Birth of a Culture: Hip-Hop

03/21/2022 The Social Eyes 0

By Maxime Beauregard-Martin The hip-hop movement was born in the Bronx, a New York borough deserted by the middle class in the 1970s. Extremely poor neighborhoods developed, populated principally by Afro-Americans, Puerto Ricans and people from the Caribbean. Inspired by the Jamaican tradition of open […] See more

Young Rappers Make Their Mark

03/20/2022 The Social Eyes 0

Bling-Bling for the Bourgeoisie By Maxime Beauregard Martin Don’t look for Calamine to sing the praises of money and material gain in her rap lyrics. This young woman of 29 is refreshing all the usual mainstream rap themes with her feminist, anti-capitalist take on things. […] See more

The Revenge of the Mild (Part II)

02/14/2022 The Social Eyes 0

Whether it’s an ode to niceness offered in a rap song or through a play inspired by construction workers, four young men reflect on positive ways to incarnate a new masculinity for future generations. By Maxime Beauregard-Martin Dominique Sacy has fun too – sometimes without […] See more

A Provincial Rap Competition for Monk.e

03/01/2021 The Social Eyes 0

Professional graffiti artist Monk.e is among the competitors for the La fin des faibles competition. This contest, to find Québec’s best rapper, starts Monday, March 1st, 2021. This “Olympics of Rap,” patterned after the long-running international competition the End Of the Weak MC Challenge ® will be […] See more