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.
A Toronto Legend Has Passed: DJ Son of S.O.U.L.
September 1, 2015. TORONTO, ON. With heavy hearts, we must say goodbye to DJ Son of S.O.U.L. one of Toronto’s legendary djs and the most humble human being you know. For more than 2 decades, Masimba has been a foundational element in Toronto’s DJ scene. His knowledge of music and digging ethic have distinguished him in many circles, with his warm personality instantaneously matching his deft djing skills. As a mentor to many in the Toronto hip hop community, Masimba will be missed dearly. Tributes for Masimba have been pouring in from across the world. See some of them below:
A guest DJ set:
“The Power Move Show” heard on CKLN 88.1 FM Saturdays 1-4 from 1989 to 2000. DJ X has posted a couple archival shows, check them out at http://adrienking.com/the-power-move-show/ This is an actual tape from The Power Move Show heard on CKLN 88.1 FM in the early 1990’s. The show features some of the following songs: Grand […]
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!
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.