The roll-out of CTV’s latest television show was clear: create an off-shoot singing and mentorship competition to the likes of NBC’s The Voice and Fox Network’s American Idol, but this time around, it would be for bourgeoning Canadian artists only.
"I really feel like this place was supposed to kill me," Toronto rapper Sean Leon tells Exclaim! while sitting in his Parkdale, ON basement apartment. "I'm 6-foot-3, the walls are 6-foot-5 — it's essentially a cage. "That feeling of entrapment that has driven the 26-year-old rapper to consistently push his boundaries, his visions, and how far his music can go; it's that same feeling that has allowed the once-homeless artist to trust in his creativity, fully, wholly and with no apologies.
Before performing his socio-conscious single "We Can Be Free" on the night of Jay-Z's 4:44 tour in Toronto, the Roc Nation signee took a moment to express how thankful he was to be in Canada. But why? "I was thinking about the South Park movie, and I don't wanna piss off Canadians, but when I was a little kid I remember the South Park movie and I just remember laughing like 'Canada's not [as good as] America,'" he jokes.
Still on this. Speaking of southern Africa, Google KhoiSan (or Khoi/Khoe and San separately), one of the world's oldest surviving ethnic groups, where 'click' languages originated & one of the people groups from which all humanity descended. #WakandaForever still. https://t.co/Nok2OV0FAp
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".