Album Review: Tyler, the Creator—“Flower Boy”

By Alex Pompilii, Featured Photo via Rap Direct After a two year hiatus, Odd Future co-founder Tyler, the Creator has returned with his most personal album to date. Flower Boy (alternatively titled Scum Fuck Flower Boy) is Tyler’s fourth album, following 2015’s Cherry Bomb. With his latest release, the rapper has taken a huge artistic leap forward, … Continue reading

Demo’s Best Live Acts Of 2015

It’s impossible to do a great concert justice just by talking about it, but we’re going to give it a shot here. Whether it’s an underground house show or a packed stadium concert, there’s too much going on in Toronto to declare a clear winner, but Sufjan Stevens’ run of intimate theatre shows in support … Continue reading

Track Reviews: Tyler, The Creator—“Cherry Bomb” & Earl Sweatshirt—“I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside”

By James Li Funnily enough, releasing a surprise album is one of the least surprising things a musician can do these days. The music press refers to it as “pulling a Beyoncé” but you might as well call it pulling a D’Angelo or a Björk or a Drake. Even Kanye West said that his upcoming … Continue reading

Opinion: How To Express Yourself—Fashion In Music

By Emily Scherzinger Fashion and music go hand-in-hand. Many music idols are now some of the most influential fashion icons in the world, but fashion in music is extremely varied. Artists are expected to reflect their musical style in their appearance, so styles change from rock to pop to hip-hop.  As specified by Janice Miller in … Continue reading

Opinion: Homosexuality In Hip Hop & R&B

By Afra Foli Frank Ocean’s “coming out” a day before the release of his album created a lot of commotion in the music industry. The internet went wild, which may seem crazy considering that all Ocean said was he once fell in love with another man. But we cannot forget that this is the world … Continue reading