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Nitty Scott, MC talks sexism in hip-hop, healing & Afro-Latina girl magic on #GYALCAST

Brooklyn-based rapper Nitty Scott, MC has never shied away from talking about her feminism or Afro-Latin identity and the ways it’s had an effect on her music. During her recent tour stop in Toronto for International Women's Day, she sat down with podcast #GYALCAST to talk not only about her quest for career longevity, but what cross-cultural sounds we can expect from her next project...

Why I'm Blue: Tackling mental illness through hip-hop & collective healing

Some of the best art comes as a result of pain, and honest lyrics can be better than therapy depending on who you ask. For Toronto MC Dijah, she drew from her experiences with mental illness to create her latest EP, BLUE — a nine-track project she hopes will start more conversations around depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and drug dependence; particularly in...

Why We Owe More To Kelis Than We Realize

As we finally make it past the halfway point in this decade and the ¾ mark of this generation, the retrospective period is about to kick in; where we recycle and re-imagine music, style and more from the early 2000s. Kelis, a mainstay of that era, never get her due props for the innovation she brought us. She has always been unafraid to experiment with new sounds and toy with...