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    This week, the headlines and tweets have read, “Female Hip Hop Artist Makes History,” referencing “...her historic win and what it means to Black female artists,” and many more fitting accolades for the 2019 Polaris Prize Winner Haviah Mighty.

    Coyote Records/Universal Music artist Naya Ali has been making waves and creating art on her own terms for the past couple of years. Since 2017, the Ethiopian-born Montrealer’s raspy delivery and sharp-tongued technique brought attention to her skills on the singles “Ra Ra” and “Out The Dirt”.

    Over a decade ago a young Just John could be seen sitting on the bleachers with his parents about to take in a soccer match starring his two older brothers; soccer phenoms in their own right. While sitting on the sidelines he played his retro walkman with the following albums in rotation: Snoop Dogg’s Blue Carpet Treatment, K-os’ Joyful Rebellion, Black Eyed Peas’ Elephunk and a bunch of other random records.

    Born Jamar McNaughton, Chronixx, whose music has been branded as "reggae revival", is Jamaica’s most-buzzed-about new artist right now.

    The Africa All Star Music Fest is back. The 2nd annual press conference which took place Thursday at the Westin Prince Hotel showcased a slew of heavy hitting African artists.

    Juno Award-nominated singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim has unveiled the details of her first headlining "Cutloose" tour in support of her critically-acclaimed 2018 album The Secret Life of Planets.

    Her voice is low, measured, controlled. It comes with a quiet confidence that comes from someone who has pushed through some pain and is shining on the other side of it.

    On the evening of July 25th 2017, the Air Canada Centre (ACC) was filled to capacity with screaming Kendrick Lamar fans as they anxiously anticipated his arrival on stage.

    “Hi this is Cham, am I too late?” After waiting nearly an hour to interview Cham, he disarms my impatience with a warm voice and an apology.

    In the second part of my interview with Rookz, entrepreneur and owner of Sandbox Studios we get to know a little bit about her personal life.

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