Hip Hop Authority is proud to bring to you “7 in The 6ix”. It’s a weekly publication where you can find out what’s happening in Toronto in regards to the Hip Hop culture. There are so many amazing events happening in the city and it can be hard to keep up with it all. “7 In The 6ix” is your go to spot to find out what’s poppin and where you can find it.
“7 In The 6ix” also represents the rich and thriving Hip Hop culture that Toronto exudes. From the music, whether it’s emcees, producers and DJs, art in the form of graffiti and other aspects, and dance, all elements of the Hip Hop culture are fully represented in this vibrant city. When you see the “7 In The 6ix” logo you will feel the strength, influence and significant contribution that Toronto has brought to the Hip Hop world now and in the future.
7 In The 6ix: February 11th – February 17th
Before The 6ix: Classic 1999 Toronto Hip-Hop Albums – Feb 12th – Toronto Reference Library – 789 Yonge St, Toronto
6:30PM – 8:00PM
When Choclair’s Ice Cold was released in 1999, it represented a milestone in Toronto hip-hop. But it was just one of many significant releases that year which is arguably one of the finest in the history of the city’s hip-hop scene.
Join moderator Del Cowie and DJ Agile as Choclair, Saukrates, Mathematik, Murr of Da Grassroots and former music industry professional Mansa Trotman take part in an in-depth discussion and play music from some of the classic 1999 Toronto hip-hop albums that turn 20 in 2019.
The following albums will be discussed:
– Choclair – Ice Cold
– Saukrates – The Underground Tapes
– Mathematik – Ecology
– Da Grassroots – Passage Through Time
Featuring panelists Choclair, Saukrates, Mathematik, Murr of Da Grassroots and Mansa Trotman.
More information here.
Trap Jazz, Game.Set.Trap – February 14th – Friday Roots And Vibes – 876 Dundas St. West, Toronto
7:00PM – 11:00PM
This Valentine’s Day we are proud to launch our new weekly #trapjazz series every Thursday evening from 7-11pm. Toronto’s trap-jazz collective game.set.trap performs instrumental jazz arrangements from artists including Cardi B, Bryson Tiller, Chance The Rapper, Souls of Mischief, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Daniel Caesar, Trippie Redd, Rich Homie Quan, T-Pain, Amine, and more…
As a VERY special Valentine’s addition to this Thursday’s programming, we are proud to feature spoken word artists David Delisca – Trevlyn Kennedy – Zenab Hassan.
We hope to see you for this night of art, hip-hop, soul, and our new bourbon cocktails and wine selections to match some of the best soul food in the city.
Launch: For The Record: An Idea Of The North Exhibit – February 15th – Toronto Reference Library, TD Gallery – 789 Yonge St, Toronto
6:30PM – 8:00PM
A Hip Hop influenced art exhibit. Mix, mingle, meet the curators and enjoy the For the Record: An Idea of the North exhibit just before it officially opens. RSVP by emailing: TDGallery@torontopubliclibrary.ca
Friday Roots And Vibes Presents Valentines Day – February 15th – Friday Roots & Vibes – 876 Dundas St. West, Toronto
7:00PM – 11:00PM
Friday Roots and Vibes by Chef Joe Friday is a soul food restaurant serving a whole new experience of food, drinks, and entertainment in Toronto. Follow us on Instagram to see our menu (including gluten-free fried chicken and now serving vegan options).
For $65/ Friday Roots and Vibes is offering a special 3-course menu by Chef Joe Friday, live music by game.set.trap with featured spoken word artists and tap dancer. This event runs from 7pm-11pm.
For reservations, email us at:
D.O. Gibson, Black Canadian Live Show – February 16th – Rivoli – 32 Queen Street West, Toronto
Doors 3:00PM, Show 4:30PM
$15 advance, $20 door
Canadian rapper Duane Gibson (D.O.), an Ontario based motivational speaker and certified artist will be celebrating Black History Month during his Stay Driven, Black Canadian tour. On February 16, the tour makes a special stop at the Rivoli in Toronto for an all-ages show.