Hip-Hop

Drake’s Views is a Love Letter to Toronto

59th GRAMMY nominees Drake, Noah “40” Shebib, Nineteen85, Kyla, and others tell the inside story of the Album Of The Year-nominated Views NICK KREWEN GRAMMYS   MAY 15, 2017 – 2:36 AM GRAMMY.com If there’s been a more exuberant ambassador for the city of Toronto than Aubrey “Drake” Graham, you won’t find them on this planet. While the ever-prolific Drake continues to churn out rhyme after rhyme, rising to the…


Flowing Like The River Tiber

FLOWING LIKE THE RIVER TIBER Story by Nick Krewen | March 10, 2016 For SOCAN Words and Music.   There’s no place like home, and there’s no place like Rome. River Tiber may take his pseudonym from Italy’s Tiber River, near where he lived for a year as a child, but for Tommy Paxton-Beesley, the music is just starting to flow. Although he has a couple of EPs under his…


The Weeknd proves he’s Toronto’s next superstar: concert review

R&B crooner Abel Tesfaye, aka the Weeknd, treated crowd at Mod Club to a sort of preview of new album Beauty Behind the Madness. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Wed Aug 26 2015 The Weeknd At the Mod Club, Aug. 25 He’s earned it all right. The climatic moment in the Weeknd’s recent video for his chart-topping hit “Can’t Feel My Face” occurs when the singer is set on fire…


Welcome to the Set List: Pitbull and Ke$ha at the Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto

NEWS Pitbull And Ke$ha  Facebook Twitter Email GRAMMYS   June 09, 2015 – Welcome to The Set List. Here you’ll find the latest concert recaps for many of your favorite, or maybe not so favorite, artists. Our bloggers will do their best to provide you with every detail of the show, from which songs were on the set list to what the artist was wearing to which out-of-control fan made…


Drake offers worthwhile escapism for his peeps in “the 6”

Drake’s Jungle Tour is a solo love letter to the city, free of celebrity distraction Nick Krewen Music, Wed. June 3, 2015 Drake At the Air Canada Centre, Tuesday, June 2 Welcome to Drake’s jungle, baby. It’s a complex place, one where hanging vines, dry ice waterfalls and the occasional campfire serve as the visual backdrop for the Toronto-born rap superstar’s complex feelings, the inner sanctum of emotions that range…