Maestro Fresh Wes

CanCon Music Icons, Then And Now (Part 2)

Huffington Post Canada Music | Brian Gasparek | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada

Over the past six months, two of Canada's greatest music legends resurfaced into the national spotlight. Leonard Cohen released his Juno-nominated 13t...

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...

Maestro Fresh Wes Gets Political In 'Black Trudeau'

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Music

No longer content to let his backbone slide, the legendary Maestro Fresh Wes returns to the game with "Orchestrated Noise," his first album in over a ...

Maestro Fresh Wes Talks Drake, Rob Ford Rap, 'Backbone' and 'Black Tuxedo'

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan B. Patrick | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Music

Even before we get into the discussing Maestro Fresh Wes' new Black Tuxedo EP, or the almost unimaginable point that we're fast approaching the 25th a...

WATCH: Maestro Mocks Ford And Harper In Rap

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Rap has always been a political art and on Sunday Toronto hip hop legend Maestro gave a master class in spitting issues. At a show with Public Ene...

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.