Published Mar 13, 2009For the last two years now, Toronto has been home to a fast-growing event called Hip-Hop Karaoke. It's basically what it sounds like: DJs throw a record on and an MC, either skilled or amateur, drops a flow that will either be a hit or a miss with the tough crowd. Originally started as a small-scale party amongst friends and the brains behind the Never Forgive Action parties, HHK has become a full-on concert experience, hosted by DJs Dalia, Numeric and Ted Dancin', along with celebrated MCs like More or Les and Abdominal. And on March 20, they're about to celebrate another anniversary - in style.
Next week the HHK crew will welcome a special guest in Canada's greatest hip-hop legend, the one and only Maestro Fresh Wes, who will grab the mic at some point, "drop the needle" and most definitely "tear it up" with a short set before he dives into some karaoke and co-hosts with Abdominal.
Hip-Hop Karaoke will go down at its now regular joint, Revival (783 College Street), with tickets at the door costing $10 before 11:30 and $15 afterwards.
For those outside of the city, or even province, who won't be able to make it out, word has it that the HHK heads are currently looking into taking the experience on the road for a cross-country tour. Stay tuned to find out more about that.