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

rez | Interviews | Tuesday, August 1st, 2017


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


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

Now Ron Nelson

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.

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

rez | Interviews | Thursday, May 18th, 2017


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


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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VIDEO: Daniel Caesar Interview w/ Tom Power (q on CBC)

rez | Interviews | Monday, February 13th, 2017

Daniel Caesar chops it up with Tom Power on q. Bom. Get to know the kid.

Up and coming R&B musician, Daniel Caesar, talks about escaping Oshawa, sleeping in the streets to make his record, and finding peace with his faith

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PODCAST: Views Before the 6 (Episode 01) feat. DTS & Johnbronski

rez | Interviews | Thursday, February 9th, 2017


Episode 01 of Big Tweeze and Thrust’s “Views Before The 6” podcast this time featuring two more legends in the game, Johnbronski and DTS. Bom bom.


PODCAST: Views Before the 6 w/ Big Tweeze & Thrust (Episode Zero)

rez | Interviews | Monday, February 6th, 2017


Big Tweeze and Thrust launch their “Views Before The 6” Podcast. Shouts to these guys man. Looking forward to taking this one in…

INTERVIEW: Boi-1da w/ The Faculty Co. (Podcast)

rez | Interviews | Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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Mannn…missed ’nuff episodes of the homies Bizz and Stirling’s podcast, The Faculty Co. Get caught up on the SoundCloud starting with this one featuring that dude Boi-1da. Masters in the cut too. Hooray!

Grammy-Winning Producer Boi-1da joins The Faculty Co. for Episode 04. The Toronto hitmaker reminisces about riding around to dancehall music with his father and comments on music’s power to capture moments. Speaking of moments, he later reflects on the two weeks he spent in a Paris studio with Kanye West. Joined by right hand and business partner Masters, Boi-1da goes on to explain and tells us about an old hit of his he would produce differently if he could do it again. Welcome to #TheFacultyCo

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