I Rap, Therefore I Am

02/23/2024 Colin McGregor 0

Book Review of Philosophie du Hip-Hop by Jérémie McEwen By Colin McGregor It is 1996. A young teenager of 16 is sitting comfortably in his parents’ living room on the edge of Parc Lafontaine. He’s listening to a documentary on the gangster rap group NWA, […] See more

Graffiti and Tuberculosis

09/18/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor A hundred years ago, the only treatment for tuberculosis was fresh air. Near La Tuque, in the Mauricie region, think of a pristine lake, unpolluted, glistening at altitude. This is Lac Édouard. Accessible by rail in 1809, the notables of the day […] See more

Monk.E’s Trip to Africa

09/15/2023 Colin McGregor 0

The Café Graffiti’s own Monk.E travels the world withartists and graffers, painting murals, making connections, and spreading the word of hip-hop around the globe – even during the pandemic. Indeed, Monk.E voyaged abroad 11 times during the COVID crisis! Here, then, are some photos of […] See more

Ella & Pitr: Giants Among Us

03/07/2023 Colin McGregor 0

The roof of Café Graffiti’s new building, as seen from the air By Colin McGregor “Sleeping giants on a large surface that bring humans back to their small state of things.” This is how artists Ella & Pitr describe their colossal works. Ella & Pitr […] See more

Café Graffiti : 25 Years of Involvement

01/19/2023 Raymond Viger 1

A year of celebration and change. The Café Graffiti celebrates its quarter century while the Journal de la Rue celebrates its 30th birthday. The adventure began with the Journal de la Rue, the first French-speaking street newspaper in the world. It was followed in 1993 […] See more

Autumn Samurai Mural in HoMa

09/06/2022 Colin McGregor 1

By Colin McGregor In the alleyway adjoining the Bistro Le Ste-Cath, a new look for fall. Monk.E and Korb and their friends have painted a mural on the theme of “Autumn Samurai.” Done in stark metallic colors over Labor Day weekend, it certainly puts an […] See more