Video: "The Convergence Campaign" By Manifesto Community Projects And The Remix Project

Over the course of the last eight years, I have had the honor of learning from, collaborating with and building with some of  Toronto's most talented artists and community leaders through the Remix Project and also through  Manifesto (which is otherwise known as Manifesto Community Projects).

Collaborating with both organizations has definitely helped me to curtail the fears and daunting existential dilemmas that most creative individuals experience. Furthermore, since 2007, being amongst like-minded members of Manifesto and the Remix Project always reminded me that I was not alone and that I should always dream big and follow through on those dreams. Watching both organizations evolve from their humble beginnings has been impressive and I am grateful for their creative energies and hugely positive impact on Canada's arts community and marginalized youth populations.

With that said, this article is a congratulatory post to my friends Gavin Sheppard and Che Kothari (along with their business partners Ryan Paterson and Drex Jancar along with the rest of their respective organizations).

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Restarting My Photography Career

My photography portfolio was recently redesigned and re-launched, so check it out if you’re interested in photography and in my career as a photographer.

A happy coincidence: as I was working on redesigning my portfolio, two well known publications spotlighted my work. Design You Trust recently published a story on my photographic essay on Beijing’s newly destroyed Wonderland amusement park and on the same day, Jay Z’s Life + Times published a 15-page article on my career.

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Video: "Lupe Fiasco Blasts A Dope Freestyle On Sway In The Morning!" By Sway's Universe

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Over the last five years or so, Lupe Fiasco has not been as commercially successful as he once was.

Fortunately, there is absolutely no correlation between record sales and artistic talent. And with that said, Fiasco is still one most talented lyricists in Hip-Hop's relatively short history.

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Music: "0 To 100/The Catch Up" By Drake

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Produced by Boi-1da and co-produced by 40 and Nineteen85, "0 To 100/The Catch Up" is a perfect example of Drake's understanding of his own virality and the concept of supply and demand.

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Performance: “Transformers” By Saturday Morning Slow Jams Featuring Drue Davis

Scott Bradlee, Steve Sweat and their Saturday Morning Slow Jams collective have kept their creative momentum going by releasing an incredible rendition of the "Transformers" theme song.

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Video: "The Washington Ballet's Hardest Dance Moves" By The Washington Post

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The Washington Post recently went behind the scenes at the Washington Ballet to get six professional dancers to show off their most difficult moves.

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Interview: Chase Jarvis By Tim Ferriss For CreativeLive

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Serial entrepreneur and adventurer Tim Ferriss recently stopped by the CreativeLive studios to chat with his friend and CL co-founder Chase Jarvis.

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Album: "Jessica" By Pluto

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If you're unfamiliar with his music, Pluto is an amazing, young R&B phenom from Toronto who has been supported by Collection Day Entertainment Group and Standout Entertainment.

Musically-speaking, Toronto has been on fire for a long time and especially over the course of the last five years.

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Music Video: "Dipsh*ts" By Cam'ron And A-Trak Featuring Juelz Santana And Dame Dash

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A-Trak and Cam'ron are back with a summer anthem over triumphant instrumental blasts from A-Trak, Oliver and Just Blaze, alongside Dipset's very own Juelz Santana and "Champagne Dame".

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Video: "MCA-DAY "Buddhist Monks" By KNARF New York

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Below, feel free to watch an unconventional and impressive promotion for MCA-DAY -- an annual tribute to musician, humanitarian and one of my favorite musicians; Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

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