So spike lee did a Keynote on Saturday May 9th for CMW. I’ll have more footage of that later but the most important question in a few of the audience members opinions is right here where he’s asked about “Black Lives Matter”
So the weather got us showing more skin and feeling fine. This year we got CMW in May which also is the month of Toronto’s Contact Photography exhibits. So i got to check out a panel at CMW about engaging with the youth who are change the nature of the music industry. Some sound advice was given about taking lead from those who are actually youth as oppose to those stuffy know it all business types who feel they know what millenials want. I’ll be posting footage of that later.
After being in that air conditioned hotel for much too long as everyone was outside enjoying the sun I rolled down to Parts & Labour to Get Curious which has a Fido sponsored artshow equipped with fido mason jar take home mugs, vegan mushroom cactus tacos (fido gets bonus points from me for that) and of course some dope art from Michelle LeFade, Maya Fuhr and Chris Levett.
So sfter hamming it up with the woes (mindbender, zoe and micheal) i peaced out to the Norman Felix Gallery for their Contact opening featuring my friend Isaiah Trickey. His as well as the other featured artists will have their work up till the end of May. If you’re in Tdot you should check it out. (445 adelaide st w )
here are some pics from the shenanigans
Quincy Jones was in town for Canadian Music Week where he was interviewed and answered questions from the audience. I was lucky to be in attendance. He dropped some great anti-black racism gems for this predominantly white audience. I was impressed. Here’s all the footage. I wasn’t exactly in the best spot so I apologies in advance for the heads that got in the way.
Travis Scott showed up in full force on Wednesday at the Opera House. Dude’s got mad climbing skills cuz he climbed on everything. from mini balcony’s to 2nd floor an speakers. The Crowd was live. A lot of crowd surfer from both travis and crowd members. At one point people from the crowd were jumping off stage into the crowd. Unfortunately for some they realized how unforgiving toronto can be because some of them just ended up dropping to the floor. Ya sometimes we don’t give a fuck and we will watch you fall on your as as opposed to making sure your safe. They don’t call us screwface capital for nothing. I was really impressed. Representing for the G.O.O.D. music crew travis did well.
Last night NBS got turnt up at Tattoo Rock Parlour for Hustlegrl’s hip hop Canadian Music Week Showcase. Rich Kidd, Adam Bomb and Tona were in fine form. Mcing in the crowd, even in people’s ears (rich kidd is always nice and smooth with it). The crowd was hype singing along, shouting out requests and just feeling the vibes. The show was proper but that’s what you get when you put some of Tdot’s finest in a group.
This weekend Mia kicked off CMW with a free performance at Tattoo rock parlour. As always nuff high energy was in the place. A great stage carnival light set up and her dancers. Mia brought the noise. Minus some technical difficulties ( she had to tell the soundboy about himself) the show was spectacular. Here’s some footage
Bun B rolled thru on Sunday an brought out Drizzy at the end. The OG from Houston got the crowd amped. RIP Pimp C #ugkforlife