It’s A New Day (Central Canada) [Editor's Note]
This is the business we’ve chosen
Toronto, ON – Covering hip-hop culture and urban lifestyle in Canada is what we do. HipHopCanada’s long been a staple for not only reporting/showcasing hip-hop but supporting and facilitating its progress. With the New HipHopCanada comes a ton of potential for growth at a time when Canadian talent continues to speak directly to the mainstream consciousness. “Dangerous” handled summer 2008 pretty damn well. “Best I Ever Had” came along in 2009 and…
…well you know the story. And then by 2010, a third undeniable international star waved his flag to the Olympics, Haiti and the World Cup, creating one of those special songs that will still be relevant a decade from now – “Wavin’ Flag.” And then there’s the producers, B-boys/B-girls, beatboxers and DJs who quietly or otherwise solidified and represented huge for their culture.
So I come into this position as Central Region Editor at a time when there’s so much to talk about. There’s more eyes than ever and more stories will become relevant because of that. I also come into this position as the New Hip Hop Canada launches to the world. This also means more eyes. So in this climate, its necessary to make something clear – things are different now.
Content is geared towards genuine journalistic merit. There is no old boys club. There are no shoe ins. The gate is both wide open to those with great stories to tell and closed to those with nothing to say but what they said last time. I’ve done enough interviews and read enough press releases to keep it one hundred with you the readers. I stand here to feed you the content that’ll show you something knew about a culture you hopefully enjoy and participate in.
HipHopCanada will continue to be a staple and further transform into an authentic, trusted outlet for hip hop related to Canada. I’ll do my best to find and assign the stories that matter. Our great writing team will manufacture the meat of the site with fresh perspectives and useful insights. Our talent will continue to make the world feel Canadians. And you’ll have no choice but to make HipHopCanada the first option.
I’m Jonathon “Bizz” Brown, your Central Region Editor – covering cities and scenes such as Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto.
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