Post Tagged with: "hip-hop"

Angelo Robb (left) and Victoria Kamara (right), student songwriters and RyeS.W.A.T. executives.

Ryerson’s SWAT team hopes to boost student musicians

The Ryerson group Songwriters Advocating Teamwork (RyeSWAT) has released its first mixtape, a move it says is one step towards its goal of creating an accessible, collaborative recording process for the school’s aspiring music artists. Genesis was recorded in April and mastered over the summer. The mixtape features tracks by six Ryerson rappers. It’s the product of a year’s worth of preparation. […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music
Third-year Ryerson student puts modern dating to shame at Poetry Slam

Third-year Ryerson student puts modern dating to shame at Poetry Slam

“The poem is a year’s worth of really bad experiences just from dating,” said Cassandra Myers. “I wanted to call out the sex-positive movement because I think it can be kind of exclusive in certain feminist spaces.

UHHU alumni: Violeta Martinez and Dan Cruz
 (Courtesy Sid Naidu)

The Urban Hip-Hop Union gets a facelift, starting with the Poetry Slam event

By Rachael D’Amore On the brink of its 10th anniversary, the Urban Hip-Hop Union is bringing its mandate back to its origins. This year, the Ryerson student group, which is predominantly known for its hip-hop dance troupe, is shifting its focus toward educating students about the cultural and historical roots of hip hop. “Nowadays, people are focused on the mainstream […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life

Hip-hop festival takes over Yonge-Dundas Square

Toronto’s festival season ended with the much anticipated Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture. Thousands of people took to Yonge-Dundas Square from last Wednesday to this Monday for one of Canada’s most prominent celebrations of hip-hop culture. The executive director of Manifesto, Dwayne Dixon, says the community’s support for the annual festival has been phenomenal. “The feedback has been like, ‘Why isn’t Manifesto in our […]

Fridays Live: Lindy Vopnfjord and Xolisa talk about their musical roots

Fridays Live: Lindy Vopnfjord and Xolisa talk about their musical roots

Fridays Live is a an audio series showcasing Canadian talent. Each week, we’ll bring in two artists for an interview and live performance.  Lindy Vopnfjord Lindy Vopnfjord is a folk-rock singer originally from Manitoba. He now resides in Hamilton, Ont. Lindy stopped by the studio to chat with Alexa Huffman about his solo work, his band Major Maker, his Icelandic roots […]

by Samantha Lui· · Audio, Music, Top stories, Webcasts
Deltron 3030 - Event II (Bulk Recordings)

Album review: Event II by Deltron 3030

  It’s been a good year for funky robots. There was Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and Janelle Monae blowing out all our spark plugs with The Electric Lady. That’s tough company to follow, but if anyone had a shot it was Deltron 3030. The hip-hop collaboration of rapper Del the Funky Homosapien and producer Dan the Automator had become […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Arts & Life, Music