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Urbanology MagazineUrbanology Magazine

Urbanology Magazine

Spring - Summer 2018

Launched in 2004, Urbanology appeals to those who are immersed in the many facets of Hip-Hop culture. It provides in-depth, thought-provoking content varying from interviews, features and columns by talented, diverse writers, photographers and illustrators. Urbanology has a track record of highlighting stories with both underground and commercial allure, with a dedicated ear to the streets and a finger on the pulse of popular culture.

Pays:
United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Urban Magazine Inc.
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to the new school, with love

I love my ’90s hip-hop and R&B. In fact, as I write this, Tidal’s Greatest R&B Hits of the ’90s playlist blasts in my headphones while I sing along off-key, much to the annoyance of the person working next to me no doubt. This is probably why I had a physical reaction at a recent editorial meeting when one of our newest and youngest team members pitched, with 100 per cent confidence, a story about the death of ‘boring’ old school R&B. As much love as I have for ’90s R&B, now — gasp — considered old school, I had to check my feelings. I swear by the music I grew up on, but I make it a point not to knock the new school. Critiquing individual artists, sure, but damning the…

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music maven

Whether he’s behind the boards working on some instrumental heat or behind the desk working on his communication culture degree, Jordon Manswell is no stranger to the grind that comes with being a young adult trying to follow his dreams — in fact, he’s probably more familiar with it than most. The Whitby, Ont. producer is inching closer and closer to his goals, all while staying level-headed. Despite his youth, and his early success, the 2014 Battle of the Beat Makers (BBM) champion is quite adamant about continuing to remain humble while polishing his craft. Even though he’s steadily gaining more recognition for his stellar producing abilities and his great ear for sounds, Manswell remains calm, cool and collected when speaking about his accomplishments. He’s proud of what he’s done thus…

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a music movement

“SOMETIMES YOU GOT TO INVEST BACK INTO THE CRAFT AND THAT’S WHAT I’M DOING WITH THIS FREE TC ALBUM. I’M INVESTING BACK INTO MY FAMILY NOW AND TRYING TO GET MY BROTHER OUT.” Ty dolla $ign glides into the conference room of toronto’s four seasons hotel with a cobalt roller scooter in hand that has barely left his side since he got it. It’s just about the only accessory the multi-talented musician pairs with a plain t, vans shoes and a black bandana neatly tied to one side, crowning his armpit-length locks. Just like the popular single off his debut album free tc suggests, the flashy stuff is all “blasé blasé” to the taylor gang records signee. At first glance it’s clear that something is troubling Ty, yet he still gives off…

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live and grow

“THERE WERE TEACHERS I HAD THAT DIDN’T REALLY BELIEVE IN ME AND THOUGHT I WAS A TROUBLEMAKER… THEY DIDN’T GIVE ME A CHANCE TO BE A GOOD KID SOMETIMES.“ “I just try to open the door for the new generation.” This is the candid mantra that Casey Veggies shares as he describes his vision. The statement manifests itself time and time again through his words and actions. With the release of his debut album Live & Grow, the 22-year-old Inglewood rapper, who first appeared on the scene as part of Odd Future before going solo, is seeing his dreams come to life. The support for his music is now apparent from the energetic crowds filled with people of all ages who show love at his concerts, and although he’s already got what some…

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the diy queen

“I THINK TRUE SUCCESS IS BEING ABLE TO SAY, ‘I DID ACCOMPLISH MY DREAMS, I DID MAKE SACRIFICES, BUT I DIDN’T LOSE MYSELF IN THE PROCESS.’” Nitty Scott’s voice is raspy. It’s indicative of the night before, when during a special performance for the Can I Live foundation in Toronto, she told fans she was trying to turn all the way up — and lose her voice. “The encore — that’s when I really pushed my voice and lost it a little bit,” she laughs. “It’s back, [but] I also had to get a little sleep.” Sitting in the make-up chair, the 25-yearold Michigan-born, Florida-raised, Flatbush, New York-based emcee explains how honoured she was to be invited to Toronto to perform for a charity raising funds for a cancer patient. “He was told at age…

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