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#FNLROM: Mic Drop

ROM Friday Night Live

Celebrate the history of hip hop as #FNLROM revives local radio shows that were pivotal in developing the hip hop community in Toronto.
Program partner: North Side Hip Hop Archive

Earlybird tickets are sold out! They will also be available at the door starting at 7 PM - arrive early because space is limited!

#FNLROM @ROMtoronto



Tickets to the exhibition can be purchased on-site only for surcharge of $12 for Adults
and $11 for Students or Seniors. 

Anishinaabeg: Art & Power

The Evidence Room


Michie Mee
Michie Mee is known within the music industry for her unique rap style of combining reggae and dancehall with hip­hop. With over two decades in the entertainment industry, the Juno nominated rapper and actress is not only an inspiration for female musicians, but also all artists nationwide. Michie is the 1st Canadian hip hop recording artist to sign an american major record deal and  is the recipient of the 2012 DJ Stylus Hall of Fame Award,  2013 CUMC Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014 Black Canadian Award for Best Female Rap Act, and most recently made history winning the Toronto Arts Council 'Roy Thomson Hall Award' of $10K.


One Hundred and Fifty Futures
A celebration of the multiple generations of hip hop communities that have led to a Canadian presence on the global billboard charts. The development of a hip hop community in Toronto by multiple college radio shows have led to the emergence of artists as commercially viable and potentially global stars. #FNLROM showcases the community radio shows who were pivotal in developing a hip hop community in Toronto. Each radio show will invite a new generation artist to perform:

Hosted by Motion & JWyze
Motion is a founding member of the Masterplan Show. Inspired by her initiation as an artist mentor and music program leader with the legendary Fresh Arts Movement, MotionLive continues developing young and emerging talent through her workshop series in community, creative, and educational spaces.
JWyze is a is a writer, poet, emcee, and radio host, with an unrelenting dedication to the community. He has distinguished himself as the dynamic force behind Trauma Unit, a key member of the Soul Controllers crew, member of Toronto's own Se7ens, a founding member of the Fresh Arts Movement, and a host of one of Canada's first hip hop radio shows, the Masterplan Show.

The Power Move Show with DJX
The Real Frequency with DJ Musiklee Inzane
Masterplan Show with DJ DTS and L'Oqenz 
Droppin' Dimez with DJ MelBoogie
BiggerthanHipHop with DJ Grumps
The Vibe Collective with DJ Jams

DJ Grumps
One of the founding members of the Biggerthanhiphop Show (BTHHS) at CHRY 105.5fm, and has been DJing since 1996. From 1997–2015, BTHHS contributed to building the hip hop community hosting several artists and DJs on the show, including Smash Bros, Daneo, Class of '93, DJ Romeo, Fineprint, Crown-a-Thornz, Theo3, Solitar, pHoniex pagliacci, Che Uno, Astro Mega, Die Rek, and others.


DJ MelBoogie
One of the country's best-known female DJs. For almost 25 years, her roots have been deeply embedded in radio, both as a host, and mixshow format DJ. She has also hosted several events in the GTA community, including the Toronto Annual Graffiti Expo, Canadian Music Week, North By North East Indie Showcase (presented by NOW Magazine), and has been a speaker/panelist at a variety of music industry conferences. She’s also opened for some of the most respected performers in the world of entertainment, including Kevin Hart, Major Lazer, Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes, and more.

Has been a DJ for over 30 years and is a co-founder of the Masterplan Show on CIUT 89.5fm which is Canada's longest running hip-hop radio show. This inspiring and empowering DJ has been noted as a tastemaker in Canada's music scene due to his catalytic efforts of elevating Canadian hip hop music and helping in the commercial success of urban music within Canada. More recently, Dave was selected as a finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation's Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition.

DJ Jams
Jams is a multi-racial deejay, spoken word community artist, and radio geek specializing in ‘90s and futurist hip hop, electro, house and vibes. Jams is co-host, producer, and deejay of The Vibe Collective (Saturdays 6-8pm CIUT 89.5FM) and co-host and producer of Indigenous Waves (Mondays 6-7pm CIUT 89.5FM).

DJ L'Oqenz 
DJ L'Oqenz (pronounced Eloquence) is DJ, producer, music director, cultural curator, and Dora award-winning sound designer, L’Oqenz’s passion for music and multi-layered artistry has garnered the attention of local and international audiences.  From facilitating DJ lessons with Prince Charles to touring and performing with the likes of Zaki Ibrahim, Motion, Tanika Charles, Jean Grae, Bahamadia, K’Naan, M1 (Dead Prez), Maseo (De La Soul), Kool Herc, and Saul Williams, L’Oqenz’s musical trajectory is travelling at the speed of hard-driven, beat-laden sound.

DJ Musiklee Inzane 
Like many, Muziklee Inzane’s roots as a DJ were cultivated in community radio. He co-founded The Real Frequency show at CHRY 105.5FM in 1990. He has been an innovator as well as a key contributor to the growth and preservation of underground hip hop in Toronto. After fifteen years, The Real Frequency continues to thrive. As of January 2005, Muziklee Inzane can be heard alongside partners Arcee and P-Plus on FLOW 93.5FM, Canada’s first commercial urban station.


MARTK'D (Canada wide sneaker art competition finale)
"Art on Sneakers" is a community engagement movement which brings together emerging influencers, artists and cultural enthusiasts. MARTK’D provides a platform for personal expression and creativity using sneakers as an engagement tool to attract diverse audiences. This celebration fuses visual art, design, fashion and music, providing a unique experience for all participants.

Beddo art
Beddo is a Toronto based visual artist who uses a unique combination of graffiti, comic book art, and traditional fine arts. His multi-media and digital artwork attacks modern society with a vengeance and produces a refreshing outlook on pop culture.


Phancy Food
Your favourite childhood dishes dressed up with a modern twist using from-scratch recipes and locally sourced ingredients. (Vegetarian options available).

King Catering
Experience tasty Caribbean fusion cuisine. (Vegetarian, vegan, and halal options available).

My Crème Caramel
French desserts handmade from scratch. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options available).

Modern asian food, inspired by traditional asian street food and home cooking. (Vegetarian and vegan options available)

Haute Eats
Eclectic world food with a modern twist. (Vegetarian options available).

Delight Bite
The best fresh Mexican food. (Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available).

Gushi Chicken
Delicious Japanese fried chicken on a stick.

Mnandi Pies
Hand crafted Zimbabwean-style pies made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. (Vegetarian options available).

Young Animal
Trinidadian-inspired food prepared using traditional French and Italian techniques. (Vegetarian options available).

Tita Flips
Elevated Filipino street food. (Gluten-free options available).

Date & Time

  • Friday, November 17. Doors open at 7 PM



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