diaspora, it all comes together on stage. As Sydanie weaves through verses of joy, pain, growth, learning and unlearning, she is leading the way with a familiar light, a spiritual energy you can’t comprehend. She is making moves on and off the road. We caught up at Ali’s Roti in Parkdale for some doubles and aloo pie to chat motherhood, catharsis, cultural preservation, community initiatives and her latest EP, Stillwater, for this episode of BanTOR VIEWS.

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INTERVIEW: Raz Fresca w/ The Come Up Show

rez | Interviews | Friday, August 18th, 2017

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Raz chops it up lovely with Chedo on The Come Up Show.

My special guest is Raz Fresco, artist, producer, and entrepreneur. Even though he’s only 22 years young, he’s released 8 projects over several years and he’s set to release his next project H.U.S.T.L.E. which is an acronym for “How U Survive Through Life Every day. “

There was so much history and gems revealed in this interview that we had to split it into TWO parts. In part 1, Raz Fresco talks about what’s it’s like to perform to overseas, the classic stories recording in Tory Lanez basement, and how he produced for Mac Miller, French Montana, Tyga and so much more.

Part 1 of the Raz Fresco interview on The Come Up Show Podcast. Let’s go!

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INTERVIEW: Merna w/ The Come Up Show

rez | Interviews | Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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Description says it all!

My special guest is Palestinian born and Toronto-based singer/songwriter Merna (formerly known as Ayah). I’ve been a fan of her music for a long time, which is why when she released a new record, Sans, I had to have her on the podcast to talk about the project and her journey in music.

Merna talked about the decisions she made on how she’s approaching her music, why it’s not about ego anymore-it’s just about sharing. The distinction she has made separating music as a business and music as a form of expression. We went back to her origins and she takes us through her upbringing, what it was like moving between Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Seattle, Toronto and how that shaped her. Merna also takes us through the timeline of her career, what it was like to work with DJ Jazzy Jeff, how she approaches fear and so much more.

Without further ado, Merna on The Come Up Show Podcast.

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INTERVIEW: a l l i e w/ The Come Up Show

rez | Interviews | Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

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Really glad the a l l i e push is in full swing! Get to know the gurl as she chops it up with that dude Chedo on The Come Up Show.

My guest today is singer/songwriter a l l i e, her debut album Nightshade is out right now and it’s fyaah. We talked about what’s it like to work on a project for 2 years and finally release it to the world. a l l i e tells us about the divine feminine, her lowest point on this journey and so much more.

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INTERVIEW: BurdxKeyz w/ The Come Up Show

rez | Interviews | Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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Shouts to Chedo and Burd from BurdxKeyz for chopping it up kinda beautiful about music, life, loss and everything in between. I think about that time in my life often man. Just lucky I guess to still be here to reminisce on it. I can only imagine what it was like for my dude Burd when Keyz passed away but he speaks about it openly and with vulnerability here. Thank you for sharing. RIP Durty Keyz.

Our guest this week is Toronto producer Burd, who is half the duo of Burd and Keyz. Burd has been in the game for a while and he’s produced for many big names like A$AP Ferg, Pusha T, French Montana, Wiz Kid, to name a few. His partner in crime Anthony “Durty Keyz” James was Burd’s childhood friend that passed away at the age of 23 due to a rare bacterial infection. We talked about Keyz passing, the production scene right now, and so much more.

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ARTICLE: A Hip-Hop Oral History of The Concert Hall (Now Magazine)

Ty Harper | Community,Editorial,Interviews,Music | Monday, June 12th, 2017

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Lots of great stuff in this piece, but I think it’s important to think about how we respond to media coverage like this. I know the immediate feeling we have when we see one-off articles like this is ecstatic elation. But that’s only because we’ve been STARVING for our history. A history Toronto and Canadian media continue to erase through their privilege, their ignorance and arrogance.

Think about it: if someone had the power to deprive you of water, food and the necessities of life you rightfully deserve, what would be the appropriate way to respond to them when they randomly decide to feed you some scraps?

“Toronto’s Apollo,” “a mini-Caribana,” “the matriarch” of Toronto’s hip-hop scene.

Storied live music venue the Concert Hall is most often associated with 60s rock acts like Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. In the 70s, 80s and 90s it was the place to see punk, new wave, funk, dancehall, reggae and grunge.

Much less talked about in mainstream media is the pivotal role the 100-year-old venue at 888 Yonge played in laying the foundation for Toronto’s currently thriving hip-hop scene.

In the 80s and early 90s, hip-hop parties were dispersed around suburban neighbourhoods in community halls, schools, basements and rental places. The crowds and musicians were young, primarily Black first- and second-generation Canadians. But as the scene grew, the venue housed in the centrally located Masonic Temple at Yonge and Davenport became hip-hop’s mecca.

https://nowtoronto.com/music/features/an-oral-history-of-hip-hop-shows-at-the-concert-hall/

INTERVIEW: Jessie Reyez w/ Julie Adenuga (Apple Music)

rez | Interviews | Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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Jessie Reyez chops it up lovely with Julie Adenuga on Apple Music. #bombom. Her debut EP, Kiddo, is available now.

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INTERVIEW: VIEWS B4 THE 6: Mastermind PART 1 (audio stream)

Ty Harper | Audio,Community,Interviews,Music | Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Tweeze and Thrust go deep on the history of Mastermind, one of the city’s most important hip-hop radio and mixtape deejays.

PODCAST: We Love Hip-Hop Ep. 3 feat. Rich Kidd

rez | Interviews | Friday, March 10th, 2017

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Intro to Friday’s new Podcast, “We Love Hip-Hop”. Rich Kidd, Friday and the mandem just kickin’ it, listening to beats and talkin’ hip-hop for like almost 2 hrs. Yes please.

I wanted to cut as much as I could because this one went the distance. BUT I could only find a little piece to cut out because the conversation was so dope! @ssc_heyhercs_pk (PK Hercs) and myself, learned a lot about our friend @richkiddbeats aka Rich Kidd!
Big shouts to BOROHEADS Glass Gallery for letting us Dab out and Smoke hella blunts.
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