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A Tribe Called Red's musical activism

Although I am a big fan of A Tribe Called Red’s music – which has been described as powwow meets hip-hop – I definitely had a very specific idea of what their show was going to be like. Given that...

Over 1,000 join global 'March Against Monsanto' protest in Vancouver

Over 1,000 people gathered at the 'March Against Monsanto' Vancouver rally outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., chanting, as they marched to Roger’s Arena, demanding...

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.

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.

Vancouver lucky to vibe Doomtree on "Wings and Teeth" tour

Doomtree Hip Hop Collective at the Biltmore last Tuesday: a stunning night of artists on the verge of hitting the big time.

Dancing in the rain with K'naan, Shad and CHIN

"I never promised you a rose garden/ Along with the sunshine there's gotta be some rain," rapper Shad sang to the crowd at last night's K'naan concert in Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl. And rain it did....

K'naan to play Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl tonight

Regardless of the recent charity controversy or the rain clouds hanging low in the sky, Somali-Canadian musician K'naan will bring his unforgettable mix of poetry, protest, and Somali-infused sounds...

Amalia Nickel in the world of rap

"You can’t push down your emotions as a woman. You have to be tough, but not too tough. You have to flirt, but not too much," Amalia Nickel, a journalist who covers hip hop says. She successfully nav

Drake, K'naan and Michael Bublé big winners at the Junos

Images from the 2010 Junos of the big winners. K'naan tells crowd that "Canada has its heart in the right place" while Emily Haines advised young artists to "set your own course." Michael Bublé leaves