It's the week of More Life and thinkpieces are unavoidable, twitter debates are inevitable and the questions are expected. Everyone wants to know where Drake got his accent, what 'Blem' means and who the hell is Giggs? And by everyone, I really just mean American rap fans.

On the Toronto side, we've been busy relishing in the cultural innuendos hidden within the bars of The Boy's dense playlist as we walk with headphones on through the streets he casually name-drops throughout 22-tracks. In London, they've been celebrating the artists who are so fully embedded throughout the project, integrating the UK urban identity into the heart of it, through collaboration. And for the first time ever, it seems, American rap fans have had to sit slightly on the sidelines of a major mainstream rap release in an attempt to grasp the harmonised cultures alive throughout it.

But both London and Toronto have been considered others in an American-centered rap industry since its inception - with artistic identities often further rooted in Caribbean and African diaspora than the American experience. Which is why Toronto and London see much of themselves in each other. This is nothing new. More Life just ushered in an unavoidable global spotlight on the narrative.

For those tired of explaining, arguing and meme-ing it all away however, UK rap fans in Toronto were offered a much-needed opportunity to log-out and distance themselves of the tired discussion to just be in a safe space and embrace that collaboration - alongside hundreds of others just like them. AJ Tracey and Dave, two renowned London-based MCs arrived on Drake's turf while he's on there's, to deliver their first ever Canadian show. And in doing so, made history.

The line-up winds down the street as we arrive at the packed, sold-out 650-capacity venue. The wooden floor rumbles from the deep base distributed via a hype warm-up set from Toronto DJs Freeza Chin and Jayemkayem (the former even assisted in mixing AJ's recently released Lil Tracey EP.)

Just as the venue's capacity bubbles over, Dave emerges on the stage to a loud, raucious Toronto, who welcome the 18-year-old rapper to the stage to perform cuts like 'Samantha,' '71' 'Wanna Know' as well as a preview of an unreleased record. He then passed the spotlight over to grime wonderkid, AJ Tracey who took the energy to new heights with bangers like 'Pasta,' 'Luke Cage' and their collaborative hit 'Thialgo Silva.' In that moment, there were no more questions. Nothing else existed but those songs - rooted in personal experience but relatable to every single person in the room who chanted lyrics back at the two young dudes from London who had written them.

Caroline SM, A&R of XL Recording and overall UK-based boss woman, flew overseas to accompany the rappers on tour and left stunned by the city's reaction to artists she's worked so closely with during their fervent come-up. "The show was insane. It was crazy to see a crowd who knew everything the way we know it. And this is the biggest venue that I think both the artists have done before and it wasn’t even in the UK. And to see the fans go as crazy as UK fans, I feel like I just saw a moment in history," Caroline said after the show as fans swarmed the rappers to snap a photo with them.

"We have these moments that happen just once. They're only going to come to Toronto for the first time once and they’re only going to see that once and everyone that was here, it's like a historic moment." And that's a proper link up.