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 Toronto Hip Hop events are going down.
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 – Toronto Hip Hop Events: November 11th – November 17th
Hip Hop Education: Staff Professional Learning – Nov 12 – U of T Mississauga – 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga
12:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Spigel Hall, Davis Building UTM
In this learning session you will learn the way in which Hip Hop is being used in education to enhance student learning and experience.
Hip Hop is more than just rap. It’s a unique expression of culture steeped in self-knowledge, community building and personal empowerment, social activism and identity politics experienced through a matrix of music, dance, visual art, language, fashion.
Leading the session is Ramon San Vincente and who is currently a Vice Principal with TDSB and the founder of Rhymes to ReEducation. Ramon “Rugged” San Vicente is an educator, emcee, and author who has spent years writing, performing and living Hip Hop as a member of the group UBAD. As an educator he has brought Hip Hop to the classroom through core curriculum, after school programming, and his M.Ed. work. Ramon currently works as an vice-principal in the Toronto District School Board. Ramon is also the lead author of Rhymes to Re-Education a Hip Hop Curriculum and on the organizing committee of Canada’s first Hip Hop STEMposium: Free Your Mind. You can connect on Twitter at @ramonsanvicent2.
Co-facilitating with Ramon is Brandon Zora, who is also a Vice-Principal with the Toronto District School Board. He has completed his Masters degree in Education (M.Ed.) at OISE in the urban education cohort with a focus on urban boys and science education. Brandon is also a lead author of Rhymes to Re-Education.
As a helpful background resource prior to the session which you are strongly encouraged to watch this film: https://wpt4.org/hiphopu
If you cannot watch the full film (56 minutes), at the very least, please try to ensure you have watched the excerpt that runs from 22:23 to 38:07.
Learn more about Hip Hop Education programming happening across all campuses.
Register at Eventbrite.ca
Moonrise Cypher – Nov 12 – ANTIKKA – 960 Queen St. W, Toronto
PWYC ($5 – $10) suggested
6:30PM – 11:00PM
Sounds by: Sarah Jane Riegler
Featuring Fresh Kils
Logic: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour – Scotiabank Arena – 40 Bay St, Toronto
Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca
It’s Time To Build – Nov 14 – Hart House – 1 Hart House Circle, Toronto
7:00PM – 8:30PM
NSHH presents “It’s Time to Build,” our 2019 Event Series as we discuss infrastructure & education w/ local artists, educators & scholars.
Speaker: Maria Diaz
Martha Diaz (MD) is a community organizer, media producer, archivist, curator, and educator. MD is one of Women’s eNews distinguished 21 Leaders for the 21st Century whose work has traversed the hip-hop entertainment industry, the public arts and education sector, and the academy over the last 25 years. Her passion is advancing human rights and transforming communities through media, technology, and social entrepreneurship, while also lecturing internationally and facilitating workshops on hip-hop as a medium for education, cultural exchange, and building social capital. She began her career as an undergraduate student at Fairleigh Dickinson University studying Communications and Television and Film Production. She has associate produced and consulted on several hip-hop documentaries including, Where My Ladies At? by Leba Haber Rubinoff (2007), Black August: A Hip-Hop Concert by Dream Hampton (2010), and Nas: Time Is Illmatic by One9 (2014). As an educator, she has taught middle and high school students in Harlem and the Bronx and was an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Gallatin School. MD has produced several community-based initiatives and solution-driven platforms that address social inequities, transform public spaces and challenge gender norms and epistemologies around the production of hip-hop. In 2002, MD founded the highly acclaimed Hip-Hop Odyssey (H2O) International Film Festival, the first and largest festival of its kind. She was invited to curate the first Hip-Hop movie series presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and served as a guest curator at the Museum of the Moving Image. In 2010, as a Graduate student at the Gallatin School, MD formed the Hip-Hop Education Center to research, cultivate and formalize the field of hip-hop-based education. Through her publications of research reports, books, and curricula, she has chronicled hip-hop history to preserve its cultural value and memory. She is co-editor of the Hip-Hop Education Guidebook, Vol. I ( 2007) and Rebel Music: Resistance Through Hip Hop and Punk (2015). A graduate of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, MD has worked on archival projects with Parkwood Entertainment (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter), Tupac Shakur Estate, The Paley Center for Media, Kaos Network, and National Jazz Museum in Harlem. She was a Senior Fellow – Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Curator – Alternate Routes Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Fellow – Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship, Curator/Scholar – The Schomburg Center, Community Scholar – Columbia University, and The Nasir Jones Fellow – The Hiphop Archive and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University. MD is currently completing the New School Creation Fellowship at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education where she is designing the first online hip-hop high school. Most recently, she was invited to be a 2020 MacArthur Civic Media Fellow at USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab. www.marthadiaz.com | www.hiphopeducation.com
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Yung Troy: Picture Me Tour – Nov 14 – The Concert Hall – 888 Yonge St., Toronto
Legacy Events presents Yung Tory concert, part of his “Picture Me” Tour!
8pm – 9pm VIP meet and greet with Tory
9pm -10:45pm Classic Legacy Event craziness sounds by DJ Vin and DJ Z Scratch
10:45pm -11:45pm Yung Tory + Very Special Guest
11:45pm – 2am The usual Crazy Legacy party featuring Toronto’s hottest tracks and Hip Hop’s newest songs. Sounds by DJ Vin and DJ Z Scratch
All Ages only (14-19)
This event will sell out get tickets while they last!!!
Tickets available at eventbrite.ca
Friday Night Live Mic Drop – Nov 15 – Royal Ontario Museum – 100 Queens Park, Toronto
7:00PM – 11:30PM
$20 adults, $15.50 students/seniors, $5 members
The beat don’t stop at Mic Drop! Pop, lock, and drop it all night long with talented rappers and DJs. Celebrate the worlds biggest genre of music with a uniquely Canadian flavour, along with the 30-year anniversary of the Masterplan show, Canada’s longest running hip hop radio show. And when your’e done, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst with luscious food and drinks.
Maestro Fresh Wes
Tickets available at rom.on.ca
Smoke Out Fridays – Nov 15 – Smoke Bar & Kitchen – 638 Queen St. W, Toronto
10:00PM – 2:00AM
Starting November 1st and every Friday after, Smoke Bar & Kitchen would like to invite you to Smoke Out Fridays featuring resident DJ & producer, THEBEATMONKEY. Expect to hear the golden era of rap music, 90s hip-hop and g-funk classics.
No cover. Outstanding BBQ. Excellent drink menu.
Come in for the eats, stay for the beats.
More info at their facebook page.
Earbuds: Ableton For Beginners – Nov 16 – Epilogue Audio Recording and Processing Studio – 79 Uxbridge
1:00PM – 4:00PM
What is it?
Earbuds: Ableton For Beginners is a workshop put together by Solidarity in Sound, Biblioteka Records, and Epilogue Audio Recording and Processing Studio. It is a way to learn the basics of music production using Ableton in an engaging environment. Earbuds: Ableton For Beginners will be taught by accomplished DJ and electronic music producer Jules Bangsworth.
Who can come and who is it for?
While Earbuds: Ableton For Beginners is a public event, we encourage LGBTQ+ folks, POC, and trans and non-binary people to attend. This event will be a conducive learning environment for budding music producers from all walks of life. The ideal attendee will have a dawning interest in music production using Ableton but would benefit from direct and hands on instruction.
What will I get out of it?
We hope that every attendee will leave Earbuds: Ableton For Beginners confident they can get started on their own music production project. Barring that, at the very least, you’ll get some snacks.
Who is the instructor?
Jules Bangsworth is a multi award-winning DJ and electronic music producer who got her start on Canada’s east coast, but has been making waves in Canada’s musical landscape for the last ten years with great success. A steady gig schedule along with a national tour– this queer babe’s focus has shifted to incorporating more live elements in her stage show.Her party rocking style stems from her progression through a multitude of genres. Getting her start playing piano and then onto vinyl hip hop and drum and bass records, her sound is reminiscent of those roots in the genre killer, techy flavour she’s become known for.A resident DJ for Bad Habits Social and Night Shift Toronto, having played from the depths of the underground to the heights of festival stages, Bangsworth knows how to move a room. She’s released original productions and continues to push spaces and parties and her own bad-ass sets
Tickets available at eventbrite.ca
Honour Roll Cypher – Nov 17 – Friday Roots – 876 Dundas St, W, Toronto
6:00PM – 10:00PM
This is Toronto’s toughest cypher challenge. It’s respect and love for the art and the skill. It’s head-knockers and pocket flows.
The Dirty B-Sides are bringing back the vibe, but this time a little different. We’re raising the bar to a new level. This is going to be the freestyle fellowship lyricist lounge it was meant to be.
6pm The Top Vibes
6:30 Audition Sign-up ($10)
(no late new auditions — message us in advance if you’re gonna be late and we can work it out)
8pm The Stretch
More info at their facebook page.