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[Event Review] Can I Live? Showcase #7: ‘Femcees’ Reign Supreme

[Event Review] Can I Live? Showcase #7: ‘Femcees’ Reign Supreme

Bissy L. Waariyo June 13, 2014 439

The title of this showcase alone is a tribute to the platform that Bad Perm stands on. The 7th Can I Live charity event was a celebration of female emcees (Femcee) in the Tdot

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[REVIEW] The Girl from Chicago – Oscar Micheaux

[REVIEW] The Girl from Chicago – Oscar Micheaux

Bissy L. Waariyo March 11, 2014 491

This is why I love Black History Month. Every year I honestly find myself learning something amazing. For example, Oscar Micheaux – ever heard of him? Neither had I until earlier last month. To

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[REVIEW] Tre Mission x Isaiah Rashad Live A TATTOO

[REVIEW] Tre Mission x Isaiah Rashad Live A TATTOO

Sandra Stanisa March 2, 2014 371

Top Dawg Entertainment breeds greatness. Or at least that’s been T.D.E.’s reputation thus far. On a cold night in Toronto that could only be described as excruciatingly bitter, one of Top Dawg’s newest signees,

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[REVIEW] #1992Toronto

[REVIEW] #1992Toronto

Sandra Stanisa February 25, 2014 488

Art is power. Art is always a cause for celebration. When Toronto community instigator and esteemed photographer Che Kothari launched his online photographic portfolio this past Friday, true to form he brought together Toronto’s

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[REVIEW] Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Championship Finals Night 2

[REVIEW] Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Championship Finals Night 2

Sandy November 7, 2013 211

Let me tell you a little something about Red Bull;  If ever you want to get a searing, unrelenting pain in the form of a mild stomach ulcer, definitely down three cans of that

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[Review] Zaki Ibrahim Live @ Adelaide Hall

[Review] Zaki Ibrahim Live @ Adelaide Hall

Amanda Girgis October 27, 2013 179

2013 has been a really successful year for Toronto based artists – from the array of festivals and shows, to the plethora of new releases; we have a lot to be proud of.  Zaki

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[REVIEW] Shad @ The Opera House

[REVIEW] Shad @ The Opera House

Sandy October 22, 2013 252

This past Saturday marked the first show of Shad‘s tour following the release of his fourth album, Flying Colours. If this was any foreshadowing of his career, the future bodes well for this Kenyan

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F as in Frank – Celebrating 2 Years of Vintage Clothing

F as in Frank – Celebrating 2 Years of Vintage Clothing

Bissy L. Waariyo October 22, 2013 379

This past weekend Toronto’s own F as in Frank Vintage Clothing store marked their two year anniversary of selling the freshest gear found on Queen St. West. The party offered free beer- I don’t

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[REVIEW] A BAND CALLED DEATH

[REVIEW] A BAND CALLED DEATH

Bissy L. Waariyo October 11, 2013 534

As part of my annual routine in attending the Toronto International Film Festival, I was more than excited to catch a glimpse of the documentary A Band Called Death.  The film follows the artistic journey of

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[REVIEW] Manifesto’s So Much Things To Say: Evolution Summit – The Last Word w/ Jhene Aiko

[REVIEW] Manifesto’s So Much Things To Say: Evolution Summit – The Last Word w/ Jhene Aiko

Sandra Stanisa October 1, 2013 340

The first thing I noticed about Jhene Aiko is her dainty little hands. She’s just recently been in a major car accident which left her with broken bones, a chipped tooth and stitches. Her

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