Jake Kivanc

RAP MAP

The Essential Guide to Toronto Rap

Toronto's rap scene is as diverse as its neighbourhoods and communities so we've made a map to track the best artists coming out of the city.
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Jake Kivanc
11.24.17
RAP MAP

The Essential Guide to Downtown Toronto Rap

Jazz Cartier, Smoke Dawg, TEA, and more inhabit the shadowy corners of the city core.
Jabbari Weekes
Jake Kivanc
8.23.17
RAP MAP

The Essential Guide to West Toronto Rap

Sean Leon, Pressa, Ebonhi, and more fill out the suburbs and parks of the west GTA.
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Jake Kivanc
Sharine Taylor
8.23.17
RAP MAP

The Essential Guide to East Toronto Rap

Big Lean, Gilla, Leila Dey and more are representing the "Ends" that helped birth the scene.
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Jake Kivanc
Sharine Taylor
8.23.17
Gallery

Marvel At The Greatness of Drake And His CN Tower At This Year's OVO Fest

Remember when everyone chirped Drake for the 'Views' cover?
Jake Kivanc
8.8.17
Premieres

Toronto’s Omari Jabari Counts His “Blessings” With Teddy Fantum and G Milla

Meet the 'Holy Trinity' of downtown Toronto.
Jake Kivanc
1.26.17
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6LACK and Nav Are Building a Dark R&B Alliance Between Toronto and Atlanta

We went backstage at the singer's sold-out Mod Club show.
Jake Kivanc
1.25.17
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Roy Woods Captures the Greater Toronto Area's Potential Like No Other

Views from his last hometown show of the year.
Jake Kivanc
12.20.16
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Jazz Cartier Turned Toronto Inside Out Last Night and We Have the Pictures to Prove It

Amidst a raging snowstorm, Jacuzzi, gliding over fans and expectations as one of his city's brightest rap stars, also announced his 2017 project 'Fleurever.'
Jake Kivanc
12.16.16
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Even Without Drake, Toronto's 6 Fest Got the Showcase It Deserved

Roy Woods, DVSN, Smoke Dawg, and more showed up and showed out for a coronation of the city's rap scene.
Jake Kivanc
10.12.16
Interviews

LA’s Hidden Gem: Dumbfoundead Speaks on Battle Rap and Finding His Place as an Asian Rapper in America

We premiered a new video from the Koreatown local, and spoke to him about his work with Keith Ape and what it’s like to be a well-known Asian rapper in America.
Jake Kivanc
12.10.15
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Drake and Future Took Toronto's Ryerson University Frosh Week by Storm

The 6 came out in full effect for a gathering of musical and municipal(?) gods at Ryerson University's Frosh Week.
Jake Kivanc
9.12.15