Tika Simone hosts Don’t Forget The Lyrics on Oct. 9 in Toronto with headline act Spek Won [News]
Toronto, ON – If you’re going to be in the GTA this Sunday, October 9th, you don’t want to miss Don’t Forget The Lyrics Lyricist Show going down inside Lambadina Resto Lounge (875 Bloor St. W.). The event will feature a ton of performers including a headline set by Spek Won. Tika Simone introducess her latest event series after building a large following for her acclaimed Intimate & Interactive Open Mic events. Other acts on board for Sunday’s show include Franz, J.Jones, Khandi, North English + The Heavyweights, Jaek DeLarge, David Clout, Ryan Marshall, Jelly Too Fly, Shaq, Jae Ari, C.Wilson, Trace Motivate, Erik Flowchild and. Jay Ohshawn.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event kicks off at 8. Tika Simone will be your host and DJ Smartiez will hold down the music for the evening. Click the jump click to see the official flyer and for more information on Spek Won.
ABOUT SPEK WON
When asked what 2 words would describe what he was and who he wanted to be in the future Benjamin Nii Kpani Addy responded “Spektaularly Wonderful”. It’s from this self-description that this versatile Ghanaian-Canadian artist takes his name SPEK WON From.
Always a natural with music Spek Won began writing rap lyrics from the young age of 9, producing Hip-Hop music at 17 and would later study sound engineering at the Trebas Institute. Armed with the ability to mix calculated and humorous turns of phrase with intense, intelligent lyrics, it is his innate talent and his innovative style combined with his passion for music, fashion and film that sets Spek Won apart from an industry full of average rappers and Hip-Hop aficionados.
Founder of the Z*BOIZ (Zongo Boiz), a ground-breaking “Afro-Entrepreneur” group of young artists, producers, actors, dancers, and fashion designers based in the Greater Toronto Area that consists of artists Lord Quest, Erik Flowchild, and Kwabi D among others, Spek Won aims to be the architect of the new “Hip-Life” movement (An African artistry movement that developed from the fusion of the African “High Life” Afro-Funk movement of the ’70 & ‘80’s and Hip-Hop) by following the blue print set by Hip Hop greats, and turn this music genre into a full on lifestyle.
In 2009 Spek Won became a part Live T.O. an artist collective dedicated to community initiatives and social enterprise made up of local artists and Youth run companies including; Rochester aka Juice, Logikal Ethix (Stolen From Africa), Caprice Understood (SFA/RGG), DjO Nonymous, St. Lucian poet Chevy X King, producer GMF, Bead necklace designer Jahmar (RGG Beadz), and actor Poppa Grand (Trailor Park Boys) among others. In the Summer of 2009 Spek Won helped Live T.O. establish themselves as Toronto’s new Mind Blowing tour de force when they took over several stages in MTL on the Rise Up 09 mini Tour.
Recently Spek Won Released his highly acclaimed track “Hip-Life” which can be heard on Flow 93.5, 105.5 FM , 88.1 FM and 89.5FM as well as its follow-up Music Video (the video can be seen online). Using this success as fuel for the future Spek Won is currently in the middle of releasing his highly anticipated mix-album entitled “Premmo Donna” (winter 2009/Dj Priemer Instrumentals) and a Mix Album early 2010 called “MG&R with production form in house producer Lord Quest, Grammy nominated producers Tone Mason, Kwadjo Cinqo of 2 time Juno Award winning group Ghetto Concept, multi award winner producer/dj Kid Kut, world renown Dj Nana, Sound Smith, and others. He has performed at various venues from Toronto, New Jersey, Vancouver, Edmonton, to Montreal and, has opened for many international artist that range from Grammy and MTV award winner 2face Idibia, to Ghanaian music award winner Reggie Rockstone, to local Canadian hip hop icon Rochester A.K.A juice, and can be seen performing in a venue near you.