Kim wasn’t one of those kids playing outside. She was inside in her room, voraciously reading and writing. Here, Kim created space in her imagination to, as she says, “be as big as I felt.” A deep hunger for learning drove Kim to university. She quickly realized this wasn’t the type of learning she was looking for. With the imagination and resiliency she fostered as a child, Kim carved her own path, using her voice to create spaces for others.
Growing up in Guelph, Ontario, Che struggled to figure out where he fit in. At the age of 15, a family vacation opened up his world. Surrounded by the rich roots of the Caribbean, with a camera in hand, Che eagerly documented everything he saw, determined to share what was happening in the world with everyone back home. That deep sense of urgency and community spirit drove Che into an accomplished career as a photographer and beloved cultural community instigator.
What’s the first song you heard that made you fall in love with hip hop? 0:41 If you could trade places with someone for a day who would it be?1:19 If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you want to play your lead role? 1:36 What song has the most play counts on your iTunes? 1:49 If you lost your iPod, what song would you be embarrassed someone to find on it? 2:11 What routines do you have when you’re in the studio? 2:39 Who was the first person in the music industry you were nervous to meet? 2:44 When was the last time you got nervous on stage? 4:04 What’s the best advice you got and who was it from? 4:49 The weirdest encounter you’ve ever had with a fan? 5:14 If you had your own reality show what would you call it? 5:56 When’s the last time you regret not speaking up? 7:16 One word to describe your musical career so far? 7:54 If we learn from our mistakes why are we so afraid to make them?8:01 What’s next? 8:32
S/O Community 54 for letting us shoot at their store!
Raz celebrates his born day with the release of his TPT project in collaboration with ChillxWill.
Toronto’s Raz Fresco and Tacoma’s ChillxWill come together to release something that sounds like it’s straight out of New York City. The Baker’s Club duo presents a boom bap flare with an updated sound. The Popcorn Tape is entirely produced by Fresco and has been in the works since summer 2011.
Raz turned 18 today and it’s hard to believe someone so young can make something that sounds like this. Raz has also produced for Big Sean, BoB, Wale, Tyga, French Montana, Mac Miller, Sir Michael Rocks, and many more. Get the new mixtape below and below that, check out Fresco and ChillxWill’s video for “shetheSHITyo,” just released on Friday.
Dan-e-o and Promise go back and forth on this soulful joint detailing the
lack of love that sometimes exists within the various relationships we
have – be they with your girl, your boys or your father figures.
Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Sunday, January 27th, 2013
First taste of Slakah’s follow-up to his very solid “Soul Movement” album. Nice guest list!
Its been 5 years since the release of Soul Movement vol 1. Back with a new line up of amazing talented guests including Glenn Lewis, Justin Nozuka, Andreena Mill, Tingsek, Spek Won & more along with soulful beats and live instrumentation, Soul Movement 2 is set to drop Summer 2013! Pre Orders Open This Spring.