Lyrics To Go: Rap lyrics to appear on subway screens for National Poetry Month [News]
Toronto, ON – Lyrics To Go, an excellent mix of noteworthy participants – 10 Toronto area hip hop artists on subway platform screens across the city – whose verses have been chosen to celebrate the 16th National Poetry Month in Canada. This year’s theme is “Poetry City.” From April 1 to 30, 2014, silent 30-second videos on PATTISON Onestop screens draw the commuter’s attention to the narrative revolution and metaphoric rhyming schemes of hip-hop. Lyrics To Go is part of PATTISON’s ongoing Art in Transit programme.
Artists on board for Lyrics To Go include: two-time Juno nominee Eternia, spoken word and visual artist Ian Kamau, raw up-and-coming MC, JellyTooFly, with a story as authentic as her charm, rapper and producer KJ, the always inspiring John River, who not only conveys his own story but also those of his peers, international soul rebel Masia One, Free the Children youth scholar and spoken word artist, Mustafa Ahmed, female rap artist pHoenix Pagliacci, who aspires to have stories heard, Progress (Freedom Writers), whose social commentary is ushering in a new renaissance of conscious hip-hop, and, last but certainly not least, the freestyle master SepTo, who can develop a rhyme, a storyline, and a punch line from any combination of random words.