Madcon, Conquest, Universal Republic, Next Plateau

There’s something seemingly unnatural about Norwegian hip-hop, as it sounds like it should go together about as well as peanut butter and hamburgers. However Madcon have been riding international success on the lead single “Beggin’” from the band’sNorth American debut Conquest, and for good reason. Madcon will draw many (more…) Read More

King Konqueror, Fist Magnet, Indie

King Konqueror has built a loyal following for itself from Halifax to Toronto on the backs of the furious live performances and relentless schedule that they tend to endure. Somehow KK has managed to hit the studio and has squeezed out Fist Magnet, theirlatestindependentrelease. The great thing about King (more…) Read More

Ray, Original Movie Sountrack

The most tormented artists are more often than not the most talented and Ray Charles Robinson is no exception. Charles was haunted by several demons: drugs, women and the childhood loss of his youngest brother. All of which fueled the turmoil from whichRaydrewinspiration. The OST follows the path (more…) Read More

Jay-Z, American Gangster, Roc-A-Fella

Jay-Z’s Black Album (the “final” release) and (the “comeback”) Kingdom Come both fell well short of what we’ve come to expect from the head of Def Jam. They left a bad taste in mouths of his fans, however those who started to doubt the talent of the emcee turned CEO need (more…) Read More

Finger Eleven, Life Turns Electric, Wind Up

With each new album from Finger Eleven, there’s a glimmer of hope that the Ontario based band will return to the heavier, guitar based sound of Greyest of Blue Skies. Instead, each album dashes the glimmer of hope and further demonstrates just how drastically the band has departed from its (more…) Read More