Of course you know we had to have the beats right? In this section you’ll find rare interviews, classic joints, live footage and college radio show footage from the 1980s and 1990s from all across this country.
Tdot Pioneers-> Thrust brings the house down
In celebration of Canada day, The Sound Junction show and the Bigger than Hip Hop Show @ CHRY 105.5fm came together to represent lovely. With an open door policy the team invited emcees down to the station for four hours of none stop boom bap. Rolling through was Spek Won, Wolf J, Daneo, SKI, Smash [...]
photo credit: Alexis Finch CBC Hip Hop Summit-link to audio file
A historic moment for hip hop in Toronto with the release of an all Canadian Hip Hop Compliation. This video features, Base Poet, Maestro Nu Black Nation, Kish and nuff others. Big shouts to Jon Bronski for executive producing this album and making history on this one!
On saturday Feb 12, 2011 CKLN studios in Toronto became home to a legendary celebration of three generations of hip hop history. As one of the first stations in Canada to have a radio show dedicated to hip hop music, CKLN has been bumping the boom-bap since the mid 1980s. From the Fanatasic Voyage to [...]
The Get Loose Crew hailing from Flemo in Toronto released this nationally distributed record back in 1987. Check out some of this original boom-bap flavour
The Fantastic Voyage was a community radio show run by DJ Ron Nelson. The show played a variety of music genres from Funk to Rockers,
This StreetBeat, Break’N Out record is one of the earliest known hip hop compilations in Canada.
The undisputed Queen of Canadian hip hop history, Michelle Michie Mee was the first Canadian MC to get signed to an American label, as well as one first to work extensively with an American artist, of no lower pedigree than the Blastmaster, KRS-One.
In 1991, while working in the studio in Kingston Jamaica with producer and dj Junior Reid, Rumble, formerly of Rumble & Strong cut a bunch of songs including, “Crack Song, All I know”, “Wishing on a Star” and more.