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May 23rd, 2013
Hip-hop and sneakers have always gone hand-in-hand, and so it makes complete sense for Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum to bring an exhibit that combines the two cultures. Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture features everything from Kanye West’s Louis Vuitton collaboration to T-RexXx’s all-time favourite kicks, the Ewing 33 Hi.
May 21st, 2013
On this week’s episode of RapCity, we visit Bata Shoe Museum’s Out of the Box exhibit and trace the origins of sneaker culture and how it intersected with hip-hop, featuring sketches from the greatest designer ever, Tinker Hatfield, to the greatest hip-hop sneaker designer of all-time, Kanye West, and his collaboration with Louis Vuitton. We [...]
May 7th, 2013
Last year, Swollen Members celebrated 20 years as a group. While most artists either slow down or give up after two decades, Prevail (the only remaining founder), Maddhild and Rob the Viking experienced yet another peak when their latest album, Beautiful Death Machine, debuted at #3 in the Canadian album charts. RapCity caught up with [...]
March 26th, 2013
One of the hottest videos we have in rotation right now is Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice,” featuring Drake, from last year’s universally acclaimed Good Kid, MAAD City. Two years ago, RapCity caught up with Kendrick the day he landed in Toronto for his first gig in the city. It was also the first time he [...]
February 26th, 2013
Tonight on RapCity, we air the last of four episodes celebrating Black History Month. We’ve decided to end with one of the most important rappers of our time, the inimitable 2Pac. T-RexXx will take a look at the political consciousness of Tupac Shakur, the rapper, actor, poet, producer and activist, discuss his important familial connections [...]
February 14th, 2013
We’re still celebrating Black History Month, and one of the locations with the most impact on black culture is Harlem, New York. On this week’s RapCity, T-RexXx explores the neighbourhood and its importance through the two biggest exports: music (A$AP Rocky, Vinny Cha$e) and food, courtesy of Toronto’s own Harlem Restaurant.
February 14th, 2013
Hip-hop is no R&B when it comes to love songs. Though it doesn’t get the credit it deserves for ballads, hip-hop has some stone cold classics. It doesn’t suit every artist, but even some of the hardest rappers out there (lookin’ at you Dark Man X!) have it in them to serenade a lady. And [...]
January 22nd, 2013
T-RexXx is no stranger to ink, so on this week’s episode of RapCity, he decided to add another tho his skin. So we headed to FY Ink, where our host chose a symbol that meant a lot to him. Tune in to see what transpires. Also on the show, T-RexXx discusses the Dipset influence on [...]