Friday, October 7, 2011

THE CYPHER feat. Citizen Kane + Fresco P


After an action packed summer that included a road-trip to Chicago, a J-Live show in Toronto, and numerous block parties around the city, THE CYPHER is back at Augusta House...

This month, we're proud to present special features:


citizen: striving to live an honest and meaningful life kane: child of sin, ancestor of man. The force embodied in CITIZEN KANE: Spade, represents the daily struggle to balance the good and bad from within ones inner self. Each track that CITIZEN KANE slams out melds these two dynamics and it is precisely because of this fusion that CITIZEN KANE is became a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop world. A long time members of the Toronto hip-hop scene for the past 15 years, CITIZEN KANE has been steadily building foundations and has emerged as one of the leading rap groups in Canadian history. Deliverance was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the 1999 and 2000 Juno Awards. THE EPIC was nominated as Best Hip-Hop Album or EP at the Canadian Urban Music Awards in 1998. The National Film Board of Canada produced a Rapumentary featuring CITIZEN KANE titled Raisin Kane. This film was awarded best Canadian documentary at the Reel World Film Festival, won the HBO Best Documentary award in New Yorks Urban World Film Festival and others around the world. With their insightful lyrics, intricate rhyme structures and unique samples, CITIZEN KANE is one of the most respected acts in the Canadian hip-hop scene. Much like the film Citizen Kane, which was deemed a movie well ahead of its time and an epic to this day, CITIZEN KANE aspires to leave a similar impression on the rap world



'Nuff said.


MCs spit their best 16's, competing to win cash.
-$10 entry fee for each competitor (winner takes all)
-Each artist performs their best verses over random instrumentals
-Whichever MC's verse is judged to be the best will win!
-Competitors who want to participate must sign up at the event no later than 11pm.
- Winner also gets to defend their title (no entry fee) at the next cypher!

Hosted by:

Featured DJ:
(Don't forget the name!)

Resident Photographer:
Slick Nick -

$5 before 11:30pm
Pay $20 and get a Cypher T-shirt with admission!

Any artist that shows up will get mic time - GUARANTEED!

Also accepting donations (food, clothing, school supplies, children's books, toys, money) for PEACE QUEST:




Hip Hop culture manifests through the creative self-expression of individuals who embody its spirit in their respective art forms. This power of spontaneous creativity, the unification of a community for the great purpose that is Hip Hop, happens at The Cypher.

Artists sign up to take part in group performances called cyphers, in which each performer takes a few minutes on the mic and then passes it on to the next performer. All performances occur over music supplied by a live DJ, beat boxer, or producer. There are also a few spots at The Cypher reserved for featured artists to perform their own sets.

The Cypher is a grassroots hip hop event started by MC FÜBB, DJ Combo and the Hip Hop Headz (H3) community in downtown Toronto in the summer of 2009. The Cypher is an event where hip hop MCs, DJs, producers, and other artists from around the world come to meet and showcase their talents and skills, and gives them an opportunity to network and create business opportunities. The Cypher is an event designed to keep alive the spirit of spontaneous creativity and showmanship that can occur only in hip hop. The Cypher is an opportunity for various members of the hip hop community to perform, network, build community and have fun.

For all inquiries, please contact:

Brought to you by:
Hip Hop Headz -
Peace Quest -
Flip Rock!

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