Toronto’s Frankie Payne is back with a new video and a new EP, entitled Children of the Speaker. Revolutionary, thought-provoking, lyrical and always on point, the EP is definitely worth checking out, which features previously unreleased work. Need more good news? Word is that Freedom Writers are back in the lab.

Click on the image below to access the EP on Frankie Payne’s Bandcamp page:




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…


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(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:

Shouts out to Freedom Writers team – new one from Frankie Payne (produced by Big Sproxx). The video for Children of the Ghetto features some of your all-time favourite movie scenes of real life.

Mr. Payne’s new album, CLARITY, is coming out soon – stay tuned for the details and enjoy the video in the meantime.




“Money talks but how much can a penny say?”

Adam Bomb aka “The Legend” is back with the hard hitting single
“Wait Until Im There”  produced by Lyve ft Dj Riccachet of Sweet Touch Foundation on the cuts.

Directed & edited by Big Sproxx for Proletarian Music/ Freedom Writers Music.


Download song –

Adam Bomb – Wait Until I’m There

Brand New buzz single “ON THE GO” off of Toronto Hip Hop heavyweight THEO3’s upcoming album AIRPLANE OVER ONE WAY STREETS. The soulful, ‘Life Music’, inspirational anthem for progressive people in this unforgiving World boasts powerful vocals from fellow FREEDOM WRITERS collective stand out FRANKIE PAYNE. The gripping, universally bangin production is provided by 2 time Grammy nominees TONE MASON (Jay Z, 50 Cent, Game).

Be sure to visit the album blog at and the website at Hashtag #AIRPLANEOVER

Keep your eyes open for the “ON THE GO” video within 2 weeks featuring cameos from FREEDOM WRITERSCAMP XWIO KDJ L’OQENZRICH KIDDPHAT TONYFRANZ THOMAS and more…

Following his last single “Morning Breeze” Toronto based Producer/Emcee Mazaman is back at it again with his new single “Black Is”.

 sheds light on his rendition of the word black while celebrating the history and legacies of the world’s first people.

Directed and edited by Big Sproxx for Freedom Writers/Proletarian Music. Take a look at the video here…


Frankie Payne. Freedom Writers. Sick.

Following the success of the singles “Wake Up”, “Arizona Bay” and “For The Change” the Freedom Writers are back at it again with their latest installment “The Goal.” The spotlight here is on Toronto, veteran emcee Frankie Payne formally known as Jugganot as he lays down precise flows, street knowledge and a melodic hook which he describes as “Revolutionary Soul” creating the perfect blend of wisdom and grittiness.. In “The Goal” Frankie takes you on a lyrical journey backed by a two in one powerful, hypnotic composition courtesy of Freedom Writers comrade Big Sproxx who also directed and edited the video.

Whether you’re working a 9 to 5 or the block, trying to get out debt or jail, WE ALL WANT FREEDOM.  In a perfect world we are all free from physical, finical, mental and spiritual oppression, but in this world freedom is “The Goal”.

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[Video] Tona – Vietkwam

January 17, 2012

Man, I can’t WAIT until Tona drops something full length. I confess that  I’m still killin’ the track he did on The Real Frequency “New North” compilation last year. Apparently, we won’t have to wait long – he’s getting ready to drop a new mixtape next month with DJ Wristpect on the decks – look out for “Reform School”…

Here he goes IN on Vietkwam – any hip hop fan who thoroughly enjoys thought-provoking lyrics and wordplay will appreciate this one.

Watch the video.
Be mesmerized by the psychedelic visuals and take in the lyrics.

For all my DJs and music fans alike who will no doubt want to get their hands on this one, download below and enjoy!

Tona teams up with Torae and Eternia to wish you a Happy New Year and share his mindset for 2012. Basically, get ready for some madness. Production by LYVE…. Cheers!!

At this point, anyone who calls themselves a fan of hip hop and lives in Toronto, and doesn’t know who Theo3 is, should just walk off a cliff.  I know, that’s a little harsh, even for me, but this is one instance where it’s true.  He’s the dude that coined the term “Screwface Capital” (he wrote a song about it – like to hear it? Here it go: He’s without a doubt one of the strongest lyricists I’ve ever met and I’m really pleased that he’s now getting the recognition he deserves on a bigger level.  He’s part MC, part radio host (Stylistik Endeavors | CIUT 89.5FM) , and part community superhero, and ALL DOPE!!


Theo3 (a.k.a. Theology3) has already gotten the co-sign from some of the industry’s most respected heavy weights (Primo, DJ Enuff, every DJ worth their salt in Canada) and is also a member of Freedom Writers….  On this mixtape, he teams up with the legendary Tony Touch to create Elevator Up.  No silly, it’s NOT elevator music, merely hip hop expression at its finest. Check out the video and peep the full deets below!

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Sometimes hard work is simply the gateway to even more hard work. Occasionally there are moments of satisfaction in between that provide a much needed break from the continuous cycle of building momentum over and over again. We must revel in those moments no matter how sparse or instantaneous they may be. A difficult task when you’re in the thick of battle.


For critically acclaimed Toronto Emcee THEO3, the grind has never ceased. Consistently putting out cutting edge music, facilitating innovative community programs for youth and hosting the legendary Toronto radio show Stylistik Endeavors has allowed THEO3 zero moments of self congratulation aka the Barry Horowitz self pat on the back. With the much anticipated release of the brand new ELEVATOR UP mix cd, THEO hopes to change that for the better.

Teaming up with International Superstar DJ TONY TOUCH (Shade 45, 50 Emcee’s mixtapes) from New York City, THEO3 has finally succumbed to the notion of enjoying accomplishments and celebrating catalogue. With over 10 years of music to his credit, this special REVIEW TO PREVIEW mix cd lays it all out on the table from classic tracks to brand new compositions. Deftly mixed and hosted by DJ TONY TOUCH, the collection of songs presented is a seamless blend of certified fan favourites such as Snakes with DJ Serious and DJ Grouch (amazing reviews in HHC UK,, Exclaim, Pound) and newly minted progressive bangers like Money produced by DJ Fase (forming the group World Wide Side Project). Plus a Special Guest appearance you won’t want to miss!!! 18 Tracks in all!!!