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Crazy Asian guy dancing in public to break racial stereotypes

Posted by Jerrold Litwinenko / March 12, 2010

crazy asian guy dancing in public torontoAre Asians shy? Is this a stereotype that needs to be broken? Can "Crazy Asian Guy Dancing in Public" (aka Sexy Dragon), who most certainly isn't timid, help break stereotypes by shakin' it to Soljah Boy all over Toronto?

In the below video (already at close to 10,000 views), Sexy Dragon strips down to his socks and undies and busts a move in various, very public places (such as Fairview Mall, Eaton Centre, TTC, Pacific Mall, ROM, U of T, and Younge & Dundas) -- much to the blushing reactions/glares/cheers/jeers of passersby and to the chagrin of security officers who sometimes feel compelled to rain on the parade.

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An Ode to Bathurst and Steeles

Posted by Guest Contributor / February 1, 2010


In the Toronto rap scene, we've been treated to odes about Scarborough, the downtown core, even the TTC. But what about north of Bloor? Now, the hiphop heads in the Bathurst and Steeles neighbourhood have an ode to call their own.

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A Toronto Love Song, 3 Years in the Making

Posted by Tim / May 31, 2009

Yesterday Justin Ewart sent us a video he started making back in July of 2006. With help from some close friends, the TTC, his uncles camera and a cheap Dollar Store CD player he navigated the city for five days asking random strangers to appear in his music video. Three years later he's finally found the time to edit the video which has now been posted to Vimeo, TouTube and embedded below:



Intrigued, if not feeling a little melancholy, I caught up with Justin to ask him more about the video, his inspiration for it and what took so long to share it with the world.

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Enviroman Cleans up Toronto

Posted by Tim / March 17, 2009

Looks like Toronto has a new green superhero. Funny-man Josh Rachlis just sent us an email with his latest video effort about a bald, green, super-hero guy named Enviroman. That the video is masked as a proposal to noted environmental activist (and ex-wife of Larry David) Laurie David might be beside the point. Oh, and did I mention that he raps too?
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Another Hip Hop Homage to TORO-ONTO

Posted by Jake Kovnat / December 15, 2008

Last week we posted a video that hilariously celebrates our much beloved, and always contentious, TTC. Now this week, I stumbled upon another hip hop video showing love to our very own city - "Toronto" by Ron D featuring Blake Carrington.



While Toronto has been amused and abused in all types of music and media, it seems that its hip hop culture is particularly proud of their domain. Or perhaps this can better be understood as a sort of hip hop convention whereby rappers mythologize their stomping grounds in order to boost their own image? In case you haven't already seen the first video I mentioned, the song is a remix of a hit song by Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West entitled, "I Put On (For My City)."

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War Child Needs Knives to Help Children Fight

Posted by Tim / December 8, 2008



Well, not really. But War Child Canada sure knows how to get my attention. The Toronto-based charity continues to be ahead of the curve when it comes to using the web, local artists and other unconventional tactics to raise awareness about the plight of child soldiers in Darfur, The Congo and Sierra Leone.

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