On November 2, 2017, veteran Scarborough lyricist, Dan-e-o joined forces with URBNET and EasParkPro to present the “Dear Hip Hop: 20 Years Later” album release party at Toronto’s Revival Bar. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of his legendary debut single, “Dear Hip Hop”, the event also served as a celebration of Canadian hip-hop history as well as a tribute to Dan-e-o’s father who had passed about a month earlier.
Gracing the stage that night were such lyrical icons as Maestro Fresh Wes, Choclair, Thrust, Eternia, Mathematik and Concrete Mob. Dan-e-o also performed alongside the incomparable live band, The Dirty B-Sides and music was provided by DJ MelBoogie, DJ Grouch, DJ Law and DJ Shortcut. Bishop Brigante, Master T and King Lou of Dream Warriors also made surprise appearances.
Captured in this video (#1 of 19) is Dan-e-o’s show-opening performance of “Lil Elijah Say” (produced by Charisma a.k.a. Skizzz) from his 2013 album, “Inevitable”. DJ Grouch is on the 1s and 2s.
Shot by Drop Daniels | https://linktr.ee/DropDaniels
Edited by Lex Tan | https://www.instagram.com/lextanmedia
Get Dan-e-o’s “Dear Hip Hop: 20 Years Later” album here:
URBNET (CD/Digital) | https://daneo-urbnet.bandcamp.com/album/dear-hip-hop-20-years-later
iTunes/Apple Music | https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/dear-hip-hop-20-years-later/id1277770301
Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/album/5C9b0q9aIDmsXjk5jHXzun
Get Dan-e-o’s “Inevitable” album here:
URBNET (CD/Digital) | https://urbnet.bandcamp.com/album/inevitable
iTunes/Apple Music | https://itunes.apple.com/bz/album/inevitable/id733658982
Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/album/0Y7iTzGxfpi6A70LHKIopY
Peep the “Lil Elijah Say” music video, directed by Fred E Fame: