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Citizen Kane’s Spade: Toronto’s OG B-Boy

Roots Rhymes Collective, The Urban at York University, Hart House, CIUT 89.5 FM and Hip Hop Education Center co-presents “Citizen Kane’s Spade: Toronto’s OG B-Boy” as part of the We Do It For Culture: A Hip Hop at 50 Event Series.

The evening will be night to honour the three-plus decade career of Jeff ‘Spade’ Duke, and his history in the Toronto hip-hop scene. Having mastered the elements of graffiti (as Crazy Roc of the Graffiti Knights), breaking (as a dancer for Michie Mee) and emceeing (as the legendary emcee Spade of Citizen Kane), Spade is known in the early days of the culture as the hip-hop barber and eventually the well-known music producer and co-owner of Treehouse Records. To celebrate his legacy as an artist, innovator and entrepreneur, we will begin with a conversation moderated by Michele Geister, creator of MuchMusic’s RapCity, and commentary from special guests, and will close with a special screening of director Alison Duke’s Raisin’ Kane: A Rapumentary, which highlights the journey of Citizen Kane to promote their sophomore album, “Deliverance.”