Archive for January, 2009

Ayah presents “A Peace For Gaza”

January 30, 2009

The homegirl Ayah is throwing a benefit to raise awareness and promote peace in the war-torn Gaza strip. Performing alongside her is the ephemeral Zaki Ibrahim and opening vibes by DJ Agile. A midweek show for a great cause. Do see your way out to it.

In support of the event, Ayah has released a new song entitled “Imagine 2009,” free for all.

AYAH – IMAGINE 2009

From Kingston to the D

January 29, 2009

Hot visuals from yard to accompany the ill beats courtesy of the Milk!

BLACK MILK – DUB ROCK

THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT M*X – Part 2!!!

January 27, 2009

Long awaited, but never debated, and always appreciated. Here’s the goods. Something for everyone, hit me up and lemme know what you think.

Social Experiment Part Two

Social Experiment Part Two

Social Experiment Part Two

Social Experiment Part Two

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT PRESENTS: A GIANT AMONG US with DJ BIG JACKS!

January 27, 2009

Back in November, we had a raucous time with our peoples DJ Royale and his grand return to the mixing stage. Now we’re showing love to the other half of Grand Groove: Black Rap’s very own Big Jacks!

Y’all might have seen him doing his thing for the ladies at Aritzia on a random Saturday afternoon, or have heard him on his radio shows: Mondays with Backroad Radio (CHRY 105.5) or Mixtape Massacre (CKLN, 88.1) on Saturdays. Y’all might have caught him tear down the jam alongside Neil Armstrong or with his Black Rap mans’n’em Bozack Morris at their signature “Swerve” parties, or might have bumped one of his many mixed CD’s. At any rate, if you haven’t heard of Big Jacks by now, you must be new to Toronto and/or to music in general. He’s a staple in the local hip-hop scene for the past decade, one of the hardest working DJ’s in the city, and a name with a stock value that can only go up. His is a musical experience not to be missed.

Ladies and gents, you are now listening to the sounds of Big Jacks!

THE DETAILS

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT
with DJ Mensa
Playing urban classics, old and new
Open Minded and Bass Heavy

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT
@ Octopus Lounge
293 Palmerston Ave. (@ College)
19+/No Cover/No Dress Code/Be Easy

Brought to you by Lounge Clothing & The Prizefighter Imprint

RANDOM BIG TUNE OF THE DAY

January 22, 2009

GREGORY ISAACS – NIGHT NURSE

As heard on the new Social Experiment Mix, available tomorrow at the event below…

TONIGHT! THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT M*X CD RELEASE PARTY!

January 22, 2009

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Ladies and gentlemen —

Social Experiment – The Mix part 2 has been whipped up and is ready for public consumption.

As we’ve seen this party we know and love swell in numbers these past few months, we at Social Experiment are putting it down and giving you guys something back to take home and show your friends what it’s like to get down at Octopus Lounge on a Thursday.

***In celebration of this, we’re giving out 50 hard copies on CD to the first 50 cats that walk through the doors.***

No holds. No special treatment. First come first served.

In the spirit of the first mix released online only back in August ’08, SE2 is a cross section of the music we play every Thursday night. Playfully dubbed “Soulful Experiment,” this mix deifnitely holds down the R’n’B side of things, be it through original samples of hip-hop songs, house remixes, Baltimore club, lover’s rock, or some straight up 90’s ish.

If you feel you can get down with this, by all means mosey on down to the little non descript club off College and Bathurst and get yourself involved in a Social Experiment.

See you Thursday

SOCAL EXPERIMENT
with DJ Mensa
Playing Urban Classics, Old & New
Open Minded & Bass Heavy

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT
@ OCTOPUS LOUNGE
298 Palmerston Ave. @ College
19+/No Cover/No Dress Code/Be Easy

Brought To You By Lounge & The Prizefighter Imprint

I’m back baby!

January 22, 2009

Speaking of back…

Shouts to JUMPOFF JOEY!

I will have some new material to speak on in the next little bit, but in the meantime…

Shouts to my people realizin’ their dream…

January 14, 2009

My homegirl Adejoke’ Taiwo is a contestant on this season of Project Runway Canada.

The first episode airs Jan. 27 on Global!

ADEJOKE ON PROJECT RUNWAY DESIGNER PROFILE

BIGGIE BONUS!

January 13, 2009

My “Breaks For Biggie” m*x from last March. Rest In Power BIG!

BREAKS FOR BIGGIE (DIRECT LINK)

Soc. Exp. presents THROW DOWN SOME ICE: The “Notorious” Movie Release Party This Thursday

January 13, 2009

This week, Social Experiment, in conjunction with Warner Urban, celebrates the life of Biggie Smalls, and the release of the biopic “Notorious,” in theatres this Friday

Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G., fit all the criteria that earned him the distinction of “icon”. A lyrical phenom upon his arrival in ’93, he set his sights high, putting Brooklyn on the map, and hip-hop at the top of the charts. He talked slick and lived lavishly, not leaving a moment wasted. He lived a very fast life, experienced the highs and low of stardom, and was always surrounded by controversy. Gunned down on March 9, 2007, he departed this earth way too soon, but left with him a legacy that retains his relevance in the hip-hop community, 12 years after his death.

In the spirit of all this, Social Experiment pays homage to the best who ever did it, with an extended tribute set, including his many hits, album cuts, guest verses, and rarities.

Raise your glasses as we toast the Notorious Glorious… B.I.G.

“…and throw down some ice for the nicest MC/
n*ggas* know the steelo/
UNBELIEVABLE”

Also celebrating the birthdays of Peachfuzz alumni Arowbe Three Times and Catherine L.

THE DETAILS

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT
with DJ Mensa
urban classics, old & new
open minded & bass heavy

EVERY THURSDAY
@ OCTOPUS LOUNGE
293 Palmerston Ave
19+/No Dress Code/No Cover/Be Easy

brought to you by Lounge & The Prizefighter Imprint