The RBMA World Tour stop Toronto provided an extension of the Academy’s very own Culture Clash series in a city with one of the largest West Indian populations outside the Caribbean. Legendary crews playing on massive soundsystems faced off in the city’s first ever cross-genre soundclash, hosted by Toronto’s very own Kardinal Offishall. The crews battling for the crowd’s favour at Echo Beach were Afrika Bambaataa and his Zulu Nation, LuckyMe (Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, plus special guest Just Blaze), Mad Decent (South Rakkas Crew, Dillon Francis, Paul Devro, and DJ Sega), and Toronto All Stars (Lissa Monet, DJ Mensa, Lindo P, Starting From Scratch). The event marked the highlight of the critically acclaimed Manifesto Festival Of Community and Culture taking place in Toronto over a seven-day period. This special feature gives you a glimpse into the performances and minds of the four teams engulfed in the clash.

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