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1. Spek Won / Shi Wisdom- Black Bodies  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DcWo5mDX9gWords can barely express the depth of beauty, life, love and truth captured in this song and video. I shall simply show love to the images and ideas they share so perfectly in the dark sky sunshine of Toronto. The symbols are timeless truths that are here to kill violent lies. The Black Lives Matter shrine with Shi Wisdom holding a flower might bring a tear to your eye when you first see it. The breakdancing black body that used to be a corpse on the street is a dream I wish...

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Wu-Tang Clan @ MattyFest: Concert Review by Addi "Mindbender" Stewart Sept 6, 2019 Wu Tang is a religion. That's the first thing I must declare, as I went to Wu-Church last night, with a few thousand T Dot disciple. Before their MattyFest show at Echo Beach during a chilled-out late summer evening, the people were definitely ready for Shaolin's Finest, the headliners after a frenetic day of punk rock, pop and hip hop, as well as various delicacies (that ran out at 7 PM, yikes! But, I digress.) When 9:30 came around: it was showtime. 'Cut Throat City', RZA's next cinematic creation,...

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Tiara Thomas - Influence Still Shining  by Addi Stewart A jewel that is just waiting to be discovered by the world at large, this magnetic acoustic soul singer/rhymer/artist extraordinaire continues to build her momentum towards what certain music lovers all over wishes will become a sparkling success, due to this humble star's undeniable gift of giving something special in her sweet new songs. The first time the world got hit with the blinding light of Tiara's delicate but intelligent vocalism was on Wale's 'Mixtape About Nothing' in 2011, on the chronic smoker's anthem, 'The Cloud', as Tiara strums some wicked...

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WHY JIDENNA MATTERS. by Addi "Mindbender" Stewart It was a beautiful-ass Saturday. Sun was shining almost as much as these unbelievably beautiful Toronto women, men and people. Beer flowing, ganja burning, good vibes gwanning. It didn't rain, even though the Screwface done been feeling wetter than Vancity this year, and the adjoining lake was nearly spilling over onto the beach sand. But the show must go on, and that it did. ManifesTO Year 11 was underway, and its a blessing for the city to have, since not every other city has such a long-running indie music festival. Sure, it isn't...

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Starting From Scratch 25th Anniversary by Addi "Mindbender" Stewart Thursday, November 19th, 2015 Tattoo Nightclub Toronto just finished five days of celebrating one of the best disk jockeys we've ever been lucky enough to call one of our own. The unstoppable force of turntable madness known as DJ Starting From Scratch aka DJ SFS just did a historic run of tribute events for his unprecedented success in Canadian music history, and for that, we salute him to the utmost fullest! A rap show, a DJ tribute, a dinner/comedy roast, another jam and an afternoon brunch is just about enough to...

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