Yo. Waddup!?! Happy New Year.
During December 2013, I balanced my life with finding with innovating breakfast meal of oatmeal mixed with virgin ciroc for the liquid base (because water or milk is overrated) and writing a lot of stuff. One of the stuff was a piece called “Brother” that I wrote was a contribution to a great Toronto-based movement called N’Exposé that enables and facilitates awesome collaborations of Toronto artists of many different artistic stream. The initiative was created by funky fly girls, Martika Gregory and Alexandra Blaauw.
This month’s edition was called Flux, where visual artist and poets collaborated. Poets were asked to write a piece based on the inspiration of a piece created by a visual artist. I had the honor to created brother based on the inspiration of a piece written by present mommy-to-be, Janelle Newbold. I had a fun time writing it and I am happy to have been part of the project.
Ayo, We Won
For the past four years, I have been involved with the Toronto Poetry Slam team and this year I was finally able to be a champion.
Much love to my team, our captain Optimus Rhyme, Philosofly, Kilggy, IF and our coach Ian Keteku.
It’s been a great ride filled with valleys and peaks but it’s a beautiful situation to grow with so many talented artists and wonderful humans. Our goals have been achieved and our voices have been heard. We are the best team in Canada.
I am thankful for the honor. Aww sookie sookie
Dahveed Log: Ayo, fresh off the flavorful Right Beside You good times that would make JJ jealous of the dy-no-mite concert that I had on June 16th, I get the opportunity once more to showcase my musicality and poetry on the Drake Underground stage. This time, I have the opportunity to scale it down into an acoustic show with the help of my supa dope amazing friend, Enuma, who will be accompanying me with her guitar and vocals.
This opportunity was made possible by the homie JP Saxe, whom I feel is one of the most talented people that I have ever come across and it is a honor that he would ask me, little ol me to part this show. Amazing. I ain’t even gonna front, I am excited to perform a bunch of new stuff for what would potentially be a new crowd for me, you know a playa gotta up his twitter followers, ya dig?
Below are the detail to the show.
Both in the midst of making their records, JP SAXE and KAI are taking a step out of the studio to share some new material never before played live in an acoustic setting. Joined by writer/spoken word artist DAVID DELISCA, this will be an intimate evening of stories and songs to move you and make you dance.
At 22 years old, Toronto native KAI has already made international waves. Since signing with Warmer Music, Kai has cowrote and collaborated with many writers/producers including Ivy Quainoo (winner of ‘The Voice Germany’), Montreal dubstep group Adventure Club, and music heavyweight Diplo. Currently, Kai is in studio recording her first EP with Warner, tentatively titled Here We Go.
Back and forth from LA and Toronto, JP SAXE is at that point in his career when each month is as unexpected as the last. After a youtube cover of his favorite singer Allen Stone landed in him in studio with Allen’s producer Andy Rose, Andy and JP have been working together on a new record and developed sound.
DAVID DELISCA is a four-time member of the Toronto Poetry Slam’s national team. His works have been published in anthologies such as Basodee (2012) and The Great Black North (2013). He as performed across Canada, and his first chapbook, I Grew Up Right Beside You was published in 2013
- Venue: Underground
- Type: Live
- Cover: $5
- Time: July 13, 2013, 7 p.m.