July 9, 2009

Rockdabells Toronto 2009

You just never know where and when a Tdot Pioneer might show up and blow up the spot. Krs-1 was hosting Rockdabells this year alongside Supernatural and of course, as Krs always does, he made sure he bigged up Michie Mee who was apparently set to joint Boogie Down Productions back in 1986 before Scott La Rock died. Later in the show just before Big Boi was set to grace the stage, out of nowhere with purse still on her shoulder Michie jumps on stage for a likkle greeting and to receive her props from the 12,000 strong crowd...I was really caught off guard by this... see the shakey camera work, my bad.

July 1, 2009

Canada Day

It is only fitting that since its Canada day we pay tribute to Canada's longest running hip hop radio show. Since 1989 the Masterplan show on CIUT 89.5fm has been banging out real hip hop long before dudes had to claim they were real. Nuff said.

Founded by DJ DTS (pictured left), Johnbronski, DJ Power,and Motion in '89 this show continues to air every saturday night from 8-10pm. Now 20 years deep, founding member DTS continues to keep the show live while mentoring several up and coming djs like L'Oquence, EV Star, Jazzy and others. This show is a Toronto hip hop staple, on a number of occasions as I passed through to hangout in studio over the last ten years I have 'bumped' into Doug E. Fresh, Crazy Legs, and OHNO. Callers from as far away as Pittsburgh regularly call up to bigup the show and make requests. It is great to see that 2 decades later people still devote their time (volunteer time!) for the love of hip hop

Catch history in the making...