By Elesha Nicholls
The 80’s were a time of innovation, as hip-hop artists developed not only their sound but the culture as well. Within hip-hop there have always been elements that come together to make up the genre as a whole. Back in the 80’s the four main elements of hip-hop were MC’ing, Dj’ing, break dancing, and graffiti. In this article, we touch base on the secondary elements such as fashion, geography, and music sharing of this decade.
By Regena Ransome
We’ve all heard the words: “Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ to ---- with” and that is very true. The renowned group is taking another dip into TV with their new biopic series on Hulu. The show is based off previously released books The Wu-Tang Manual and Tao of Wu and will take place in 90s Staten Island New York, following the lives of Hip Hop heroes Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Ol’Dirty Bastard and Inspectah Deck.
Music Canada along with its label members have announced a scholarship program in honor of the late Deane Cameron. The MusiCounts Scholarship Program honors the former CEO of EMI Music Canada, which will allow aspiring industry professionals to jump start their career. The scholarship provides an opportunity for young professionals who are in post-secondary studying music performance, music business, or music production to get a head start in their career within the next 12-months.
By Regena Ransome
Chances are, you’ve heard of a rapper named Lil Nas X and a little song called Old Town Road. Kind of popular…it’s only got 314 million views on YouTube. The Billy Ray Cyrus featured song has been able to maintain its position at the top of the charts for seventeen weeks now, setting a new record in chart history. The previous record of sixteen weeks was held by two different songs. Those being, Mariah Carey and Boys II Men’s One Sweet Day and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Despacito.
By Amani Harris
The 50th anniversary of the Juno awards is set to take place in our city of Toronto. The celebrations will run for a week long from March 22nd to March 28th of 2021, with the award show taking place and airing on March 28th at the Scotiabank Arena. This will also mark the 26th time Toronto has hosted the awards show, as the Juno’s were initially held in Toronto for their first 20 years.
By Yulia Federov
Fall is a time for new beginnings. It’s the time to get #backtothegrind. It’s the time of pumpkin spice everything. But most importantly, it’s the best time to switch up your boring old podcast selection to something new, exciting and most importantly, about your fave subject; music. That said, here are FIVE Canadian music podcasts you need to subscribe to, ASAP.