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[REVIEW] Toronto Jazz Festival 2012 Wrap-Up

[REVIEW] Toronto Jazz Festival 2012 Wrap-Up

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Share As a child who was raised on jazz music, it was only right for me to take in a few concerts at this year’s Toronto Jazz Fest. My father introduced me to jazz

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Celebrating Brooklyn at Prospect Park with Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q and Childish Gambino

Celebrating Brooklyn at Prospect Park with Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q and Childish Gambino

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Share On June 26, 2012, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY got hit with the CAMP Tour featuring Danny Brown and Childish Gambino. The NYC shows were also fortunate to have Top Dawg Entertainment artist

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Lyricist Lounge 20th Anniversary Ft. Ghostface, Sheek Louch, Cappadonna, Prodigy, Rah Digga + Astro

Lyricist Lounge 20th Anniversary Ft. Ghostface, Sheek Louch, Cappadonna, Prodigy, Rah Digga + Astro

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Share This past Thursday, I decided to go scope out the scene at Prospect Park and prepare for the upcoming Ghostface show, all while enjoying the beautiful 98 degree weather in Brooklyn. As you

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A Review of Janelle Monae’s Peformance for Toronto’s TD Jazz Fest

A Review of Janelle Monae’s Peformance for Toronto’s TD Jazz Fest

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Share Janelle Monae‘s June 21 performance at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square was indescribable. I know you all are accustomed to reading very detailed concert reviews on Bad Perm, which I promise to deliver this

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[REVIEW] NXNE 2012: Tasha The Amazon x Killer Mike x Raekwon and Ghostface Killah’s Performance

[REVIEW] NXNE 2012: Tasha The Amazon x Killer Mike x Raekwon and Ghostface Killah’s Performance

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Share ***Unfortunately, I missed the first half of the sets performing at NXNE. Fortunately for us BadPerm’s Malayika was there and she writes: “I wasn’t feeling too good on Sunday, but had sworn to

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REVIEW: Killer Mike- R.A.P Music

REVIEW: Killer Mike- R.A.P Music

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Share “Hardcore G shit” are more than just the opening words of “Big Beast”. This simple phrase serves as a promissory statement, letting all listeners know what is about to take place. Killer Mike

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Concert Review: K’naan Opens for Luminato Festival in Toronto

Concert Review: K’naan Opens for Luminato Festival in Toronto

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Share This past Friday, K’naan performed at Toronto’s Metro Park to open up the Luminato Festival. Though scheduled to perform at 9pm, the last set was slightly delayed and K’naan started his show at

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A Review of Jamel Shabazz’s Autobiographical Documentary Street Photographer

A Review of Jamel Shabazz’s Autobiographical Documentary Street Photographer

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Share Jamel Shabazz reveals one of the first photographs he’d ever taken. It’s on film, which he still uses today (and bless him for that). Against a brick backdrop on a sunny winter day,

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Ice-T’s directorial debut – “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap”

Ice-T’s directorial debut – “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap”

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Share Buried just beneath the elaborate lifestyles, beautiful women, exotic cars and big beats, is the essence of hip-hop: lyrics. Not often spotlighted, the intricacies and complexities of rhyming will be deconstructed on the

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The Future Looks Odd: OFWGKTA Perform Live in Toronto

The Future Looks Odd: OFWGKTA Perform Live in Toronto

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Share Every generation in the prime of their youth fears that the good times will end with them becoming just another brick in the wall. The dread of one’s fate after their youth has

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