Tour Life (Introduction) [Article/Blog]
Toronto, ON – They say you don’t really know someone until you’ve travelled with them. I say, you don’t really know someone until you’ve driven across the world’s second largest country with them, stopping in nine cities over 14 days, living off Tim Hortons and 7/11. I say you don’t really know someone until you’ve spent, on average, seven hours a day in a car with them talking your life away. I say you don’t really know someone until you’ve walked into a club full of strangers beside them and walked out everybody’s new friend from Toronto. I say you don’t really know someone till you’ve toured with them. Make no mistake, this is tour life. The highs are euphoric, the lows are isolating but the experience is the treasure.
Welcome to the introduction to my five part series called Tour Life, where I’ll tell stories and give commentary of my time on tour alongside Slaughterhouse, Pharoahe Monch, Peter Jackson, DJ Dames Nellas & Concrete Guerilla Clothing. For the record, I’m not a rapper. I’m a journalist and entrepreneur who’s accompanied Canadian rapper Peter Jackson now on two tours. My mandate is to expand brand awareness of my line of t-shirts reading “Hip Hop Ain’t Dead It Lives In The North,” as well as chronicle my time on the road.
With the formalities out of the way, please join me tomorrow and every Tuesday for the next five weeks to hear my stories, interviews and insights. Pharoahe Monch drops knowledge. Slaughterhouse talks Shady deal. Peter Jackson shows me his passion and his humility. DJ Dames Nellas continues his rise. Niko drives across the country. Duxx of Concrete Guerilla Clothing proves he’s a people person. And my hustle is humbled by the canvas it covers. All coming up in Tour Life.
Written by Jonathon “Bizz” Brown for HipHopCanada
- Tour Life (Introduction)
- Tour Life (Part 1): The Salesmen
- Tour Life (Part 2): Peter Jackson
- Tour Life (Part 3): Pharoahe Monch