Canadian Hip Hop

MMVAs Throwback Thursday: Maestro Fresh Wes Opens 1990 Video Awards

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Music

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the MMVAs, even if technically they were called the Canadian Music Video Awards when MuchMusic's award show de...

Karl Wolf Is a Bridge Between East and West

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

You might know Carl Abou Samah as Canadian hip-hop artist and songwriter Karl Wolf. His remake of the Toto hit "Africa" was one of the most downloaded songs from iTunes in 2009. We find it interesting that, in an age marked by a gaping chasm of distrust between Western and Middle Eastern cultures here is an artist who has achieved prominence and built a following among both North American and Arabic youth.

How Maestro Fresh Wes Jumpstarted My Love for Canadian Hip Hop

Joe PS Klymkiw | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Music
Joe PS Klymkiw

I first heard Maestro Fresh Wes' "Let Your Backbone Slide" on a cassette tape my best friend's brother made for us to breakdance to in 1989. I couldn't stop listening to it. I replayed the song on my Sony Walkman so many times I could stop the tape at the beginning of the song perfectly each rewind.