Sway Magazine Fall 2011 issue article by True Daley Quoted text.. Ian Kamau is not a man of many words. He tends to let his art speak for itself. Initially a member of the hip-hop collective Pangea Project, he has since released a series of solo mixtapes, with 2010’s Love and Other Struggles being the […]
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Toronto Standard article original post Oct 11, 2011 by Anupa Mistry Quoted text.. Ian Kamau is Saving Toronto and Your Soul—One Song at a Time Hip hop artist and community organizer Kamau talks tolerance, consciousness, and why sometimes a song needs more than one video. BY ANUPA MISTRY | October 11, 2011 A lot of […]
Manifesto original post Oct 8, 2011 Quoted text.. After three years of work One Day Soon is finally here. Today (Oct 7) is my fathers birthday. People who purchased the physical CD will read in the (32 page hand-written) booklet that I dedicated this album to my parents. Without them there would be no me, […]
Quoted test from original post Feb 16, 2010 “Toronto’s own Ian Kamau has just released “Love & Other Struggles”, his 3rd and final installment of the September Nine mixtape series. Vol. 3 was created as an exploration idea and reality of LOVE. Not simply romantic LOVE (although that is a big part of the topic […]
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). […]
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 […]
Quoted text from original post , posted June 22, 2009 “My homie Kamau has a true talent for writing, not only music but beautiful poetry that seamlessly flows into spoken word artistry. He’s blessed us with a new release titled “September Nine”, which is now available for download. Let us know what you think Toronto? […]
Quoted Text (from original post, posted Jan 2, 2009): “(Watch the video first. Read the post later.) Years back, my boy NaNa took me to York University to recite some spoken word poetry at an open mic. It was one of my first ‘performances’ ever.. and it was difficult as hell. There, while my nerves […]
I met Steve Carty on this Pound shoot back in 2003 which also featured Sol Guy, Tara Chase, Sage and YLook. The cover featured Big Black Lincoln.
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.