June 4, 2009

The Blast Master a Tdot Pioneer?

People might think Tdot Pioneers are only Canadian artists. Think again, the Blastmaster and Scott LaRock go way back in Toronto Hip Hop history. KRS-One will be in town next week.... read below


June 9th 2009 will mark an historic meeting at Toronto City Hall. The L.I.F.E. Movement and Manifesto have teamed up and are working to bring together front line youth workers, youth led organization leaders, young people, media, and a panel of expert and celebrity guests from across the GTA and abroad - to discuss the current state of violence in Toronto, and find ways of working together towards common solutions. The honourable guest speaker, KRS ONE, founder of the internationally renowned STOP THE VIOLENCE movement, attended a similar meeting to this one back in the 80s spearheaded by the founder of the Universal Zulu Nation Africa Bambaataa. Inspired by what he learned, young KRS started a movement, and this meeting has that same potential to have a ripple effect for generations to come. The meeting will look into the work that has already been done in the area of violence prevention in Toronto, examining studies such as “The Roots of Youth Violence Report” released last year, and aims to provide space for the development of an action plan fed by various community members towards a way forward.

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: City Hall, Committee Room 2
Street: 100 Queen St. W

June 3, 2009

Bridging the Gap...

My man Mindbender and Michie Mee chop it up outside the Stylus DJ Awards. Events like this allow younger cats to meet and network with Tdot Pioneers like Michie who was all smiles. Gotta love Toronto for events like this, where you get Michie, Sauks, Maceo Soundcrew, Lindo P, Killowatt, Solitaire, Ian Andre Espinet and more under one roof . More on Maceo shortly. Straight up there were legends from 1973 to the present up in the house.
Gotta bigup Mike Z and Click who had a vision back in 2006 and have worked hella hard to bring Djs from Halifax and Vancity together to network, celebrate and move the scene along.

Doin' it Real Big

The Stylus Group did it up large monday night...1200 attendees. Performances by mans like Saukrates, Luu Breeze, Andreena Mill and more