Once again, my blog game done slipped. Gonna step it back up now though. The homies Freedom Writers knocked out this incredible tune, complete with video. Mad political, beat is dope and the message is pertinent. Wake up.
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Toronto stand up! Peep the info below about new Toronto super group Freedom Writers...
Recent World Wide events are capturing the attention of press and populous alike from the Haitian earthquake to Nicolas Sarkozy’s far right immigration policies in France all the way over to local Toronto politics where newly elected mayor Rob Ford is proposing unachievable tax cuts at the risk of eliminating social programming.
With all of this information at hand, what is the action plan of the everyday citizen? From projects to suburbs there needs to be a rallying cry that encompasses all of the raw emotion, debate and solutions that are so hard to interconnect. Music is that bridge!
With the first buzz song release WAKE UP mixed by Canada’s top Hip Hop engineer Michael ‘Blaow’ Plante, high powered Toronto Hip Hop collective FREEDOM WRITERS chart a path of action through art with a scathing take on local and International politics which will mobilize any free thinking Hip Hop aficionado, young and old. Consisting of local lights and Canadian stand outs Frankie Payne, Tona, Theo3, Adam Bomb, Mathematik, Progress and producer Big Sproxx, The FREEDOM WRITERS have accumulated a sizzling buzz that threatens to turn inferno in the coming months.
Look out for new songs dropping in the near future, cop the t-shirts, join the e mail list, spread the songs around to blogs, DJ’s and fans of boundary free Hip Hop music. Play it loud!
Extremely glad we here for this right now. WHAT UP, E? Peep the info after the jump...
"You know that face you got, when a real gritty, rugged track came on and you just mean-mugged to the rhythm of the track? Like, you were feeling it, but you were feeling the rapper’s disgust for whatever it may be. Well, Eternia, one of hip hop’s elite female lyricists, can and will make any listener do that. Why? Because she’s mean on the mic, fierce with her poetry, and relentless with her assault.
Always representing Toronto to the fullest extent, E has enjoyed quite the successful year as herself and MoSS (producer) finally released their much anticipated album At Last on the legendary Fat Beats Records. The album has a variety of features ranging from Rah Digga, Rage (Lady of Rage), Jessica Kaya, Tona, Maestro, Joell Ortiz,Termanology, Reef The Lost Cauze, as well as Tiye Pheonix, Jean Grae and Ras Kass on remixes.
Not jaded by the critical acclaim and fan satisfaction, E stays real with it, “I do one thing, and one thing only, and that is emcee. That’s it.” And that she does well. Always on the cusp of being undoubtedly one of Toronto’s finest, Eternia has definitely garnered plenty of attention in her other hometown, New York. A scene where the underground is big, if not bigger, than the mainstream facet, Eternia knows the importance of showing T Dot talent to the world. “People weren’t watching Toronto until recently,” E says with Manifesto TV, “Our artists are different.” While Manifesto attempts to bridge the two hip hop communities of New York and Toronto together, Eternia is living proof that it is accomplishable. Catch her at the Manifesto Main Event, September 26th, 2010 at Dundas Square in Downtown Toronto."
T.O. is killin' it right now. The big homie Theo3 just dropped his new video for 'How I Flow Part 2', which features Tona and Andreena Mills (the amazing vocalist from 'The Last Hope'), over a Boi1da production. There's some serious names right there.
If y'all haven't copped it already, go grab Theo's album and single!