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Manifesto In Toronto 2021

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Manifesto 2021 Was A Eventful Show

Manifesto is a yearly Toronto event that has been happening for 15 years. September 11th was the celebration of its 15th year anniversary. This was a three-day event with three different parts to it. Besides the live performance by various artist there was also live screening, digital premiere, and digital screenings. 

The event took place at the city view drive-in at 20 Polson Street. Thousands of fans/supporters were present at the event to show love to their favorite artist. The event was legally open to 19+ only and IDs had to be present upon entry. The gates opened at 3PM giving enough time for IDs to be checked and the event officially started at 4PM. 

Manifesto is a community Project that is a non-profit grassroots organization working to unite, strengthen and celebrate Toronto’s diverse music, musicians, and arts community. They help to find innovative ways of working towards common goals. Manifesto has been growing into the largest and most unique festival of its kind over the years. This critically acclaimed Festival of the Community & Culture brings together hundreds of fans, artists and performers to showcase the city’s talented arts community and its strong standing foundations by building a collective sense of pride, hope and possibility.

The Line Up

The event was headlined by the amazing juno winner Savannah Ré and Toronto-based rapper/singer/producer Notifi. A late addition to the headlines was JID. JID is a East Atlanta MC who is signed to J.Cole’s “Dreamville” record label; other than being signed to a known rappers label he has been making a lot of head-waves doing features with pop stars Doja Cat and Dua Lipa. 

The concert was preceded by a two-day conference on September 9th and 10th which included a talk by Miami-based production/song-writing duo Cool & Dre, who’ve worked alongside with Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Fat Joe, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Queen Latifah and so many other big names in American hip-hop and R&B music industry.

The summit also had sessions by dub poet and performer d’bi young anitafrika, 2oolman from electronic duo the Halluci Nation, filmmaker, and human rights activist Donisha Prendergast and American hip-hop historian and photographer Ernie Paniccioli. This conference was very informative and insightful. They spoke about working with artist, how things are run in the music industry, what to expect and even spoke about upcoming artist who are currently making a name for themselves. 

The event was successful, and a lot of fans shared how much fun they had over multiple social media platforms. A lot of people believe that it was a great event since the pandemic happened and a lot of other events had been cancelled in the city; it was good to be outside to support Toronto’s very own. Everyone is looking forward to next year’s Manifesto Festival and hoping that the turnout will be even bigger and better. 

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RAPCAPTO: TOP 10 Toronto Female Hip-Hop – Feb. 25th 2022

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RapCapTO is your trusted source of streaming charts for Unsigned Toronto Hip Hop. We filter out fake streams to give you a clear picture of Toronto Top Talent and provide a fair playing field for all independent artists.

For Toronto Female Hip Hop not a lot changed since last week. Paris Richards is gaining more separation from other artists.

ArtistToronto Listeners

1. Jully Black – 6,891

2. Paris Richards – 5,467

3. Tara Lord – 4,167

4. Haviah Mighty – 3,386

5. Dutchess – 3,244

6. Leila Dey – 1,616

7. Tia Bank$ – 1,346

8. Liyah – 1,315

9. Keysha Fresh – 1,117

10. DvblM – 982

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RAPCAPTO: TOP 10 Toronto Male Hip-Hop – Feb. 25th 2022

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RapCapTO is your trusted source of streaming charts for Unsigned Toronto Hip Hop. We filter out fake streams to give you a clear picture of Toronto Top Talent and provide a fair playing field for all independent artists.

For Toronto Male Hip Hop Burna Bandz closing in on Houdini to take the top spot. Burna is also the hottest artist in the city right now in terms of gains. Houdini held top spot all of 2021.

ArtistToronto Listeners

1. Houdini – 78,644

2. Burna Bandz – 78,163

3. NorthSideBenji – 66,510

4. 88GLAM – 46,610

5. 3MFrench – 43,766

6. Pengz – 41,836

7. Why G – 40,267

8. Duvy – 36,551

9. Roney – 36,523

10. Casper TNG – 35,403

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Daves Hot Chicken Partners With Drake

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Daves Hot Chicken Partners With Drake & Samuel L. Jackson

After announcing that his recent album Certified Lover Boy is number one on the billboard top 200 for the second week in a row and acquiring 849,000 units all in the same time. Today was humbling when it was announced that Drake purchased a minority stake in Dave’s Hot Chicken. For most of you who are not familiar with Dave’s chicken spot; it originally started as a simple idea of turning Nashville Hot chicken and tuning the recipe to make it better than any other chicken spot. With a little money to their name the owners create a pop-up concept in a parking lot somewhere in East Hollywood. Their first menu consisted of simple tenders, fries, sliders, and kale slaw. The company then became viral and was always filled with very long lines.  After 6 months of consistent pop-up shops and everyday being filled with long lines the team then decided to take the risk of opening their first physical store in 2018. The co-founder, Dave, a chef trained and developed his skills in Thomas Keller’s Bouchon restaurant organization came up with a simple and delicious process of creating the best chicken. His idea was to take the best quality chicken, prepare the chicken in a proprietary brine, and after deep frying; top the most tender chicken in the world with one of seven signature spice blends.

Dave’s Hot Chicken chain has locations in Los Angeles and Toronto; two of Drakes favorite city. Drake has already invested in the food industry before when he invested into plant-based chicken earlier in 2021. This would be his second food investment when investing in Dave’s Hot Chicken. 

Drake is not the only celebrity who as notice the growth of Dave’s and has taken the chance to invest into the company. Tom Werner of the Boston Red Sox and famously knowns Samuel L. Jackson is also a major investor into this fast-growing company.  Dave currently has 22 locations open but also planning on adding 25 more locations in Houston and Chicago. 

Drake posted a picture of himself digging into some Dave’s Hot Chicken earlier this year and let’s just say they passed the taste test. This hastened his minority ownership investment. A co-sign from Drake is a big deal for any business; especially with all the accomplishments Drake has helped so many people with over the years. 

Drake also made a statement to solidify his endorsement by stating “I tried the food, and it was amazing.  After meeting the founders and hearing their story, I jumped at the opportunity to invest.” 

Drake owns less than 50 percent of the company; but it is evident that his celebrity status and public acknowledgment of the company is more than enough to maintain the successful growth of Dave’s Hot Chicken

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