Homegrown music takes over The Rivoli, this Friday the 24th. Montreal rap duo, The Posterz will be headlining the event with support from Toronto's Jake Bluez and Crossword, Mississauga's John River, and Hamilton's Emay. Get familiar, check out some music from each artist after the jump. What: The Posterz w/ John River, Emay, Crossword & Jake Bluez Where: The Rivoll - 334 Queen St. W When: Friday, July 24th, 2015 | Doors open @ 9:00 PM Admission: 19+ | $12 tickets available via Ticketfly or $15 at the door
Toronto rapper Crossword is back with a music video only 2 weeks after dropping his debut album XW. As the second song off of his debut to boast a music video, you can bet that Crossword is going to bring the heat, and with Daniel Gates as the director, the video for "Breathe" is sure to take you on a 3 minute adventure. Carrying a very dark undertone and underlying subject matter, "Breathe" focuses on the political side of life, looking at many hot button topics in our current society. Crossword tackles the issues that he see's when looking at items such as police brutality, repercussions for murder, ongoing battles within countries, and even brings it right home with the cases of murdered and/or missing aboriginal women in Cross's home country of Canada. Check out the video below, and hit the jump for some more details on Crossword's new video. Stream/Buy Crossword- "Breathe" Here
The month of May is right around the corner, and approaching with it is the the 33rd annual Canadian Music Week festival. May 1st to 9th, over 1000 artists will perform at 60+ venues around Toronto. With a lineup so vast, it can be difficult to sort through the list of artists to decide which shows you want to attend. To help plan your week, we've devised a list of the top hip-hop shows you don't want to miss! Click the post to read the full article.
[Event] The Academy Presents: The Hustle Edition 4 ft. Waldo, Elaquent & Crossword April 16 @ The Piston
Tonight, The Academy will hosting their monthly concert series, The Hustle in Toronto at The Piston. With a focus on international as well as local talent, this month's event will feature Soulection and AGO rapper, Waldo. Music will be played by Elaquent. The event will also serve as release party for Toronto rapper, Crossword's XW album. Come out and support some homegrown talent. What: The Academy Presents… The Hustle: Edition 4 Who: Waldo (Soulection/AGO) | Elaquent (HW&W/Urbnet) | Crossword (Album Release) Where: The Piston | 937 Bloor St. W (@ Ossington) When: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 | Doors open at 9pm Admission: 19+ | $10 tickets available online via Eventbrite or $15 at the door | RSVP on Facebook Elaquent: Crossword: