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Saul Williams: Poet to the People
It’s 2:00 am on a Saturday night. Just outside the Metro Theatre in Victoria, where Day 3 of Rifflandia has just wrapped up. About an hour earlier, patient fans were ushered in to an already over-...
Sep 20th, 2012
Cypress Hill's B Real benefit concert to support battered women
The Cypress Hill front man makes his appearance at Fortune Sound Club October 2, but leaves a lasting impression with $1 of every ticket sold being donated to Battered Women's Support Services.
Sep 12th, 2012
The Happiness Project: Blue Ivy Carter featured on dad Jay-Z's song "Glory"
The productive rap star wastes no time getting his newborn daughter into the music biz.
Jan 11th, 2012
Political hip-hop parlays on the election battle
Hip-hop isn't your usual electoral terrain, but this week we parlayed with three rappers who want to get out the vote.
David P. Ball
Nov 19th, 2011
A woman’s survival guide to hip-hop and fishing
As a woman working in the male-dominated world of hip-hop, I often feel frustrated. I tend to be treated more like a groupie or a mother than like an intelligent professional. A few months ago...
Oct 18th, 2010
Francis and the Lights set to illuminate Vancouver
Left field funk pop act Francis & the Lights is hoping to win over skeptics when it supports national hero Drake at The Centre For Performing Arts on Tuesday.
Jul 27th, 2010