Andrew Munger’s 1994 documentary about Toronto Hip Hop available online
Almost 17 years after it’s TIFF premier, Andrew Munger’s golden-era Toronto hip hop documentary Make Some Noise is finally being made available online at http://makesomenoisemovie.tumblr.com/
The 1994 film follows then up-and-coming Toronto rap groups like Ghetto Concept, Nu Black Nation and MVP, creating what now stands as a wonderful time-capsule peek into Toronto’s 90’s hip hop community. The film also features interviews with some of the big players in Toronto’s rap scene like Johnbronski, DJX, a pre-Canadian Idol Farley Flex and a whole bunch more.
Despite being a big success at the 1994 Toronto International Film Festival (the film was awarded Best Canadian Short), Make Some Noise never received major distribution and until now, remained buried in Canadian rap history. With Kardinal Offishall’s Toronto Anthem blowing up Canadian urban radio, the recent ‘happenings’ over at CKLN (the campus radio station is prominently featured in the film) and it being Black history month, this is a great time to blow the dust off this Toronto hip hop classic.