When I learned Dream Warriors, Michie Mee and Maestro Fresh-Wes were performing at Nathan Phillips Square tonight, I knew I had to be there. They called it Roots of the 6ix and it all started at the kid-friendly time of 6:30pm.
I absolutely loved And Now the Legacy Begins, the debut album by Dream Warriors. I knew every word and tonight they played their three biggest hits: Ludi, Wash Your Face in My Sink and My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style.
Then there was an energetic set by Michie Mee. I've been calling my oldest daughter Michie Mee her entire life in tribute. It was great seeing her again.
And finally, the Maestro. This is the first time I've seen him since he visited my home and answered my many questions for an hour. He was stellar, as always. There's a reason we call him the godfather of Canadian hip-hop.