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Creating the rap persona: Keffaleng

The Toronto hip-hop scene has seen a reemergence in recent years with artists like Jazz Cartier; OVO affiliates Devontée, Majid Jordan, and Jimmy Johnson; and XO affiliate Derek Wise among the next group of young rap superstars fit for their run at celebrity. The success of Drake had never before been seen in Toronto. Working …

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Artist Spotlight: Harrison

Back in high school, Harrison Robinson and his best friend Seamus Hamilton didn’t believe in pigeonholing themselves in particular social scenes. Together, they roamed the streets of Toronto; mixing with all kinds of people. This was when they started experimenting with beatmaking, “It was a hobby. Seamus and I would mess around with software in …

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Band spotlight: Seoul

Some music is made to be experienced with company — it sets the tone at parties or during your favourite homemade drinking game. Others are meant to be processed individually, allowing the listener to enjoy at a deeper level. Montréal electronic band Seoul combines aspects of individuality and extroversion in their new album, I Become A Shade, …

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Look from the COS Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. Photos courtesy of COS.

Canada welcomes another international retailer: COS

There’s a new competitor in Canada’s high-end fashion market. Collection of Style (COS), a fashion retailer owned by the same group as H&M, is opening shop in Montreal and Toronto this fall or winter. COS started selling their functional and modern fashion for men, women and children in 2007. Since then they have expanded from …

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Tagging along: A look inside Toronto’s graffiti world

Names have been altered in the following story to protect the subjects’ identities. Some say “Five–O,” others say “Dip.” There are many different words, but in graffiti terms they all mean the same thing: drop whatever you’re doing and get the hell out of there. The cops are coming. As Canada’s largest city, Toronto has …

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