After running a series of successful one-off hip hop nights at Rancho Relaxo throughout 2008/2009, it was hard to ignore that it was slowly becoming the go-to hub for independent Rap in the city. Centrally located on the edge of Kensington Market above an unassuming Mexican restaurant, Rancho Relaxo welcomed the indie Rap scene with open arms – not to mention some of the best sound in the city. By the end of 2009 it was pretty obvious that Rancho needed a regular Rap night, so in January 2010 the first $5 Rap Show took place, hosted by More Or Les, Wordburglar & Doogie Howitzer. Fast forward 5 years later and The $5 Rap Show is going stronger than ever. With a lineup of past guests that reads like a who’s who of underground Canadian (and international) rap celebrities, The $5 Rap Show has been a welcome venue for album releases, world premieres and one-of-kind performances. At every show we strive to provide music fans a venue to experience fresh, independent Rap, positive vibes and networking in a chilled out atmosphere.
MORE OR LES
ULTRA MAGNUS & DJ SLAM
Friday, April 10
Doors at 9:30 PM
Rancho Relaxo, Toronto (300 College St)
Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/417334748391587/
April 3rd, 2015
It’s the Easter Weekend! Celebrate the extra day off with episode 13 of Wordburglar’s podcast, Weekend At Burgie’s!
This episode’s guest is actor, comedian and producer Sandy Jobin-Bevans, best known for his role as Officer Palumbo in Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle. Sandy and Burgie talk tales of acting, improv, sports, comic books and working on the new prank show “Fool Canada” with Will Sasso. It’s a hilarious one. Featuring music by Beatmason & Tha Alkaholiks.
Listen to the podcast here: http://www.modernsuperior.com/2015/04/02/episode-13-featuring-sandy-jobin-bevans/
April 2nd, 2015
Chad Walker liked Heatwave, the first Backburner album, enough to investigate many of the individual members’ own projects and collaborations in the four years since. With his recent review of new album Eclipse for Fandomania it doesn’t sound like he was disappointed:
“… if you’re at all a fan of hip-hop, you really owe it to yourself to check out Backburner’s Eclipse. Just go do it now!”
And here’s a tease of the review by presenting just the intro:
Now read the full review here: http://fandomania.com/backburner-eclipse-review-nsfw/