Freedom Writers release NOW


The collective known as the Freedom Writers have released their full-length album, NOW.

“This record has absolutely no right sounding as cohesive and consistently cracking as it does. The debut long-player from Toronto, ON super-friends Freedom Writers features contributions from five core MCs, plus an additional five vocalists, yet never once feels disjointed.” – Luke Fox, EXCLAIM! 8/10

The wait is over, the album is here! Toronto’s fan favourites the FREEDOM WRITERS have amassed a delicious 17 course meal of unabashed lyricism, uncompromising social commentary and unbelievable songs. 5 dangerous Emcees, 1 dedicated producer and phenomenal guest appearances by O.G. Toronto wordsmith Mathematik, soulful vocalists Ayah and T.R.A.C.K.S. as well as potent contributions from community minded artists Ian Kamau and Franz Thomas equals one jam packed, Hip Hop soundtrack you have to own.

PURCHASE: Freedom Writers – NOW (Bandcamp)

Freedom Writers Album Release Party – October 10 @ The Mod Club


w/ Rich Kidd, Five Fingers 1 Fist Poetry Collective
Music by Deejay Riccachet, DJ Thera-P, DJ MelBoogie, DJ Grouch, DJ D Scratch, DJ Phat Tony

Thursday, October 10, 2013
@ The Mod Club (722 College St.)
Cover: $15 (includes CD)
Doors: 9 PM

7th Annual Manifesto Festival: Live At The Square – September 22


The 7th Annual Manifesto Festival, Live at the Square will be taking place once again at Yonge-Dundas Square on Sunday, September 22nd. The event begins at 12 PM and runs until 11 PM and will feature the Freshest Goods Market, breakdancing, visual art and a lot more. The lineup also looks to be a good one (see below).

Souls of Mischief, Jhené Aiko, Freedom Writers, Thugli w/ Lenny Len, Notes To Self, DJ Mel Boogie, Eternia, JellyTooFly, pHoenix Pagliacci, Tara Chase, Unbuttoned, Sean Leon, Raz Fresco, Blake Carrington, WolF J McFarlane, Junia T ft. Juice Money Quartet, Solitair, TFHOUSE, John River, CALiPH, KZARAW, L the 12th Letter, Sydanie, Veronica Domingues w/ live band, Melodic Yoza

Freedom Writers release new EP, SOON


With a full-length LP (NOW) nearing release, the Freedom Writers have released SOON, a new EP featuring 6 new songs. The EP is available for $3 as a digital download through Bandcamp and a CD will be available at Manifesto this coming Sunday. Guest appearances on the project are made by Via Linez, Mathematik and Sese.

PURCHASE: Freedom Writers – SOON (Bandcamp)

Theo3 drops debut album Airplane Over One Way Streets

Theo3 has dropped his debut album, Airplane Over One Way Streets, available online through iTunes and Bandcamp. The LP features appearances from DJ Eclipse, Ayah, DJ Grouch, Tanika Charles, Andreena Mill and fellow Freedom Writers Tona and Frankie Payne.

HERE IT IS. The debut album of Toronto’s very own Hip Hop force THEO3. A cohesive and intensely personal collection of songs that represent progression, balance, struggle and determination over a seamless blend of richly textured beats and varied production styles.

PURCHASE: Theo3 – Airplane Over One Way Streets (Bandcamp | iTunes)

[Video] Freedom Writers – The Grille (prod. Big Sproxx)

New video from Freedom Writers. Produced and directed by Big Sproxx.

Served up to you char-broiled, strait off an open flame, the “F-DUB” collective brings you its latest installment of pure, unadulterated artistry: The Grille. Local 24 hour diner The Grille has played second home to The Freedom Writers for the past 2 years whether the occasion be an all-night studio session, video shoot, a heated hip hop debate or just straight politicking. Filmed in one take Theo3, Tona, Adam Bomb, Frankie Payne and Progress terrorize the raw and gritty backdrop provided by in house producer/engineer/director Big Sproxx with the perfect blend of lyricism and punchlines that is sure to have listeners bopping their heads and twisting their grilles. Special shout out to our favorite waitress, Jackie aka Ja-kay… Woosh!

DOWNLOAD: Freedom Writers – The Grille (Bandcamp)

Show Your Solidarity – May 8 @ Great Hall

Manitobah Mukluks invites you to attend SOLIDARITY {Ul’tsahz Dehtnee} on Tuesday, May 8: A Concert In Support of Indigenous Rights & Against The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and Supertanker Project.

“This is about our freedom to choose our future, our freedom to live according to our own culture, our freedom to govern ourselves and our lands, and our freedom from the catastrophic risks of an Enbridge oil spill. We are fighting for our very survival. An oil spill into our lands and waters threatens our health, our culture, and our very existence as separate peoples.”

– Chief Jackie Thomas of Saik’uz First Nation, a member of the Yinka Dene Alliance

Performances by Kinnie Starr, A Tribe Called Red, Tanika Charles & The Wonderfuls, Freedom Writers, Cheryl Bear, Skratch Bastid, Ian Kamau, Plex, Yinka Dene Drummers, DJ Ariel

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.)

Cost: FREE / Pay What You Can
Doors: 8 PM | 19+
Info: Facebook