It’s been a busy summer, and some of it had been spent gearing up for this!

2013 marks my 20th anniversary of DJing on radio.  Since the age of 19, I’ve been blessed enough to do what I love on the airwaves, each and every week.  I’m amped that I get to partner with the folks at Manifesto, organizers of the biggest hip hop festival in Canada, to celebrate by bringing you the Ladies Cypher on the Yonge Dundas Square stage, on Sunday September 22nd! I’m excited and honored to be performing with some of the dopest MCs ever to touch the mic – including, Jelly TooFly, pHoenix Pagliacci, Eternia, Tara Chase – and of course I’ll have some surprise guests with me.  Each of the MCs in the cypher were hand-picked by me to participate because their talent is nothing short of mind-boggling, and I have an immense amount of respect for each and every one of them.  We’re cooking up something that is going to be historic on the Manifesto ‘LIVE AT THE SQUARE’!

It’s only fitting that we open for SOULS OF MISCHIEF – also celebrating their 20 year milestone this year, on the very same stage! With performers like Freedom Writers, Jhene Aiko, Blake Carrington, Notes to Self and more also performing, the day is guaranteed to be epic.  Congrats to the Manifesto peeps for reaching Lucky Number 7!  It all kicks off on Thursday September 19th, and combines workshops, mentoring sessions, interviews and performances throughout the four-day festival.
See the official details below…


For immediate release,

(Toronto) We are excited to share that the 7th Annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture is less than a week away!
First off, our massive “Live at the Square” free show is going down:

Sunday, September 22 – Yonge & Dundas Square
– co-headlined by Jhene Aiko & Souls of Mischief
– DJ MelBoogie’s 20th Anniversary Tribute w/ Eternia, Phoenix Pagliacci, Jelly Too Fly & Tara Chase
– Freedom Writers
– Thugli w/ Peter Rabbit, Lenny Len & The Manifesto Dancers
– Notes to Self
– Sean Leon
– Raz Fresco
– Blake Carrington
and more…

For Full Line up

Also taking place throughout the week:

Thursday, Sept. 19 – Common Thread: Launch Party at Measure Bar w/ Pirate’s Blend

Friday, Sept. 20 – The Beat – Adelaide Hall – 250 Adelaide St W
– producer showcase
– Oddisee, Sango, Elaquent, Sunclef, Lancecape, Rich Kidd
– hosted by MyManHenri
– $20 advance tickets available at, Play De Record, Soundscapes, MOOG Audio

Saturday, Sept. 21 – 3 Events

So Much Things to Say: Evolution Summit – George Brown Waterfront Campus – 51 Dockside Drive
– The Last Word w/ Jhene Aiko hosted by Karen Civil
– Women on the Move Canada w/ Vanessa Satten from XXL Mag, Karen Civil, Vivian Barclay
– Behind the Boards w/ Boi-1da, Oddisee, Tasha the Amazon, Sango
– and many more.

Sacred Seven: Art Exhibition – 918 Bathurst

The Floor Awards: Dance Showcase – 918 Bathurst

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For a look back at last year check the recap video from Manifesto 2012: