Toronto is full of talented rappers and we’ll be showcasing it all at our Canadian Music Week Showcase presented by Union Events and I. Music by DJ Mensa, doors at 7pm, last call at 4am, and it’s all ages! What more can you ask for? Above you’ll find the event flyer with all the info you need to know and below is a list of videos that I compiled featuring tomorrow’s performing acts. Drop by tomorrow and celebrate Canadian music!
UforChange is a community initiative that we’ve been supporting for a minute now! This weekend they have an event where the youths in the program get to showcase their work to the public. Events include a film screening, fashion show, live performances and a lot more. Sounds like an eventful weekend! Shouts to everyone involved! Keep grindin….!!!
Film Premiere & Live Acts Friday March 23rd Location: IND Direct, 221 Younge Street Time: 7pm-9:30pm Fee: Pay what you can
Fashion Show, Theatre,& Live Acts Saturday March 24th Location: Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club, 101 Spruce Street Time: 7pm-9:30pm Fee: $10
Multimedia Gallery & Live Acts Multimedia Gallery, Live Acts Location: UforChange, 517 Parliament Street 2nd floor Time: 2pm -5pm Fee: FREE
Had to do it man. Shouts to David F. Mewa for the inspiration (I told him I was gonna jack his style, lol)! Anyways…some insight into the shoot / project. Yes, I do nerdy sh*t like this on Friday nights.
Check out the “Heavy D” video from Twin Peaks featuring D-Sisive, Timbuktu, Rich Kidd and DJ Grouch. “Heavy D” is a cut off their debut albumKissing Hands And Shaking Babies. It’s the fourth official video from the release. Shot and directed by Caley MacLennan (who has shot many videos for Droppin’ Science Productions, including Twin Peaks’ video for “Audrey Horne”), ‘Heavy D’ pays homage to David Lynch’s 1977 classic film, Eraserhead.
Twin Peaks are Ghettosocks and Muneshine. Kissing Hands and Shaking Babies is nominated for an East Coast Music Awards Hip-Hop Recording of the Year award. Click the jump to check out the video.
The “Go-To” Church Sunday Series | Week 7: Sunshine
Church Chizzle hits us with a new track and video, and this one is straight from the heart. “Sunshine” isn’t exactly what the title suggests. It represents “freedom” or the lack there of due to being incarcerated. Unfortunately for Church and many others, Sunshine is something that wasn’t fully appreciated until it was taken away. Now looking to put his past behind him, and move forward in his career, Church relays his feelings for the system though through his creative and diverse lyrical abilities. These feeling can be felt, heard, and seen in this video. Freedom is a must.
Video Director: Darren “D-Lo” Lopes / @DdashLO Produced by: BoWes Music Productions Recorded: BoWes Music Productions Mixed & Mastered: Sound Resolve
Kamau‘s latest project (One Day Soon) is so f*ckin’ dope man. You NEED that in your life. This is a really dope piece btw. Shouts to StudioFeed. Here’s the official blurb:
Multi-talented Toronto artist Ian Kamau is one of the city’s most fascinating creative minds. Ian is an “artist” in the fullest sense of the word with art acting as an opportunity to both foster conversations on important social issues and at a more personal level, “to change and evolve and transform us”.
While touring across Canada and Europe, Kamau became disillusioned with the “music industry,” and decided to put his musical projects on hold in order to complete his studies at York University. However, a number of recent releases have signified Kamau’s return to music, the most recent of which is his full-length album, One Day Soon, which was released in the fall of 2011.
For more information on Ian and his music, visit his website at: iankamau.com