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 debuted in 1990. But they've always had a street par...
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.
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.