the urbanguy chronicles episode #5: “Ian Kamau”

Posted in music, TV on June 3rd, 2013 by urbanguy
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Episode #5 “Ian Kamau”
Raised in Toronto to filmmaker parents who came from Trinidad in 1970, multidisciplinary artist Ian Kamau creates art with community building in mind. Kamau delves into musical and philosophical influences behind his latest hip-hop/soul album “One Day Soon” (8min.)

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It’s here: Vapors 2012

Posted in funky snob, music on November 8th, 2011 by urbanguy

Canadian hip-hop OGs Maestro Fresh Wes, Kish and Dan-e-o catch the Vapors new millenium -style with the help of DJ Mel Boogie. Revisiting the Biz Markie classic is a good look — that James Brown sample will never go stale.

Good to see that these emcees still got it — reminding us who they are and where they’ve been — in an age where Toronto is getting put on the hip-hop map (all over again) thanks to Drake and the OVO fam.


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the urbanguy chronicles episode #1: “More or Les”

Posted in culture, film, music, TV on June 28th, 2011 by urbanguy

Episode #1 “More or Les”

Neither a novelty act or your average rapper, Toronto’s More or Les (real name Les Seaforth) is a passionate hip hop aficionado whose quirky style and deadpan delivery challenge conventional thinking about hip hop.

film/edits: Ryan B. Patrick

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