By: Allison Kugel – One conversation with rapper Rick Ross will have you questioning the definitions of success, wealth and opportunity; how to identify opportunity, how to achieve success and how to maintain it while keeping your soul and bodily faculties intact. Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, rose to prominence in 2006 with his breakout … Continue reading
Photos by: Julian Avram – Acclaimed R&B artist Mary J. Blige, and hip-hop artist Nas joined forces last night (Sept. 10th) to perform at Budweiser Stage in Toronto.
By: Staff – Hip-Hop artist Danny Brown has announced the release of his long awaited and much anticipated return with his fifth studio album uknowhatimsayin¿, on October 4th via WARP. The news coincides with the release of the album’s first single and video “Dirty Laundry”, directed by Simon Cahn. Brown’s lyrics balance earnest storytelling with … Continue reading
By: Staff – Rapper and producer JPEGMAFIA has shared his first solo single since his acclaimed breakthrough album Veteran titled “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot,” out now on EQT Recordings. The video, directed by Andrew Mcglennon, shows Peggy taunting his haters and reflecting on his successes against a majestic mountain backdrop, interlaced with darker … Continue reading
By: Staff – Saskatoon artist Alex Bent + the Emptiness is back with an new video for “COOLIN’”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. “Coolin’ is a ‘fuck you’ song and that’s it,” says Bent. “COOLIN’” is a hip-hop track blending a twist of nostalgia with the current trends of the genre, … Continue reading
Photos by: Natasha Kopunovic – Canadian hip-hop artist Nav, who released his second album, Bad Habits, on March 22nd, 2019 via XO/Republic, performed at Echo Beach in Toronto last night (July 6th).
Photos by: Jamie Limbright – Hip-Hop artist Tech N9ne, who released his 21st album, N9na, on April 19th, 2019 via Strange Music, performed at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit on June 5th.
By: Kirstin Bews – Flying Lotus is releasing his new album, Flamagra, on May 24th via Warp Records. Aptly named, this album is fire. While this album comes half a decade after his last effort, You’re Dead (2014), it feels like no time was wasted in the creating of this 27-track masterpiece. The theme … Continue reading
By: Staff – LA-based rapper Casper Sun is back with a new video for his track “Sonnie”, the first single off his upcoming EP Pink Matter. “There was no budget involved… we aimed to traverse around LA/Koreatown with nothing but a free-app that placed an old-timey VHS filter on your recorded videos,” Casper Sun says on the video. … Continue reading
Photos by: Tony Contini – Dancehall artist Santigold, who released her newest album, I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions, on July 27th, 2018 via Downtown, performed at the Van Buren in Phoenix last night (May 14th).