Freedom Writers: WAKE UP!!

December 23, 2010

Back in October, I had the pleasure of DJing for this collective at their debut performance in Toronto – opening for Dead Prez.  Freedom Writers consists of some of the most respected MCs in the city, if not the country: Frankie Payne, Tona, Adam Bomb, Mathematik, Theo3 and Progress, alongside producer Big Sproxx – and both lyrically and stylistically, there aren’t many comparable acts that can go toe-to-toe with them.   Needless to say, they absolutely smashed it before Dead Prez even hit the stage and before the end of the night the streets were buzzing about their performance.

‘Wake Up!’ is the lead single from their upcoming project – they’re definitely on my list of  ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2011…

“It’s time to WAKE UP!!!”
        Toronto Hip Hop collective 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!

 WAKE UP! credits

Cuts by Dj Riccachet of Sweet Touch Foundation (Stylistik Endeavors 89.5fm)

Produced by Big Sproxx

Emcess in order of appearance: Frankie Payne, Theo3, Adam Bomb

FREEDOM WRITERS – WAKE UP! HQ Mp3 DJ pack DOWNLOAD!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MYGSBYTN

FREEDOM WRITERS – WAKE UP! 8 Bar DJ EDIT! DOWNLOAD!

http://soundcloud.com/sweettouchfoundation/freedom-writers-wake-up-8-bar-clean-intro

FREEDOM WRITERS – WAKE UP! LISTEN ON YOUTUBE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyBIPwMUxUs

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