See, hiphop isn't dead, it's just laying low in Canada for a while. And why not? Down here in the contiguous 48, Nas has to put up with asshats like Bill O'Reilly making a stink every time he tries to do something nice, and critics harshing his latest album, Hip Hop Is Dead. But maybe Canada's not the best place to keep hiphop alive, either—campus officials at Ottawa's Carleton University recently shut down a scheduled Rock the Vote concert when they heard Nas would be headlining, and, of course, the exchange rate on the dollar is worse than ever.

Plush is located at 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at

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