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Samir S.
Samir S. uses music to escape the harsh reality of being a dedicated Toronto sports fan. Trick people into thinking he understands Twitter by following him @SS_TSS.


The Weeknd – “Often”

By Samir S. | 14 Comments

Sounds more Trilogy than Kiss Land.

2014 NBA Finals

Open Thread: Spurs Vs. Heat, NBA Finals Game 5

By Samir S. | 643 Comments

The Spurs are bound to come down to Earth at some point, right?


“No Rest For The Wicked”: Lykke Li Comes Clean On Break-Ups On ‘I Never Learn’

By Samir S. | 3 Comments

It’s the Swedish singer’s most vulnerable, intimate record to date.


Rochelle Jordan – “L O W K E Y”

By Samir S. | 3 Comments

Toronto songstress brings you back into the world of ROJO.


“What You ‘Bout”: Review of IamSu!’s ‘Sincerely Yours’

By Samir S. | 9 Comments

The Bay Area emcee's debut album manages to be a minor success almost in spite of itself.

Cover Songs

John Mayer Makes Beyonce Sound Like John Mayer With His “XO” Cover

By Samir S. | 2 Comments

No one can out-Beyoncé Beyoncé, but Mayer's got his own thing.


“Losing My Mind”: Review of Pharoahe Monch’s ‘PTSD’

By Samir S. | 8 Comments

'PTSD,' Pharoahe Monch's latest project, is an ambitious--if flawed--follow up to 2011's 'W.A.R.'

2014 NBA Playoffs

Russell Westbrook’s High-Powered Slam Against Clippers

By Samir S. | 6 Comments

You didn't think Russel Westbrook was going to let KD steal all the shine, did you?


“Childs Play”: Review of SZA’s ‘Z’

By Samir S. | 14 Comments

Another great debut from a newly signed TDE talent


PARTYNEXTDOOR – “West District”

By Samir S. | 4 Comments

PND puts his spin on recent OVO track.

...and then you shoot your cousin

The Roots – “When The People Cheer”

By Samir S. | 21 Comments

Taken from their upcoming album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.

DJ Dahi

SZA Ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Babylon”

By Samir S. | 3 Comments

One more listen before her Z project arrives.

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