Saturday, February 19, 2011

Make Some Noise (Andrew Munger's 1994 Toronto Hip Hop Documentary)

The 1994 film follows then up-and-coming Toronto rap groups like Ghetto Concept, Nu Black Nation and MVP, creating what now stands as a wonderful time-capsule peek into Toronto's 90's hip hop community. The film also features interviews with some of the big players in Toronto's rap scene like Johnbronski, DJX, a pre-Canadian Idol Farley Flex and a whole bunch more.

Despite being a big success at the 1994 Toronto International Film Festival (the film was awarded Best Canadian Short), Make Some Noise never received major distribution and until now, remained buried in Canadian rap history. With Kardinal Offishall's Toronto Anthem blowing up Canadian urban radio, the recent 'happenings' over at CKLN (the campus radio station is prominently featured in the film) and it being Black history month, this is a great time to blow the dust off this Toronto hip hop classic." - Press Release

Thanks to Beneficial for the heads up!

1 comment:

DJ Filthy Rich said...

dope documnetary. brings me back to those good ole days. it was interesting seeing a young Mos Def, and a young Farley Flex who still had a bit of an accent at the time.
also seeing how Play De Record how i remember it back in the it's just an empty shell of what it used to be.