NEWS: JD Era, Rich Kidd, Shi Wisdom & More to Headline 106 & York Urban Arts Festival 2012

Ty Harper | Community,Concerts,Events,Initiatives,Music | Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

For Immediate Release

(Toronto) 106 and York UrbanArts Youth Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary youth arts festival that happens in Toronto’s North-West communities. Now in its fifth year, this community event has grown from a one-day production, to a two-date festival, celebrating the talent of performers and visual artists from across the city.  Headliners for this year’s events include JD Era, (signed to the label of Raekwon, of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan), Juno-nominated Producer/MC Rich Kidd, one of Toronto’s most exciting new  vocalists, Shi Wisdom, and more.

The festival is divided into two distinct events:

Culture Shock, presented by UrbanArts & 106 and York

Saturday August 11th, 2012


Cover: FREE

Weston Road Farmers Market

Shi Wisdom is the headlining performance for this free outdoor community concert.

106 & York UrbanArts Festival
Friday August 31st, 2012

Doors open at 4 (food and red carpet pictures)

Show Starts at 6pm

Cover: $5 at the Door

Yorkwoods Theater – 1785 Finch Avenue West  
Performers include JD Era, Rich Kidd, Shi Wisdom, JD Keyz and more!

“The best part of the festival, is the energy at the show.”, says Show Producer, Leandra LeGendre. “It’s unmatched. It’s a fresh and fearless crowd with a grassroots energy.”

With the support of festival partners UrbanArts, N.I.S.E. Clothing, High Class, and Manifesto, the organizers have developed a stellar showcase of  Toronto’s talent and continues to give artists a platform from which they can build their careers. 106 and York also helps to build the capacity of the community to organize similar events by taking on community members as staff and interns.

In addition to performances, community merchandise/info tables allow local organizations and entrepreneurs to get involved by displaying information about their group.  Some of the groups represented at our festival are: Urbanology Magazine, Hip Hop, and other Toronto vendors  will be selling their art and merchandise, so please feel free to bring the family enjoy the entertainment, and support this all ages event.

About 106 and York:

106 and York is a youth-led collaborative that supports youth in the urban arts through various initiatives. Our most prominent initiative is our multi-disciplinary youth urban arts festival that is presented in collaboration with other youth-led organizations such as Highclass and N.I.S.E. Clothing and larger organizations such as UrbanArts and Manifesto. This festival develops and showcases the talent of emerging musicians, recording artists, dancers, theatre groups, visual artists, film makers, photographers and fashion designers of North West Toronto.

Using mentorship to train younger and less experienced youth on the positions required to make the festival happen. This is not only a means of community building, but it also creates opportunities for youth to gain experience and employable skills within the arts sector. Additionally, the collective offers artist development workshops that train local emerging artists on art and business skills needed for their professional development. Beyond the festival, 106 and York supports and motivates young people who have been alienated from mainstream institutions to organize and create spaces for artistic expression in meaningful and professional ways.

For more information, please visit us online:

Twitter: @106andyork

EVENT: Shi Wisdom “LVSPK” (Live Performance) Saturday July 28th @ Revival – 783 College St.

Ty Harper | Concerts,Events,Music | Monday, July 16th, 2012

Shi Wisdom, who is arguably (as in I will argue with you if you disagree) the most impressive voice to come out of Toronto this past year, is releasing her new EP “LVSPK” (Love Speak) and putting on her first ever showcase of its material. Shi’s been steady building her buzz over the past year or so with singles, features, co-writing credits with Drake + her standout performance in this year’s Stylus/Cityonmyback viral cypher, and although she’s done quite a few shows in the city this show is definitely shaping up to be the one. With a live band and a restricted 150 ticket capacity I wouldn’t sleep too long on grabbing tickets which are going for $20 and can be purchased by calling 647-210-7170.

It all goes down Saturday July 28th @Revival (783 College St.).

Hit the jump for more details!


EVENT: Keep It Pro presents Perfeck Strangers (Dan-e-o & Promise) (July 13th @ Velvet Underground)

Ty Harper | Concerts,Fashion,Music | Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Should be a dope event.

Full flyer after the jump!

PERFECK STRANGERS will be performing July 13, headlining Keep It Pro – BIG TICKET. A performance you do not want to miss as Perfeck Strangers takes their crowd pleasing live show to Velvet Underground in Toronto. 510 Queen St. W at Portland. Also performing, SepTO, Chucke gunz, Jelly Too Fly, Jae Matic, Savage Intellect and a beat showcase by KB Da Crazy Guy. Music by multi award winning DJ LAW and hosted by Tommy Spitz. Party to the best in HipHop til 3am.
download the #1 debut LP by Perfeck Strangers here for Free!
Please follow: @perfeckstranger @easparkpro @URBNET @djlaw3000 @MindOfSepTo @TommySPITZ @kbdacrazyguy @ChuckeGunz @jellytoofly


Previously: NEW VIDEO: Perfeck Strangers feat. Zeyon “Stay Me” (Directed by Kev Major)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Perfeck Strangers feat. Justin Nozuka “Come Back Home” (DJ Pack) (Prod. Lord Quest)



EVENT: SmashMouth + NXNE present Rich Kidd, Notes To Self, The Antiheroes, Smash Brovaz + more (Tonight @ The Rivoli, 332 Queen St. West)

Ty Harper | Concerts,Events,Music | Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

From Toronto to Vancity to NYC, a dope NXNE lineup put together by SmashMouthEntertainment.

SmashMouth Entertainment & NXNE proudly presents
SmashMouth Mentality Showcase
@ Rivoli – 332 Queen St. West
Wednesday, June 13th

$10 Cover
Free w/ NXNE 2012 Wristband

w/ Rich Kidd, Tre Nyce, T.Shirt, Denzil Porter, The Antiheroes, Notes To Self, Smash Brovaz, The Upper Classmen, Vader The Villin & Moses


Rich Kidd (Toronto, ON)

Tre Nyce (Vancouver, B.C)

T.Shirt (New York, NY)

Denzil Porter (Bronx, NY)

The Antiheroes (Toronto, ON)

Notes To Self (Toronto, ON)

Smash Brovaz (Toronto, ON)

The Upper Classmen (New York, NY)

D-Bonez (Toronto, ON)

Moses (Scarborough, ON)

For More Information:


EVENT: Stalley, Rich Kidd, The Antiheroes & Ngajuana (Live Tonight @ APK, London)

Ty Harper | Concerts,Events,Music,Video | Friday, June 1st, 2012

What you doing tonight?

The Come Up Show in association with N.E.C Productions, Outerbass and Urban Life U. are proud to be bringing Massillon, Ohio-bred rapper Stalley, Toronto artists Rich Kidd. The Anitheroes, and London’s own Ngajuana to APK Live for one, unforgettable night.

Stalley’s career first took off when his and Ohio DJ Terry Urban’s mixtape ‘Goin’ Ape’ caught the interest of Mos Def; which led to the Ohio emcee opening for Mos on one of his tours. Last year, Stalley re-released his first album through his new label Maybach Music Group. This time around, he added a new track list; which included a remix to his song “Lincoln Way Lights” (also the name of the LP) featuring Rick Ross. Along with Ross, Stalley’s list of known hip-hop associates is nothing short of impressive; with names like Ski Beatz, Jay Electronica, Wale, Curren$y, and even folk rocker John Mayer.

Opening the show will be Mississauga’s own Juno nominated producer and artist Rich Kidd & Toronto group The Antiheroes, who, along with local act Ngajuana, are expected to get the crowd going before the main event. If you’re near London on June the 1st, don’t miss this event!

Advance Tickets are only 15 bucks, tickets at the door will be 20 bucks so make sure to get them early.

Available at Ticketdriver

Physical tickets at these locations:

353 Clarence 519 640-6714

United Kutz
147 King Street 519 936-5889

Trendsetter Clothing
727 Richmond 519-438-1447

Jammins Clothing
91 wellington 519 434 5266

Ticket Sellers:
Get them from Chedo (UWO/Fanshawe area)

Ngajuana (Downtown area)

Julz aka Mizz Camofluage Brownin (Southside area)

Jason Carpenter (Northside area)

Download the mixtape we made for free at

RSVP on Facebook

EVENT: The Slakadeliqs (Tonight @ Atwash, 419 College St.)

Ty Harper | Audio,Concerts,Events,Music | Friday, May 11th, 2012

If you’ve never had the opportunity to check Slakah out live, here you go.

Atwash is @ 419 College St. Doors @ 9pm.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Slakah The Beatchild feat. Justin Nozuka “Love Controls The Sun” (Directed by Slakah The Beatchild)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: The Slakadeliqs feat. Justin Nozuka “Keep Breathing” (Directed by Slakah The Beatchild)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah “Forgive Me Love” (Directed by Slakah The Beatchild)

CONCERT: N.O.R.E. w/ Tona, Peter Jackson & Scrwg Scrilla – March 16th @ Opera House (735 Queen St. E)

Ty Harper | Concerts,Events,Music,Video | Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Can’t recall ever hearing about N.O.R.E. doing a show this side of the border (although I’m sure he probably has).

Hopefully he does a lot of his 90s ish. Plus you got Tona, Peter Jackson and Scrwg Scrilla. Should be a dope show filled with tons of ‘what, whats’.

Shout-out to Kairo on the heads up!

EVENT: Perfeck Strangers (Dan-e-o & Promise) – Live @ The Casbah (306 Main St. W, Hamilton)

Ty Harper | Concerts,Events,Music | Wednesday, February 1st, 2012


Perfeck Strangers (Dan-e-o & Promise) along with Theo3, New Breed MC and Heat rock out this week at The Casbah in Hamilton (306 Main St. W).


Previously: NEW VIDEO: Perfeck Strangers (Dan-e-o & Promise) “Ghetto” (Directed by Andre Rehal)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Promise feat. Jhene Aiko “Against The Odds” (Directed by Andre Rehal)

EVENT: Droppin Knowledge presents Emilio Rojas, RayRay Malone, bizzarh, Jake Bluez (Friday @ The Rivoli)

Ty Harper | Concerts,Events,Music | Thursday, January 5th, 2012 presents another installment of “Droppin’ Knowledge” with featured artists Emilio Rojas from NYC and local acts Ray Ray Malone, bizzarh and Jake Bluez.

It all goes down this Friday January 6th @ The Rivoli (332 Queen St. W).

Previously: VIDEO: The Get By, Tre Leji & Action Bronson “Droppin Knowledge” (Event Re-cap) (Directed by Zac Facts)

Previously: VIDEO: Roshin (of Notes To Self) speaks on “Droppin’ Knowledge” Tonight @ The Rivoli!

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