Here’s some sh*t that REALLY matters. UforChange is a youth program in St. James Town that…..well, needs your help. They’re receiving less government funding this year so have started a page where you can donate so they can continue to help serve the youth in the community. All the info is above in the video and HERE’S THE LINK TO DONATE!
Lovin’ the push Rae’s putting in to this project man. He def drops some jewels here about the industry and what IceH2o is about too.
When I was preparing for my interview with JD Era and Raekwon, I felt something special is really about to happen with these two teams, (Ice H20 and BMMG). Raekwon has planted the flag in Canada when he set up his Ice H20 office downtown. JD Era being the first signee, you better believe success is the outcome.
You have a very hungry JD Era who has been consistently progressing in his career; the mixtapes, singles, TV appearances on The Score and CBC, you can tell this is only the beginning. So when it was time to do this interview with JD Era and Raekwon, I wanted it to be very clear to the viewers that this is truly history in the making. Not only for JD Era but for Canadian Hip-Hop. Watch this interview and see what happens in the next few years. The Come Up Show proudly presents our interview with JD Era and Raekwon the Chef.
The Queen chops it up with Harbourfront Centre in preparation for the Honey Jam reunion show which is taking place tonight (Friday, February 3rd).
Michie Mee hosts Honey Jam: Then & Now
Honey Jam: Then & Now is a reunion concert and photo exhibit showcasing iconic images from the past 16 years of Honey Jam, the longest-running talent showcase in Canada. Many notable artists, including Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Divine Brown, are just some of Honey Jam’s past alumni. We recently had an opportunity to talk with the host of the event, legendary Canadian emcee Michie Mee, about her start in the industry and her thoughts on the importance of Honey Jam.
When you Wikipedia Michie Mee, the first thing that stands out is that you are the first Canadian emcee to sign with an American record label. What was that experience like?
Well it was…very unique. At the time, when you’re 14, you don’t really look at everything and add it all up.
On top of that, you were a woman, which was even more unique in the industry at the time…
There were actually men here that were doing it, emcees that were coming up about the same time as me but they just never got that major deal. So it’s kinda cool to know that I could get the deal and then I could do shows with the locals here and really help build this scene. So that’s all I understood at the time. I was getting an opportunity to face the world and express my culture and then come back here and make the shows feel a bit international.
A Toronto institution celebrates 16-years tomorrow night at Harbourfront. You should celebrate too.
Honey Jam: Then & Now is a reunion concert and photo exhibit showcasing iconic images from the past 16 years of Honey Jam, the longest-running talent showcase in Canada. Honey Jam is a multicultural developmental initiative providing networking, educational and performance opportunities for female artists in all musical genres. Honey Jam: Then & Now also pays homage to black music and its influence across all cultures around the world.
Hosted by Michie Mee, the event will feature Honey Jam alumni performing tribute songs while paying homage to inspiring black female artists. An accompanying slide show will feature iconic photos, interviews, video highlights, press clippings, flyers, ticket stubs and other memorabilia from 1995 to present. Featured artists include Jemeni, Belinda Brady, DJ Melboogie, Kellylee Evans, Kim Davis, True, Motion, Eternia, Natasha Waterman, Saidah Baba Talibah and more!
Dope look by the Strombo Show to put on some MCs. Hopefully this is the first edition of many…
Shouts to George Strombolopolous Tonight for putting on some Canadian hip-hop last night. With a vast amount of talent to pick from, the show selected 3 of their favourite GTA based artists to appear on the show. JD Era, Luu Breeze and Peter Jackson were invited to drop a few a capella verses to find out who the best rapper in Toronto is, other than Drake. The topic was brought up by a tweet from Amir Johnson.
Special thanks to HipHopCanada contributor and fam Alex “The Can Con Don” Narvaez (@TheCanConDon) for not only producing the segment but also allowing us the exclusive footage. Let’s see more Canadian hip-hop in the mix George! Watch George Strombolopolous Tonight at 11 p.m. on CBC Monday-Friday. Follow George on Twitter @Strombo. – HHC