Tag Archives: Love & Other Struggles

The Girl (3 of 3)_ City & Colour Cover

This is the third and final version of ‘The Girl’ originally written and performed by Dallas Green (City & Colour). This version of ‘The Girl’ was shot by myself and edited by Andrea Roberts and myself unlike version one and version two that were both shot by Nabil Shash. The release of this video signals […]

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The Girl (2 of 3)_ City & Colour Cover

This is the second of three visual interpretations of the City & Colour song ‘The Girl’ that I covered on the mixtape Love & Other Struggles. This video as well as the first one (click link for some more context) is directed by Nabil Shash. Special thanks to Ayo Leilani and Sun from the 88 […]

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All I Need (Love Birds Video)_ (Radiohead Reprise)

My friend Dre Ngozika Roberts made this video for me. She captures a love story on the roof of her apartment in the Junction. She tells me that birds are some of the only monogamous animals, I looked into it, 90% of bird species are monogamous. You learn something new everyday. I love this video, […]

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Misunderstood_ (2010 Lil Wayne/Nina Simone DUB)

I shot this simple video for Misunderstood over a year with Nabil Shash in Esplanade. I came up with the basic concept and we rented a camera using his fathers credit card (thank you Nabil’s Dad) and shot two videos in a weekend. It is not the first of our collaborations as Nabil shot Love […]

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1LoveTO_ Vol.3 Love & Other Struggles

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 […]

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City On My Back_ Vol.3 Love & Other Struggles

Original post Feb 16, 2010

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Okayplayer_ Vol.1

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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  Originally published February, 2010 The mixtape, combined with the internet, is an exciting phenomenon to me: partially because it enables artists like myself to get music out directly to people who may have the opportunity to listen, but also because I see it as the continuation of tradition. This might sound a little odd […]

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