This has to be the best video I've seen today and it's all thanks to George Stroumboulopoulos who put together an all-star medley for his Christmas Eve Special. The cast includes Pete Rock, Kardinal Offishall, Deltron 3030, Camp Lo, Shad, Maestro, Jully Black, SonReal, Michie Mee, Eternia and Dan-e-o who cover Run D.M.C. "Christmas In Hollis." The Christmas special is airing on December 24th 11:30pm on CBC TV and if you live in Toronto or Vancouver, it'll also air on December 25 at 5 p.m. The timing is perfect as we are less than a few days away and I'm so glad that I can play this on The Come Up Show Radio today there is nothing better than new Christmas Hip-Hop music. Take the video in below and let me know if it brought a smile to your face like it did to mine and who is your favourite emcee in the video?
I'm still recovering and feeling very inspired from this year's Manifesto, couldn't believe the festival turned seven already. Shouts to the staff, volunteers, partners, and everyone involved in making it possible. I started my Manifesto weekend by attending "The Beat" on Friday which featured Sango, Lancescape, Sunclef, Rich Kidd, Elaquent and Rich Kidd. Saturday I took down some great notes at the panels and Sunday was Live At The Square. Check out the photo gallery below by our photographer CZR-E from the performances at Live at The Square featuring acts such as John River, Wolf J, Freedom Writers, TFHOUSE, Kardinal Offishall, Solitair, Blake Carrington, Raz Fresco, Notes To Self, Jully Black, Jhene Aiko, and Souls of Mischief. Let me know if you were at any of the events and what your favourite performance was.