HERSTORY

There are many, many stories about the history of hip hop in this country. Herstory attempts to capture oral histories from artists, djs, promoters, bboys and bgirls, managers, VJ and all the people that supported the growth of hip hop in Canada.

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Flashback: The Get Loose Crew

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

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DJ A-TRAK, Scratching His Way Through Grade 10

A Trak: Scratchin’ his way through Grade 10 Article by: Plan B 1997 Let me tell you about my man Alain Maklovich, because the guy has some serious problems that I’d like to bring to your attention. First of all, there’s his phone; it will not stop ringing. Despite specific instructions of “no calls after […]

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Ricardo ‘Rickey D’ Daley

Ricardo Daley, aka Rickey D, aka the Mayor of Burgundy, has been a fixture in Montreal’s club and party promotion scene since the early ’80s, making sure Montreal had hip hop and R&B shows to go to for years.

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The G-Force Slipmat, the beginning of something big

DJ Lil’ Jaz reflects back on the beginning of his career as Turntablist and Turnstylez member

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PEG CITY HOLLA [1997-2007]

by: Odario G. Williams Winnipeg’s ‘Peg City Holla Urban Music Festival’ was founded in 1997 by Odario G. Williams (Mood Ruff/ Grand Analog) in 1997. Aside from being one of Canada’s original Hip-Hop festivals, it is also one of the longest running. During it’s ten year span, Peg City Holla was partnered by Mood Ruff […]

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Buddah Interview

Buddah from Ottawa’s Canadian Floor Masters goes in on his experiences as his Bboy crew traveled the world in the 1980s

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