For those of you who live in Toronto, or know anyone who does, tell them to get their asses up this morning to check out The Manifesto. Â Billed as Toronto’s “Urban Arts Festival”, it is secretly a giant pile of dopeness wrapped up in a blanket of amazing hip hop. Â If that’s not enough of an absurd description for you, let me just tell you that tonight (the last night of the festival, so sorry for the late word) features a freeÂ show from some of Canada’s best talent.
The Rascalz, K’Naan and k-os all take the stage, as well as a huge pile of local talent. Â Kamau, D-Sisive, and plenty of others. Â There’s a fresh foods market, a huge mural, workshops on breakdancing and graf, even tons of non-hip hop related stuff like capoeira and rumba. Â
The whole day event is totally free, so get yourself down to Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto anytime between noon and 10 pm today (Sunday) and have yourself a good ol’ time.
The after party? Â Good question, Steve. Â The after party, at a huge club (Circa), features two of hip hop’s greatest producers/deejays. Â DJ Premier AND Pete Rock. Â
Man, I can’t even tell you how jazzed I am, so I better see you out there. Â Check The Manifesto website for more details.