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[EVENT REVIEW] 1st Contact Concert

[EVENT REVIEW] 1st Contact Concert

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Share On June 3rd 2013 Torontonians gathered at The Mod Club for the 1st Contact Concert to celebrate and bring awareness to the 1st Time Project: a trans-media initiative about women’s sexuality.  The 1st Time

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[Review] History of Urban Music in Toronto Conference

[Review] History of Urban Music in Toronto Conference

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Share After months of tireless planning and promotion, The History of Urban Music in Toronto Conference took place yesterday at York University. Canadian Hip Hop academics joined forces with Toronto’s pioneering Hip Hop practitioners

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Melanie Fiona’s Open Letter to Lauryn Hill

Melanie Fiona’s Open Letter to Lauryn Hill

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Share After meeting Lauryn Hill at a recent show in Brooklyn, Melanie Fiona was moved by the performance and decided to open up about it: “I have had many blessed, spiritual, and unforgettable moments

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[Article] MESSAGE & THE MONEY: The implications of commoditizing Hip-Hop Culture

[Article] MESSAGE & THE MONEY: The implications of commoditizing Hip-Hop Culture

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Share I wrote this piece in April for my professor Simon Black and wanted to share some of it with ya’ll. I was curious to know what the implications of commoditizing Hip-Hop Culture were

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[EVENT REVIEW] CAN I LIVE SHOWCASE #3

[EVENT REVIEW] CAN I LIVE SHOWCASE #3

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Share Just like Jay-Z  “Invited us to something epic” on ‘Can I Live’ off his Reasonable Doubt album, Moe Naaman, Founder of Masika International Development, invited me to something epic this month; The Can

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Should We Check Hip Hop Before We Wreck Hip Hop?

Should We Check Hip Hop Before We Wreck Hip Hop?

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Share As a was scrolling through my Facebook timeline just recently, a colleague of mine posted an article called “There Are People in the World Who Are Concerned About the Current State of Hip

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What I Learned From Spring Break(ers)

What I Learned From Spring Break(ers)

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Share March 29th saw the Canadian release of Harmony Korine’s highly anticipated film Spring Breakers. There’s been a lot of a buzz and controversy surrounding the film and the reviews which I’d read prior

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The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death

The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death

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Share Repost from March 9th, 2012 To write a tribute about The Notorious B.I.G. is incredibly difficult for me. To try and verbalize the life one of hip hop’s most – if not the most –

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The Lines and Times of Notorious B.I.G.

The Lines and Times of Notorious B.I.G.

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Share REPOST FROM MARCH 9th 2012- Today marks 15 years since the world lost Christopher Wallace. And even today, many would agree that he is still one of the greatest emcees to ever bless

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The 10 Crack Commandments: Big’s Simple Guide to Better Business

The 10 Crack Commandments: Big’s Simple Guide to Better Business

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Share He was no Suze Orman or Napoleon Hill, but if Big were alive today, he certainly could have published a book on managing finances and becoming a better business person. Although I’ve never

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