Tweet for a chance to see Jeru The Damaja live in Toronto on June 11 [Contest]
Toronto, ON – Legendary hip-hop emcee Jeru the Damaja will be performing in Toronto at Revival Bar (783 College Street) on Monday, June 11th. Supporting acts include a diverse roster of Toronto talent including performances by Angerville, up and coming artist MC FÜBB featuring some of the best emcees from The Cypher, highly acclaimed emcee Relic over a live MPC performance by Juno-nominated producer Fresh Kils, and Calgary recording artist Dizzy. Music will be provided by DJ Xplisit throughout the night. The concert is co-presented by Angerville Entertainment and The Cypher, in association with The Academy. Advance tickets are available for $15 at Play De Record, Soundscapes, and online at jeruintoronto.eventbrite.ca.
HipHopCanada is happy to announce that we’re giving away some free tickets to see Jeru live at Revival. For a chance to win you’ll need a Twitter account and you need to follow us – @HipHopCanada. Once you’ve got that taken care of, send out a tweet that looks something like this:
“@HipHopCanada I want tickets to see Jeru The Damaja live in #Toronto on June 11”
Click the jump for the event flyer and additional details.
About Jeru the Damaja
Born in Brooklyn, New York, hip hop emcee Jeru the Damaja aka the Dirty Rotten Scoundrel wrote his first rap lyrics at the age of ten. He began working with now world renowned DJ Premier and Guru (Gang Starr) in the late 1980s, and released his album The Sun Rises in the East (produced exclusively by DJ Premier), which is widely acclaimed as one of the best hip hop albums of all time. Known for his “hardcore conscious” style of rap, Jeru released The Wrath of the Math in 1996, earning him the title of “the saviour of hip-hop” by many due to his honest and straightforward critique of the state of hip-hop music and culture. He has since released three more albums and toured extensively and consistently throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. Between tours, he has collaborated with Grammy nominated UK group Groove Armada, DJ Cut Killa, French actor Doudou Masta, Japan’s DJ Honda, and Polish hip hop group Slums Attack.
Jeru the Damaja is currently working on a collaborative album featuring some of the best hip hop music producers and emcees from Poland and the United States, and his sixth official solo album is in the works.
About Angerville Entertainment
Angerville Entertainment is a Toronto-based urban music company which operates as an independent record label as well as an event promotion agency. At the forefront of the company is the hip hop group Angerville, which features MCs Conscious Thought and Fortunato. The group has gained recognition through national touring and radio play as well as through videos in high rotation on several nationally broadcast television stations. Our mission is to deliver top notch urban entertainment to a global audience.
About The Cypher
The Cypher is a grassroots hip hop event started by MC FÜBB and the Hip Hop Headz (H3) community in downtown Toronto in the summer of 2009. The Cypher is a monthly event where hip hop MCs, DJs, producers, and other artists from around the world come to meet and showcase their talents and skills, and gives them an opportunity to network and create business opportunities. The Cypher/H3 Artists have also begun organizing, promoting, and performing at larger shows with artists like Gza and Masta Killa (Wu-Tang Clan), J-Live (Triple Threat Productions), Stalley (MMG), and more. The Cypher is a movement designed to keep alive the spirit of spontaneous creativity and showmanship that can occur only in hip hop and is an opportunity for various members of the hip hop community to perform, network, build community and have fun.