The Best (hip hop) of MTL

Congrats, shoutouts and handshakes to the 514 rappers, producers, club DJs and electronic acts who came out on top in Cult MTL’s first-ever hyper-local readers poll. PLUS what’s up at Francofolies, the MURAL Festival, the Main’s street sale & more.

Do you like it when I say Rick Ross sucks?

Rape-condoning lyrics, lying and shitty rapping = the perfect package. PLUS what do you want from a hip hop column, besides event pointers? AND speaking of which, there are four shows, two DJ nights and one elephant in the Bell Centre that you need to see this week.

Good crack

Advice for the St. Paddy’s Parade & recognizing the Irish in you and your local po-po, PLUS shows and DJ nights for your non-Celtic party needs, from hip hop to roots-rock to French Touch.

Show love

Hip hop love for lonely hearts, PLUS shows and parties to help you dance and drink your sorrows away, from Sarah MK to Maysr and Vilify to Indecent Xposure’s Friends W/ Benefits to MTL Hearts Dilla.

Population control

It’s hipster Christmas! Or at any rate, starting today, time for Pop Montreal again. Last week, I focused on some smaller fest highlights. This week, I have a mix of big names, locals and a special feature on the inaugural Pop-affiliated Icon hip hop festival, also taking place this weekend. Tonight, there’s a mean double-header […]