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THE CATCH UP: Daniel Caesar, Shi Wisdom (shiwizkid) and a shift in Toronto R&B by Anupa Mistry.

"We have people living in this city, making music that’s almost otherworldly. They’re breaking from convention to write songs about the things that matter to them – and their concerns include things beyond The Weeknd’s template of sex, drugs and stunting." - Anupa Mistry

Read more from THE CATCH UP.

THE CATCH UP: Daniel Caesar, Shi Wisdom (shiwizkid) and a shift in Toronto R&B by Anupa Mistry.

"We have people living in this city, making music that’s almost otherworldly. They’re breaking from convention to write songs about the things that matter to them – and their concerns include things beyond The Weeknd’s template of sex, drugs and stunting." - Anupa Mistry

Read more from THE CATCH UP.

kendrickxlamar's new track “i.”

"He’s given an enthusiastic introduction from a pastor more befitting a civil rights leader, and what follows is Lamar throwing open his arms in pledge of both humankind’s unity and his own messianic status."

Read more HERE.

Kanye West halts Sydney show until everyone stops writing bullshit non-stories about him.
Our story is definitely NOT a bullshit non-story…

Kanye West halts Sydney show until everyone stops writing bullshit non-stories about him.

Our story is definitely NOT a bullshit non-story…

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Sloan
Each member of Sloan pick an album that’s inspired their songwriting…from Prince to Guided By Voices to Sweet.

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Sloan

Each member of Sloan pick an album that’s inspired their songwriting…from Prince to Guided By Voices to Sweet.

Shad at Wolfe Island Music Festival.
Photo by: Colin Medley
More photos here: http://bit.ly/1t3Eszs

Shad at Wolfe Island Music Festival.

Photo by: Colin Medley

More photos here: http://bit.ly/1t3Eszs

"The first five Beastie LPs are all very fine, very different works, but any Greatest Albums list that omits Paul’s Boutique isn’t worth reading…As a whole, the album feels like the image made by the pieces of a hundred different puzzles cast into the air, landing to form an image more beautiful than any single one.”Happy 25th Anniversary, Paul’s Boutique.

"The first five Beastie LPs are all very fine, very different works, but any Greatest Albums list that omits Paul’s Boutique isn’t worth reading…As a whole, the album feels like the image made by the pieces of a hundred different puzzles cast into the air, landing to form an image more beautiful than any single one.”

Happy 25th Anniversary, Paul’s Boutique.

43 years ago today, Erica Abi Wright aka Erykah Badu aka Fat Belly Bella aka Low Down Loretta Brown was born.

43 years ago today, Erica Abi Wright aka Erykah Badu aka Fat Belly Bella aka Low Down Loretta Brown was born.

40 years ago today, James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla aka Jay Dee was born.
RIP 

40 years ago today, James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla aka Jay Dee was born.

RIP