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June 15th, 2011
NXNE is this coming weekend and too many good music acts will be hitting the city. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite 10 hiphop acts we highly recommend that you should check out. Holler!
Canada’s JUNO winner for Rap Recording of the Year, Shad, is gracing the Ballroom on Saturday night (Really, Sunday morning) at 12:30am. If you’ve never heard of Shad, he can easily be crowned one of the biggest names in Canadian hip hop right now, and has had some major hits with latest album TSOL. Learn more about Shad HERE.
[Wolf J McFarlane]
Out of this Toronto-based artist collective of musicians, multi-media artists and creative minds, Wolf J McFarlane, Brendan Philip, and KJ will be opening up for Shad at the Ballroom this coming Saturday. Their set time begins at 11:30pm, so make sure you arrive on time to catch their swoony vocals and lyrical flow. For more information on 88 Days of Fortune and the rest of their collective, check out their website HERE.
This Vancouver hip hop-pop group is bringin’ the Boom back and will be hittin’ up the Crawford on Saturday night (But really Sunday early morning) with their set time at 2am. Huggy Fresh, Adlib, Freeky P, and DJ Relik will be droppin’ their west coast flavaahhh. For all your Boombox Saints updates, check out their website HERE.
You may remember this face, and no, it’s not just because he looks like Pusha T. Church Chizzle was our long time #Freestyler on RapCity and won the Stanton turntables after winning his 5th battle. Performing at 9pm at the Crawford on Saturday night, come through and hear him spit some of his tracks, not just from the top of his head! For Church’s MySpace, click HERE.
Using turntables, keys and drums as their main instruments, these beat manipulators have infused the art of DJ’ing and producing and have taken it to a whole next level. Remixing is their expertise: Fusing hip hop, electro, pop, funk, top 40’s and 80’s-90’s tracks creates one of the livest and upbeat dance parties you’ve ever been to. Check Matisse, Jr-Flow, and Adam Tune HERE.
The youngest guest that has graced our RapCity stage, 15-year old emcee Reema Major will be performing for NXNE on the main stage at Yonge-Dundas Sq on Sunday, June 19th, at 5pm. Signed with G7 Records, Check out Reema out HERE.