Articles by Emerson Brito

Is hip hop the new rock?

March 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hip hop is a genre that seems to be commonly misperceived. It’s lambasted for being ignorant, misogynistic, for promoting crime and drug use. This certainly isn’t what [...]

Burning the Day

February 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Inspired by groups like Metallica, heavy metal band Burning the Day has been working their way through the Toronto underground scene for nearly a decade until they signed up [...]

Indie Week 2013 – A Retrospective

January 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Blue stage lights shine upon the guitarist of Sumo Cyco as sweat drips down onto the strings of his guitar. When his head begins to rock to his band’s metal-tinged sound, [...]

The Antiheroes

September 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Before the current decade even began, The Antiheroes had not yet been formed. Not even the thought of the group coming to fruition to combine the talents of Sha Princeton and [...]

Rich Kidd at Unity Fest 2013

August 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

During the penultimate day of the Unity Festival, held at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, history was made. In one of the most significant moments in Canadian music history, [...]

Shad :: ‘Homie’

June 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Rolling over a simple boom-bap beat on ‘Homie,’ Shad lets his personality takeover the song: it’s clear just listening to him that he’s a loveable goof, with some [...]

Smif-n-Wessun at NXNE

June 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

With one simple sentence, the North by Northeast MC gave the audience a general idea of what Smif-n-Wessun’s performance at Yonge-Dundas Square would be all about. [...]

Joey Bada$$ at NXNE

June 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

In Joey Bada$$’ first trip north of the border, the Brooklyn MC saw just how much his star has risen over the past year. During the earliest hours of Sunday morning, the [...]

Rich Kidd at NXNE

June 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Before Rich Kidd played a single song at the Wrongbar in Toronto for the North by Northeast festival, he had a question to ask the audience: “Some people say SXSW is [...]
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