#MusicMonday: Serena Serenades Despite All-Star Hecklers

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Just last night, after watching the Raptors claim the victory against the Orlando Magic, you may have tuned into the 43rd annual Juno Awards, showcasing the impact of Canada’s talent on the music world.

Co-host of the night, Serena Ryder (who joined forces with fellow Universal Music artists Classified and Johnny Reid) took home the awards for Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

What did you think of the mash-up with @classified? #SerenaLive #JUNOS2014 pic.twitter.com/3Gfdu0pgoH

— Serena Ryder (@serenaryder) March 31, 2014

 

And it’s been quite the year for the Toronto ...

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#MusicMonday: Lorde Live Tweets Her First NBA Game

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The #RTZ feed is the place to be every Raptors Game Day if you’re tapped into the twittersphere. It connects fans watching from their couchside seats at home and their courtside seats at the arena. Live-tweeting about the players high tops and sick hops, it’s fun to watch the story come together from all angles.

Lorde, the 17-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter from New Zealand, jumped on the live tweeting bandwagon recently at a Chicago Bulls game. A newbie to the NBA atmosphere, her quirky play-by-play commentary had both basketball ...

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#MusicMonday: Compton Kids

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From Cali to Canada, DeMar DeRozan is one of fifteen all-time NBA players who’s hoop dreams began in parks in Compton, LA. Fellow Compton kid, Kendrick Lamar said he probably crossed paths with DeMar in one of those parks shooting hoops before life changed for the both of them.

Basketball and music collided in this Slam Online hoops and hip-hop tell all with DeMar and Kendrick.

In various interviews, they both credit their crafts of basketball and music for keeping them focused on the good road when things around them were a ...

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#MusicMonday: Kyle’s Hip Hop Heroes

When taking a look at genres of music, it’s evident that hip-hop plays a big role in the basketball culture. Whether amping up a players pregame ritual or keeping them company between #wheelsup and #wheelsdown tweets, the four-part pot of elements, consisting of deejaying, emceeing, breakdancing and graffiti, is commonly the choice among NBA-ers when ‘play’ is pressed.

Kyle Lowry hems and haws about some of his hip hop heroes:

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And for your opportunity to combine basketball and music take a quick trip here for a chance at a ...

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Music Monday: O Canada

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The magic of another NBA All Star weekend has come and gone but with three players representing from north of the border, Canadian pride for their NBA team was evident from beginning to end. And who better to deliver the Canadian National Anthem than a fellow Canuck.

Sooo excited!! Just landed in #NOLA !!! Today's the day I get to sing the Canadian anthem at the NBA Allstar game!! Wootwoot! #NBAAllStar

— Serena Ryder (@serenaryder) February 16, 2014

Toronto-born folk-rock powerhouse, Serena Ryder, made the trip to the Big Easy for All Star ...

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Music Monday: All-Star Jam Session

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As we anticipate the over-the-top, celebrity-hop, slam-dunk-shock filled NBA All-Star Weekend, we anticipate the bigger picture; the spectacle of it all. And as DeMar, Terrence and Jonas hang headphones around their necks and select their ‘wheels up’ tracks for the trip from T Dot, the Big Easy stage gets ready for top tracks from the music world as well. All Stars on the court and All Stars on the mic, it’s a blend of both worlds on these competitive nights.

All-Star Weekend is incredibly surreal for all involved. This video featuring ...

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