Quoted text (from original post, June 2009 by Alison Isaac) “Toronto has always been a city better known for its cold and cleanliness than its emcees. Now, in a city distracted by a young boy named Drake, emcee, poet, and new-era bluesman Ian Kamau emerges from the shadows with the September Nine Mixtape (Vol 1). […]
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Quoted text from original post, posted July 1, 2009 by Ben Herson & Mikal Lee “A good and trusted friend passed me this mixtape, September 9th, by Canadian Rapper Ian Kamau. The mixtape is serving as a warmup and introduction for Ian to a wider audience in preparation for the release of his album proper […]
Originally published January, 2010 I was sent the below article by a professor of mine who taught me in a class called Cultures of Resistance when I was at York University. This issue of Haiti has been bothering me since the quake happened. It makes me upset that people aren’t thinking more critically about all […]
Originally published December, 2009 I do not celebrate Christmas. Not because I have any issue with Christmas per se but because I am not a Christian. I think Christmas is a kind-of assumed cultural norm in the western world that is often not thought about critically. When I say this to people the response I […]
Originally published June 2009 Michael Jackson passed only a few hours ago. I find it strange how i feel because i haven’t been connected to this man in any way for years. I haven’t listened to the songs that I grew up listening too in years either, but today going through my old Jackson 5 […]
Originally published April, 2009 Wrote this in an email to a white male friend of mine this morning and thought i would like to share it… it was a response to a white male attending a ‘all female’ gathering for a girl program in Nairobi, Kenya… posted it on my blog too… i think this […]
Originally published November, 2008 On November 4th 2008 it was announced the Barack Obama would be the next president of the United States of America. There has been a lot of conversation about what he will do as president and how he will do it. It is true that he has a lot that he […]
“Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked, so Obama could run. Obama is running so our children can fly….” The reality of Barack Obama as a president has yet to be seen but the energy that he has created as a presidential canidate has been interesting to watch to say the least. Obama has […]
A funny shoot inside, I won’t show you, but if you can find it you’ll see some familiar faces and a not so great picture of me (hence the reason I’m not publishing it here). This issue of Pound came out in 2003.
My first and last exploration into the world of modeling (only for you Pound) Ski and I had a lot of fun that day. The cover (shot by Lease) features K-OS.